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Dave thumbs his nose at tradition and spends Christmas Day in the hills with the 6.2-litre V8-equipped VFII Holden Commodore SS V Redline...
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LIST PRICE Fr $53,990
CARADVICE RATING 9.0
FUEL ECONOMY 11.8/100km
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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Inside Holden's Elizabeth plant

We already know that, come October 20, operations at the long-standing Holden plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, will cease. That's old news – we've known since January. But what's happening at the factory until then? And exactly what goes into each and every Holden Commodore, Holden Caprice, Holden Sportwagon, and Holden Ute built at Elizabeth, prior to the last car rolling off the production line later this year? I hopped on a plane to Adelaide to find out… We Aussies are a funny bunch...

2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer spied at the Nurburgring

The 2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer has been spied completely undisguised this week around the famed Nurburgring race track. With the liftback version having already been revealed in Holden, Opel and Buick guises, this is the first look at what the sports treatment will look like on the more practical wagon body - and it looks boss...

2011-15 Holden Commodore LPG models recalled for fire risk

Holden has issued a recall for about 5000 examples of its LPG-powered 'VE' and 'VF' Commodore and Caprice ranges produced between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the LPG vaporiser could cause an electrical fault. The company reports that affected units may have had their LPG vaporiser serviced or replaced, leading to a loose electrical ground connection...

Video: Craig Lowndes tests screaming twin-turbo V6 Commodore supercar

Set to make its debut appearance for the Australian Supercars Championship in 2018, Triple Eight has revealed a preview of its new turbocharged V6 engine at full song. Driven by Craig Lowndes at Paul Morris's Norwell race track, the new Commodore V6 supercar will represent a massive departure from the naturally aspirated V8s currently used by the team...

2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling for all three brands, new Opel and Buick-badged versions of the car we'll see as the 2018 Holden Commodore VXR have been revealed today. Identical to the Holden-badged car revealed earlier today, these new Opel Insignia GSi and Buick Regal GS performance models will go on sale in Europe and the US respectively...

2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed

Holden has officially revealed its replacement for the SS Commodore, the new 2018 Holden Commodore VXR, set to go on sale as part of Holden's Insignia-based Commodore line-up. Due for release in 2018, the Commodore VXR boasts a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine that produces 235kW of power and 381Nm of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive...

2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR unveiled in Buick form - UPDATE

UPDATE: Two glossy new marketing images have made their way online, published by Russian site AutoWP. The images reveal a crisp view of the new model's front, and of its more sports-inspired cabin. This article is otherwise unchanged. May 1, 2017: Here it is, folks...

2014-16 Chevrolet SS recalled for steering fix, Commodore not affected

The Aussie-built 2014-16 Chevrolet SS has been recalled over concerns a faulty power steering module could cause a loss of steering assistance, with around 6200 vehicles affected. Chevrolet reports that corrosion of the connector between the electric power steering model and the torque sensor connector may cause a loss of power steering assistance...

2018 Holden Commodore racer revealed for Australian Supercars Championship

Holden has taken the wraps off the 2018 Holden Commodore V8 supercar, revealing computer-generated images of its next-generation racer for the Australian Supercars Championship. The 2018 season will see Holden continue using its current naturally-aspirated V8 engine, which has been a huge success for Holden teams...

CarAdvice podcast 52: Happy birthday to us!

It's been 12 months since the CarAdvice podcast began, and we celebrate with a bumper edition! A cardboard car has been made in its honour (admittedly with no bumpers), and you can check out some clowning-around photos at the bottom of this article...

2018 Holden Commodore 'VXR' spied

The Holden Commodore 'VXR' has been spied undergoing road testing in Germany, and despite being sold with Opel, Vauxhall and Buick badges elsewhere in the world, this prototype is wearing the Holden lion. It's not certain what the hottest variant yet of the next-generation Commodore will be known as, but it's almost certain it will be branded as the Opel Insignia OPC on the Continent, and the Vauxhall Insignia VXR in the UK...