Holden will unveil the Commodore Sportwagon at the 2007 Sydney motor show. It will go on sale in early 2008.
It will be built on the shorter of the Holden Commodore’s two platforms. This should allow Holden the necessary scope to improve the Sportwagon’s dynamic abilities to better match its name.
Engines for the rear-wheel-drive Sportwagon are also lifted straight from the VE Commodore sedan. The Omega and Berlina Sportwagon will have a 240 hp version of the 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine, offered with a four-speed automatic transmission. The Calais and SV6 models will get the same engine in a higher-performance 260 hp, and teamed with a five-speed automatic gearbox.
Calais and Calais V buyers will be able to option the 200 hp, 6.0-litre V8 engine that is standard in SS and SS-V sports models. All V8s will be available with a six-speed automatic transmission; S and SS-V buyers will have to pay extra to upgrade from the standard six-speed manual.