The all-new Commodore

Holden's all-new Commodore is coming and it’s like nothing you’ve seen before. Designed and developed in Germany, it's been exhaustively tested and tuned right here in Australia. This is the Commodore for the new era.

Due to land early next year, the all new Commodore will be offered in Liftback and Sportwagon body styles, and is matched with either a powerful 2.0L Turbo Petrol, 2.0L Turbo Diesel or a 3.6L V6 Petrol engine paired exclusively with AWD. The 2.0L Turbo Petrol and V6 AWD come standard with 9 speed automatic transmissions, while the 2.0L Turbo Diesel comes with an 8 speed transmission. 

Another exciting addition to the Commodore range is also on the way, with the Commodore Tourer.  The Tourer has been designed with a higher ride height and loads of space to ensure it fits in perfectly with active lifestyles, and the advanced AWD technology ensures you will get there safely. 

High-tech features for driver assistance, safety and entertainment include Apple Carplay® and Android® Auto as well as wireless phone charging. But still you may question – a 2.0L Turbo Commodore?

The 2.0L Petrol Turbo delivers peak outputs of 191kW and 350Nm, making it the fastest and most powerful entry-level Commodore ever. This makes it a million miles away from the original 1980s VC Commodore 4 cylinder.  

And to ensure all this power delivers the kind of driving qualities that Australians are accustomed to, Holden’s engineering team has developed a unique suspension and steering tune to deliver the distinctive ride and handling characteristics expected of a Commodore.

“We’ve worked on a more direct and responsive steering feel to give drivers greater confidence and a more engaging experience behind the wheel,” says Holden’s Lead Dynamics Engineer, Rob Trubiani.

“That’s in addition to changing the dampers and suspension tune on both 3.6-litre V6 and 2.0-litre turbo variants so the car feels planted and well-balanced.”

At a recent drive day at Holden’s Lang Lang Proving Ground even rear-drive V8 fans were well impressed by the new turbo Commodore.

One serious Holden enthusiast whose garage houses a number of current Commodores noted: “I’m really surprised at how well it gets the power down, it feels quicker through the corners than my Motorsport.”

With that sort of response from some of our toughest critics, this is a new Commodore that needs to be tested. Register your details below and be the first to hear about the all-new Commodore range.

 

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