Holden Commodore 2018 Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price
- Car Reviews,
- Aug 25, 2020
The Holden Commodore 2018 has been put to extreme scrutiny and criticism. And rightly so. Even though Holden claims that the 2018 Commodore is cheaper than the previous models. But that is not exactly comparing apples with apples. There are many differences in the 2018 Commodore. The most important one being that there is no 2018 Holden Commodore V8 available.
The Holden Commodore 2018 is not built locally, since the operations ceased in Australia. In fact, the 2018 Commodore is manufactured and imported from Germany. And has the specifications of the global Opel Insignia.
The Holden Commodore series has been around since 1978. They have been producing medium to large high performing sedans locally in Australia till 2017. That was when local production ceased in the country. The Commodore series finally ended in 2020, coinciding with the discontinuation of the Holden brand completely. Read on our 2018 Holden Commodore Review to find out more!
Holden Commodore 2018 Review Australia
In 2013, it was confirmed by Holden that they would be soon ending their production units in Australia. They also confirmed that the next-generation cars will be imported. The decision was made on the basis of surveys and the company’s interest. The survey showed that the customers were in favor of retaining the Australian badge.
A few years later, the prototype for the 2018 Holden Commodore was revealed. A select few people were asked to test drive it. In 2016, the new 2018 Holden Commodore was revealed online, with an overview of the features and specifications.
It was also shown that the new Commodore will be offered in four and six-cylinder options only. They would also be featuring a front-wheel-drive or the all-wheel drive. This proved to be a major difference. Since previous Commodores had been available in V8 engines and rear-wheel drives.
The decision for the changes in 2018 sparked much and more controversy. People started to doubt even if the 2018 Commodore should be called a Commodore. Due to the fact that it had deviated so much from what the Commodore actually meant. Dimensionally, the 2018 Commodore was smaller. It lacked the V8 engine and the rear-wheel drive. Even though Holden defended their decision, blaming it on the preservation of sale.
This time around, Holden decided to include tons of features and tech to make buyers flock towards the car. There are plenty of safety features, including six airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, and the Holden Eye. The Holden Eye is a forward-facing camera to assist with:
✓ Autonomous Emergency braking
✓ Lane keeping assist
✓ Collision warning
✓ Parking assist
The Infotainment system is state of the art. It offers compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, iPod, and Bluetooth. All of this is integrated with a seven-inch color touch screen. You also get remote entry, push to start button, leather steering wheel, adjustable driver seats, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Rear room in the 2018 Commodore is simply sufficient. And you additionally sit low to the floor, so getting in is simple with enough room for leg and knees. Focus support air vents, overhead lighting, USB charging. As well as convenient capacity pockets are some of the major advantages.
The front is where it gets even better. Great access, liberating head and leg space to move around. Especially with the fueled driver's seat going, and a snazzy cockpit inviting drivers. All things considered, the introduction proceeds with the European flavor. With little dials, some new switches, and intuitive controls.
A redeeming quality is the enormous focal screen for every single optional capacity. An inside instrument screen for all driving data, sensible directing wheel catches, magnificent vanity mirrors, and helpful focus comfort stockpiling compartments.
The 2018 Commodore delivers excellently on-road performance, as well as a great fuel economy. Hardware guaranteed control during off-the-line dispatches and we were never mindful of any undesirable front-wheel-drive weaknesses.
In obvious Commodore design, in any case, its strong point lies in open street visiting. Where, aside from some tire commotion, the 2018 Commodore coasted easily. Especially at speed over not exactly immaculate byways. Within the city, we found the middle value of around 7.4L/100km and in the city 8.6L/100km, on the necessary 95-RON fuel.
The nearby suspension tuning is likewise awesome. With an exact guiding feel and surefooted ride and taking care of the overall way of streets. It is firm at moderate rates with a bang over short, sharp knocks. Keeping in mind that the directing is light, the long-wheelbase implies a huge turning circle.
2018 Holden Commodore Price
The V6 trims, with all-wheel drive, start from $40,990 for the RS Liftback. The RS-V Liftback and the 2018 Holden Commodore Wagon are priced at $46,990 and $49,190, respectively. The top of the line Calais model will cost you $51,990, while the top Sports model is priced at $55,990.
✓ Plenty of options and trim levels
✓ Loads of features and new technology never seen before
✓ Also available in impressive all-wheel drive
✓ Lack of visual appeal when compared to competitors
✓ Tourer only available as petrol V6
The 2018 Commodore has deviated marginally from the traditional Commodore range. Instead, it can be labeled as an elegant and practical saloon car that has been imported from Europe. For those who are less image-conscious, the 2018 Commodore will be appealing for the performance and fuel economy. That being said, there are still some other options that can be argued over.