Holden’s high-ride ZB Tourer blends wagon styling and SUV capability
Newest to the realm of multi-taskers is Holden’s high-ride ZB Tourer.
It shifts the new generation Commodore a half-step toward the realm of SUVs in a similar style to a Subaru Outback or Volkswagen Passat Alltrack — two cars in which I find the informality of wagon styling and SUV capability with minimum dynamic compromises achieve a smart solution.
I’ve held a sense of anticipation for driving the Tourer following an early start to the relationship.
Back in late-2016 with the ink fresh on a non-disclosure agreement, I walked through the doors of the Holden styling studio in Melbourne and was shown two full-size next-generation Commodore clay models — the five-door liftback and a handsome high-ride wagon that had no name at the time.
Tourer became the name of the high-rider and I’ve had brief drives at Holden’s Lang Lang proving ground in Victoria and for a short segment of the New Zealand ZB Commodore press launch in March.