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Like the sedan and ute before it, the Holden Commodore Sportwagon will also soon have a corresponding HSV performance variant. The HSV Tourer is essentially an HSV Clubsport R8 Wagon, as it features the muscle sedan's front clip and 425-horsepower (317kW) LS3 V8 powertrain. Look for it to arrive arrive in Australia this October and in the U.S. as a Pontiac, well, never. (Pontiac has no plans to bring over the Commodore Sportwagon, remember.)

HSV admits that the Tourer could take some sales away from the Clubsport R8 upon which it's based, but that the presence of the wagon in the now-complete HSV lineup should still help HSV's sales numbers overall. Drive.com.au notes that the Commodore Sportwagon was supposed to launch back in March, but has been delayed while Holden continues to work out kinks with the wagon bodystyle. We expect to get plenty more info on the HSV Tourer closer to its launch, but today, we're more bummed than ever that Pontiac isn't importing the Commodore Sportwagon. Imagine what the possibilities could have been... Pontiac G8 Safari GXP? Not bad. And unfortunately, not gonna happen.

[Sources: HSV, Drive.com.au]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Bring THIS car to the US, so I can buy it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Safari GXP? I frigging love it.

      I just gotta love a car that slays many sports cars and is as practical as many suv's.

      Seating for five and their luggage with an awesome track time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I never understand what people like about the Holden Front (versus the pontiac)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nobody would pay what this car would cost if it come here anyway.

      Holdens should just recieve a badge change and be sold here through Chevrolet, nothing kills them quicker than the Pontiac brand and restyling them to look like every other Pontiac since the 1980s.

      Odd that GM remakes Saturn into another outlet for Opel like Vauxhall in the UK but they take Holdens and make them look like crappy Pontiacs instead of making Pontiac look like Holden.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I wouldn't want it to be branded a Chevrolet. GM completely ruined the Chevrolet brand when they started rebranding Daewoo's into Chevy's. It's embarrassing driving a Chevy in Europe and the rest of the world now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Kicks the crap out of a Magnum.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why won't GM swap the fugly Pontiac grills with the HSV hotness? It's the only thing keeping me from taking Pontiac seriously... I would never drive a car with looks closer to a G5 than its Australian cousin. Hell, maybe just throw out Pontiac all together and adopt the entire Holden lineup over here. ANYTHING but the current state of affairs they have. There is definitely a problem when the Generals best looking sports sedan (not luxury, Caddi's look amazing) is a Saab...
        • 6 Years Ago
        You know you can buy one and replace it with a Holden/HSV fascia for a few hundred bucks, right?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Phew...that was a close call. I thought they were going to announce its release here in the US. Good thing they know that us americans don't appreciate wagons of any kind, especially sports wagons.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I may be one of the few, but I like it...
      • 6 Years Ago
      If they brought this over here for a reasonable price, I would definitely buy one somewhere down the line. As it is, I'm looking at a (used) Subaru Forester XT or Volvo V70R, but I'd rather have a RWD stick-shift wagon than an AWD stick-shift wagon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ouch, that is nice. Is there a 4 cyl version?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Guys this isn't the Holden front clip, it's the Holden Special Vechicles clip so it looks a little different :)

      Holden are in the process of releasing (next month from memory is when they show up in dealsips) the sportswagon, the v8 model in the holden varient has the same v8 featured in the g8 (so 360hp or so)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bring it over as a Chevy.
      Drop Pontiac, Buick, Saturn, GMC Trucks.
      Keep Chevy and Cadillac.
      Lets face it Pontiac is dead.
      Love the car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whats wrong with Pontiac Grill, it looks fine to me. Its just a split Holden grill anyway. I think people are being biased because Pontiac is American and Holden is from another country. To put down your own country, workers,and companies and hang from foreign nut sacks is wack! Foreign doesn't always equate to prestige, quality, and superiority.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ^^ If ya gotta ask dude.

        Donpella, it just looks better man... come on the car is from OZ, A German or Italian car get the "cool import" tag IMO. That is not a slam on the Aussies now!!!

        The Holdens look very brutal & designed from front to back but the Pontiacs look like a Holden with a slammed together front & rear clip change to get the ho-hum Pontiac "Excitement"
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