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2012 Holden Colorado prices announced, on sale mid-2012

Holden has announced prices and details on the new 2012 Holden Colorado ahead of its launch halfway through this year. Prices will start at $26,990 for the base 4×2 model, which is around $1500 cheaper than the existing model, and up to $51,990 for the flagship LTZ.

The 2012 range is all turbo-diesel this time around, with two engines available depending on the variant. There’s also a new six-speed automatic transmission that will be available for all models except the entry-level DX 4×2.

Engine-wise, there’s a 2.5-litre turbo-diesel for the entry-level DX which produces 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque. For all other variants, there’s a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder, producing 132kW and 440Nm of torque (470Nm with the optional six-speed auto).

All new 4×4 variants will come with a two-speed transfer case with high and low ranges, while all models come standard with stability control, and four airbags. Variants with the 2.8 engine will also offer a towing capacity of 3500kg, while the 2.5 DX tows up to 3000kg.

Topping out the range is the sporty LTZ 4×4 dual cab. It enters the market $3300 more than the outgoing model, at $51,990. It’s available with a five-speed manual, or the optional ($2000) six-speed automatic.

All 2012 Holden Colorado variants will come with Bluetooth and USB/iPod compatible in-car technology, two auxiliary power outlets, auxiliary input, and power windows.

The new model will arrive around June this year, however, Holden executive director of sales, marketing and aftersales, John Elsworth recently said,

“Customers can now pre-order a Colorado at their Holden dealer before the end of the financial year, and secure the first deliveries.”

Full range specifications and features will be announced closer to the official launch.

2012 Holden Colorado prices will start at (excluding on-road costs):

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.