Along with the demise of the locally-produced Holden VF Commodore Series II comes the farewell of the current Holden Commodore Sportwagon and Commodore ute. While there is no replacement coming for the ute, the Sportwagon will be reincarnated thanks to the upcoming Opel Insignia Sports Tourer.
Car Advice has spotted the upcoming Holden Commodore wagon testing with plenty of influence from the Opel Monza concept vehicle, and looks quite similar to the next-generation Opel Insignia, since both will become corporate cousins.
The 2018 Holden Commodore will launch in Australia as a reborn Opel Insignia but will benefit from local engineering and suspension tunes for Australian road conditions. Engine offerings are expected to include four-cylinder turbos, a diesel and possibly a twin-turbo V6 to offer solace for the V8 faithful; the V8-powered sedan and wagon will both be things of the past.
Expect the new Opel Insignia to make its world debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next March.