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With Holden having a huge change within the company, it is exciting to see all the new models starting to come out. The 2017 Holden Cruze is no exception.

Coming as a sedan to run alongside the Holden Astra hatchback next year, the medium sized car market has a lot to look forward too. The US-market Cruze is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 113kW of power and 240Nm of torque. GM claims a 0-100km/h of around 8.0 seconds. Technology is another huge factor, coming with an 8″ MyLink touch screen and the all new 4.2″ instrument cluster display. To put the icing on the cake add in these safety features 10 airbags, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist and forward collision mitigation.

 

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With so many new improvements to the Holden Colorado, here are a few things you may have over looked…

 

  1. Remote Start: That’s right, with one press of the button you can start your Colorado from outside the vehicle.
  2. Windows drop 5 centimeters: The front 2 windows open 5 centimeters when opening the door, then close once the door is shut. This eliminates the “thumping” noise.
  3. Embedded Sat Nav: No more BringGo, now with Sat Nav as factory in some models.
  4. Phone Projection Technology: Send’s everything up onto your 8″ Touch screen using ApplePlay or Android app.
  5. 18″ wheels now standard on LTZ & Z71.

 

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Is the new Buick concept the NEW Holden Monaro? Fitted with a V6 twin turbo pumping out 400hp and over 300kW of raw power! This Buick was only released last night in Detroit.

Will this be the next Holden Monaro? We are hoping so. This vehicle has the right balance of technology and design to make it stand out and turn heads. Just to see the Monaro badge back next to the lion would be exciting.

Have a look at the interior below…

You have to check this vehicle out when you get the chance and we will keep our ear to the ground with more updates.

 

 

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We get this question almost everyday here and times they are changing! There is a lot of speculation about whats coming for Holden and this is what we can tell you.

Holden is coming into the biggest revamping it has ever experienced. This is an exciting time and here is whats coming to Holden in the next 5 years.

 

  • 25 NEW major vehicles coming
  • 36 drivetrain combinations
  • The COMMODORE name plate will live on!
  • Holden vehicles will continue to be tuned and tested at Lang Lang Proving Ground in Victoria.
  • More than a 1/3 of new vehicles will be sourced from Europe.

 

This shows us that Holden are making a huge commitment to staying relative and bringing you all the newest models in the world.

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Here are a few features about the new LS3 engine that is in the all new Holden Commodore Series II V8. This is a very high performance engine that demands respect.

Engine highlights include:

 

  • Cylinder Block and Rotating Assembly: the engine block was developed with math-based tools and data acquired via GM’s racing programs, and provides a light, rigid foundation for an impressively smooth engine. Its deep-skirt design helps maximize strength and minimize vibration. The bulkheads accommodate six-bolt, cross-bolted main-bearing caps that limit crank flex and stiffen the engine’s structure. A structural oil pan further stiffens the powertrain. Within the LS3 block is a durable rotating assembly that includes a steel crankshaft and connecting rods, as well as high-strength, aluminum-alloy pistons. The flat-top pistons are also lightweight, a characteristic that enhances high-rpm performance by enabling the [...]
Service Cover What is after sales service?

After sales service we believe is the process put in place to ensure the customers are satisfied with our product and service. But first let’s look at it by definition – Periodic or as required maintenance or repair of equipment by its manufacturer or supplier, during and after a warranty period.

What our aftersales service does for you (the consumer)?

Here at Nicholson Autos we are all about a process to make the consumers time enjoyable and memorable for all the right reasons.  We have a very strong after sales team that is always available to help or lend advice.

What makes your after sales service different from others?

We stand by our product and services! If there ever is an issue with anything associated with Nicholson Autos, we don’t avoid it like other companies may do. This business has [...]

Everyone now knows what a beast of a machine the new Holden Commodore SS Redline is, but what does it have in the way of safety?

Here are 5 things that are key to this Commodores safety

 

  • 5-star ANCAP safety rating – The Commodore has been awarded the highest possible 5 star safety. The safety features throughout the vehicle redure the severity of front, side and front impacts.
  • Forward collision alert – This will alert the driver when any object is quickly approaching the vehicle, allowing the driver time to brake safely.
  • Lane departure warning – Prevent drowsiness or distraction from veering the Commodore VFII out of the driving lane, Lane Departure Warning alerts drivers of unintentional lane departures with an audible sound.
  • Brembo® performance brakes – Front and rear performance Brembo® brakes on Redline model
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorage System x3 – ISOFIX provides dedicated attachment points for ‘plug in’ universal ISOFIX child seats [...]

It’s back! The Holden Astra is red-hot from Europe and has the go to match the show. Now what we really want to talk about is the Astra VXR model, this thing has a huge 2.0 litre turbo engine in a sleek little 3 door hatch. The VXR has so many amazing features jam packed into a compact hatch.

Let’s start with the exterior. The colour range is very vibrant with the new Sunny Melon Yellow available. You also have the choice between 2 different styles for 20” alloy wheels and if that’s not enough throw in the fact that it has an individual tyre pressure monitoring system.

Now the interior, heated front leather bucket seats sound good? We should also add that they are adjustable in 8 different ways to make sure you have the highest comfort level possible. A 7” MyLink colour infotainment system with built in apps makes life a lot easier. [...]

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