Holden's New Colorado Gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto And Other High-Tech Safety Tech

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Trucks are everywhere. Ford has the new Ranger, there's the Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara, and now Holden has a refresh for its super-sized Colorado. The reinvigorated super-ute is probably the most high-tech truck that you can buy at the moment, with even the base model including a new MyLink entertainment system that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

We really like both Apple's and Google's implementation of in-car, smartphone-powered entertainment. Both give you direct, high quality, hands-free access to your popular smartphone apps like Google Maps and Apple Music on a central entertainment screen, and free you from the need to glance down at your phone's screen while you're driving. Holden's MyLink in the 2017 Colorado integrates both, and depending on the model it's delivered via a 7- or 8-inch display -- also with digital radio, its own integrated satellite navigation and voice recognition controls.

Across the entire range of Colorado, too, all cars have rear view cameras -- almost a necessity for such a large vehicle with such a high waist -- and there's also the option for front and rear parking assistance as well as the usual lane departure and forward crash alert warning systems. The new Colorado, which will be unveiled at the State of Origin final tonight, goes on sale from the start of September.

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