HSV launches Australia’s most luxurious and powerful saloon

Published: 22 May 2007

Pictured: HSV.

Holden Special Vehicles today officially launched WM Grange – a luxury performance limousine with specification and power without peer in Australia.

WM Grange represents a substantial investment by HSV and is packed with a range of unique features that sets it apart from its domestic and imported competitors.

New Managing Director of HSV Scott Grant said the launch of the all new Grange would give the company fresh sales impetus in what was shaping up as a record year.

“This car will truly build on the outstanding sales success HSV has enjoyed over the last eight months, since launching the E-series. April was the company’s eighth record month of sales consecutively, with 475 retail deliveries,” Scott Grant said.

In the first four months of 2007 retail deliveries hit 1685, almost double 2006 and well ahead of the equivalent figures for 2005.

“There is already a strong order bank for the new model and the HSV Grange is often cited as representing the singularly most popular repeat purchase vehicle in the HSV line up – so we’re confident it will be well received in the marketplace,” Scott Grant said.

“In many ways the car is a long wheel based equivalent of the E-series Senator Signature, which has been a runaway sales success. This will be reflected in the marketing campaign we have released to co-incide with Grange launch.”

WM Grange retains all of the luxury appointments customers would expect from the top of the range HSV offering, such as dual screen rear DVD player, tri-zone electronic climate control, parking assist and more, while also incorporating the performance characteristics that set HSV vehicles apart from all others.

Chief Engineer John Clark oversaw the program that transformed the car into the final powerful package.

“We focused on enhancing this car, to improve driveability,” John Clark said.

“Individually calibrated Magnetic Ride Control, an LS2 V8 307kW engine, a premium HSV four piston brake package and tailored Electronic Stability Control system, make WM Grange one of our best cars to wear the Lion and Helmet badge”.

Chief Designer Julian Quincey worked on giving the car its distinctive, yet subtle HSV design features.

“With Grange, we wanted to offer a car that would be defined as an Australian ‘performance and luxury flagship’, without any suggestion of overstating its massive capability” he said.

“The car has all the sporting grace of the critically acclaimed Senator Signature with even greater presence.”

“Unique exterior touchs include front fascia, grille, discreet rear spoiler and rear lower appliqué, while the interior boasts our exclusive steering wheel and instrumentation. The interior is available in both black and light urban, with an ambience to match the very best of the Europeans.”

The HSV WM Grange is priced from A$82,990, representing a more than 8% price reduction on the out-going model. The car is available in HSV dealerships across Australia immediately and in New Zealand next month.

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