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7th December, 2010

Holden’s tough range of Colorado light commercial vehicles now includes three models that can make the seamless switch between petrol and LPG.

On sale across the country now, the Colorado 4x2 Single Cab Chassis and Crew Cab utility models (both LX and LT-R) are now available with Holden’s Australian-built, dual-fuel LPG Alloytec V6 engine, designed to slash motorists’ fuel bills.

Holden Director of Marketing Philip Brook said the LPG option added to Colorado’s reputation for offering practical and user-friendly features for heavy duty work.

“We think the introduction of the LPG option to the Colorado range is a clear advantage for the customer,” Mr Brook said.

“Customers have the space, power and performance that they need while slashing their fuel bill in a big way.”

“LPG is widely available across Australia and perhaps most importantly gives customers access to heavy duty truck benefits with small car running costs,” he said.

The three models add to Holden’s EcoLine range which highlights the company’s vehicles that use an alternative fuel or fuel saving technology.

Colorado’s dual-fuel system, which complies with the Euro 4 emissions standards, delivers 155 kW of peak power, 300 Nm of peak torque and a two and a half tonne towing capacity.

It employs Sequential Vapour Gas Injection (SVGI) technology, which injects gas directly into the engine’s intake manifold, mimicking the petrol injection sequence.

The 4x2 Cab Chassis comes fitted with a 56-litre cylindrical LPG tank located between the chassis rails while the Crew Cab models use a 76-litre toroidal tank located in the spare wheel casing. On all variants, the existing petrol tanks are unchanged.

When running on LPG the models achieve fuel economy of 16.7 litres per 100 kilometres (manual) and 17.2 litres per 100 kilometres (automatic).

Both models can be fitted with a default LPG switch that sounds a warning tone when the LPG tank is empty and the vehicle is running on petrol.

Holden’s dual-fuel LPG system is available as an option and is covered by a three year/100,000 kilometre warranty.

A Government Rebate of $2,000 on LPG Vehicles is available for eligible private vehicle purchasers.

Vehicles registered in Western Australian may be eligible for a further $1,000 rebate.

Colorado LPG models – In Brief

Model Availability
Available on the following 4x2 V6 models:

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  • LX single cab chassis
  • LX crew cab utility
  • LT-R crew cab utility

Power and Torque

  • 155 kW of peak power at 5,400 rpm
  • 300 Nm of peak torque at 2,700 rpm

Towing Capacity

  •  2,500 kg braked towing capacity

Combined Fuel consumption and CO2 Emissions

  • Manual models: 16.7 Litres / 100 kilometres and 269 grammes of C02 per kilometre
  • Automatic models: 17.2 Litres /100 km and 276 grammes of C02 per kilometre

Maximum figures as per ECE regulations.
To achieve peak power the Colorado will switch to petrol at higher engine speeds.


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