Holden Commodore Ute – A Tradies Best Mate


Hardwearing, functional and practical – these are the traits tradies look for in a utility vehicle. Although your lifestyle should also be considered, a durable workhorse with enough space to load your tools is crucial. Given these needs, Holden saw the opportunity to introduce a vehicle which can double as runabout vehicle and a dependable trade mate. Enter the Holden Commodore Ute – a tradie’s best mate.

Flexing its Holden muscle
Its lighter and more streamlined body could fool anyone but the Holden Commodore Ute knows how to flex its Holden muscle. This ute’s athletic stance and sweeping lines speak of strength and elegance. From the cabin’s nose to its tray’s tail, everything is perfectly in proportion. In addition, its trimmed shape enhances its aerodynamic efficiency. Bearing the hardworking legacy of its predecessors, the Commodore ute will work its trade and get the job done with ease.

Powerful and precise performance
In contrast to its ultra-sleek exterior, this vehicle carries a beast within it. Powered by a 6.0-litre V8 engine, it produces 270 kilowatts of power at 5600 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 530 Newton metres of torque when paired with its 6-speed manual transmission. Its smooth, short-throw transmission will always deliver spirited driving. Thanks to its precision-tuned Electronic Power Steering or EPS, drivers can expect a 0.2-litre savings per 100 kilometres. Light-weighting measures were also included to help save on fuel and enhance its performance on the road. The Commodore ute was engineered for pure performance.

Designed for perfection, both inside and out
More than just a weekday utility vehicle, this ute is a lifestyle machine. Holden’s designers took their time in improving the Ute inside and out so you can work hard and play hard. Inside, drivers will be treated to power adjustable driver seats with lumbar support and leather or cloth seat trim. This ute’s cabin space was also extended to offer more room for its driver and passenger. It also features behind-the-seat storage which allows for 245 litres worth of baggage.
Outside, a high-density tub liner was included to protect and maximise space. Its ergonomic design protects the tub from the elements and allows for more payload. Loading bulky items is now easier than ever with the ute’s tub featuring grooved floor rails and moulded load ramp recesses on its tailgate. These help tradies ensure their cargo is secure while travelling.

Delivers a comfortable ride and improved road handling
Holden’s designers and engineers included wider tyres to maximise grip with every turn. Front and rear ventilated disc brakes help maximise the vehicle’s stopping power. Linear Control Suspension and Electronic Stability Control also help keep the ute safe while on the road. Designed to be stable and flat while navigating around tight corners, this vehicle’s independent rear suspension and low centre of gravity ensures a safe and comfortable ride.

The Holden Commodore Ute is designed for work, created for an active lifestyle and engineered for durability. Every tradie who wants a reliable and fun utility vehicle should consider this fine specimen. If you are in the market for a Holden Commodore Ute in Brisbane, check out Bartons Holden. They have a wide variety of Holden utes to choose from. Visit their website for more information.

Holden Captiva – Inspired by Europe and Value for Aussies


With its European-inspired bodywork, the Holden Captiva is an SUV built for the new generation. Featuring fluid and sweeping lines across the Captiva’s roof, windows and bonnet, this SUV’s athletic stance isn’t just for show – the Captiva lives up to its name as an SUV.
Here are just some of the reasons why the Holden Captiva offers true value for Aussies:

Designed to handle the best and worst of Australia’s driving conditions, the Captiva features Holden’s most sophisticated engine, the Alloytec V6. With a maximum output of 169 kilowatts of power and 297 Newton-metres of torque, this engine delivers a sports-like response while driving on or off the road. Paired with a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission, the engine optimises fuel economy, maximises acceleration and monitors driving habits via its Active Shift Control. This engine gives you power when you need it.

Australia is known for its unpredictable driving conditions and Holden designed the Captiva’s suspension system to adapt to these. Be it fair or foul weather, its responsive power steering ensures a linear response and intuitive drive. Front McPherson struts, independent four-link rear axles and fine-tuned shock absorbers deliver a sedan-like ride, even on the roughest roads. In addition, its Active All-Wheel Drive actively monitors the vehicle’s performance and re-directs power to its wheels to optimise traction. It keeps the vehicle safe while maximising fuel economy.

Safety features
Safety is one of Holden’s primary concerns, including a variety of safety features on the Captiva tp ensure this. Some of these active safety features includes the Active Rollover Protection (ARP), Traction Control System (TCS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). The ARP helps drivers by applying the brakes on each wheel when it detects excessive body roll while cornering and changing lanes. TCS on the other hand, minimises wheel slippage during acceleration. This is helpful in icy or wet road conditions. EBD regulates the brakeforce applied on each wheel to help balance the force applied on the vehicles front and rear brakes. It also helps minimise the SUV’s stopping distance. Every journey with the Captiva is both enjoyable and safe.

Interior and exterior
This family-sized SUV’s stance is purposeful and imposing, thanks to its streamlined contours. The Captiva’s tapered rear and seamless aerodynamic lines evoke a confident stance. Its bold, sleek and proportioned bodywork is the future shape of SUVs.
Aside from its imposing stance, the Captiva is designed with versatility and space in mind. It is a spacious SUV with enough room for seven passengers and their gear. Its 50/50 and 60/40 split feature can carry a 2.7m object with ease. The Captiva also has many individual storage compartments integrated into its cabin. It makes the journey easier with enough space for anything and everyone.
The Holden Captiva lives up to its mantle as a reliable sports utility vehicle. Its powerful engine, spacious interior, fluidic design and competitive price takes the Captiva into greater heights.
Looking for a Holden Captiva in Brisbane? Visit Bartons Holden to get the best deals on SUVs and other Holden vehicle. Let Bartons help find the right vehicle for you.

Holden Caprice – A Grade Aussie Luxury


Holden did not just create a new standard for luxury cars; it set a new benchmark in luxury. The Holden Caprice is set to be one of the best in the world by redefining it class and looking beyond set standards. It is a car not only designed for Australians but for the world. What makes the Caprice A-grade Aussie luxury? Let’s find out.

Sublime power and efficiency
The Holden Caprice was designed with performance and luxury in mind. Thanks to its fourth generation alloy V8 engine, it can produce 260-kilowatts of power with 517-Newton metres of torque at 4400rpm. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Active Fuel Management (AFI), it consumes less than 12 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres. Combining sublime power and fuel efficiency, the Caprice is the best in its class.

Incorporating modern technology
The Caprice is a luxury sedan which incorporates the best of modern automotive technology. It is one of the most advanced vehicles on the road, aimingto become one with its driver and surroundings. The technology installed can help heighten driver awareness and offer assistance while on the road.
Its Passive Entry system allows the driver to lock and unlock the car by using a sensor key. The Automatic Park Assist utilises ultrasonic sensors to assess a parking space, using the best angles to park while guiding the sedan into the space.
Reversing can be challenging for any driver so Holden also included the Reverse Traffic Alert as a standard feature on the Caprice. It can detect cross traffic movement up to 25 metres away. Once an approaching obstacle is detected, chimes will sound to alert the driver.
These are just some of the modern assistive technologies featured in the Australian automobile.

Enhancing the overall driving experience
Aside from the above-mentioned technology, the Caprice also offers convenience, comfort and great design to enhance a driver’s experience.
Its leather-appointed seating and leather-wrapped steering wheel create a statement of luxury and prestige. The driver and front passenger are treated with an 8-way seat adjuster and power lumbar. Both front seats are also heated to give passengers a more comfortable ride in the cooler seasons. Dual-zone climate control keeps the cabin temperature comfortable while its 9-speaker audio system will keep its driver and passengers entertained.
Driving the Caprice is an immersive experience. The driver focuses on the road while its passengers are relaxed and entertained throughout their journey.
The Holden Caprice offers unparalleled performance and refined luxury. From the latest in modern automotive technology to its crafted leather interiors, this sedan is the epitome of sophistication and luxury. Definitely, the Caprice is an A-grade Aussie automobile.
Are you in the market for a Holden Caprice in Brisbane? If you are, then check out Bartons Holden. We have a wide variety of Holden models to choose from, including the Caprice. Visit our website for more information.

Holden Colorado Z71 Specs & Features

Get serious! Producing a staggering 500Nm of torque from the 2.8L Dumarax Diesel Engine, the brand new 2016 Colorado Z71 will be leaving others in the dust. Boasting an unrivalled 3.5 tonne towing capacity, you’ll find it hard to find something you can’t tow. Designed to be distinctive,

Holden brings you the latest technology and entertainment systems behind the aggressive, sporty Z71 exterior. Whether at work or play, enjoy the raw muscle of the Colorado Z71 in complete comfort.

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Running Costs of Your Holden Infographic

There are three very important questions a prospective car owner asks when entering a dealership: Is it fuel efficient? How much will repairs and servicing cost me over the years? How economic is the car to drive? All of these questions narrow down to one thing: the running cost. At Bartons, we want you to get the best deal so we’ve collated some Holden favourites and their fuel, tyre and servicing costs per kilometre so you can see just how much it costs to own a Holden!

Running Costs of Your Holden

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