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Impressive pedestrian protection score and 5 stars across the range for updated Holden Colorado

11 AUGUST, 2016

The 2016 Holden Colorado hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today published a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the Holden Colorado utility noting its impressive pedestrian protection score.

All variants of the updated Holden Colorado – scheduled to reach Australian and New Zealand showrooms at the start of September – will come with top levels of protection for occupants and pedestrians.

“Mid-cycle updates for cosmetic purposes are common across all makes and models but it is pleasing to see Holden has made mid-cycle safety improvements to their popular light commercial model,” said Mr James Goodwin, ANCAP Chief Executive Officer.

“The stand out element in our assessment of this model is its pedestrian protection score, entering the ‘Good’ range with ease. This is a marked turnaround for vehicles of this type where historically, we have seen poor results,” Mr Goodwin said.

“This is only the second utility we have rated that has achieved a ‘Good’ pedestrian protection score,” he added.

The improvements made to the Colorado include changes to the front structure, airbag configuration and restraint system.

“These changes deliver a one star improvement for all single and space cab variants which previously held a 4 star ANCAP safety rating.”

All dual cab (Crew Cab) variants have again been awarded the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating.


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