JUST as Ford fired up teasers on its Ranger Raptor, Holden Special Vehicles today responded with pricing for its all-new Colorado SportsCat 4x4 ute range.

The Colorado SportsCat has styling and chassis enhancements set to position the vehicle as the most advanced sports 4x4 on the market, HSV says.

There are new grilles, fascias, fender flares, wheels, tailgate, hard tonneau and sports bar/sail plane, while the interior has premium SV Sports seats in Jasmine leather and Windsor suede.

But it’s not all show: Under the skin there’s HSV Sports suspension, a rear de-coupling anti-roll bar, AP Racing brakes and the availability of SupaShock suspension on the range-topping SportsCat+.

Forged 18” x 10” 6-spoke alloys with Cooper Sports All-terrain tyres, a wider track and extra ride height, combine to deliver an outstanding on and off-road package.

The SportsCat will launch at $60,790 while the high-series SportsCat+, with its rugged styling and premium suspension and braking packages, will start from $66,790.

There are also loads of options, among them 6-speed Automatic Transmission with Active Select, SupaShock suspension, prestige paint and a roof rack.

Power is from a 2.8litre 4-cylinder DOHC Duramax Turbo Diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and standard fare includes shift-on-the-fly 4WD, a limited slip diff, engine sump guard and  HSV Sports suspension.