Crash Avoidance - back to basics

No matter how smart. electronic aids such as ESC are only part of a formidable array of primary safety features.

Among them are the driver's car attributes the Holden range is famous for: predictable ride and handling and great roadholding abilities complemented by excellent road connection, vehicle response, on-centre steering feel and high directional stability.

They also include everything from taken-for-granted items like ergonomically designed seating and efficient cabin ventilation to visual and audible speed warnings and rest reminders, powerful headlamps, fast-response LED stop lamps and seat belt warnings.

Other design features, some optional, promote a comfortable interface between technology and the driver. Among them are audio/phone controls on the steering wheel, voice prompt satellite navigation, electronic front and rear park assist and information displays that provide driver assistance without driver distraction.