Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Driveway -

HOLDEN’S first all-wheel drive tur­bocharged per­for­mance sedan will be in show­rooms in a week or so, when the In­signia VXR is launched.

Built by Opel in Rus­selsheim, Ger­many, In­signia VXR fea­tures state-ofthe-art AWD tech­nol­ogy and sporty per­for­mance via a 2.8 litre V6 tur­bocharged en­gine which, when part­nered with a six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, de­liv­ers 239kW and 435Nm.

The hot­tie will in­tro­duce three new tech­nolo­gies to Holden: Adap­tive Cruise Con­trol, Lane Change Alert and Auto Emer­gency Brak­ing, which join 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 vehi- cle’s ac­cel­er­a­tor and gearchange re­sponse, sport steer­ing, firmer sports sus­pen­sion and a greater rear bias AWD set­ting.

Its next gen­er­a­tion MyLink in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem has an eight-inch touch screen dis­play, and a pre­mium seven-speaker au­dio sys­tem.

It will sell from $51,990.

The In­signia is a Holden of a very dif­fer­ent kind.

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