Holden VE Ute SV6 II [Reviews]

VE and WM Series II marks the latest versions of most popular sedan in Australia, cars, utilities and luxury vehicles with long wheelbase. The new series saw Holden fineness of the formula that made Commodore best selling automobile nation for 14 consecutive years by the introduction of smart technology media, improved fuel economy, and the ability to run on the bio-ethanol .

VE Series II brings more multimedia features than ever by Commodore allnew infotainment system that provides full Bluetooth ®, USB and line of iPod integration.
Known as the Holden-iQ system is controlled via a smart user-friendly touch screen mounted in the center console - the cornerstone of a refreshed interior design in all models.

Presentation increase in plug-and-play features the music and the ability to extract and store up to 15 CDs in an instant internal hard drive, the system also provides advanced satellite navigation functions for some models, including the conditions to live traffic alerts to help drivers avoid congestion delays.

Smart technology extends the transmission Commodore Series II line-up, which will continue to produce fuel economy improvements on all models.

Holden is a frugal 3.0-liter SIDI V6 is now the economy to achieve 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 km in the Official ADR81/02 test. A two percent improvement in fuel consumption of 13 percent longer in the September of last year, when the technology of direct injection spark ignition engine was presented to the Commodore range.

3.6-liter SIDI V6 Premium models used to power the Commodore, with an average fuel economy gains of over three percent by the year in which all models of luxury and performance Gen IV V8 powered Holden improve average more than six percent.

In a major step towards creating a cleaner fuel landscape of Australian clients Series II will also be able to run their cars on bio-ethanol, which is known in many markets such as E85 , a mixture of up to 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

Bioethanol is a renewable fuel that can be done in a variety of waste products from the production of wheat and sugar and household trash, even. In Australia today the use of fuel reduces emissions of CO2 life cycle of up to 40 percent compared with gasoline.

For the first time in a car in Australia, Series II models powered by the 3.0-liter V6 and 6.0-liter SIDI V-8 engines will be flex-fuel capability, allowing them to run on bio-ethanol E10, unleaded , premium, or any combination.

A long wheelbase

For a long wheelbase luxury cars will offer buyers Series II Holden defined two versions of its flagship product, the model Caprice.

The introduction of an updated WM Series Series II in September will mark the debut of Holden Caprice V-Series.

Sport Luxury V-Series designation is the same premium and Holdens to identify the model of a top-of-the-range.

Completing the line-up is the whim of the series II, which extended the hand shape, alloy 18-inch high design and character of its counterpart.

With this move, Holden Statesman continues long-term signaling.

Smart Technology - Holden-IQ

The Holden-iQ system offers music, telephone and satellite navigation functions for the Series II models in a clear and easy to fix.

The main content is a fully integrated, 6.5-inch color LCD touch-screen multi-function center console is installed on all vehicles on the full range of Series II.

With rich color graphics, the screen has been calibrated to high-end multimedia products such as computers, phones and video games that offer a wide range of audio visual features.

Music can be played via an iPod ®, Memory Stick, CD or transferred wirelessly from a connected mobile phone. Connect USB devices and iPods in making individual found inside the center console, and all the music files from compatible devices are controlled through the touch screen.

Holden also introduces the iQ-shop "CD, which replaces the mechanical stacker models above with the ability to extract and store up to 15 CDs in an internal flash drive. The system is compatible with CDDA, CD-R, CD -RW, MP3 and WMA. DVD systems, where fitted, are also displayed on the touch screen Holden-iQ.

Bluetooth ® improves the function of driving experience hands-free phone. It synchs address book to a compatible phone and call history shows recent information on the touch screen. Outgoing calls can be made through the contact list or a dedicated touch screen keyboard.

The function-high-iQ Holden navigation system, standard on SS V-Series, Calais V-Series and Caprice models, offering high clarity, color mapping system, intuitive controls, alerts, real-time traffic, speed advisory and POI features. Voice guidance is integrated into the audio system of your car.

It also has a tactile keyboard to make it easy to enter text, isometric views and 3D map display and turn-by-turn directions and audio.

At the same models (except Ute) touch screen is also equipped with a rearview camera display that is activated when reverse gear is selected. A safety device solid color screen works in tandem with noise and parking aid works to show all the obstacles directly behind the vehicle.

Better fuel economy and lower emissions of CO2

Holden engineers and designers who work in the second series has started a series of changes to the production of an average fuel economy for all V6 models from 2.8 percent and the average fuel economy for all V8 models get six per cent - which , combined with an average of just over four per cent of the entire VE and WM Series Series II.

Changes include the aerodynamic improvements, which reduces fuel consumption by reducing drag co-efficient vehicle and mechanical changes. Omega and Berlina models were also fitted with low rolling resistance tires.


The award-winning VE Commodore has a strong design statement and dramatic, which is characterized by its classic proportions of rear-wheel drive and an athletic stance emphasized by the striking wheel arches.
For VE Series II, designers reported cold outside, made a series of subtle changes, like new front fascia, grille and headlight treatment of the range.

Berlina specifications and wheels featuring more new and higher trunk lid of the sedan models are enhanced with integrated lip aerodynamic details.

Its interior, Holden has continued the trend of unique personality of each model. Mainstream, prestige and models of all sports, have a new center console features, moldings, ornaments and lighting options.

Interior work has focused on high standards of perceived quality, and create a "driver oriented" cab to integrate new features and accessories.

Obvious is mounted, the largest investment of the screen Holden iQ-system screen, controls and vents.

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