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

The Colorado SportsCat has styling and chassis enhancements set to position the vehicle as the most advanced sports 4×4 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.