Australia's high performance car manufacturer Holden Special Vehicles will launch a more powerful, re-styled new Grange (WM3) with a host of new technology as part of its MY11 range of model upgrades.
The Grange was first included in HSV's line-up in 1997, and has been the company's luxury flagship ever since, setting the standard for luxury performance motoring in Australia.
The Grange WM3 has received a host of upgrades and improvements including more power, a new more dynamic styling package, and a variety of impressive new technologies.
The Grange WM3 goes on sale at the end of September, and becomes the second HSV model (following GTS) to be powered by the company's 325kW 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine.
As a result, the Grange now features the company's unique 'hi-flow' intermediate exhaust with bi-modal rear mufflers. Maximum torque remains 550Nm at 4600rpm.
The Grange WM3 will receive a new front and rear design, and for the first time will incorporate Daytime Running Lamps, bringing the luxury flagship's appearance in line with the rest of the HSV range.
Grange also receives a new premium leather colour option in Light Úrban, which is available as an alternative to Onyx Black.
As standard, the Grange will receive HSV's Enhanced Driver Interface (EDI) which is an intuitive touch screen performance data interface. EDI delivers real-time vehicle dynamics and performance data to the fingertips of drivers.
Grange will also be available with HSV's new optional LPI technology, whereby the engine can operate on both LPG and regular unleaded petrol.
This unique technology has seen significant improvements in running costs and emissions outputs - by up to 15 per cent - but retains all the power and torque that customers have come to expect from HSV.
Also as standard, Grange receives Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) which provides the driver information and warning when objects are passing through their vehicle's blind spot.
HSV's introduction of SBZA is the first time such technology has been fitted to an Australian-made car.Source - Holden