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2017 Holden Colorado gets 5-star ANCAP rating, all variants

August 11, 2016

The 2017 Holden Colorado hasn’t even hit the market, yet ANCAP gurus have already crashed it repeatedly to discovery its safety levels.

2017 Holden Colorado ANCAP crash

In recent crash tests ANCAP found the new Colorado to be worthy of the full five-star rating. This applies to all body styles, bettering the outgoing model’s four-star rating in single and space cab style. The current dual-cab variant has previously been awarded five stars.

ANCAP says the new model, which arrives on the market in September, will come with “top levels of protection for occupants and pedestrians” in all variants. Although the new model is based on the outgoing model, Holden has made some safety updates. James Goodwin, ANCAP CEO, said:

“The stand out element in our assessment of this model is its pedestrian protection score, entering the ‘Good’ range with ease. This is a marked turnaround for vehicles of this type where historically, we have seen poor results. This is only the second utility we have rated that has achieved a ‘Good’ pedestrian protection score.”

Changes made comprise of a revised front structure, airbag configuration, and changes to the restraint system. These revisions have made a notable difference for single cab and space cab variants, stepping them up from four to five stars.

Overall, the Colorado scored 34.89 out of 37. This betters the HiLux (34.45), but falls behind the Ford Ranger (36.72) and Nissan Navara (35.01).

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.