Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Commodore Sets the Standard

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Commodore Sets the Standard

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HOLDENaS new Commodore makes cutting edge technology an everyday luxury at an affordable price.

The latest VF model, launched today at Llewellyn Motors Holden, has significantly increased in value with recommended retail prices across the range slashed by up to $10,000.

Llewellyn Motors Holden sales manager Shane Spinks said the new model was packed with the latest in technological innovation, including an advanced MYLINK system which has set a global platform for Holden.

aHolden has created the Evoke nameplate to kick-start the range, redefining entry level and making class-leading technology standard on Australiaas favourite family car,a he said. aStarting at $34,990, Evoke comes standard with Auto Park Assist for parallel and reverse parking as well as front and rear parking sensors and a rear view camera.

aYou sit in the car and itas very European in feel, design, look and technology.a

In addition to its premium new interior, Evoke also brings a world of new technology to Australian drivers with enhanced voice recognition, an eight-inch, high-resolution colour touch screen with Holdenas MyLink app-embedded technology, including voice recognition and Siri Eyes Free integration, full iPodA[R] integration and built-in apps like Pandora and Stitcher SmartRadio.

Holden has added exceptional value to its range opener and reduced the retail price by $5000.

Powered by the 3.0L V6 SIDI engine, Evoke also includes other advanced vehicle features as standard, including an electric park brake with automatic release, Hill Hold Control and Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control and remote vehicle start (automatic transmission only).

Mr Spinks said the VF Commodore fuel consumption was comparable to a four cylinder vehicle and would suit Ipswich families.

aThey have changed a lot of the Commodoreas body to aluminium to reduce its weight and in doing so the VF has dropped 70kg in body weight,a he said. aThe technology they have put in has added another 30kg, but overall it is 40kg lighter than previous models, which makes a difference when using 0. …

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