Should Holden stick with a PSA-sourced Holden Commodore for the long term, an electrified version may surface by 2025. Plans for such a car stem from PSA Groupe’s decision to electrify all of its models by 2025.
Motoring reported on the potential for an electrified Commodore on Friday, though it’s purely speculation. An electrified Commodore from PSA rests in Holden’s future decision to continue sourcing the car from PSA. Holden will decide in the next 12 to 18 months if it will continue to tap PSA for the Commodore, or switch to a General Motors-sourced car. GM sold Opel and Vauxhall to PSA Groupe last year.
If Holden decides to stick with PSA in a new agreement, an electrified Commodore, a copy of the Opel Insignia, seems all but certain in PSA’s future plans. But, if Holden parts ways with PSA and a Commodore agreement, it’s less clear if the car’s replacement from GM would offer such a powertrain.
Holden will have to make a similar decision regarding the Astra hatchback, which hails from Vauxhall. It will either source the next car from PSA, or move to a GM vehicle to replace it. The most interesting facet is PSA’s development timeline. The French automaker is working speedily to move cars from GM platforms and technology to PSA architecture. The decision could leave the current Astra and Commodore on a very short lifecycle.