September 14th, 2011 by Car and SUV
Holden NZ is preparing to add the hatch version of its popular Cruze to the model range and has announced updated pricing and features for both hatch and sedan variants.
Holden will introduce Bluetooth as standard for all models of the Australian-built Cruze sedan and hatch broadening the vehicle’s appeal.
The integrated feature, will now be standard as part of the 2012 Cruze, on sale from early next year. Holden General Manager of Marketing, Matt Woodley, said the addition of the technology was in response to consumer demand.
“I think it’s clear that Bluetooth has become an increasingly important feature for many motorists so it made sense to make it standard on Holden’s best-selling small passenger car,” said Woodley. “Bluetooth is now standard across a number of Holden’s most popular carlines including Commodore, the all-new Barina and now we are happy to announce, Cruze.”
Two new colours will be introduced in the model upgrade and will be available on all Commodore and Cruze. Perfect Blue, a bright solid blue based on Peter Brock’s Formula Blue, will replace Voodoo, and Chlorophyll, a metallic teal, will replace Poison Ivy. Read the rest of this entry »
September 12th, 2011 by Car and SUV
Holden’s engineering team is busy developing the next-generation Commodore dubbed VF, but with this new model still two to three years away, there’s plenty of time for more tweaking of the current VE model.
For the 2012 model year, the Commodore will receive two new colours, modest exterior and interior enhancements, plus the inclsion of the track-inspired FE3 sports suspension on Redline variants.
Selected models receive chrome accents to highlight the Series II front fascia, while Omega is fitted with new 16-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels. A new lip spoiler enhances the styling of the luxury focused Calais V. The SS V-Series Redline Edition gets new forged and polished 19-inch alloy wheels plus painted rear brake calipers.
In the cabin, there’s silver stitching on the optional Onyx and Razor leather interior trim while the Redhot trim also receives some treatment. The iQ multimedia system has been updated to be compatible with the latest smartphones.
Holden’s colour and trim team has introduced two new exterior colors named Perfect Blue and Chlorophyll. The new blue hue pays homage to Australian motorsport icon Peter Brock and his famous Formula Blue HDT Group A VK SS Commodore that was launched back in 1985. Read the rest of this entry »