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Holden introduces AWD turbocharged sedan


Holden’s first all-wheel-drive (AWD) turbocharged performance sedan has arrived in New Zealand dealerships, marking the second important instalment in Holden’s new European product onslaught.

Following the exciting launch of Astra and Cascada, Holden welcomes the top of the range, sporty Insignia VXR which boasts stunning design, European quality and sophisticated technology all in a true mid-sized performance car.

Built in Russelsheim, Germany, Insignia VXR features state-of-the-art AWD technology and thrilling performance via a 2.8 litre V6 turbocharged engine which, when partnered with a six-speed automatic transmission, delivers 239kW of power and an impressive 435Nm of torque.

Holden New Zealand managing director Kristian Aquilina said Insignia VXR is an incredibly exciting addition to the Holden range.

“Holden Insignia VXR combines impressive road presence and quality with breath-taking performance. Insignia delivers perfectly to Holden’s brand DNA – adding further driving excitement another true driver’s car to the mix,” Mr Aquilina said.

“This German designed and engineered AWD vehicle is loaded with technology you would expect only from premium European brands. It signals an exciting future direction for Holden products.”

The vehicle will introduce three new sophisticated technologies to Holden showrooms – Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert and Auto Emergency Braking – joining numerous other premium features such as Adaptive Forward Lighting, Blind Spot Alert and FlexRide Suspension.

Insignia offers three performance settings; Standard, Sport and VXR, allowing drivers to customise the vehicle’s performance features such as a more responsive accelerator and gear change, sport steering, firmer sports suspension and a greater rear bias AWD setting.

The next generation MyLink infotainment system boasts an eight-inch touch screen display and is complemented by a premium audio system with seven high-quality speakers.

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