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Holden Insignia VXR now on sale in Australia, from $51,990

June 22, 2015

Are you after a performance mid-size sedan? Holden has now officially launched the new Insignia VXR, featuring a powerful turbo engine and all-wheel drive system, paired with GM’s latest technologies.
Holden Insignia VXR

Based on the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia OPC/VXR, the Holden version comes with the same 2.8-litre turbocharged V6 engine producing 239kW and 435Nm. It’s matched up to a six-speed automatic with constant all-wheel drive.

The performance sedan is designed, engineered, and built in Russelsheim in Germany, and it comes packed with standard goodies and clever components. There’s FlexRide adaptive suspension, cross-drilled brakes, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

In terms of technology, the VXR becomes the first Holden with adaptive cruise control, lane change alert, and automatic emergency braking. It also comes with auto wipers, dual-zone climate control, and auto-on adaptive bi-xenon headlights.

For on-board entertainment Holden is introducing its next-gen MyLink interface incorporating an eight-inch touch-screen with sat-nav, while passengers are treated to big puffy sports seats covered in leather. Holden’s executive directive of sales, Peter Keley, said,

“Insignia VXR combines engaging driving performance with a range of advanced safety features and an exciting infotainment system, blended together with world renowned European build quality.”

The new model is available now through Holden’s nation-wide dealer network. Customers receive lifetime capped-priced servicing. Prices, as previously reported, start from $51,990 (excluding on-road costs).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.