EVOLUTION OF THE COMMODORE CONTINUES:
HIGH-RIDE TOURER JOINS THE RANGE FOR FIRST TIME EVER
Next-generation Commodore Tourer revealed – third bodystyle confirmed for Holden’s 2018 flagship
Adventure-ready Commodore Tourer packs advanced AWD and driving mode selection system
Tourer adds rugged edge to Commodore’s premium design with 20mm more ground clearance and protective off-road body additions
Holden has today revealed the next step in the evolution of one of Australia’s best-loved vehicles, with confirmation the adventure-ready, stylishly rugged next-generation Commodore Tourer will be eating up Australian roads (and off-roads) from 2018.
With its bush-walk meets fashion week styling, Commodore Tourer is the sleek, sporty alternative for adventure loving buyers. Purposeful styling and sophisticated driving technology combines with practicality to give a whole new dimension to Commodore’s appeal.
“The next-generation Commodore Tourer gives the range a new level of appeal, combining Australia’s love for SUVs with the practicality of a wagon and the driving appeal of a sedan. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, or just like the idea of being one, the Commodore Tourer gives our range a new dimension” said Holden’s Director – Communications, Sean Poppitt.
“Commodore Tourer comes with a high-tech AWD system and also lets customers select specific driving modes, giving them the flexibility to be able to get off the beaten track – whether that’s finding secluded camp spots, quiet surf beaches or boutiques in Bondi.”
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Rugged, outdoors styling combined with refinement, technology and impeccable taste. Commodore Tourer’s beautiful flowing design lines hail from Opel’s Monza concept and the Sculptural Artistry Meet German Precision design language, however the execution is much more purposeful.
“The Commodore Tourer body-style is designed for the self-aware buyer who appreciates the style, seating comfort and practicality of a sportwagon with a bit more capability,” said Holden’s Director – Design, Richard Ferlazzo.
Built almost 110mm and 20mm longer than its Commodore and Commodore Sportwagon siblings respectively, Commodore Tourer also rides with 20mm additional ground clearance and 40/20/40 seat splits combining practicality with a powerful road presence.
A prominent landscape grille and slim headlamps provide a wide horizontal impression, while the silver colored skid plate adds to create a strong, athletic stance. Off-road focused black lower fascia and wheel arch protection join additional adventure cues, such as a roof rails as standard and dual exhaust bezels that reinforce the lower and wider impression.
COMMODORE EVOLVES WITH ADVANCED OFF-ROAD FOCUSSED TECHNOLOGY
After spending years conquering Australian roads, Commodore now has its sights set further afield thanks to state-of-the-art AWD technology with torque vectoring that boasts two electrically controlled multi-plate clutches which enable a more precise transmission of power to each wheel – irrespective of road or weather conditions.
Working hand-in-hand with the AWD is the driver mode preference which changes the driving behavior of their car at the push of a button. The driver mode preference allows the driver to switch the Commodore Tourer into ‘Sports’ mode and changes the calibration settings for the vehicle’s steering, AWD system and transmission for a more direct, sporty feel.