Out with the old

Wheels (Australia) - - Head To Head -

Fol­low­ing ini­tial drives in the new ZB Com­modore VXR, it’s clear that with a sleek five-door sil­hou­ette, Twinster-based all-wheel-drive and nine-speed trans­mis­sion, the Ger­man-built Holden is go­ing to square up a lot closer to the Volk­swa­gen Ar­teon than the Aussie-built model. With an ex­tra 29kw and 31Nm up its sleeve, the VXR ap­pears to de­liver a de­ci­sive me­chan­i­cal ad­van­tage over the VW but Holden is ten­ta­tively quot­ing 0-100km/ h times in the sixes. Sounds con­ser­va­tive to us.

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