2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon Breaks Cover


Holden releases images and specs of its fully-imported 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon

The wraps are off the all-new 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon, which will roll into Holden showrooms from next year.

Based on the upcoming Opel Insignia wagon, Holden says the NG Commodore Sportwagon combines style, practicality and technology, with that wagon rump said to hold 1,640 litres of cargo. That stylish tailgate can be opened and closed with a wave of a foot, convenient if you have your hands full of shopping or children.

The new Commodore Sportwagon will feature other clever tech including adaptive cruise control to help you adhere to lowly speed limits, a heads up display system to help you make sure that you’re sticking to said speed limits, autonomous braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist to correct your steering if you fail to obey the lane departure warning, side blind-zone alert and rear cross traffic alert to prevent you from reversing into things.

Expensive versions of the 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon will even come with massaging seats, heated and seats for front and rear passengers and cooled seats for those up front.

Whilst trim levels, names and prices for the 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon are yet to be confirmed, The Motoring Guru expects that the “Calais” name will be retained for the luxury versions.

Mechanically, there’ll be a choice of a 2.0 litre turbo petrol with front-wheel drive, a 2.0 litre diesel with front-wheel drive (yes, a diesel Commodore) and a flagship V6 petrol with 230kW and 370Nm of torque and an advanced all-wheel drive system. All engines will be mated to a nine-speed automatic, another Commodore first.

Holden claims that the 2018 Holden Sportwagon is 200kg lighter than its Aussie predecessor, thanks to the use of lighter materials and smarter packaging.

Further details will be announced closer to launch.

The Opel Insignia wagon will make its pubic debut at the Geneva motor show on March 7.

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