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    Holden AWD Sportwagon Revealed

    Holden’s AWD-only Commodore Tourer revealed

    http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mell...2580F80024784B


    230kW/370Nm Tourer unveiled as Holden takes Commodore body styles to three

    GoAuto.com.au



    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.

    More info and pics at the LINK
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    Re: New Holden Commodore Details

    Quote Originally Posted by AceRimmer View Post
    ...A spiritual successor to the early-2000s Adventra...
    So... The marketing people are now writing car reviews for the journos are they?
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    Re: Holden AWD Sportwagon Revealed

    I think it's a good looking vehicle and certainly worth me looking at, but I suspect the price will be hard to swallow.

    Also the decision to bring V6 only is kind of weird. Why no diesel?
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    is there a market for an AWD wagon like this. Aren't people transfixed by SUVs? I hope it does well but I am not going to hold my breathe. Maybe natural disasters may play a role in its sales.
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    Re: Holden AWD Sportwagon Revealed

    A question for Mick - how many cars do think will have been written off as a result of Cyclone Debbie (with Rockhampton still to come). Will this have an affect on the new car market or would most people replace with a used vehicle?

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    Looks like it needs to be higher at the moment it looks like its going to have less ground clearance then a Suzuki Ignis,
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    Re: Holden AWD Sportwagon Revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    I think it's a good looking vehicle and certainly worth me looking at, but I suspect the price will be hard to swallow.

    Also the decision to bring V6 only is kind of weird. Why no diesel?
    No AWD DIESEL for Europe or the US. I can't fathom that the 2.0l bi-turbo is too powerful for the 8 speed transmission.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    I think it's a good looking vehicle and certainly worth me looking at, but I suspect the price will be hard to swallow.

    Also the decision to bring V6 only is kind of weird. Why no diesel?
    Stupid not bringing out a diesel
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    Re: Holden AWD Sportwagon Revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    A question for Mick - how many cars do think will have been written off as a result of Cyclone Debbie (with Rockhampton still to come). Will this have an affect on the new car market or would most people replace with a used vehicle?
    On Holdens facebook page they are offering loan vehicles for people who lost theirs in the floods
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    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    On Holdens facebook page they are offering loan vehicles for people who lost theirs in the floods
    Yes they don't have many to offer but it is a great gesture. I hope they go to people who really have to rely ona car for their family to function.

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    Re: Holden AWD Sportwagon Revealed

    For me, this is the right car at the wrong time, and sadly the biggest turnoff is now the badge. It's a nice looking car, all the features I would like and plenty of power for me. I have never liked SUV's but I have always liked repurposed wagons, from the AMC Eagle, right through the Subaru Outback, Volvo XC70 and Holden Adventra.

    It is better looking than the current Outback, Skoda Scout, and even the Volvo.

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    Well, look at that... it looks like a Buick! #sarcasm
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    Re: Holden AWD Sportwagon Revealed

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    Looks more like an Opel
    That's strange... I see a Peugeot.

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    Re: Holden AWD Sportwagon Revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by kmacleod View Post
    No AWD DIESEL for Europe or the US. I can't fathom that the 2.0l bi-turbo is too powerful for the 8 speed transmission.


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    The bi-turbo 154KW diesel engine (LFO) is definitely available with 8-speed auto (AF50 gen3) and AWD.

    I think this omission has more to do with the expected new Commodore sales volume, too many dealers chasing such small volume. Holden are trying to make this as simple to order as possible, don't forget the 8-week journey from Europe on top of the usual waiting time.

    Just look at the Astra sales: disaster. Everything Holden touch at the moment turns into ****.

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