Holden was founded in Australia in 1856 as a horse saddle manufacturer. In 1908, it moved into automobile manufacturing and quickly became an Australian icon, producing many popular vehicles over the years, such as the Commodore, Caprice and Holden Utes.
In December 2013, Holden announced it will be shifting its manufacturing operations overseas by the end of 2017 due to losses incurred by the strengthening Australian dollar and reductions in government grants. Holden says it intends to keep a strong presence in the Australian market despite shifting its base operation.
The Holden range
Holden offers four lines of SUV four-wheel drive vehicles – the Trax, Captiva 5, Captiva 7 and Colorado 7. The brand has a reputation for tough, powerful vehicles and these SUVs are no exception, offering powerful engines and a tonne of features at affordable prices. There are a couple of models in each range, providing vehicles to suit everyone’s needs.
|LS||1.8L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder petrol engine||16″ Alloy Wheels||Rear View Camera||$25,256|
|LTZ||1.4L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder petrol iTi turbo petrol engine||18″ Alloy Wheels||Heatable front Sportec seats||$29,283|
|LT||2.4 Litre, 4-Cylinder DOHC Petrol Engine||18″ Alloy Wheels||Front & Rear Park Assist||$27,716|
|LTZ||2.4 Litre, 4-Cylinder DOHC Petrol Engine||17″ Alloy Wheels||
|LS||Captiva 7 LS 2.4L Petrol 2WD Automatic||17 inch alloy wheels||Dual zone electronic climate control||$30,246|
|LT||Captiva 7 LT 3.0L SIDI Direct Injection V6 Petrol AWD Auto||18 inch alloy wheels||
|LTZ||Captiva 7 LT 3.0L SIDI Direct Injection V6 Petrol AWD Auto||19 inch alloy wheels||
|LT||2.8L Duramax 2 Diesel Engine||16″ Alloy Wheels (5)||Rear View Camera||$48,092|
|LTZ||2.8L Duramax 2 Diesel Engine||18″ Alloy Wheels (5)||Leather heated seats.||$52,657|
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