Holden has provided the first official look of it’s all new fully-imported Holden Commodore sedan more than a year before its official Australian launch.
Looking very similar to the artist rendering featured on the cover of the current edition of Wheels magazine, the sedan has a sweeping roofline and masculine shoulders giving it a coupe-like appearance.
The range-topping AWD V6 variant will be the most advanced Holden yet, with technology usually seen on high-end premium vehicles.
It will be powered by an upgraded version of the current 3.6-litre petrol V6 producing 230kW/370nM through a nine-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels via the “Twinster” torque vectoring all-wheel drive system.
In addition to the V6 variant, the 2018 Commodore will come with 2.0-litre turbo petrol and 2.0-litre turbo diesel front-wheel drive models.
The fifth generation Commodore will also feature a sophisticated ‘FlexRide’ adaptive suspension system features a continuously adaptable chassis that electro-hydraulically adapts the dampers to the road and the driving conditions 500 times per second or 30,000 times per minutes.
This also works with three driving modes (Standard, Tour and Sport), which allow the driver can also save personal preferences for the steering characteristics, throttle response and dampers via the ‘Sport’ button.
Advanced driver assistance technologies will include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind-Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and a 360-degree camera.
Comfort options include massage seats, rear one-touch folding seats, heated Front and rear seats, ventilated front seats and power lift-gate for the as yet to be officially revealed Sportwagen variant.
Infotainment features include Apple Car Play and Android Auto, 8-inch touchscreen and next-gen head-up display.
The all-new Holden Commodore will be available from early 2018. Additional details will be confirmed closer to launch.
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