2018 Holden Colorado Z71 Review, Specifications, Price

In the segment of pick-up trucks, the 2018 Holden Colorado Z71 will have the serious facelift. The truck already comprises of a name and repute which speaks volumes of its off-road and on-road capabilities. And this 2018 Holden Colorado, which comes with technological and style improvements will try to live up to it. Some insiders have also stated that the automakers will look to retain the existing shape of the model, but modifications in the back-end chassis rails are likely to happen. This presents a clear indication that fans can expect more towing and payload abilities.

2018 Holden Colorado Z71 front

2018 Holden Colorado Z71 – Aggressive and Classy

The rumors state that this new 2018 Holden Colorado Z71 model’s front fascia will be influenced the most due to this facelift. The bumper and front grille is likely to carry a new look. Its freshly incorporated LED headlights and also fog lights could characterize the front fascia of this new model.

The 2017 model was praised a lot for its aggressive yet classy exterior appearance and that is most likely to be retained as the exterior design language. The frontal bumper will slightly increase in size and the front grill having cross-hair styling chrome finishes at its borders will be divided into 2 different sections. The Holden emblem will sit in between the 2 sections of the grille. A new snorkel along with a roof rack will also be visible in this new model. The rear sports bars and flared wheel arches hosting 18-inch aluminum wheels with mud-landscape tires will present this new-gen Holden Colorado a sportier presentation. It is likely to have a separate wheel mount along with a tool holder at its truck bed.

Construction wise, the automakers will look to use light weight construction pre-requisites such as aluminum and carbon fiber. And its low ground clearance will present more drive stability when rolling over rough terrains.

Interior which Hosts Comfort and Convenience

In terms of styling, the interior of this new 2018 Holden Colorado Z71 goes hand in hand with its peripheral appearance. The tipsters believe that the interior would be a spacious one with drive-centric technologies. The premium leather upholstery is likely in each of its seats along with the steering wheels. Plus, ample legroom and headroom will be seen owing to some smart styling techniques.

The driver seat, as well as the front row, will comprise of heated seats along with an airflow system. The dashboard will carry an along a bit more detailing than its predecessor. Also, expect a 7-inch MyLink Infotainment system having upgraded voice-activated navigation along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology.

Safety features:

The 2018 Holden Colorado Z71 is also rumored to house plenty of safety features. However, this area has always been one of the prime concerns of its automakers and similar to the 2017 model, this pickup will be no different. It will bring along:

  • Rear parking sensors
  • Hill descent
  • Door Mounted Airbags
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trailering camera
  • Mono-wheel traction control
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Shock-Absorbing front bumper
  • 360-degree camera view
  • Parking assist.

2018 Holden Colorado Z71 interior

2018 Holden Colorado Z71 – Engine Specifications

The all-new 2018 Holden Colorado Z71 will have a 2.8 liter Duramax Diesel engine that will have the ability to churn up around 360 lb-ft torque and 197 HP of power output. Furthermore, the EPA of this engine is speculated to be around 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

In terms of transmission, the 6-speed automatic transmission will come as standard and a 6-speed manual gear shift as optional.

2018 Holden Colorado rear

2018 Holden Colorado Z71 – Price and Launch Date

There is no such official confirmation made by the automakers. We expect that release date could be somewhere around the ending phases of 2018 or starting phase of 2019.

As for its price, this new 2018 Holden Colorado Z71 is expected to have a starting price of $46,000.


An Australian pick-up with a good-old American heart is likely to face little competition. But this is a mid-size pickup and it will have to go up against the likes of Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger. Whether this model will reflect what’s on paper with something similar on the sales sheet is worth a watch, but what’s obvious for sure is that this 2018 Holden Colorado Z71 is sure to impress.

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