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Holden Volt will be priced at $59,990*

Holden Volt equipment and pricing

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2nd July, 2012

  • 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 or functionality.”

“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 active control
  • Output 111 kW @ 5,000 rpm (est)
  • Electric drive - 370 Nm motoring torque

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Holden Volt’s cockpit design provides a unique driving experience. The touch sensitive centre stack houses a 7-inch LCD colour touch screen which relays real-time information on energy use and power flow to the driver. It offers the driver efficiency feedback based on driving style and climate settings and will even give tips on how to reduce energy usage.

Voice recognition allows voice control on certain Bluetooth® radio, audio system and navigation functions, including selecting radio stations, audio tracks, navigation settings and preset destinations.

Driver comfort:

  • Bluetooth® with voice recognition
  • Cruise control
  • Touch screen satellite navigation
  • Steering wheel height and reach adjust
  • Automatic headlights
  • Instruments - dimmable
  • Headlamp - levelling control (manual)
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Rear view camera
  • 7-inch reconfigurable instrument cluster display, featuring:
    • Electronic speedometer
    • Feedback on driver usage and habits
    • Trip computer
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7-inch colour LCD touch screen showing:
    • Audio information
    • Air conditioning information
    • Outside temperature
    • Time and date
    • Vehicle personalisation settings
    • Energy flow
    • Configurable charge options,
    • Drive efficiency information
  • Multifunction steering wheel controls with illumination, featuring:
    • Bluetooth®
    • Cruise control
    • Audio System
    • Forward collision alerts and lane departure warning
  • Charge cord set
  • Electrochromatic inside rear view mirror (light sensitive)
  • Passive entry and start with sensor key technology
  • Electronic climate control
  • Leather sports seats (front heated)


  • DVD playback with MP3 compatibility, in dash CD, radio and MP3 ‘plug and play’ functionality
  • USB input with iPod® compatibility
  • DVD player (plays on screen when stationary)
  • 6 speaker premium audio system (Bose®) with amplifier and sub woofer

Design Dynamics

Holden Volt’s designers focused on aerodynamic styling but aesthetics haven’t been compromised to deliver on performance. Vertical blades running from the spoiler to the bumper trick the air, providing an extremely low drag coefficient of 0.28.

Volt exterior design highlights include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels (4)
  • Integrated rear spoiler
  • Projector headlights
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Side mirror turning signals

Volt is available in five exterior colours:

  • White Diamond
  • Nitrate Silver
  • Urban Fresh
  • Crystal Claret
  • Black


Holden Volt offers a comprehensive range of safety features including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and eight airbags.

  • Airbags - Dual front, front seat side and curtain airbags (dual stage), left and right hand front knee
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) incorporating:
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Brake Assist (BA)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Pedestrian friendly alert (driver activated)
  • Sensor indicators incorporating lane departure warning, following distance and forward collision alert
  • Seatbelt warning - all seats
  • Electric park brake
  • Brakes - front and rear disc, fully regenerative to maximise energy capture
  • Child restraint anchors (2)

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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