AT A GLANCE
WHAT IT’S GOT Six airbags, rear camera, automatic parking, forward collision alert, blind spot alert, reverse traffic alert, lane departure warning, head-up display, hill start assist, alarm, Data Dot identification, rain-sensing wipers, My Link infotainment with eight-inch touchscreen, nine-speaker Bose audio, Bluetooth with audio streaming, voice control, navigation, dual-zone aircon, leather trim. WHAT IT HASN’T HSV’s MRC adjustable dampers, standard on GTS, would be useful here to take the edge off the hard ride. OWNERSHIP Service intervals are 9 months/15,000km. Each of the first four services is $329; the next four are $399, so over 5 years/105,000km (whichever comes first) total scheduled servicing costs are $2513. WHAT WE LIKED Performance, driveability, feedback, handling, value, comfortable driver’s seat. WHAT WE DIDN’T Holden’s MyLink isn’t intuitive and the voice control doesn’t understand English, hard ride, savage thirst.