The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced that the Holden Volt has been launched in Australia, where the vehicle’s starting price has been set at AUD59,990.
According to the car manufacturer, there are a few details on the Holden Volt to separate it from its American brother, the Chevrolet Volt or from the rebadged Opel Ampera which is currently sold on the Old Continent, and the most significant changes are, of course, its badges. The Holden Volt has some different styling on its body and some minor technical modifications in order to suit its Australian market better.
In order to justify the high price tag set on the Holden Volt, General Motors has tried to offer pretty much everything as standard on the Australian model, including the lane departure warning, forward collision alert sensors, high-tech touch screen for infotainment and satellite navigation systems, USB connectivity, iPod integration, Bluetooth and more. GM has also fitted the Holden Volt with climate control, cruise control, traction control, stability control, all-round parking sensors, Bose sound system with six speakers, LED daytime running lights and 17-inch alloy wheels. The drivetrain of the Holden Volt is identical to the one found on the Chevrolet Volt and the model still has the same performance.