Holdens aren’t what they used to be. This small SUV looks good, with features like a piano black finish around gear stick and centre console which lifts the design and makes it feel more premium. The seats aren’t real leather though so you might want to opt for fabric here.
I was amazed to find four cupholders in the front. It’s a real feat to deliver than in a small SUV as larger cars don’t even have this. You are sacrificing the centre storage bin for these, but I think it’s a good tradeoff - my centre storage bin always ends up a mess of receipts and parking tickets anyway! Best to use the space for something useful.
There were some sticky points - I had to press the open button on the keys twice to get in, and twice to lock it, which sounds like a small thing but I thought we were in the age of instant gratification. The handbrake is also a bit stiff to pull up.
It comes standard with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, which means you can plug in your phone and be instantly connected to the main apps on your phone like maps and Spotify (sidenote, I use Google Maps on my iphone and can never connect properly but this version of Carplay let me sync with Google maps which was mighty helpful! ‘Cause everyone knows Google maps is better than Apple maps).
You can also use voice control to make calls and send text messages so that you don’t have to touch your phone while driving.
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