The sophisticated and completely redeveloped Holden Vectra
range introduced in March 2003 comprises three models: the 2.2 litre CD sedan and hatch, the 3.2 litre V6 CDX hatch and the sports-oriented V6 CDXi hatch.
While the updated 2004 Vectra offers new features and a similarly award-winning blend of powerful performance, impressive driving dynamics, refined ride quality, technological innovation and high specification, price levels have been reduced by almost 10 per cent on the CD model and almost five per cent on the CDX and CDXi.
Andrew Rau, Holden’s Marketing Manager, Small and Medium Cars, says the price restructure was prompted by the success of a recent Vectra retail campaign.
"We operate in an extremely competitive environment - and Holden retailers enjoyed such a great response and customer feedback to the 2003 campaign that we have now extended it to include ’04 Vectra models," he said.
"This makes Vectra a great all-round value for money proposition, especially when you consider that the CDXi now offers curtain airbags, the CDX is equipped with dual zone climate control air conditioning and CD models benefit from a range of styling upgrades."
Externally, the 2004-specification Holden Vectra CD and CDX models are set apart by clear white side repeater indicators and rear indicator lens. Door handles on the CD sedan and hatch are now body-coloured.
There are two new exterior finishes to choose from: Oyster (a warm metallic silver grey with gold highlights) and Silver Lightning (cool steel silver metallic).
The CDX has new, micro-patterned ’Muna’ interior trim, and CD and CDX models feature new metallic silver detailing on instrument surrounds and steering wheel-mounted audio switch surrounds. CDX and CDXi gear shifters have metallic silver highlights.
Dual zone climate control air conditioning now comes standard on Vectra CDX, and the sports luxury CDXi model is equipped with ’curtain’ side airbags, complementing the side impact, driver and front passenger airbags specified on every Vectra model.
The distinctively designed, European-sourced ZC Vectra range delivers a balanced blend of powerful, torquey performance, cutting edge chassis dynamics and advanced driver control technology. Its chassis system components include ABS, electronic brake force distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA), cornering brake control (CBC) and traction control. Electronic stability program (ESP) is standard on Vectra CDXi.
Vectra’s interior accommodation is exceptionally spacious, and the list of standard comfort and convenience items includes variable assist power steering; power exterior mirrors, heated; power windows with ’power on’ time delay after switch-off; nine-speaker audio system with CD (6-stack on CDX, CDXi), height and reach adjustable steering wheel with remote audio controls, cruise control, variable intermittent wipers; headlamps off auto delay; height and tilt adjustable padded front seat head restraints; rear armrest storage compartment and multi-function display.
2004 ZC Holden Vectra Recommended Retail Pricing
2.2 litre CD sedan: manual ($31,990), automatic ($33,990)
2.2 litre CD hatch: manual ($32,990), automatic ($34,990)
3.2 litre V6 CDX hatch: manual (n/a), automatic ($42,490)
3.2 litre V6 CDXi hatch: manual ($45,990), automatic ($47, 990)
Metallic paint $550