Hot on the heels of last week’s Astra and Cascada launch, Holden has added another European-built model to its increasingly sporty line-up. The formerly Opel-badged Insignia VXR sports sedan returns Down Under, this time sporting the Lion badge.
Holden’s first all-wheel-drive turbocharged performance sedan will arrive in Australian dealerships next month. Competitively priced from $51,990 excluding on-roads, the Holden Insignia VXR marks the second important instalment in Holden’s new European product onslaught.
In an unusual move, Holden has decided to first welcome the top-spec, enthusiast-focused VXR to the Insignia range. Built in Russelsheim, Germany, the Insignia VXR features AWD motivated by a 2.8-litre turbocharged V6 engine that delivers 239kW of power and an impressive 435Nm of torque. At launch, a six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered, while a manual option is a possibility further down the track.
Peter Keley, Executive Director of Sales, said Insignia VXR was an exciting and fitting addition to the Holden range.
“Performance and great to drive have always been part of Holden’s DNA. Add to this a German designed and engineered AWD performance sedan, loaded with equipment, and you have one very exciting vehicle,” Mr Keley said.
“The Holden Insignia VXR is visually stunning with great road presence, exceptional build quality and breathtaking performance, all at an incredibly competitive price. This car is sure to make customers who are looking for a true performance mid-size sedan take a serious look at this latest Holden,” said Keley.
The Insignia VXR will introduce three new sophisticated technologies to Holden, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert and Auto Emergency Braking, which join numerous other premium features such as Adaptive Forward Lighting, Blind Spot Alert and FlexRide Suspension.
- 2.8 litre V6 turbocharged engine with six-speed automatic transmission
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Heated Recaro leather-appointed front sports seats
- Front and rear park assist
- Rear View Camera
- Dual-zone climate control
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Auto headlamps
- FlexRide Suspension (Adaptive Stability Technology)
- Satellite Navigation
- Adaptive Forward Lighting + (Bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRLs)
- Next Generation MyLink System (Touch Screen)
- New digital cluster with eight-inch display
- Passive Entry / Push Button Start
- Lane Departure Warning
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Side Blind Spot Alert
- Forward Collision Alert
- Auto Emergency Braking
- Lane Change Alert
- Summit White
- Carbon Flash Black
- Arden Blue
- Silver Lake
$51,990 excluding on-roads