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Holden reveals third bodystyle for 2018 flagship nameplate

Commodore Tourer F3Q

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Holden has today has confirmed the Commodore Tourer will form part of the Commodore range from 2018.

Said to have ‘bush-walk meets fashion week styling’, Commodore Tourer is a sporty alternative for adventure loving buyers.

“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.”

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 coloured 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 Tourer R3Q

“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.

“The Europeans have always excelled at finding this balance of style and robustness and the Commodore Tourer is a great example.”

The new model features 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 behaviour 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.

NEXT-GENERATION COMMODORE KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

* Cutting-edge driver assistance systems and technology:

* Autonomous Emergency Braking

* Adaptive Cruise Control

* Speed Limit Cruise Control

* Lane Departure Warning

* Lane Keep Assist

* Forward Collision Alert

* Side Blind-Zone Alert

* Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

* Next-generation LED Matrix Headlights

* Next-generation comfort and convenience technologies:

* Massage Seats

* Rear one-touch folding seats

* Heated Front and Rear seats

* Ventilated Front seats

* Express up/down all windows

* Wagon power lift-gate

* Active Noise Cancellation