The fully imported Holden Commodore will launch from $33,690 early in 2018.
The fully imported Holden Commodore will launch from $33,690 early in 2018.

NEW COMMODORE: How much you'll pay for the new breed

THE greatest challenge Holden has is convincing prospective buyers just to take the new Commodore for a test drive. It's already started to pique interest with a starting price of $33,690.

Australian manufacturing of the Commodore has just finished, but the new fully imported European variants will arrive from late February next year.

Retail pricing will start from $33,690 for the entry level front-wheel drive LT 2.0-litre turbo, while a drive-away launch offer will see the Commodore available for $35,990. The latter is $3935 less than the Commodore VFII Evoke when it was launched.

All-wheel drive variants powered by a 3.6-litre V6 will start from $40,790 plus on-roads.

Basic equipment in the LT variants include 17-inch alloys, push-button and remote start, functionality which can apply the brakes automatically if an impending frontal collision is detected, semi-automatic parking, seven-inch high-resolution colour touch-screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone mirroring apps, cruise control, eight-way power driver seat and 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

This new model is a mid-sized rival to compete with the Kia Stinger, Toyota Camry and Mazda6.

While the range is all-new, there is some familiarity to the various specifications. Some variants will wear the Calais nameplate...the SS nomenclature has been rested in favour of RS and RS-V.

Holden has been working hard on building awareness.

 

The fully imported Holden Commodore will launch from $33,690 early in 2018.
The fully imported Holden Commodore will launch from $33,690 early in 2018.

"We've hosted over 400 customers at the Lang Lang proving ground in the last few months to show them the next-generation Commodore in development and get their feedback on how it drives," Holden's vehicle development manager Jeremy Tassone said.

"We've had a few sceptical people come for a drive but once they've been in the car and experienced the work the team has put in, they've left with huge smiles on their faces. It's been great to see and be able to involve them."

2018 HOLDEN COMMODORE PRICING

Liftback (sedan)

LT 2.0-litre turbo * $33,690

Calais 2.0-litre turbo * $40,990

Calais-V V6 AWD $51,990

RS 2.0-litre turbo $37,290

RS V6 AWD $40,790

RS-V V6 AWD $46,990

VXR V6 AWD $55,990

Sportwagon

LT 2.0-litre turbo * $35,890

RS 2.0-litre turbo $39,490

RS-V V6 AWD $49,190

Tourer (high-ride)

Calais Tourer V6 AWD $45,990

Calais-V Tourer V6 AWD $53,990

* diesel available $3000 premium

 

The 2018 NG Holden Commodore will arrive in February.
The 2018 NG Holden Commodore will arrive in February.

DRIVEAWAY PRICING

Liftback (sedan)

LT 2.0-litre turbo $35,990

RS 2.0-litre turbo $38,990

RS V6 AWD $42,490

Tourer (high-ride)

Calais Tourer V6 AWD $47,990

2018 HOLDEN COMMODORE HIGHLIGHTS

LT: Liftback and Sportwagon

. 2.0-litre turbo engine

. 9-speed automatic transmission

. 17-inch alloy wheels

. Auto headlamps with LED Daytime Runnings Lights

. LED tail lights

. Passive Entry and Push-button Start

. Remote Start

. Holden Eye Forward Facing Camera

o Autonomous Emergency Braking

o Lane Keep Assist

o Lane Departure Warning

o Following Distance Indicator

o Forward Collision Alert with Head-Up Warning

. Advanced Park Assist (semi-automatic parking)

. Rear View Camera. Front and Rear Park Assist

. Rain Sensing Wipers

. Holden MyLink Infotainment System with 7-inch high-resolution colour touch-screen display

o Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection

o Full iPod integration including Siri Eyes Free

. Cruise Control

. Leather Steering Wheel

. 8-way Power Driver Seat

. 60/40 split-folding rear seats

. Spacesaver spare wheel

. Diesel engine option

RS features over LT: Liftback and Sportwagon

. 18-inch alloy wheels

. Sports body kit

. Sports front seats

. Side Blind Zone Alert

. Rear Cross Traffic Alert

. Leather sport steering wheel

. Rear lip spoiler

. Handsfree power tailgate (Sportwagon only)

 

The 2018 NG Holden Commodore will arrive in February.
The 2018 NG Holden Commodore will arrive in February.

RS-V features over RS: Liftback and Sportwagon

. 3.6-litre V6 AWD engine

. 9-speed automatic transmission

. Adaptive AWD with electric LSD

. Hi Per Strut Suspension

. Rear Sports Fascia

. Wireless phone charging

. Ambient Lighting

. Holden MyLink Infotainment System with 8-inch high-resolution colour touch-screen display

o Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection

o Full iPod integration including Siri Eyes Free

o Embedded Satellite Navigation

o DAB+

. 8-inch colour cluster screen

. Colour Head-up display

. Leather appointed seat trim

. Heated front seats

. Sports steering wheel with paddles

. Alloy pedals

VXR features over RS-V: Liftback only

. 20-inch alloy wheels

. Selectable mode Continuous Damping Control (CDC) suspension

. Brembo brakes (front)

. Electric Sunroof

. VXR floor mats & sill plates

. Adaptive LED Matrix Headlights

. 360-degree camera

. Adaptive cruise control

. Performance leather sports seats

. Ventilated front seats

. Heated rear seats

. Driver & Passenger seat power side bolsters

. BOSE premium audio

Calais features over LT: Liftback and Tourer

. 18-inch alloy wheels

. Leather appointed seat trim

. Heated front seats

. Wireless phone charging

. Side Blind Zone Alert

. Rear Cross Traffic Alert

. Holden MyLink Infotainment System with 8-inch high-resolution colour touch-screen display

o Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection

o Full iPod integration including Siri Eyes Free

o Embedded Satellite Navigation

o DAB+

. 4.2-inch colour cluster screen

. 3.6-litre V6 AWD engine (Tourer only)

. Adaptive AWD with electric LSD (Tourer only)

. High-ride suspension (Tourer only)

. Handsfree power tailgate (Tourer only)

Calais-V features over Calais: Liftback and Tourer

. 3.6-litre V6 AWD engine

. 9-speed automatic transmission

. Adaptive AWD with electric LSD

. 20-inch alloy wheels

. Rear lip spoiler

. Adaptive LED Matrix head lights

. Electric sunroof (Liftback only)

. Panoramic sunroof (Tourer only)

. 8-inch colour cluster screen

. Colour Head-up display

. 360-degree camera

. BOSE premium audio

. Driver seat power side bolsters

. Massage driver seat

. Ventilated front seats

. Heated rear seats

. Sports steering wheel with paddles



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