HOLDEN LOOKS AHEAD
IT will arrive in Australia in 2018, but Holden has revealed details of its next generation Commodore, which it says is the most advanced ever and comes with a lot of advanced technology.
Features of the Holdenbadged Opel include autonomous emergency braking, adaptive suspension, 360degree camera, adaptive cruise control and matrix lighting.
The V6 flagship has 230kW and 370Nm, a world-first ‘Twinster’ all-wheel drive system and 9-speed transmission.
“The all-new 2018 Commodore redefines the level of technology people can expect,” Holden’s Peter Keley said.
“Occupants will be safer, more involved and more connected than ever before.
“We’re taking the best of Europe and making it even better for Australians.”
In addition to the all-wheeldrive system, the car will have a continuously adaptable FlexRide chassis, which electro-hydraulically adapts the dampers to the road and the driving conditions.
Additionally, the driver can save personal preferences for the steering characteristics, throttle response and dampers via the ‘Sport’ button.
The design, created by the Opel Design team in Germany, shows a prominent grille and the slim-line headlights, side windows with an upper chrome strip and a coupe-like roofline.
A drag factor of 0.26 makes it one of the most aerodynamic vehicles in its class.
The cockpit is orientated to the driver for a sportier feeling and the infotainment system’s many functions are controlled via the touchscreen.
Three clusters of buttons allow quick and intuitive operations: the upper ones for the major functions of the infotainment system, the central ones for climate and heating controls, and the lower ones for driver assistant controls.
This very clear set-up avoids drivers and passengers having to dive into sub-menus on the touchscreen to find the most essential functions.
The 2.0T petrol and 2.0T diesel front-wheel drive models will also be coming to Australia in both Liftback and Sportwagon body-styles.
A first-look at Holden's 2018 Commodore.
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