The Holden Colorado received a makeover in 2017 with new styling inside and out.
The top of the range Z71 model now comes with remote engine start as standard.
This works from the factory remote which means you no longer need a separate remote and the expense of adding a retrofitted system. Of course, I still offer that solution if you don’t have the Z71.
All models come with a factory alarm, immobiliser and automatic window closure.
What Security Upgrades are there?
Like the pre-facelift model, the alarm lacks internal movement sensors in the cabin. It also offers no protection for the tray or the canopy where fitted.
CAN-BUS Upgrade Alarm
The new Colorado was the first vehicle which I have developed the Vodafone Automotive AK4615 to work with. To do this I gathered all the required CAN data and sent it to the technicians at Vodafone Automotive in Varese, Italy. They, in turn, developed the alarm software which I then tested and signed off.
The Cobra AK4615 now works as a CAN-BUS alarm on all models including the Z71 as shown here:
The Cobra allows the sensors to be isolated when needed. For example, the ultrasonic sensors in the cabin or the optional PIR sensor in the canopy can both be turned off. The AK4615 can also have a Level sensor added to protect against wheel theft.
Below are some photos of how the AK4615 looks in the Holden Colorado:
Note: The AK4615 is only available from approved Cobra dealers in New Zealand.