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Development of Holden’s next-generation Colorado ute has hit a hurdle according to across reports, which could adjournment the Lion brand’s all-new analeptic until 2023.
Muscle Cars and Trucks is citation “multiple bearding sources” that accept told them that advance on General Motors’ next-generation mid-size barter platform, dubbed 32XX, has been binned due to the ambiguity of the South American market, area the activity is actuality developed.
As a result, the accepted Holden Colorado ability accept to soldier on for the abutting four years adjoin competitors such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max – the closing two due for a new-generation advancement soon.
Overseas letters announce that the abutting Holden Colorado will absorb platforms with its Chevrolet-badged accessory with the aforementioned nameplate, as both accepted versions are congenital on different, but carefully related, architecture.
The new chassis, alleged 31XX-2, will be a heavily adapted and adapted adaptation of the absolute GMT 31XX platform, which could additionally accessible the aperture for the Holden workhorse’s powertrains to adjust afterpiece to the Chevrolet’s offerings.
At present, the Chevrolet Colorado is accessible with either a 2.5-litre in-line four butt or 3.6-litre V6, both sipping unleaded petrol and outputting as abundant as 230kW/373Nm.
Holden’s Colorado meanwhile, is powered by a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel agent bearing as abundant as 147kW/500Nm back commutual with a six-speed automated transmission.
Interestingly, the platform-sharing Isuzu D-Max will breach awning in new-generation anatomy abutting year, accepted to additionally be congenital on a heavily revised adaptation of the accepted architecture.
Read More: Mazda BT-50 set to become rebadged Isuzu D-Max for abutting generation
Mazda’s BT-50, which is currently body on Ford’s Ranger platform, is additionally set to move to Isuzu’s next-generation D-Max chassis.
Ford meanwhile, has accepted its next-generation Ranger will be developed alongside Volkswagen’s new Amarok in a light-commercial accord artificial beforehand this year.
Read More: Ford Ranger tie up with VW Amarok is go!
Nissan’s Navara belvedere additionally underpins the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and Renault Alaskan, while Mitsubishi’s Triton anatomy is additionally acclimated in the Fiat Fullback.
It is accepted the homogeny of the mid-size analeptic bazaar is, at atomic in one part, due to cost-cutting procedures in the deathwatch of the automotive industry’s about-face from centralized agitation engines to electric powertrains.
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