- Volt introduces new advanced safety and technology to Holden
- Premium infotainment and standard features including sensor key technology, front heated seats and leather, rear
camera and front and rear park assist
- Electric range of up to 87 km and total range of over 600 km
- Pricing confirmed at $59,990* (plus dealer fees and statutory charges)
Holden’s long-range electric Volt will introduce new advanced safety features to the Holden range when it goes on
sale in Australia in December.
Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning will be offered for the first time in a Holden, ensuring Volt
offers some of the most advanced vehicle technology and cutting edge safety features in Australia.
The Volt’s Forward Collision Alert features front sensor indicators positioned on the windscreen alerting the driver
via an audible alarm if they are travelling too close to the vehicle in front.
A Lane Departure Warning camera is also positioned on the windscreen and detects if the driver veers or swerves out
of a marked lane without indicating.
Volt’s safety is further enhanced with the inclusion of eight airbags and a rear view camera.
The Volt’s infotainment system continues the theme of advanced technology, with a standard 7-inch colour LCD touch
screen, satellite navigation, audio interface including voice recognition and Bluetooth®, DVD
playback, MP3 plug and play functionality and USB input with iPod® compatibility.
A 30GB inbuilt hard drive enables users to store their own music tracks while audio is delivered through a six speaker
premium Bose® audio system with amplifier and sub woofer.
Holden Volt’s sound system is focused on minimising energy usage. The Bose® Energy Efficiency
Series speaker system uses 50 per cent less energy than comparable Bose® systems but with a
sound that remains 100 per cent crystal clear.
Holden Executive Director- Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth said Holden had highly specified the Volt
for its launch in Australia.
“Volt will offer some of the most advanced electric vehicle technologies in Australia” Mr Elsworth said.
“It is the perfect package of stylish design, advanced technology and premium features that proves electric cars
don’t need to be quirky to make a statement.”
“It’s a fantastic car to drive, with great handling and the performance you’ve come to expect from a Holden and it
will have real appeal to buyers looking to drive the latest in technology, without having to compromise on either range
“With all of the standard premium features, Volt makes a very compelling choice for car buyers who may not have
considered an electric car before or may be looking at premium European vehicles.”
Volt pricing has been confirmed at $59,990* (excludes dealer fees and statutory charges).
As with all new Holden owners, Volt drivers benefit from the peace of mind provided by the HoldenWise aftersales
service. Capped price servicing of $185 (inc GST) is offered on the first four standard scheduled log book services for
the first three years or 60,000 km, whichever comes first.
Additionally Holden has today confirmed an eight year/160,000 kilometre warranty will be offered on the Volt battery
and Voltec components. The warranty includes all 161 components of the Volt’s battery, its charging, thermal-management
system and components of its electric drive system and is transferable to subsequent vehicle owners.
Deliveries to customers will begin before the end of the year.
Holden Volt Specification and Feature Highlights:
Volt is powered by GM’s revolutionary electric propulsion system; it consists of a 16.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
and electric drive unit that provide a pure electric range of up to 87 kilometres depending on driving conditions. A
1.4 litre petrol-powered generator extends the range by maintaining a charge in the battery to power the wheels until
the car can be recharged, giving a total range of over 600 kilometres depending on conditions.
Drivers can choose from three driving modes - normal, sport and hold. Sport mode is designed to give the driver
maximum driving enjoyment through heightened response times and sports feedback. Alternatively the driver can select
hold mode, which conserves the power in the battery and maintains an electric charge from the petrol generator.
Engine and Transmission
- Electric drive unit which incorporates automatic transmission - electronic ratio select
- 1.4 litre DOHC petrol 4-cylinder engine
- Battery - 16.5-kWh lithium-ion rechargeable energy storage system; includes liquid thermal management system with
- Output 111 kW @ 5,000 rpm (est)
- Electric drive - 370 Nm motoring torque