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by Brett Davis

Holden has announced the new 2012 Holden Commodore Special Edition Equipe, featuring $9500 worth of added extras, including leather trim, alloy wheels, and a reversing camera.

The new Series II Commodore Equipe is available in sedan and Sportwagen form, based on the 3.0-litre SIDI V6. The Special Edition comes with new 18-inch alloy wheels, a reverse parking camera, leather upholstery and wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, a slightly revised front grille with chrome highlights, matching chrome instrument cluster surrounds, and Equipe badging.

It also comes with standard equipment such as Holden’s touchscreen Holden-iQ system, Bluetooth/USB and iPod compatibility, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), Traction Control System (TCS), and six airbags.

Like the normal Holden Commodore fitted with the 3.0-litre SIDI V6, the Special Edition Equipe offers 190kW of power and 290Nm of torque. It comes with an average fuel consumption rating of 8.9L/100km, and is able to run on 85 per cent ethanol thanks to its flex-fuel technology.

Holden executive director of sales and marketing, John Elsworth, recently said the new Special Edition Equipe will help to bolster the already-successful Holden Commodore sales in Australia. He said,

“The MY12 update to Commodore has made a great car even better, and now the Special Edition Equipe models introduce a raft of fantastic extra equipment including a rear view camera. At such a competitive price we expect it to be a winner in our showrooms.”

The 2012 Holden Commodore Special Edition Equipe is now on sale, with drive away prices starting at $36,990 for the sedan and $38,900 for the Sportwagen. Prices include prestige paint.




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