Oz-designed Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme & Trailblazer Premier unveiled

chevrolet colorado xtreme and trailblazer premier

Two Australian designed and built show vehicles have been revealed at the Bangkok International Motor Show today.

The Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme and Trailblazer Premier is said to provide a strong hint at Chevrolet and Holden’s future design direction.

Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Bernhard said the show vehicles were an exciting exploration into the distinct character of each vehicle, created to gauge interest and receive invaluable feedback from customers.

chevrolet colorado xtreme front quarter

“The Colorado Xtreme and Trailblazer Premier show vehicles were created with the intent of injecting excitement and passion into the critical light commercial and SUV segments, while reinforcing Holden and Chevrolet’s commitment to exciting design and listening to customer feedback,” said Mr. Bernhard.

“It’s especially exciting that our GM Australia design team were able to lead this project, working in collaboration with GM Brazil and GM Thailand.

“We have a world class design team based in Port Melbourne, who continually impress the world with stunning concepts such as the 2015 North American Concept Car of the Year, Buick Avenir, the recently revealed, Australian built, Opel GT and now the Colorado Xtreme and Trailblazer Premier show vehicles.”

chevrolet colorado xtreme rear quarter

Demonstrating the platform’s significant potential and versatility, the two multi-faceted vehicles showcase two very distinct personalities offering customers unlimited possibilities.

Built in collaboration with GM Brazil and GM Thailand, Vice President of GMI Design, Michael Simcoe, explained show cars were created for numerous reasons, some look years into the future, some are pure expressions of creativity and others, like these, push the boundaries within reality.

“We’re calling on Chevrolet’s rich history and know-how to demonstrate our leadership in these segments and announcing where we hope to take these exciting vehicles in the near future,” Mr. Simcoe said.

“Our focus here was about pushing these vehicles in two completely different directions, ensuring they are standalone vehicles in their own right.

“It is great to have the opportunity to showcase design possibilities today that could be developed and seen in the cars and trucks of tomorrow.”

chevrolet colorado xtreme interior

The Colorado Xtreme is said to deliver on its promise to go anywhere and do anything via an integrated accessory range for customers to tailor their vehicles to meet their specific needs.

It comes with dramatic bonnet scoops, side plates on the sports bar as well as a Safari Bar. The Xtreme’s stunning matte orange hero colour, “Furness”, is said to give the vehicle a unique and exciting persona, along with 18-inch full mud terrain tyres.

Xtreme’s ruggedness continues inside with new auxiliary gauges and accessories such as a passenger grab handle on the side of the instrument panel and the inclusion of an inclinometer. An eight inch colour touch screen and the latest MyLink system equipped with the latest Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity technology, are designed to support the customers’ active lifestyle.

Highlights include:

  • Custom exterior paint – “Furnace”
  • Front Safari Bar with integrated LED bar & winch
  • Rear step with integrated corner step and tow bar
  • Large fender flares to compliment off-road tire package
  • 18 inch all terrain tires with custom bead locks
  • Integrated hood vent
  • Unique designed snorkel
  • Sports bar with styled in-fill panel
  • Integrated spoiler, CHMSL and whip antenna
  • Roof basket with integrated LED light bar
  • Custom tub liner:
    • Adjustable tie down tracks, extended to lift gate
    • Integrated spare wheel mount and tool holders
    • Custom spare wheel T-nut
  • Integrated Newton cap
  • New interior theme
  • 8 inch color touch screen equipped with the latest MyLink system
  • Integrated instrument panel handle bar
  • Integrated Pitch & Roll meter
  • Premium leather / fabric seat
  • Floor mat that compliment seat trim
  • High lift suspension
  • Roll Bar
  • Graphics pack
  • Emergency retrieval kit

chevrolet trailblazer premier front quarter

Meanwhile, the Trailblazer Premier is a luxury SUV designed for families.

Highlights include:

  • Custom exterior paint – “Velocity”
  • 22 inch wheel & tires
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear fascia protector
  • Integrated side step with bright chrome molding.
  • New interior theme
  • 8 inch color touch screen equipped with the latest MyLink system
  • Premium leather seat with handmade netting
  • Wood door applique with steel inserts
  • Two tone instrument panel inserts with detailed stitch
  • Chrome details
  • Matching floor mats that compliment seat & instrument panel insert detailed stitch

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