Holden at the 2004 Australian International Motor Show

2004 Holden Torana TT36 concept car
The Holden Torana TT36 Concept Car
is on display in Sydney, at the Motor Show.

8th October, 2004

Torana Hot Hatch Concept
Headlines Holden's Big Motor Show Line-Up

  • Torana TT36 showcar
  • New AH Astra range
  • Astra 'Linea Rossa' Convertible
  • Monaro 'Marilyn' Convertible
  • VZ Monaro and Alloytec V6 Commodore range
  • HSV Z Series and GTS/R
  • Elfin Streamliner MS8
A hard-to-miss hot hatch showcar - Torana TT36 - headlines an extensive display of recently released and debut performers from Holden and Holden Special Vehicles at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.

The twin turbo Alloytec V6-powered Torana TT36 concept is a stunning spiritual successor to Holden's Bathurst-dominating 70s icon, the Torana A9X.

Right alongside is Project Marilyn, a Monaro convertible engineering study, revealed to the media earlier this year and making its first public appearance.

The well-received new generation AH Astra makes its Australian debut with a trio of available models. A limited edition version of the country's top-selling convertible, the TS Astra 'Linea Rossa' takes its first public bow.

Holden's latest VZ model range is well to the fore. It includes the sporty new 190kW ESP-equipped Commodore SV6 and sports luxury Calais, and the 260 kilowatt twin-scooped, twin big bore exhaust Monaro CV8 in exclusive Turismo blue.

A detailed Alloytec V6 engine display outlines highlights of Holden's new six-cylinder powerplants. V8 enthusiasts can check out the Commodore SS and the luxury flagship, the WL Caprice.

The Holden light commercial and all wheel drive ranges are represented by the VZ

SS Ute, the LT Rodeo Crew Cab, Adventra LX8 and Crewman Cross 8. Completing the line-up are Vectra, Zafira, Barina and an HBD-enhanced Holden Cruze.

Holden Special Vehicles presents its hot-off-the-press, smartly styled new Z Series range and a super high-performance racetrack special, the GTS/R.

All Z Series HSV models, represented at the show by the Club Sport and Maloo R8 Ute, are powered by GM's all-new, premier performance LS2 6.0 litre V8 engine. The GTS/R coupe, its 6.0 litre engine modified to produce 335kW of power and 605Nm of torque, is intended for a range of racetrack projects. Also displayed are the all-paw HSV Coupe 4 and Avalanche XUV models.

The retro-cool Holden designed and V8-powered Elfin Streamliner MS8, a big attraction at the 2004 Melbourne Motor Show, makes its first trip to Sydney.

Holden drew on GM global resources to build the Torana TT36 showcar, which is powered by an experimental 280kW twin turbo Alloytec V6 engine, sports a glass roof and showcases directional design themes.

Not for production, this mid-sized hatch concept is intended to demonstrate to a worldwide audience the strength and versatility of Holden's design talent and emphasise its ability to react swiftly to meet changing market demands. It also points up Holden's rear wheel drive powertrain engineering know-how and the practical benefits of global component sharing.

2004 Holden Torana TT36 Concept Car
2004 Holden Torana TT36 Concept Car ..... more

The 'Project Marilyn' convertible is an engineering study built to evaluate the possibility of a convertible coupe based on Holden's current V-car platform. Although production costs prevented this good looker from hitting the streets, 'Marilyn' provided Holden with valuable information on future model feasibility.

2002 Holden Marilyn Concept Car
2002 Holden Marilyn Concept Car

AH series Astra - buyers at the premium end of the small car market will appreciate the opportunity to check out a stylish new-generation, larger version of the perennially popular Holden Astra. It offers more Euro-style refinement and rewarding driving dynamics. All three available models are on display - AH Astra CD, CDX and the top-spec CDXi.

2005 Holden Astra CDX
2005 Holden Astra CDX

In addition, the limited edition Astra 'Linea Rossa' Convertible offers plenty of individual appeal with a striking red-on-red colour combination and unique additional features for little extra cost - among them Magma Red exterior finish, red and black leather trim, 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and Rear Park Assist.

2004 Holden Astra 'Linea Rossa' convertible
2004 Holden Astra 'Linea Rossa' convertible ..... more

The Elfin MS8 Streamliner is a 2004 interpretation of a 1950s-style Le Mans roadster. It blends Holden design expertise and V8 powertrain muscle with the hand-built skills of all-Australian sports car marque, Elfin.

Elfin MS8 Streamliner
Elfin MS8 Streamliner

Visitors can view personalised features and complete details of the Holden vehicle range on computer work stations and access an interactive brochure for the new AH Astra. Using linked Xbox consoles, they can also test their virtual driving skills against multiple players.

Holden personnel representing a range of departments will assist in manning the stand and will be available to share their product knowledge.

The 2004 Australian International Motor Show is at the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. It runs from 5PM Thursday 7th October to Sunday 17th October.

Holden Vehicle Display - 2004 Australian International Motor Show

Torana TT36 (concept car)
Monaro Marilyn Convertible (engineering study)
Elfin Streamliner
VZ Monaro CV8
AH Astra CD
AH Astra CDX
AH Astra CDXi
Astra Convertible 'Linea Ross' Limited Edition
VZ Commodore SV6
VZ Calais
VZ Commodore SS
VZ Commodore Acclaim
WL Caprice
LT Rodeo 4x4 Crew Cab V6
Vectra CDXi
VY II Crewman Cross 8
VY II Adventra LX8
Barina 3 Door

Holden Special Vehicles

Club Sport
Maloo R8 Ute
Coupe 4
Avalanche XUV

WL series Holden Caprice

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