Holden Revives Classic Chevy Name For Colorado Z71 Xtreme4
Holden has dipped into Chevrolet’s past to name its latest off-road creation: the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme. The new pickup recalls the Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme concept shown at the Bangkok Motor Show in 2016.
Americans will remember the S-10 Xtreme as Chevrolet’s pitch to 1990s youths looking for a sporty compact pickup. Holden has taken the name and applied it to the most capable Colorado yet. Even the Colorado Z71 Xtreme’s decal package recalls the S-10’s “Xtreme” badging.
Based on the range-topping Colorado Z71, the Xtreme adds a range of accessories first seen on the Colorado Xtreme show car. The pickup features a best-in-class winch system, heavy-duty bash plate, an LED light bar and other accessories. Holden also said in its Thursday announcement it’s upgraded the front suspension and 18-inch Goodyear all-terrain tires ensure some of the toughest conditions are no match for the Colorado Z71 Xtreme.
Aside from the accessories, the Colorado Z71 Xtreme receives a host of black exterior accents, the aforementioned “Xtreme” decals and badging and larger fender flares to offset the pickup from its regular Z71 cousin. Holden will offer the 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine as the sole powertrain, which makes 369 pound-feet of torque with an automatic transmission.
Holden said the Colorado Z71 Xtreme will be “exceptionally limited” and encouraged buyers to contact local dealers ahead of an October launch.
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Had a buddy with the S10 Xtreme, was a slow plow in the summer and a snow plow in the winter
Nice to see this truck isn’t “racer boy” body kit. I think it would be great to have a Colorado SS, but not if it’s just a ground effects body kit
The ZQ8 suspension was a nice handling setup on the pickup. We had 3 different trucks with that suspension. Extreme Blazer not so much. Had 1 of those too.
Xtreme Blazers were Z87, not ZQ8.
It sure would be nice if the new Colorado and Canyon offered a ZQ8 package again. It would make for a nice street truck.