The redesigned 2017 Chevrolet Colorado has made a public debut in Brazil, hinting at what lies ahead for the popular Holden Colorado later this year.

Following the Bangkok reveal of the GM Australia-built Colorado Xtreme show vehicle, the redesigned 2017 Colorado features fresh styling, increased technology and an extended range of accessories inspired by the show vehicle.

The redesigned Colorado promises greater refinement, new advanced connectivity and safety features, along with distinctive new styling, said Holden’s Executive Director of Sales, Peter Keley.

“The Chevrolet Colorado revealed by our Brazilian colleagues is the result of ongoing work between Holden and Chevrolet Brazil and a clear indication of where the Holden Colorado is heading,” said Mr Keley.

“With significant local engineering, this vehicle will be the most refined Colorado ever while maintaining all of the capability of the current model. When combined with a new design that balances elegance and strength, it will perfectly bridge the gap between weekday workhorse and weekend explorer.

“It will also follow the technology lead set by Spark, Captiva and Insignia VXR, boasting advanced features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a new Holden MyLink infotainment system.”

Holden says the 2017 Colorado gives off a tough, yet refined appearance. Its lines are more angular and purposeful, a legacy of American-truck DNA, giving it bold proportions to ensure it looks robust and tough, which reflects its off-road capabilities.

Designed with the driver and passenger in mind, the new-look dash and seat trims elevate the premium feel of the vehicle, while the redesigned center console boasts an easy to use, intuitive layout featuring an eight-inch color touchscreen and houses the latest MyLink infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Further enhancing Colorado’s striking design and ‘go anywhere’ character is a wide range of genuine Holden accessories inspired by the recently showcased Colorado Xtreme show truck.  Positive feedback to the truck, revealed at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show, means as much as 70 per cent of the truck’s accessories will be made for the 2017 Colorado.

Customers with a desire to personalise their vehicle will be able to choose from popular additions including safari bar, sports bar and optional alloy wheels, allowing customers to effectively recreate the well-received show car.