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2018 Holden Commodore Tourer revealed… aimed at the Subaru Outback

Holden is set to take on the Subaru Outback and VW Passat Alltrack with the reveal of its high-riding 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer.

THE HIGH-RIDING 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer seeks to resurrect the all-wheel drive Holden Adventra, promising an additional 20mm of ground clearance (over the standard Commodore) and all-wheel drive.

“The next-generation Commodore Tourer gives the range a new level of appeal, combining Australia’s love for SUVs with the practicality of a wagon and the driving appeal of a sedan. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, or just like the idea of being one, the Commodore Tourer gives our range a new dimension” said Holden’s Director – Communications, Sean Poppitt.

“Commodore Tourer comes with a high-tech AWD system and also lets customers select specific driving modes, giving them the flexibility to be able to get off the beaten track – whether that’s finding secluded camp spots, quiet surf beaches or boutiques in Bondi.”

Built almost 110mm and 20mm longer than its Commodore and Commodore Sportwagon siblings respectively, Commodore Tourer also 20mm more ground clearance (the ultimate clearance hasn’t been announced but expect it to be less than 200mm in total) and 40:20:40 split-fold seats.

2018 Holden Commodore Tourer

Instead of a rear differential, the Commodore Tourer’s all-wheel drive set-up offers torque vectoring via “two electrically controlled multi-plate clutches which enable a more precise transmission of power to each wheel – irrespective of road or weather conditions”. Basically, it means the system can send or reduce torque to the front and back, or side to side.

Final pricing and specifications haven’t been released yet (the Vauxhall version of the Commodore Tourer will be revealed in full at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September), but Holden Australia said the Commodore Tourer will offer:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Speed Limit Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Side Blind-Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Massage Seats
  • Rear one-touch folding seats
  • Heated Front and Rear seats
  • Ventilated Front seats
  • Express up/down all windows
  • Wagon power lift-gate
  • Active Noise Cancellation


6 Comments

  1. Antonio Milano
    April 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm — Reply

    LMFAO
    The Subaru has cred!
    The opel/vauxhall/citroen/peugeot has none.
    I’d rather buy a 12 year old Adventra.

    • Leon
      April 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm — Reply

      the 12 year old adventra was based on the 20yr old opel commodore and was such a success that holden killed it off quietly LOL

  2. Maggie Dee
    April 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm — Reply

    The Kingswood had more ground clearance than this fake!

    • leon
      April 6, 2017 at 2:28 pm — Reply

      Totally agree – That is why we all had it lowered – use to cause motion sickness

  3. Neil Watson
    April 7, 2017 at 5:25 pm — Reply

    Is this the same as the Buick Regal Tourer X announced this week in the USA also?

    • Andrew Riles
      April 8, 2017 at 10:49 am — Reply

      As far as I can tell it is….both the Regal and this Commodore are basically the new Opel Insignia with different badges…..

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