Based heavily on the Holden VT Commodore, Monaro designer Mike Simcoe worked hard to get the proportions right and generate the perfect curves. The sleek, expressive styling is testament to his constant re-evaluation and effort.
Peanut-shaped head lamps are positioned either side of an elegantly styled grille and above sweeping bodywork incorporating the front fog lights. The broad bonnet leads into slightly flared sides and a smoothly raked windscreen, over a beautifully curved roof line and down to a blunt and purposeful rear end, highlighted by modern light clusters and chrome twin exhaust pipes. Five-spoke 18 inch alloy wheels complete the look.
Added together the look encompasses a potent on-road presence from any angle, but Monaro’s low lines and stylishly truncated rear end are especially effective in side profile, and ooze aerodynamic purpose.
Available in red, yellow, blue, silver or black, Monaro’s paintwork has been specially formulated to give extra acid etch resistance to improve its durability further.
Undeniably slick outside, inside, Monaro is just as delicious. Featuring everything you could ever wish for as standard, Monaro not only offers the ultimate driver’s experience, but also the ultimate driving experience.
With full leather as standard, Monaro is specified to offer the very best in comfort, style and ergonomics.
Eight-way electrically adjustable seats in front are contoured to cosset the driver and front passenger completely. The two rear seats, which will easily accommodate two adults, are also fashioned for comfort and a close fit, ensuring high ride quality all round. An electric slide-forward mechanism allows ready access to the rear seats.
Instrument clusters, highlighted by satin silver binnacle rings bring the attention back to the front of the cabin. A smart four-spoke steering wheel, picked out with satin chrome highlights and matching anthracite leather perfectly matches the handbrake and gear lever, increasing the car’s coherent feel.
The smoothly integrated instrument panel features modern controls and graphics and sits beneath a large screen, multi-function display, which incorporates climate control, infotainment and trip computer information. A six-disc CD changer is standard, as is a 10-speaker sound system, further enhancing the interior.
Other, driver-oriented features include cruise control, to make long motorway journeys less dreary and fully electric windows and sunroof. Plus, as you won’t want to chance denting Monaro’s beautiful lines, rear park assist is also a standard feature.
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