2018 Holden Colorado LSX announced for Australia

Holden is launching a new variant of the Colorado, called the LSX, a bit later this month. It’ll come in as a new mid-spec model, brandishing a range of sporty highlights to help it stand out among the fierce rivals.

Not to be confused with the GM V8 engine codenamed LSX, the Colorado LSX comes with the regular 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 147kW and 500Nm. What it does come with though is a range of accessories that will help it stand out on the work site.

Included in the pack is a set of black 18-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tyres, black wheel arch extensions, a black grille, and an extended sports bar in the back, in matte black. There’s also a soft tonneau cover, a Colorado-branded sports bar plate, and a large ‘Colorado’ decal for the tray on the pickup version.

The LSX is based on the LS and comes with the same level of standard kit, such as a touch-screen media interface for the dash with a six-speaker stereo, cruise control, and a limited-slip differential for the rear axle. It also comes with a bunch of airbags, trailer sway control, roll-over stability control, and hill descent control, all helping to provide a five-star ANCAP safety rating. Speaking about the LSX, Holden’s executive director of marketing, Mark Harland, said:

“We know a lot of our Colorado customers want to make their truck standout from the crowd and accesories are a great way to do that. Colorado LSX combines some of our most striking and impactful accessories – inspired by the 2016 Colorado Xtreme concept car – while maintaining exceptional customer value.”

Buyers can snap up the LSX kit on the crew cab chassis and crew cab pickup, all equipped with a manual transmission as standard. There is an optional automatic for an additional $2200. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-road costs). Showroom entry is slated as commencing “mid-March”.

2018 Holden Colorado LSX Crew Cab Pickup (manual) – $51,945
2018 Holden Colorado LSX Crew Cab Chassis (manual) – $50,055
(Automatic adds $2200)

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.

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