With Start of Production for Insignia, New Holden Commodore Right Around the Corner
The first customer-ready version of the next-generation Opel Insignia Grand Sport rolled off the line in Rüsselsheim, Germany last month, which means one thing for Aussie customers hotly anticipating the launch of the new Holden Commodore: the time is drawing nigh.
Before the Euro-spec Opel can hit Australia as the next-generation Commodore, it must first undergo additional development to ensure that it is up to the task of filling the needs of drivers.
Holden Executive Director of Engineering Brett Vivian says that his team has been involved in the development process for the Opel Insignia/Holden Commodore “from the very beginning and have been working to tune to the specific tastes of Aussie buyers who like responsive steering and sporty suspension, yet composed ride quality when cruising.”
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“The European press is just the start and our local development continues at pace,” Vivan added. “We recently put the Australian-tuned V6 all-wheel-drive and 2.0-liter turbo Commodores to test on Victoria’s challenging alpine roads and both performed brilliantly. These cars really build on the strong ‘driver’s car’ feel Commodore is renowned for and when you add its peerless levels of refinement and impressive new technology, it’s clear we have a new Commodore buyers can look forward to driving.”
The first of the new Holden Commodores is expected to arrive at dealerships in early 2018. Among the new features certain to attract customers are cutting-edge safety technologies like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist and comfort and convenience technologies including Active Noise Cancellation and Massage Seats.