The VF Holden Commodore’s days are sadly numbered. With the final, locally-produced 2016 Holden Commodore Series II readying for reveal, Car Advice has snapped photos of what appears to be the 2018 Holden Commodore.
This is the first time we have even seen a test mule for the upcoming 2018 Commodore, even though Holden states the car has been testing in Australia for quite some time. The 2018 Commodore will ride on General Motors’ E2XX platform, and will share many features with its new cousin: the Opel Insignia. Though, we speculate the upcoming Opel Insignia will bow earlier than the 2018 Commodore, possibly riding on a shorter wheelbase than its Commodore comrade.
The wheelbase is expected to grow substantially from where the current Opel Insignia sits, making for a better replacement for the large and in charge VF Commodore and, expect quite a few pounds to be shed as the Commodore ditches its bulky Zeta bones in favor of front-wheel drive.
From what we can tell, the shape of the car looks to be very elegant, with a long, sloping rear roof line. Though, that could only be the camouflage doing its job to skew our eyes.
When the 2018 Holden Commodore does officially show face, don’t expect a burly V8 option, as Holden has promised a new, V8 powered sports car will replace the V8-option Commodore. Do expect all-wheel drive variants paired with powerful turbocharged four-cylinders and V6 engines, however.