Holden has revealed first details of its new next-generation Commodore ahead of its Australian launch in early 2018.
Headlined by the V-6 flagship model, the imported Commodore will have an all-wheel-drive system combined with adaptive suspension technology. The new model also includes 9-speed automatic transmission and torque-vectoring all-wheel drive.
The next-generation Commodore is based on General Motor’s new "E2" global architecture, engineered in Germany and shared with the Opel Insignia. The new Commodore has also been co-developed under Holden’s Australian engineers, acoording to the automaker.
“The genuinely cutting-edge all-wheel-drive system using active torque vectoring provides incredible traction and handling finesse. The key is what is dubbed the ‘Twinster’ rear drive module. Essentially, the traditional rear differential has been replaced with two individual clutches that not only save weight and improve packaging but provides virtually instantaneous active distribution of torque to the required wheel," said Jeremy Tassone, Holden’s engineering group manager for vehicle development. "The V-6 engine with the all-wheel-drive system is a combination that the Holden team drove into the global vehicle program because we know our customers and this performance option is important to them."
Commodore’s evolution reflects the transformation of the Holden brand and company as it moves to full-line importer of vehicles, according to the automaker.