Holden’s AWD-only Commodore Tourer revealed
230kW/370Nm Tourer unveiled as Holden takes Commodore body styles to three
5 April 2017
By TUNG NGUYEN
HOLDEN has unveiled its rugged Commodore Tourer high-rider that is set to arrive early next year alongside its liftback sedan and Sportwagon siblings with the Australian-exclusive 230kW/370Nm 3.6-litre V6 powerplant, all-wheel drive (AWD) and, likely, a nine-speed automatic transmission.
A spiritual successor to the early-2000s Adventra – which was essentially a jacked-up all-paw Commodore – the Tourer will also leverage a number of new technologies found on the incoming rebadged Insignia range, including an advanced twin-clutch torque vectoring system and switchable drive modes with a Sport and off-road optimised option.
To distinguish the three, the Tourer will sport 20mm more ground clearance and is longer than its Commodore Sportwagon brethren by 20mm.
Despite the increased length, the Tourer will feature the same interior volume as the Commodore Sportwagon, which can swallow up to 1640 litres with the 40/20/40 split rear seats tucked away.
The Commodore Tourer will also wear unique off-road body cladding that is denoted by a revised lower front fascia, black-coloured wheel arch protectors and rugged rear diffuser treatment, as well as sharing the Sportwagon’s design flourishes of a roof-mounted spoiler and subtle roof rails.
Also shared with the Sportwagon, the Tourer will arrive with a power tailgate, heated seats front and rear, cooled front seats and active noise cancellation, along with a suite of safety features such as autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision alert and rear cross-traffic alert.
Holden product communications manager Mark Flintoff confirmed to GoAuto that the Tourer would only feature one engine, saying “for now, it’s a V6 only”, meaning the high-riding wagon will miss out on the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains available in the Commodore sedan and wagon.
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