Recently, Holden graced us with the latest details on the development and what to expect from its all-new Commodore. The 2018 Holden NG Commodore (NG stands for “New Generation) will return with a heavy dose of Opel influence.
That means rear-wheel drive and a V8 engine are out, and all-wheel drive and a 3.6-liter LGX V6 are in. We had our digital wizard, RM Design, whip up what Australians can expect when the 2018 Commodore reaches Oz in early 2018. And, as you can see, it’s very Opel-esque.
That’s because Holden has made it clear there will be no design changes. No body panels, nothing. What is present is a clean-sheet redesign on the E2XX platform, complete with a liftback at the rear, replacing a traditional trunk.
Plenty of influence from the Opel Monza concept is present, too, including sharp lines and creases defining the hood and front fascia. You can also see a sharp style line running straight from the rear taillamp out to the front quarter panel, drawing the eye from the rear to the front.
As for the color, we asked RM Design to give it some proper Aussie charm. That meant ditching silver, gray or black and splashing it with a bright orange-red color. And we think this color really helps make the design pop.
The 2018 Commodore may be a far cry away from what the VF Commodore Series II is, but we think it’s hard to argue that this isn’t a sharp looking vehicle.