Holden reveals new Commodore

AS predicted way back in February by Exhaust Notes Australia, Holden has chosen to utilise the next-generation Opel Insignia as the replacement for the outgoing Australian built vehicle we know and love.

The new model, set to go on sale in 2018, will feature 2.0 litre turbo petrol and diesel front wheel drive models, as well as a V6 flagship model (think of it as the  Opel Insignia VXR), boasting 230kW of power and 370Nm of torque, with all-wheel-drive and a 9-speed automatic transmission.

The next-gen Commodore will feature autonomous emergency braking, adaptive suspension, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, and matrix lighting, as well as driver controlled systems for steering characteristics, throttle response and dampers – with three settings choices (Standard, Tour, and Sport).

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The design is based on the ‘Monza’ concept, created by the Opel design team in Germany. The new Commodore will feature significant cockpit improvements, and an all-new frameless infotainment system that controls much of the cars’ electronics.

Other features include Massage Seats, heated and ventilated front seats, wagon power lift-gate, one-touch rear folding seats, lane departure and keep assists, forward collision alert, blind-zone and rear cross traffic alerts, and support for Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

Mark Holgate
Mark Holgate
A journalist with more than 24 years experience, Mark Holgate has worked with a number of regional, suburban and metropolitan newspapers, as well as stints with motoring specific publications like Which Car? Motorsport News, Auto Action and Street Machine. He is also a contributor to DriveTribe.


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