2018 Holden Commodore Review, Release Date

There have been a lot of rumors about the 2018 Holden Commodore. The most important information that has come through is that it will be made by Commodore and most likely be built on the E2XX platform that the upcoming Buick Regal and Insignia has been built on. There isn’t much that has been seen only speculation about the design based on things that have been reported in the media especially after the Frankfurt Motor show where Karl Thomas Neumann, OPEL’s boss said something to the effect that the new commodore will just be a replica of the insignia only with a different badge.

2018 Holden Commodore front

2018 Holden Commodore – Interior and Exterior Features

The Opel Insignia has been regarded as one of the most interesting cars to come out of Opel because of its architecture that is based on General Motors’ Epsilon II platform. The sane interest has been afforded the 2018 Holden Commodore unfortunately with GM owning both OPEL and Holden, it is becoming harder to tell where General Motors’ influence will begin and end and how OPEL will take an established model like the Holden Commodore and turn it into something revolutionary. It needs to be spectacular if it is to outdo the Insignia whose powerful 2.8-litre turbocharged V6 engine that can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. The Insignia has the fuel economy of 10.9L/100km. this means Holden will have to tweak the chassis and reengineer the internal workings of the car to outdo the Insignia.

The 2018 Holden Commodore’s exterior is elegant has a luxury grille and bumper that look very special. It is low and sporty and everything from the front grille to the rear lights look harmonious and comes in a variety of classy colors from strong dark colors to softer ones.

Most people who raved about the new Commodore, who were anticipating its release have had a lot about the technological advances made but from the interior design it is clear that the designers were more interested in comfortable driving which is why they incorporated adjustable steering positions and chair positions. The dashboard bas the latest technological features from touch screen console to control in-car entertainment. Like other new generation cars, the 2018 Holden commodore is expected to have smart phone compatibility.

There are a number of great safety features incorporated in the car like an improved airbag system, electronic stability control, ABS, traction control as well as crumple zones.

2018 Holden Commodore rear

2018 Holden Commodore – Engine and Performance

The new commodore is expected to have a 6.2 L V8 engine with BiModal exhaust system and a sound enhancer. The engine has a power output of 408 horsepower and 429 lb.ft of torque. The engine will be matted to a 6-speed manual transmission or automatic transmission.

Holden enthusiast will not appreciate the car being called a Opel with an Holden badge and it might not be. According to the Australian /manufacturer, this could be the most advanced and the fastest Commodore built by Holden and lovers of the Commodore model will appreciate the fact that the manufacturer has not sacrificed space to fit in with new age hatchback and smaller sized sedans.

2018 Holden Commodore side

2018 Holden Commodore – Release Date and Price

The manufacturers of the 2018 Holden Commodore have been rather cagey with information and have been dropping hints here and there. What will surely happen is that the car will be launched sometime at the end of 2017 but we would have seen an actual prototype making the round in the upcoming global motor shows. The price is still a mystery at this point but it is expected to be high.

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