Setting the Commodore VXR apart as the range-topper is an assortment of model enhancing features. This begins with Brembo front brakes and sports set-up with selectable driving modes. Available for adjustment is Continuous Damping Control, steering, transmission and adaptive AWD system settings.
Other features on the next-generation Commodore VXR include LED Matrix headlights, 360 degree camera, heated and ventilated leather VXR sports performance front seats and an assortment of driver assistance technology including autonomous emergency braking (with pedestrian protection), adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert and head up display.
The 2018 VXR will boast a 3.6-litre V6 engine developing 235kW of power and 381Nm of torque, which is mated with a 9-speed transmission, with paddle shifter select, and an adaptive all-wheel drive system utilizing torque vectoring technology and a twin-clutch rear differential.
Holden’s Lead Dynamics Engineer, Rob Trubiani, said: “The V6 engine with the adaptive AWD and 9-speed transmission make the VXR a quick and smooth car to drive, even in wet conditions. Importantly we also have Brembo front brakes and Continuous Damping Control (CDC) and drivers are able to switch between three driving modes for distinctly different drive experiences.”
Bespoke 20-inch alloy wheels, larger rear VXR lip spoiler, front and rear sports fascias and premium VXR sill plates complete the next-generation Commodore VXR’s enhancements.
The next-generation Holden Commodore VXR will be available, as well as the sedan range, Sportwagon and Tourer body style, early next year.
It remains to be seen whether or not Commodore enthusiasts will warm to the imported model.
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