News from Down-Under is that the all-new Colorado crew-cab pick-up has become the latest pick-up to score the maximum five star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
The result is a crucial one for this newest model as an increasing number of major fleet customers - the latest being mining giant BHP Billiton - make a five-star rating a pre-requisite for their fleet. It joins other five-star pick-ups including once again, our Ford Ranger/Mazda BT-50.
Unlike the Ranger and BT-50, side/thorax airbags are not offered, as the Colorado’s high-strength steel structure and side impact protection beams proved sufficient for ANCAP to give the highest five star rating.
Holden executive director of sales, marketing and after sales John Elsworth said, “Colorado has earned a well-deserved reputation as a hard-working, solid, safe and reliable light commercial vehicle and this announcement will further enhance that status. We’ve been thrilled with the response to Colorado; it’s generated genuine excitement across our dealer network and in the marketplace, and this announcement cements what a great addition the all-new Colorado is to the Holden portfolio.”
Our local GM factory and all its workforce, have added another positive reputation to the Thai built vehicles. Well done, all of you!