Review of Holden Adventra
It was first launched with Adventra, and followed by Crewman Cross8. But prices are too high, supplies are tight, cars only come with V8 engines, and the package doesn’t fulfill all the promises.
And then Ford brought the Territory into the mix. . .
Now Holden is playing a rare pursuit game, but not generating nearly enough speed with its all VZ drives.
They now have V6 dynamics that they should have all along, and better styling on the VZ version. Good value on a solid bottom line, but Holden is still trying to create cars from its factory at Elizabeth in South Australia.
And then there is still Territory. . .
The VZ Adventra is more than just a tick, and installing the V6 in the nose – only in the more powerful 190kW version and with just five-speed automatic – makes a big difference. Holden is confident that it will gain position with customers, as well as allow the company to start pricing its Adventra at $ 40,990.
That would give it a showroom appeal to potential Territory buyers and allow it to compete with everything from Toyota’s Subaru Outback and Kluger to mid-sized four-wheel-drive vehicles. like Mazda Tribute and even Mitsubishi Pajero.
There are three models in the lineup, from SX6 to LX6. The full-load model is still relatively affordable at $ 52,990. For those who must have a V8 engine, the Adventra LX8 costs $ 56,990.
Holden quietly admitted it took too long to move his V6 soft road car, but it was completely occupied with the Alloytec installation in the rest of the VZ family.
And it says that the whole program has brought significant benefits, including electronic stability program for added safety and hill descent control to alleviate anxiety in genuine off-road conditions.
The technology package includes electronic brake assist, which Renault says is the biggest safety breakthrough since airbags. It also has corner brake control and paddle shift for automatic in the CX6 and LX6.
It’s impressive and important tool to recognize and compliment.
Holden has also updated the interface of Adventra to match the rest of the Commodore family, giving it more advantages but also making the design better integrated into the overall.
The rest of the deal is quite familiar, from the Adventra V8 or VZ wagons. The body has a double folding rear seat, a separate glass uplift at the back door and roof rack, giving Adventra a bit of the Euro look seen previously on cars like the Audi Allroad.
The first drive of the Adventra V6 confirms the car’s lighter feel, thanks to less nose weight and steering and suspension adjustment, as well as more punches from Alloytec 190.
We’d love to get it on home territory and to see if Holden’s request for the vehicle is supported by its performance.
“The introduction of our high-end V6 engine for Adventra took Holden’s all-wheel-drive range to a whole new level,” company president Denny Mooney said.
On the road
Adventra is still not a threat to the Territory. Even if they are Holden fans, people will make a direct comparison before they commit.
They also likely are looking at an Outback or Kluger, or a serious four-wheel drive, which will make Adventra’s life difficult.
It is a good car, and a good development from the cargo wagon, but it still lacks all-wheel-drive stars.
The CXD’s AWD system fits what it is, and for light work on dirt or gravel journeys, and we commend Holden for its safety systems.
The Alloytec V6 is strong enough for work, and beneficial for ride and handling, but our fuel consumption of 13 liters / 100km is nothing special.
It has too much work, with superior punch, but you still have to remember the performance is really at the top end and even surpass the red lines of tacho. The engine makes the car a sweeter deal than the V8, and that will win some people.
We also like the touch-sensitive paddles for automatic, and especially the ability to reduce trouble-free speed at an angle, as well as the additional ratio compared to the bloated four-speed in the original Adventra.
The rest of the package is still good, especially the extra storage compartments, bottle and glass compartments open at the tail.
And we know that an Adventra will easily handle the kind of soft road work that most people deal with.
Time with Adventra also reminds us of all the things we still love about the Goods family, from the cabin space and handling balance to the bright headlights and a dash that comes with a full speedo. digital.
We want to get a higher Adventra V6 score, but every time we think about the car we think about its rivals.