Australian-Made Holden Cars Offer Lowest Running Costs in their Class


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MELBOURNE – July 1, 2013: Holden’s two locally-made cars, the Holden Cruze and new VF Commodore are now the cheapest cars of their size to own and run in Queensland, according to motoring experts from the RACQ.

The Model Year 2014 Holden Cruze Equipe 1.8 Auto is the most economical small car to run in Queensland, costing just $159.48 a week and making it almost $50 a week lower cost than running a Toyota Prius hybrid ($201.08/ week).

And proving that large cars does not mean expensive running costs, at just $211.85 a week, the Holden VF Commodore Evoke LPG has also been revealed as cheaper to run than a range of four cylinder cars, including Australia’s best-selling SUV, the Mazda CX-5 ($212.37)

Holden Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Philip Brook said the result reaffirmed the company’s commitment to offer Australian drivers the best ever value for money throughout the ownership experience.

“Holden has always aimed to offer the best value motoring for our customers, and this year, we’ve significantly reduced the price of our locally manufactured vehicles and added extra features across our range.

“We also introduced capped price servicing last year so customers have up-front information about the running costs for their new car.

“The news published by RACQ reflects those lower costs as well as running costs like on-road charges, insurance, fuel and depreciation. It shows that locally made cars can be more affordable to run than many vehicles imported into this country.

“The figures also bely the myth that drivers have moved away from large cars because they are expensive to run. The VF LPG Commodore is cheaper to run than Australia’s best selling SUV, proving we can still offer affordable motoring options for customers that are looking for a larger sized vehicle.”

Since 2006, Holden has improved the fuel efficiency of its Commodore models by up to 24%. The VF Commodore range went on sale this month and is the most technologically advanced car ever to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia.

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