Australia’s most advanced sports 4x4
Bold and undeniably dynamic, the new Colorado SportsCat is in a league of its own. Get behind the wheel and you’ll quickly discover you’re in complete control of a 4x4 that takes driving dynamics to a whole new level. While most 4x4 work utes just play at driving enjoyment, the new Colorado SportsCat delivers it in spades.
Designed to impress
"Class-leading stature and stance, combined with bold graphics, sums up the design direction we wanted to take with the SportsCat program. We wanted our design to look strong and purposeful, yet beautifully integrated. At the same time, we also wanted to provide some visual distinction between SportsCat and SportsCat+."
Julian Quincey, HSV Chief Designer
In addition to its stylish good looks, SportsCat’s hard tonneau also features handy accessory rails to help accommodate a range of storage options. The clever design of the hard tonneau also includes a “quick-release” hinge mechanism for easy and rapid removal of the lid for those instances where further cargo height is required in the tub.
*SportsCat+ shown with optional Sail Plane.
The look of Colorado SportsCat’s rear-end is as unique and unmistakable as the front with the fitment of a custom rear applique. The tailgate also features “soft open” functionality for added convenience.
*SportsCat+ shown with optional Sail Plane.
The rugged 18” x 10” 6-spoke forged alloys, matte black on SportsCat and matte black with a machined-face on SportsCat+, make a bold statement, with an offset that increases the overall track of both vehicles by 30mm.
Sophisticated sports ergonomics
The interior of the SportsCat delivers the perfect marriage of form and function. Take the wheel of the new SportsCat and the first thing you’ll notice is the firm embrace of the front 6-way electric adjustable HSV Sports seats. Special treatments adorn the dash pad, door inserts, centre console cover and floor mats, while rear seat passengers enjoy a similar level of comfort and style.
SV Sports Leather Seats
Adopting a unique profile to the seat base, along with larger bolsters for added driver and passenger support, SportsCat’s seats feature a combination of Jasmine Leather and Windsor Suede with red highlight twin-needle stitching.
SportsCat’s leather-wrapped steering wheel features red highlight stitching for that added touch of individuality and style.
The MyLink Infotainment System includes an array of user-friendly technologies such as an 8” Colour Touch-screen, embedded Satellite Navigation, Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB+) Digital Radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto phone projection technology and a premium 7-speaker audio system.
Engine & Transmissions
Both SportsCat models are powered by a 2.8 litre double overhead cam 4-cylinder common-rail injection Duramax Turbo Diesel engine that offers 147kW of power and up to 500Nm of torque when specified with the optional 6-speed automatic transmission. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard fitment.
Transfer Case (“Shift-on-the-fly”)
SportsCat’s 4WD system features a position shift control switch located on the centre floor console. Key settings include:
- Two-Wheel High – this setting is ideal for driving in most street and highway situations. The front axle is not engaged in Two-Wheel High.
- Four-Wheel High – this setting engages the front axle to help drive the vehicle. Four-Wheel High is useful when you require extra traction, such as on snowy or icy roads, or in most off-road situations.
- Four-Wheel Low – this setting also engages the front axle for extra traction. It sends the maximum power to all four wheels and is an ideal selection when heading off-road. It is in this setting that the Rear De-Coupling Anti-Roll Bar is disengaged.
Colorado SportsCat’s stylish alloys are wrapped in Cooper Zeon LTZ Pro Sports All-Terrain tyres. These Cooper tyres are a hybrid between a sports-truck tyre and an all-terrain tyre and, in addition to their rugged off-road properties, were specially selected by HSV’s chassis engineers for their outstanding on-road performance characteristics, both on tarmac and dirt roads. The overall size of the tyres (285/60 R18), and their rolling radius, also delivers a 20mm increase in vehicle ride height.
Trailer Sway Control
The Trailer Sway Control system detects the onset of instability in trailer towing situations and intervenes to keep the trailer under control. It does this by activating the brakes and reducing engine torque. TSC utilises the combination of ABS, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Electronic Brake Assist to control wheel slip, reduce wheel-spin and enhance vehicle stability and predictability while accelerating and braking.
The Roll Over Mitigation function constantly monitors the vehicle’s behaviour with the help of the ESC sensors, and intervenes when the vehicle senses a roll-over situation. Roll Over Mitigation brakes individual wheels and reduces the driving torque to prevent roll over and to stabilize the vehicle.
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning helps to combat distraction and drowsiness on the road. It alerts you to any unintentional lane departures with an audible warning, keeping you and your passengers on the right track.
Rain Sensing Wipers
The rain sensor, located behind the internal rear-view mirror, detects the amount of water on the windscreen and automatically regulates the frequency of the windscreen wipers.
Forward Collision Alert
Forward Collision Alert, with Head Up Warning, uses a digital camera mounted on the windscreen with state-of-the-art image processing to observe and warn you of vehicles slowing down ahead. When approaching a vehicle too quickly, the system provides a flashing alert and rapidly beeps. The system also provides a visual alert if following a vehicle too closely.
Both SportsCat models have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500kg (braked) and 750kg (unbraked).