New Zealand to get the VE Holden Sportwagon in August

New Zealand to get the VE Holden Sportwagon in August

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Holden New Zealand has announced that its much anticipated VE Sportwagon range will be on sale in August.

The all-new Sportwagon has been widely praised for its stylish good looks since being unveiled as a production-based concept at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney last year.

Sportwagon offers all the ride and handling advances of a sedan in a desirable and practical body style set to appeal to private and business buyers alike.

Enhanced safety features include Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), Rear Park Assist and six airbags standard across the range.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Peter Keley said: “The Holden Sportwagon hits the sweet spot between form and function.  We are excited about its potential.

“The generous interior space, combined with sporty styling and sedan-like handling, will give this vehicle a competitive edge and challenges traditional SUV buyers to take another look at a wagon.

Clever design sees the new Sportwagon using the same short wheelbase underbody as the Commodore sedan to give the sleek proportions and driving dynamics of a car, yet deliver a spacious cargo area.  Cargo space of 895 litres with rear seats up increases to 2000 litres with seats down.

The bed length extends to almost two metres with rear seats folded flat. Sportwagon boasts the largest amount of rear headroom of all the VE variants and increased rear knee and leg room over its VZ predecessor.

Intelligently sliding the tailgate hinge point well forward into the roof has also delivered benefits.

Firstly improved accessibility by allowing better reach into the vehicle and secondly, the more vertical tailgate opening action requires less clearance behind the car making access easier in car parks and other confined spaces.

Functionality is also improved with the introduction of a two-position cargo blind that slides up the D pillar.  When raised, it allows rear storage to be loaded to window height and can be easily lowered again to conceal and protect valuable objects without the inconvenience of having to reach into the back seat.

The Sportwagon will be available in 12 different colours and as Omega, SV6, SS and Calais models with either the 180-195 kW V6 or 270 kW V8 engine available for the SS and Calais.

Prices for the new Sportwagon are below.

Recommended Retail Pricing

Omega                                                                        $46,390

SV6                                                                             $50,790

SS V-Series (Manual transmission)                       $68,190

SS V-Series (Automatic transmission)                   $68,190

Calais V-Series (V6)                                                  $62,990

Calais V-Series (V8)                                                  $68,990

2008 Holden VE Sportwagon options pricing                                                                   RRP

Leather seat inserts (SV6)                                                                                          $3000

Bluetooth (Omega)                                                                                                     $450

Six-disc CD stacker (Omega, SV6)                                                                           $750

Satellite Navigation, turn-by-turn                                                                                 $1,900

Satellite Navigation, Full colour mapping                                                                    $2,900

Full-size spare wheel and tyre (Omega, SV6,  SS V, Calais V)                                $300

Sports suspension (Omega, Calais V) – mandatory fit LSD                                      $500

Limited Slip Differential                                                                                               $600

Overhead DVD player (all models except Omega. Standard on Calais V)               $2000

Accessories

A range of optional accessories will also be offered to help owners personalise their vehicle and maximise functionality and space:                                                                                                                                    RRP

Rigid mesh cargo barrier                                                                                              $828.00

Luggage net                                                                                                               $96.00

Molded trunk liner                                                                                                       $178.00

Roof Rack sports                                                                                                        $561.00

Track stripes decal kit                                                                                                 $475.50

Spare wheel well liner                                                                                                  $176.00

Bike carrier                                                                                                                $511.00

Bluetooth®                                                                                                                 $637.00

holden-calais-sportwagon-fq

Holden New Zealand has announced that its much anticipated VE Sportwagon range will be on sale in August.

The all-new Sportwagon has been widely praised for its stylish good looks since being unveiled as a production-based concept at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney last year.

Sportwagon offers all the ride and handling advances of a sedan in a desirable and practical body style set to appeal to private and business buyers alike.

Enhanced safety features include Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), Rear Park Assist and six airbags standard across the range.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Peter Keley said: “The Holden Sportwagon hits the sweet spot between form and function.  We are excited about its potential.

“The generous interior space, combined with sporty styling and sedan-like handling, will give this vehicle a competitive edge and challenges traditional SUV buyers to take another look at a wagon.

Clever design sees the new Sportwagon using the same short wheelbase underbody as the Commodore sedan to give the sleek proportions and driving dynamics of a car, yet deliver a spacious cargo area.  Cargo space of 895 litres with rear seats up increases to 2000 litres with seats down.

The bed length extends to almost two metres with rear seats folded flat. Sportwagon boasts the largest amount of rear headroom of all the VE variants and increased rear knee and leg room over its VZ predecessor.

Intelligently sliding the tailgate hinge point well forward into the roof has also delivered benefits.

Firstly improved accessibility by allowing better reach into the vehicle and secondly, the more vertical tailgate opening action requires less clearance behind the car making access easier in car parks and other confined spaces.

Functionality is also improved with the introduction of a two-position cargo blind that slides up the D pillar.  When raised, it allows rear storage to be loaded to window height and can be easily lowered again to conceal and protect valuable objects without the inconvenience of having to reach into the back seat.

The Sportwagon will be available in 12 different colours and as Omega, SV6, SS and Calais models with either the 180-195 kW V6 or 270 kW V8 engine available for the SS and Calais.

Prices for the new Sportwagon are below.

Recommended Retail Pricing

Omega                                                                        $46,390

SV6                                                                             $50,790

SS V-Series (Manual transmission)                       $68,190

SS V-Series (Automatic transmission)                   $68,190

Calais V-Series (V6)                                                  $62,990

Calais V-Series (V8)                                                  $68,990

2008 Holden VE Sportwagon options pricing                                                                   RRP

Leather seat inserts (SV6)                                                                                          $3000

Bluetooth (Omega)                                                                                                     $450

Six-disc CD stacker (Omega, SV6)                                                                           $750

Satellite Navigation, turn-by-turn                                                                                 $1,900

Satellite Navigation, Full colour mapping                                                                    $2,900

Full-size spare wheel and tyre (Omega, SV6,  SS V, Calais V)                                $300

Sports suspension (Omega, Calais V) – mandatory fit LSD                                      $500

Limited Slip Differential                                                                                               $600

Overhead DVD player (all models except Omega. Standard on Calais V)               $2000

Accessories

A range of optional accessories will also be offered to help owners personalise their vehicle and maximise functionality and space:                                                                                                                                    RRP

Rigid mesh cargo barrier                                                                                              $828.00

Luggage net                                                                                                               $96.00

Molded trunk liner                                                                                                       $178.00

Roof Rack sports                                                                                                        $561.00

Track stripes decal kit                                                                                                 $475.50

Spare wheel well liner                                                                                                  $176.00

Bike carrier                                                                                                                $511.00

Bluetooth®                                                                                                                 $637.00

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