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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...

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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...

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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...


Holden Commodore SS Storm and SV6 Storm added to local line-up
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Holden Commodore SS Storm and SV6 Storm added to local line-up

In a flash the Holden Commodore SS and SV6 models have been replaced with two slightly different models - the Holden Commodore SS Storm and the Holden Commodore SV6 Storm. Holden's two new Storm models - which take the place of the existing Commodore SV6 and Commodore SS models for the next few months as special edition models - gain a number of styling and equipment tweaks over the existing well-equipped large sedans, including new-look 18-inch alloy wheels and front fog-lights with chrome trimming...


Chevrolet SS gains six-speed manual option, magnetic ride suspension - report
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Chevrolet SS gains six-speed manual option, magnetic ride suspension - report

The Holden Commodore that is exported to the US as the Chevrolet SS will soon be available with a six-speed manual transmission and magnetic ride suspension. Motor Trend reports a General Motors insider has confirmed the Chevrolet SS will soon be offered with a new stick-shift and adjustable suspension options after almost a year on sale in the world's second largest car market...


Collingwood Edition Holden Commodore released
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Collingwood Edition Holden Commodore released

They’ve long been the butt of offensive and often unfair jokes, but Collingwood fans are now being spoilt rotten - first discounted dental, and now with the chance to make a mark with a limited edition Holden Commodore. The Holden VF Commodore can now be enhanced with an option package, to commemorate the car maker's sponsorship of the Collingwood Football Club...


Holden design studio to survive beyond 2017
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Holden design studio to survive beyond 2017

Holden will continue to design cars beyond 2017, but the vehicles will be advanced styling previews for models that could be sold around the world in the likes of North America, China, India and in some cases Australia. The confirmation follows last December’s announcement that Holden would cease local manufacturing in three years’ time and secures 140 jobs in the year the Port Melbourne-based design studio celebrates its 50th year...


New Car Safety Technology: NRMA Crashed Car Showroom
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New Car Safety Technology: NRMA Crashed Car Showroom

Car safety technology has come a long way over the years. In Australia new cars are generally well equipped and manufacturers are working hard to score five-star ANCAP ratings for new models. But recent research by NRMA Insurance has found the overwhelming majority of people don't feel they know enough about car safety.


Car sales February 2014 : winners and losers
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Car sales February 2014 : winners and losers

Sales of the Holden Commodore continued to surge in February, the first full month of sales since the brand's local manufacturing closure announcement, tallying 2777 units (60.2 per cent up on February 2013) for a 51.7 per cent increase year to date...


Holden Commodore will still be designed for Australia from 2017
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Holden Commodore will still be designed for Australia from 2017

General Motors' Australian design centre will still have a hand in styling the next Holden Commodore despite last year's announcement that the large car will no longer be made locally from 2017. General Motors executive vice president of design Ed Welburn told CarAdvice at this week's 2014 Detroit motor show that future Holden product can still be designed locally if it isn’t produced locally...


Callaway SS: Yanks tune Commodore to 425kW
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Callaway SS: Yanks tune Commodore to 425kW

American sports car tuner Callaway has produced an uprated version of the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS performance sedan with power to rival the HSV GTS. The Callaway SS features a supercharged version of the regular Chevrolet's 6.2-litre 'LS3' V8, boosting its output from 310kW and 563Nm to 425kW and 725Nm...