New Zealand is one step closer to welcoming a new range of European-sourced vehicles to the Holden brand as the first Holden Insignia VXR rolls off the production line in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
Insignia VXR will be one of four new European vehicles to join the Holden range in the second quarter of 2015, with the sporty Astra VXR, Astra GTC and elegant Cascada convertible completing the line-up.
Holden New Zealand managing director Kristian Aquilina said Holden shared very similar core values to Opel which makes this a very obvious and strong partnership.
“These three European sourced cars, Astra, Cascada and Insignia are renowned for their performance credentials and premium execution. This makes them the perfect addition to the Holden range as we continue to offer more choice for our customers,” he said.
“I’m sure we will be able to attract new customers to the Holden brand with these stunning niche vehicles and look forward to introducing them to our line up.
“We will continue to offer Kiwi’s the best possible product we can and sourced from GM’s global operations. Opel’s quality and commitment to performance aligns perfectly with our own heritage and brand.”
Opel Group CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann said Opel looked forward to working closely with Holden for many years to come.
“This is further proof of our engineers’ development expertise and the attractiveness of our products. We are delighted that our successful flagship will be available in New Zealand and Australia very soon,” said Dr Neumann.
Recently Holden announced a major new vehicle launch program, delivering 24 major vehicle launches and 36 new powertrain combinations over the next five years, while confirming one-third of the brand’s future models will be sourced from Europe.