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24th February, 2006

The stunning custom EFIJY will make its Queensland debut alongside current Holden models at the 2006 Brisbane International Motor Show from Friday 3rd March.

EFIJY, a wild retro lookalike of the famous FJ Holden, has won global acclaim with its striking design cues and 480kW supercharged 6.0 litre engine.

Holden will also provide a glimpse into the future with its S3X SUV concept and Astra turbo diesel.

Other highlights include the new Barina Sedan, the first sedan in the car's 21-year history, a range of new 6.0-litre V8-powered cars and the Alloytec 3.6-litre Rodeo.

The 21st Century custom hot rod concept which stole last October's Australian International Motor Show in Sydney will be making its Queensland debut.

Painted in striking Soprano purple and featuring a 480kW supercharged 6.0 litre engine, EFIJY has received more global accolades since launch than any other concept in Holden's proud showcar history.

This striking SUV concept closely resembles a production vehicle that is heading to Australia in the near future offering the full flexibility of an SUV-style vehicle with the confidence of the Holden brand.

The Daewoo built car has a strong Australian influence with two former Holden designers, Michael Simcoe and Max Wolff, part of the design team which ensured the car would attract global attention.

The S3X features environmentally friendly hybrid technology, offering a glimpse into General Motors' potential future propulsion systems. The global debut of the South Korean built production version will be at next week's Geneva Motor Show. Holden has not yet announced Australian launch timing or local specifications.

Astra Turbo Diesel
Holden's second biggest selling range, Astra, will offer turbo diesel engines to Australian buyers for the first time ever.

Holden's Astra turbo diesel five-door hatch will deliver outstanding performance and improved fuel economy in the small passenger car market. The new Astras will feature a 1.9 litre turbo engine already calibrated to meet strict diesel emission requirements.

These vehicles will be highly specified with features including ESP, ABS, driver, front passenger and front side impact airbags, full size curtain airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, six-stack CD player and trip computer.

Barina Sedan
The new Barina sedan is the final addition to Holden's value-packed light car range and offers a high level of standard specification, generous interior space and great value.

The four-door is the first sedan in Barina's 21-year history and has been manufactured with significant Australian design and engineering input.

Joining the sedan will be the strong-selling three and five-door Barina variants. Together, this range delivers an array of standard features such as driver and front passenger airbags, air conditioning, power steering, MP3-compatible sound system with CD player and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. This makes these cars some of the most affordable and powerful cars in their category, starting at $12,990 (RRP).

New 6.0L V8 Alloy Engine
A range of Holden's passenger and LCV V8s will be on display including the Commodore SS, Caprice, Crewman SS and Ute SS, all featuring the new 6.0-litre alloy engine which delivers 260kW of peak power at 5,600 rpm and 510Nm of peak torque at 4,400 rpm.

The new engine, codenamed L76, enables torque delivery to be significantly increased at lower revs offering improved acceleration, low speed engine response and improved ease of towing than the previous 5.7-litre engine. It is the first application of the L76 engine within General Motors around the world.

The extra performance will be managed with better breathing sports exhaust and significant improvements to automatic transmission characteristics. From an environmental perspective, all new variants meet strict ADR79/01 emission regulations which came into effect on 1 January 2006.

Alloytec V6 Rodeo
A range of Holden Rodeos will be on display, some boasting the new Alloytec V6 engine.

The Rodeo Global V6 engine will deliver peak output of 157kW at 5,300 rpm, an increase of 10 kilowatts over the previous engine, and peak torque of 313Nm at 2,800 rpm, an increase of 33Nm. It also meets strict Euro 3 emission requirements introduced on 1st January 2006.

Importantly, Holden has developed a flatter torque curve for the Global V6 Rodeo compared with the engine's passenger car applications, allowing Rodeo to tow up to 2,500 kilogrammes with automatic or manual transmissions.

The complete small car range
Holden now offers an unprecedented range of small cars, with Astra turbo diesel and Barina sedan bringing the offering to 20 variants.

The sporty new three-door AH Astra coupe with its sleek silhouette and lowered stance and the compact and flexible Astra wagon with roomy accommodation for passengers and cargo will both be on display. Both have wowed buyers since making their Australian debut late last year.

Similarly the Daewoo manufactured 1.8-litre Viva hatch, sedan and wagon variants have been tailored for Australian driving conditions by Holden engineers and complement the small car line-up. Viva provides four airbags and a high level of standard equipment and is the only nameplate in its category offering sedan, hatch and wagon variants under $20,000.

Last but by no means least; the Tigra cabriolet completes the small car line-up. The sporty two-seater roadster is the first hardtop convertible to represent the Holden brand and was crowned "Cabrio of the Year 2004" at the Geneva Motor Show.

The versatile European import changes from coupe to open-top in just 18 seconds at the touch of a button as its retractable steel roof slips neatly into the boot.

The Brisbane International Motor Show 2006 is at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and runs from Friday 3rd March to Sunday 12th March 2006.

Holden Vehicle Display - Brisbane International Motor Show 2006

TK Barina sedan
TK Barina 3 door
TK Barina 5 door
Viva Hatch, Sedan, Wagon
Astra turbo diesel
AH Astra Wagon CDX
AH Astra Coupe CDX
Tigra Cabrio
VZ Commodore SVZ
VZ Commodore SS
VZ Commodore SV6
WL Caprice
VZ Adventra SX6
VZ Crewman SS
Rodeo LT V6 Crew Cab petrol 4x4
Rodeo LT V6 Space Cab petrol 4x4
Rodeo DX Cab Chasis petrol 4x2
Rodeo LX Crew Cab diesel 4x4
S3X concept vehicle
Efijy concept vehicle

2006 Holden Barina sedan
2006 Holden Barina sedan - TK series

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