Holden’s fuel-saving technology arrives in NZ

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

AFM is now standard on all automatic V8 models in the Commodore, Ute, Sportwagon and Caprice ranges at no additional cost.  

AFM, or cylinder deactivation, enables an eight cylinder vehicle to automatically operate on four cylinders in certain driving conditions, before restoring full power when engine demands increase. The vehicles include an AFM visual display which indicates when AFM is active.

In a combination of town and highway driving, the technology can deliver fuel savings of up to one litre per 100 kilometres, with potential for even better results at constant cruising speeds, Holden says.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Simon Carr, says AFM provides drivers with cost savings without sacrificing performance.

“AFM is a great example of the improvements that Holden is delivering to improve fuel efficiency for those who require the power and performance of a V8 engine.”

The AFM V8s are the first vehicles in New Zealand to come under Holden’s new EcoLine badge which highlights vehicles that use alternative fuel or fuel saving technologies.