Holden has come out with a twist on an old theme; a high-ride tourer joining the Commodore family.
This is an adventure-ready Commodore Tourer with AWD, driving mode selection system, it adds a rugged edge to Commodore’s premium design with 20mm more ground clearance and protective off-road body additions.
Holden has revealed the next step in the evolution of its vehicles, with what they call the adventure-ready, stylishly-rugged next-generation Commodore Tourer that will be eating up Australian and New Zealand roads from 2018. A bit of country meets city styling, a sleek, sporty alternative for the adventure-loving buyer.
Purposeful styling and sophisticated driving technology combines with practicality to give a whole new dimension to Commodore’s appeal. This gives the range a new level of appeal, combining the love for SUVs with the practicality of a wagon and the driving appeal of a sedan.
The vehicle’s design lines gets its queue from the Opel Monza and the Tourer is built almost 110mm and 20mm longer than its Commodore and Commodore Sport-wagon siblings respectively, it also rides with 20mm additional ground clearance and a 40/20/40 seat split combining practicality with a great road presence.
There are some cosmetic upgrades to point out with a landscape grill, slim headlamps and silver coloured skid plate. It also has an off-road black lower fascia and wheel arch protection, roof rails as standard and dual exhaust bezels that reinforce the lower and wider impression.
After spending years conquering Australian and New Zealand roads, Commodore now has its sights set further afield thanks to state-of-the-art AWD technology with torque vectoring that boasts two electrically controlled multi-plate clutches which enable a more precise transmission of power to each wheel – irrespective of road or weather conditions.
Working hand-in-hand with the AWD is the driver mode preference, which change the driving behaviour of the car at the push of a button. The driver mode preference allows the driver to switch the Commodore Tourer into a sports mode that changes the calibration settings for the vehicle’s steering, AWD system and transmission for a more direct, sporty feel.