Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme limited edition announced

To help contend with the range of uber-rugged dual-cab utes that are popping up lately, Holden is introducing the new Colorado Z71 Xtreme special edition that’s inspired by the heavy-duty concept car of the same name.

Many of the Japanese-brand ute-builders are offering special edition, extra-off-road-ready examples of their utes. You have the the Toyota HiLux Rugged X, the Ford Ranger Raptor, and even some in-house competition in the form of the HSV SportsCat.

The Colorado Z71 Xtreme is based on the Z71, which is already a heavier-duty version of the Colorado LTZ, only the Xtreme comes with around $19,000 of added genuine Holden accessories. It’s all inspired by the Colorado Xtreme concept vehicle unveiled in 2016. Speaking about the new edition, Holden’s product marketing manager, Andre Scott, said:

“The top end of LCV market continues to develop, and we’re seeing a growing number of customers demanding greater off-road capability. The Colorado Xtreme was a concept car that resonated with our customers, and to not only put it into production, but elevate it, is very exciting.”

Although it comes with a range of accessories, the highlight is a new genuine Holden winch system incorporated with a heavy-duty bash plate and unique front bumper bar and bull bar arrangement. It has a load capacity of 4536kg (10,000lb), with a 30-metre synthetic line.

No changes are made under the bonnet, which means the standard 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder remains as is, with its 147kW and 500Nm outputs. It comes connected to a six-speed auto and part-time four-wheel drive system, and offers a 3500kg towing capacity.

Holden says the Z71 Xtreme is “exceptionally limited”, and urges interested customers to head to a Holden dealer to reserve their order. It arrives from October 1, priced from $69,990 drive-away. See below for the accessories included in the pack.

  • Winch Bar with integrated winch
  • LED light bar
  • Vehicle recovery kit
  • Complete towing package
  • Roof tray kit
  • Rear steel step
  • Suspension kit (front)
  • Fender flares
  • Colorado branding on tailgate
  • Xtreme branding decal
  • Black tubular side steps package
  • Black grille
  • Soft tonneau cover
  • Bonnet bulge
  • 18-inch wheels, Goodyear all-terrain Wrangler 265/60 tyres
  • Black extended sports bar

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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