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the 2017 Holden Colorado And Trailblazer Are Just Around The Corner We've Come Here To Holden's Ylang-ylang Proving Ground To Join Holden's Engineers In Its Final Development Drive Before The Vehicles Officially Go On Sale New Colorado And Trailblazer Models Have Undergone Substantial Changes With A Huge Chunk Of The Engineering Work Done Right Here In Australia Holden Was Keen To Fill Us In On All The Details Across Two Days With A Fleet Of Pre-production Vehicles Our Two-day Trip With The Halt An Engineering Team That Had Us Covering Terrain Ranging From Gravel Roads Right Through The Muddy Off-road Tracks New Spring Rates And Dampers Along With Australian Shooting Has Helped Transform Both The Colorado And Trailblazer To Offer A More Car-like Driving Experience It's Now Much Smoother Across Rough Surfaces And Feels Even More Competent Through Corners The Old Hydraulic Steering System Is Being Replaced By An Electrically Assisted Unit That Has Massively Improved Steering Feel The Steering Rack Is Now Faster And Requires Less Turns Lock To Lock Engineers Work To Improve The Stability Control System And Demonstrated Some Of Its Features To Us This Incredible Rig Is A Robotized Steering Arm That Can Rapidly Input Steering Lock In Both Directions To Simulate The Swerve It's An Unnerving Experience, But Shows Just How Well The Car Can Manage A Sudden Change In Direction Equally As Impressive Was A Demonstration Of Trailer Sway Control We Hit 100 Kilometers An Hour Before Suddenly Changing Lanes Causing The 2,000 Kilogram Trailer To Begin Swaying The Rear Of The Car This Is The Point The Stability Control Kicks In And Prevents The Car From Jackknifing It's Really Impressive Stuff The Biggest Changes Have Come As A Result Of Noise Vibration And Harshness Being Isolated Along With The Use Of A Centrifugal Torque Converter Which Aims To Reduce Vibration Through The Chassis Under Acceleration The Same Engine And Gearbox Combinations Remain With A 2.8 Liter Four-cylinder Turbocharged Diesel That Produces 147 Kilowatts Of Power And 500 Newton Meters Of Torque When Paired To A 6-speed Automatic While The Six-speed Manual Bumps That Down To 440 Newton Meters Of Torque With Around 100,000 Kilometers Of Local Testing And Shooting The New Colorado And Trailblazer Models Are A Huge Step Forward And Represent A Couple Of Holden's Most Important Products This Year Today Has Been A Fantastic Chance To See The Engineering That Goes Into These Cars And That Will Hopefully Make Them Just As Good Out On Public Roads As They Are In These Clothes Conditions.

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