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Holden Apollo (JM Apollo)

JM Apollo

Make: Holden

Model: Apollo

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Sep 1995

Holden logo1 Mar 1993

By CHRIS HARRIS

Toyota spent a fortune developing the redesigned, third-generation, “wide body” Camry range for the early ‘90s, utilising dynamic and refinement lessons learned during the multi-billion dollar Lexus LS program.

The result was a larger, wider, stronger, safer, roomier and more comfortable family-sized sedan and station wagon.

And like before, Holden offered a virtually identical version, this time as the JM Apollo range.

The grille, tail-lights, bumpers and minor trim set the Apollo apart.

Like the Camry, a 95kW 2.2L 5S-FE four-cylinder was the base engine, while a 139kW 3.0L quad-cam V6 auto was also available, except on the SLX wagon.

Power steering, central locking and a radio/cassette player were standard on all models, while anti-lock brakes became an option.

From June ’94 a driver’s airbag, cruise control and power windows became GS inclusions.

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