Mr Lauchlan McIntosh, ANCAP Chairman, congratulated Holden on the achievement, saying it was satisfying to see manufacturers lifting the safety of light commercial vehicles.
The Colorado crew-cab has a comprehensive list of active and passive safety features, including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), driver and front passenger airbags and full length curtain airbags standard across the range.
The frame and body structure are constructed from high-strength steel, part of a technically advanced chassis system which delivers enhanced accident avoidance capabilities. Full length side impact protection beams reinforce the passenger safety cell and offers optimum protection in the event of a collision.
Holden's Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth said the crew cab range accounted for approximately 80 per cent of Colorado sales, therefore it was great to get ANCAP endorsement for this popular range.
"Today's LCVs serve a dual purpose - they are a weekday work horse but often perform the duties of an SUV at the weekend so it was imperative that Colorado included increased standard passenger comfort and safety," said Mr Elsworth.
"Colorado has earned a well-deserved reputation as a hardworking, solid, safe and reliable light commercial vehicle and this announcement will further enhance that status."