Holden has disclosed plans to axe the Colorado 7 in Australia in order to make room for the brand new Chevy Trailblazer.

In a bid to bring “an extra dose of luxury,” General Motors has decided to phase out the Holden Colorado 7 in Australia and replace it with the new Chevy Trailblazer revealed recently in Brazil. In the Land Down Under, the model will use the Holden badge once the switch will effectively take place later this year. Needless to say, Holden hopes the move can bring in more sales compared to the Colorado 7, which is a slow performer compared to segment rivals like the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and Ford Everest.

Details about its powerplant are not available at this point, but it will likely use the same turbodiesel, 2.8-liter Duramax unit with 197 horsepower (147 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 newton meters) of torque. The body-on-frame SUV will probably be sold with the current six-speed automatic transmission in charge of sending power to a 4WD setup.

Compared to the outgoing Colorado 7, it is pretty much safe to say the new Trailblazer looks more sophisticated both inside and out. The seven-seater will also provide better connectivity, thanks to the latest-gen infotainment system packing an eight-inch touchscreen with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. To make it more refined than the model it is about to replace, a lot of efforts were made to reduce noise and vibrations, so it should prove to be more relaxing on longer journeys.

Full details should arrive in the months to come, with sales to commence later this year.

Source: Holden

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