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Holden Commodore Sportwagon Auto Parking

Standard in all Holden Commodore VF models is automated parking, including sedan, ute and Sportwagon , and the base model Holden Commodore Evoke. It's a first for a locally produced car, offering semi-automatic parallel and perpendicular parking (the car controls the steering; the driver controls the speed)...

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Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March
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Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March

Holden has confirmed its new special edition Commodore will be named SV6 Lightning when it goes on sale in about two months’ time. The Lightning name was selected from more than 4000 entries and amid vigorous online debate as part of Holden’s ‘Name that Commodore’ Facebook competition earlier this month...


Australia Day Special : Holden Ute v Holden Sportwagon
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Australia Day Special : Holden Ute v Holden Sportwagon

James and Dave hit the skidpan in two rear-wheel-drive V8-powered Holdens to find out which is best at helping out your mates on Australia Day.

G'day!

A BBQ is a tradition on January 26th - Australia Day.

But when you need someone to bring all the gear, who do you call - your mate with a ute or your mate with a wagon?

The guys from CarAdvice...


Holden Commodore nameplate to continue beyond 2017
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Holden Commodore nameplate to continue beyond 2017

The iconic Holden Commodore nameplate will live on beyond the closure of the company’s Australian factories in 2017 and its continuation as a full-line vehicle importer.  Holden has confirmed it will retain its most famous nameplate, which has been in continuous use since 1978, once it begins importing a successor to the current locally made model from 2018, believed at this early stage to be from Europe...


2018 Holden Commodore : Australian designers and engineers heavily involved in VF successor
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2018 Holden Commodore : Australian designers and engineers heavily involved in VF successor

The replacement for the Holden Commodore – whether it retains its name or not – will not simply be a rebadged version of the next-generation Opel Insignia. Holden designers and engineers are now confirmed to be deeply involved in the project, which still has around three years of development time remaining, with mules confirmed to be in testing at the local General Motors arm’s Lang Lang proving ground outside Melbourne, Victoria, that was only recently saved from being sold off...


Holden Commodore SV6 : Competition gives fans the chance to name new special edition
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Holden Commodore SV6 : Competition gives fans the chance to name new special edition

Holden is giving fans a shot at a small slice of Australian automotive history by launching a competition to name a new 2015 Commodore special edition. Holden’s ‘Name that Commodore’ competition kicks off today, asking fans to suggest a name for a special edition based on the 2015 Holden Commodore SV6...


Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commodore SS : Comparison review
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Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commodore SS : Comparison review

History dictates that (power) wars don’t end in draws. When the Ford Falcon XR8 arrived in 1992 it made an identical 165kW of power to the Holden Commodore SS and with 388Nm of torque listed a crucial 3Nm ahead. From either side of the trenches the two 5.0-litre engines threw grenades until Holden used Yank weaponry in 1999 with the 220kW 5...


Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commdore SS V Redline Track Review
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Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commdore SS V Redline Track Review

In the great Australian V8 war, the Holden Commodore SS in recent years has been consistently victorious. Not only has it defeated the Ford Falcon on the motorsport battlefield, it has also wounded its arch enemy both on the road and in the showroom...


Ford Falcon v Holden Commodore Evoke : Comparison review
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Ford Falcon v Holden Commodore Evoke : Comparison review

Once upon a time, if you worked for a big company that gave you a fleet car, chances are it was one of this pair’s ancestors. Entry versions of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore — Forte and Executive anyone? — dominated the nation’s car parks and driveways, a source of national pride and limited choice in equal portions...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes edition : Racing legend takes delivery of personally created sports car
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes edition : Racing legend takes delivery of personally created sports car

Australian motorsport legend Craig Lowndes has taken delivery of his personal Holden Commodore SS V Redline Craig Lowndes special edition. The three-time V8 Supercars champion and five-time Bathurst 1000 victor collected Craig Lowndes special edition Commodore build number 001 at his local dealership, Eager’s Holden, in Brisbane...


Utes and Tradies
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Utes and Tradies

Tradies share a special bond with their utes, relying on them for work as well as hauling the family around. CarAdvice introduces four tradies to four very different styles of work utes - the Volkswagen Amarok, Renault Master, Holden Commodore SV6 and the Mahindra Genio.


V8 Supercars and the real world

V8 Supercars and the real world

The end of the 2014 V8 Supercars season is almost upon us, following a cracking (and controversial) Bathurst 1000 that saw Ford win for the second year in a row and Nissan claim its first podium finish in the great race since the Skyline GT-R’s infamous 1992 victory...


Walkinshaw Racing Supercharger for Holden and HSV : first drive
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Walkinshaw Racing Supercharger for Holden and HSV : first drive

Walkinshaw Performance has released their most powerful upgrade kit yet - the Limited Edition Supercharger Package unleashing 500kW from a Holden Commodore SS, and a staggering 550kW from an HSV R8. David Zalstein and James Ward put them through their paces at the Driver Education Centre in Shepparton, Victoria.


Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic
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Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic

Red Bull Racing Australia and GM Holden’s Design Department have joined forces for a one-off creation that is part V8 Supercar and all Aussie icon: the Holden Sandman Tribute Edition. Set to debut at this weekend’s round of the V8 Supercar Championship on the Gold Coast, the silver Sandman special edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original homegrown Holden panel van...


Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show
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Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show

The iconic Holden badge will take centre stage at next month’s SEMA aftermarket and accessories show in Las Vegas, appearing on the star of the Chevrolet stand. The Chevrolet SS Sport concept will feature a host of styling enhancements, including familiar high-gloss black 20-inch wheels, floor mats and boot cargo tray all adorned with Holden’s lion logo...


2015 Holden Commodore SS V Redline Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Holden Commodore SS V Redline Review

The 2015 Holden Commodore signals that the war between Holden and Ford is still very much alive. With the Blue Oval set to launch major updates to its Falcon later this year in the form of the FG X, Holden stole the limelight early with its MY15 Commodore. Although the latest model year changes are mostly minor and incremental, getting behind the wheel of the latest edition of Australia’s most iconic car is always a treat...


2015 Holden Commodore unveiled
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2015 Holden Commodore unveiled

The 2015 Holden Commodore has been unveiled with a range of updates including new colours, paddleshifters and a range of other minor improvements. Since its launch in May 2013, the Holden VF Commodore has gone on the dominate the shrinking large car segment, currently commanding an impressive 72 per cent market share ahead of the Ford Falcon and Toyota Aurion...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition sedan launched
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition sedan launched

Deliveries of the Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition sedan will commence at the end of October, but more than half of the 233-unit production run is already spoken for.  Full details of the new V8 Supercars-inspired limited edition were revealed today, at the same time as the rest of the upgraded MY15 Holden Commodore range...


Holden Commodore V8 achieves highest sales percentage in nameplate’s history
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Holden Commodore V8 achieves highest sales percentage in nameplate’s history

Despite the apparent doom and gloom of modern buyers abandoning thirsty performance-oriented large cars, V8-powered Holden Commodores are enjoying their highest sales percentage on record. Since the launch of the Holden VF Commodore in May 2013, around 37 per cent of new Commodore buyers have picked the V8 engine option...


Favourite to replace Commodore “one of the most beautiful cars seen in years”
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Favourite to replace Commodore “one of the most beautiful cars seen in years”

The car that is favourite to replace the Holden Commodore in 2017 will be a visually stunning vehicle, says one of its key designers. Opel’s next-generation Insignia medium car is due in 2016, almost perfectly timed to step in for the current model that will stop being produced when Holden shuts its manufacturing plants in 2017...


Holden Commodore Sportwagon SV6 LPG review
Rating: 810 /10
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Holden Commodore Sportwagon SV6 LPG review

Liquified petroleum gas, or LPG, has a bit of an image problem. And, we suspect, a marketing problem as well. Despite being significantly cheaper at the bowser due to lower taxes and Australia’s significant reserves of the stuff, we’d argue it remains synonymous with smelly old taxis. But as the Holden Commodore Sportwagon SV6 LPG shows, you need not fear a thing...

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Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed
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Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed

Holden has confirmed it will build a new special edition Craig Lowndes SS V model as a tribute to the driver's impending 20-year anniversary in V8 Supercars. News of the new model - which is based upon the Holden SS V Redline Commodore - was rumoured earlier this year, but Holden has now offered up some details on what makes the Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition different to the the standard car...


Filling Up an LPG Holden Commodore
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Filling Up an LPG Holden Commodore

Filling up an LPG car is easy, but there are a few differences from the standard procedure for petrol and diesel that you may not be aware of.

Holden’s Commodore LPG range plugs a long-running hole in the company’s large car line-up. Available across sedan, Sportwagon, ute and long wheelbase body shapes, the LPG Commodore is determined to shake up long-standing perceptions of the alternative fuel technology...


Holden Commodore successor revealed to New Zealand dealers - report
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Holden Commodore successor revealed to New Zealand dealers - report

The boss of Holden New Zealand has reportedly revealed to his dealers the car that will replace the Commodore when Australian production ends in 2017. Managing director of Holden NZ Jeff Murray told the New Zealand Herald he privately showed dealers the new large sedan in June, giving them a glimpse of the new model roughly three and a half years before it is destined to go on sale in Australia and across the ditch...


Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours
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Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours

The Australian-made Holden Commodore model that is exported to the US as the Chevrolet SS is about to get a number of new options. Sections of a fleet order sheet published on US site Jalopnik confirms CarAdvice's previous report that the Chevrolet SS will gain a manual transmission option, as well as HSV's magnetic ride control system...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October

A special edition Holden Commodore celebrating 20 years since three-time V8 Supercars champion Craig Lowndes first drove for the local lion is expected to launch just in time for this year's Bathurst 1000. Publicised early on a Holden dealer's Facebook page, the Special Edition Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore is yet to be officially announced by Holden, but we understand it will be based on the existing SS V Redline...


Holden Commodore Review : SS Storm
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Holden Commodore Review : SS Storm

Limited edition variations of the Holden Commodore come around so often that any claims of ‘limited’ supply are a bit of a stretch. No matter, though, because this latest Commodore Storm continues the trend of offering private buyers usually optional equipment as standard...

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Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon v Skoda Octavia RS : Comparison review
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Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon v Skoda Octavia RS : Comparison review

Traditional family wagons are almost a niche product these days, given how few are sold compared with SUV models of varied sizes. The Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon and Skoda Octavia RS are here for the SUV-rejectors, however. Each is priced close to $40,000 and aim to rival high-riding faux-offroaders for practicality then trounce them for driving enjoyment...


Holden Commodore, Caprice: 40,000 cars recalled over potential wiring fault
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Holden Commodore, Caprice: 40,000 cars recalled over potential wiring fault

Holden has recalled more than 40,000 Commodore and Caprice models after detecting a potential safety issue with the vehicles’ seats. The recall affects all 2014 model year VF Commodore and WN Caprice models, numbering 41,933 in total, and relates to the vehicles’ four-, six- and eight-way adjustable front seats...


Hennessey HPE1000 Chevrolet SS : Tuned Commodore gets 746kW twin-turbo 7.0L V8
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Hennessey HPE1000 Chevrolet SS : Tuned Commodore gets 746kW twin-turbo 7.0L V8

American sports car tuner Hennessey Performance has released a monstrous version of the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS with more power than the original Bugatti Veyron. The Hennessey HPE1000 trades the Australian-made Chevrolet SS’s regular 310kW 6.2-litre LS3 V8 for a ballistic 746kW (1000hp) twin-turbocharged 7...