Holden could be importing a Commodore turbo to replace the outgoing Commodore SS
Mystery has shrouded how Holden will replace the Aussie-made V8 Commodore with an imported model. Up until now.
Images have surfaced on the internet of the next Opel Insignia OPC, which is the Opel’s performance flagship in Europe and other markets. The previous generation was sold here as the Holden Insignia VXR, which squeezed 239kW from its turbo 2.8 V6, and, sadly, that car wasn’t as fast as its looks suggested.
A naturally aspirated V6 and all-wheel drive model that will develop 230kW and 370Nm from its 3.6 litre V6 has been confirmed, and it could be badged Commodore SV6 and will sit below the Commodore turbo in the new Commodore line-up.
The new Commodore Turbo should be different. Motoring.com.au has suggested that the new Commodore turbo will be powered by either a turbocharged four-cylinder or V6 engine that will produce around 300kW, close to the 304kW produced by the 6.2 litre LS3 V8 in the current Commodore SS, and noticeably more than the 272kW churned out by the twin-turbo V6 in the Kia Stinger GT
Further updates will be provided as they come to hand.