Top-selling models in Holden’s popular Commodore and Captiva range are the most affordable to own and operate in their segment, according to a recent study conducted by the RACV.
The RACV’s 2010 ‘Drive Your Dollars’ survey, which ranks vehicles according to the costs associated with ownership and daily driving, highlights the two Holden nameplates as best in class.
When compared to a host of models from rival brands, Holden’s popular dual fuel LPG Commodore was identified as the cheapest car to own and run in the large car segment.
Commodore models powered by Holden’s frugal 3.0 litre SIDI V6 engine claimed a second place ranking, ahead of competitors from Ford, Toyota and Honda.
In the highly competitive mid-sized SUV market, RACV acknowledged Holden’s Captiva 5 as the most affordable car to own and operate. Holden models again claimed claimed the top two positions in this category, with SUV stable-mate, the Captiva SX 2.0 Litre Diesel, ranked in second place.
Holden’s Director of Marketing Philip Brook said the survey results recognise the company’s reputation for providing customers with strong value for money.
“The results of this study highlight just why Holden continues to be the smart choice for Australian motorists,” Mr Brook said. “We are committed to ensuring that our vehicles offer strong value for money and remain affordable for customers to own well beyond a sale at a dealership.
“It is pleasing to see our commitment to products that represent outstanding quality and value for money recognised in this way.”
RACV’s calculations for the survey were based on a distance travelled of 15,000 kilometres per year and an ownership cycle of five years.
The RACV media release outlining its 2010 ‘Drive Your Dollars’ survey can be found under the news section at www.racv.com.au