The next-generation Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been spied again on public roads in Germany.
The car seen here is the second-generation Opel Insignia wagon, which will be sold down under as the next-generation Holden Commodore when local production of the VF II range ceases towards the end of 2017.
Although it seems as though this latest prototype is wearing the same amount of camouflage as an earlier car, the spy photographers were able to get a closer, sharper view of the new wagon this time around.
A false canopy extending out from the rear spoiler hides a steeply angled tailgate, which means that the new Commodore wagon will prioritise sporty looks over outright load carrying capability. Unlike the current Insignia wagon, the new version doesn’t feature a clamshell tailgate.
The car is expected to make its debut Geneva motor show in March 2017. In Europe, the new sedan will be sold as a Opel Insignia Grand Sport, while the wagon will be dubbed the Insignia Sports Tourer.
Opel has recently confirmed that, like the current Insignia wagon, the new model will spawn an Outback-style competitor, dubbed the Country Tourer, with jacked up suspension and off-roader styling cues. It’s not clear if this model will be sold in Australia.
A range-topping sports model will have a naturally aspirated 230kW/370Nm 3.6-litre V6, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive as standard.
Given the front- and all-wheel drive platform underpinning the new Commodore, a V8 engine is out of the question, while a turbocharged V6 is also off the table for now.