Holden has yet to confirm the next-generation Opel Insignia will be the basis for the 2018 Holden Commodore, but it’s all but certain, and World Car Fans has spied the Insignia-Commodore-Regal wearing a production body.
The 2018 Holden Commodore will be born on General Motors’ E2XX bones, send power to the front wheels and feature four-cylinder and V6 power. It will be the first time a Holden Commodore lacks a V8 engine option since the nameplate first debuted in 1978.
As far as styling impressions, it’s much too early to begin judgement. It’s easy to see extra plastic and cladding has been added to skew proportions of the car, making the entire vehicle look chunkier than it really is. It is easy to see, however, the sloping roofline via Audi A7.
Sources have told us Holden plans to keep the Elizabeth plant churning out locally-produced Commodore for as long as it can through 2017. It remains to be seen if the brand will sell both this 2018 Commodore, and a 2017 VF Series II side by side, possibly allowing the Opel Insignia and Buick Regal to debut first.