Holden Commodore took the Australasia market by storm winning awards and hearts. It was the rebound of an economic downfall, slowly morphing into a high power GM LS carrier. In 2013 it all came to a halt with the announcement of “Australia's Own Car” will no longer be produced in Australia, However act as an importer for the German produced Opel Insignia also known as the Holden Insignia which was rebadged as the Holden Commodore. Controversy was imminent with Holden's decision to retain the Commodore name for the 2018 model, due to its change from RWD to a FWD or AWD option and the farewell to the HSV V8 to a 4 cyl and 6 cyl engine. As of now the Holden Insignia is not designed for power, but a business/family implement and with eManualOnline you can get your hands on a Holden Insignia Service Manual PDF. The blueprints of your Holden Insignia at your fingertips.
Holden joined with Opel to aid in the design of the Insignia in hope for it to live up to the specifically designed Australian Holden Commodore. To combat the loss of RWD and the GM LS V8; the team added luxurious extras that were never seen in previous Commodores such as: autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, advanced park assist, parking sensors at both ends and a rear-view camera.
Also including auto-on/off headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED tail-lights, rain sensing wipers, an 8 way electric drivers seat and 7 inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple Carplay.
With the Push of a button or remotely started, you have 3 engine options to choose from. A 2.0 liter turbo 4 cylinder housing 256 hp with 258 lb-ft of torque; 2.0 liter turbo diesel 4 cylinder with 166 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and lastly a 3.6-liter V6 backing 316 hp with 281 lb-ft of torque.
Even though Holden no longer produces the Commodore they wanted to make sure the newly rebadged Holden Insignia could live up to the records Commodore left behind. At the present time, Holden Insignia is going through a rough patch of backlash and poor sales. Could it be the dislike of the rebadge or the markets eyes looming over to SUV and Pick-Up options? Only time will tell the fate of the Holden Insignia.
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