INSIGNIA MAKES MARK
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.