Of all the many station-wagons out there, the new beautiful Holden Sportwagon has to rate as being in the top five for good looks. Easy on the eye, the exterior lines are easy to swoon over. Sporty, low and aggressive, the big wagon’s stance captures speed and agility. You’ve got to admire the quad exhaust pipes, gorgeous chrome alloys, curvaceous roofline, and striking nose.
On the road the Holden Sportwagon is sensational, with cornering capabilities that are phenomenal. The Sportwagon can be thrown into the corners at high speed and the driver, to their delight, experiences roadholding that is simply unflinching. The rigid body strength, and superior chassis design contributes greatly to the Sportwagon’s incredible grip. The car swoops over the road due to its low body stance and low centre of gravity. Of course, there are additional features like the ESP stability control that keep the big wagon nimble and the road lines dead accurate.
The driver enjoys a nice chunky steering wheel that sits nicely in the hands. The driving position can be set to accommodate all shapes and sizes, while the seat offers plenty of comfort and support. Floor the pedal, and the exhaust note snarls with a low growl.
Under the Holden Sportwagon’s hood is plenty of oomph. The models start with the Omega which is a nice machine that has all the necessary equipment like: air conditioning, a cargo blind, sixteen-inch alloy wheels and power side mirrors. Even the Omega Sportwagon boasts a 5-star ANCAP rating. All Holden Sportwagons have front and side impact airbags for the driver and front passenger, side curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The Omega model has the smooth 3.6 litre, V6, Alloytech engine.
The Sportwagon Berlina and International models move up the luxury rankings. Niceties like Bluetooth communications, leather seats and dual zone climate control can be found inside their luxury interiors. The International version also sits proudly on 18 inch rims.
Those who like a little more dash in their school run or journey to work will opt for the Sports versions of the Holden Sportwagon. These are the models that will smoke the tarmac and have your kids, and yourself, smiling from ear to ear. These are definitely the driving enthusiast’s choice. Sub seven second times for the 0-100 km/h dash are all in a days work for these raw beasts.
For the practically minded, all Holden Sportwagon interiors have 60/40 split rear seats that, when folded down, offer a virtually flat load floor. With the rear seats folded flat, the bed length extends to almost two metres. The cargo space is 895 litres with the seats up and 2000 litres with them folded down. A cargo blind slides up the D pillar, allowing easy access to the rear storage area without having to fully release the blind. There are retractable shopping bag hooks, four floor tie-down hooks, a 12 volt power outlet, a four-position luggage net and a low-mounted cargo light.
This is a wagon that will capture the heart. It ain’t too hard on the wallet either.
The current model series includes the:
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