Holden Australia have announced 2018 Holden Commodore Pricing & Specifications with the European built family sedan starting at $1800 less than its Australian built predecessor.
The imported ZB Commodore will be offered across six models- LT, RS, RS-V, Calais, Calais-V and VXR- in three different body shapes including a liftback sedan, sportwagon and touring version.
Most significantly, the new Commodore will revert to a four-cylinder engine for the first time since the VN Series. The entry level LT Commodore will feature a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 191kW/350Nm, priced from $33,690 before on-road costs- $1800 less than the previous generation Commodore Evoke. A diesel variant with 125kW and an unspecified torque figure will be available for a $3000 premium.
The LT will be packed with plenty of standard features including a nine-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry with push-button start, rear view camera, assisted parking, 7.0-inch MyLink touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Additional safety features including forward collision warning, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) are standard safety features across the whole range.
Next in line, the Commodore RS, will be priced from $37,290 (before on-roads) and benefit from 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport body kit, more supportive seats, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. For an additional $2500, buyers will be able to opt for the all-wheel drive V6 with 230kW of power and 370Nm of torque.
For $46,990, the V6 RS-V will feature the same 230kW/370Nm engine and AWD drive train plus a long list of performance and comfort features including adaptive suspension, an eight-inch MyLink touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satnav, head-up display, wireless phone charging, leather trimmed seats and the all-important paddle-shifters for that sporty driving feel.
Pricing for the refined Calais version kicks off at $40,990 for the 2.0-litre turbo or $51,990 for the Calais V V6 AWD. The Calais will be available as a sedan or a high-riding Touring wagon priced from $45,990 and $53,990 respectively.
The range topping VXR V6 AWD (235kW/381Nm) will be priced from $55,990. The VXR V6 AWD represents a hefty price hike over the outgoing 2017 Holden Commodore VFII SS ($47,990 plus ORC) which utilised a more potent 6.2-litre LS3 V8 with 304kW of power and 570Nm of torque.
The Commodore VXR V6 AWD features Brembo Brakes, 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, ventilated and heated front and rear leather sports seats, Bose Audio, adaptive LED Matrix headlamps, and a 360-degree camera.
2018 Holden Commodore Pricing
Holden Commodore Liftback LT 2.0-litre petrol – automatic – $33,690
Holden Commodore Liftback LT 2.0-litre diesel – automatic – $36,690
Holden Commodore Liftback RS 2.0-litre petrol – automatic – $37,290
Holden Commodore Liftback RS V6 – automatic – $40,790
Holden Commodore Liftback Calais 2.0-litre petrol – automatic – $40,990
Holden Commodore Liftback Calais 2.0-litre diesel – automatic – $43,990
Holden Commodore Liftback RS-V V6 – automatic – $46,990
Holden Commodore Liftback Calais-V V6 – automatic – $51,990
Holden Commodore Liftback VXR V6 – automatic – $55,990
Holden Commodore Sportwagon LT 2.0-litre petrol – automatic – $35,890
Holden Commodore Sportwagon LT 2.0-litre diesel – automatic – $38,890
Holden Commodore Sportwagon RS 2.0-litre petrol – automatic – $39,490
Holden Commodore Sportwagon RS-V V6 – automatic – $49,190
Holden Commodore Tourer Calais V6 – automatic – $45,990
Holden Commodore Tourer Calais-V V6 – automatic – $53,990