A zed and fewer noughts
Holden’s Z range gets more kit but a sweeter price
black bezels on headlights, Z-Series external badging and carpet floor mats, boot lid lip spoiler on the sedan and a cargo blind for the wagon.
Prices start from $37,990 for the entry-level petrol Z, or $2000 below the regular Omega, and $40,490 for an LPG version. Sportwagon versions add $2000.
Holden executive director of sales, marketing and aftersales John Elsworth makes vast claims for the special editions.
‘‘ Never before have we put together such an exciting range that not only looks fantastic but is so feature-packed, making it outstanding value,’’ he says.
‘‘ For anyone in the market for a large sedan, family Sportwagon or a great Aussie ute, there’s really never been a better time to buy a Holden.’’
Sports models start with the SV6 and SS Z-Series, which sticks with the current price tag but adds 19-inch alloys to the entry-level Z range equipment list (though the LPG SV6 keeps 18-inch alloys).
The SV6 Z-Series sedan starts from $42,790 for the manual, $43,790 for the automatic or $46,290 for the LPG automatic; the auto wagon variant adds $2000.
Ute buyers can get into the Z-Series in the SV6. Petrol models start from $38,490 for the manual or $39,490 for the automatic petrol model and LPG adds $2000.
The V8-powered SS Z-Series models don’t increase over the standard SS —manual sedans start from $47,790, wagons $49,790 and utes from $42,490. Automatics add $2000.
The SS V Z-Series also adds 19-inchers but gets the Redline edition’s forged alloy wheels, front Brembo brakes and FE3 sports suspension. The sedan also gets a sun roof. SS V buyers opting for the Z-Series pay no more either— the manual sedan starts from $55,290, adding $2000 for the automatic.
The manual ute is priced from $47,490 and manual wagon from $57,290.
Holden is introducing a new colour to the large passenger car range, ‘‘ Alchemy’’ purple; it replaces the metallic gold Mirage Glow.