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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...

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Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor
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Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor

A rear-wheel-drive platform from Cadillac could be used for a next-generation Chevrolet SS and Holden Commodore twin, with a General Motors senior executive confirming the door is wide open to future platform-sharing between global brands. Speaking at the Detroit auto show, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus said that platform sharing needs to be a priority, but first rejected the suggestion that Holden could simply rebadge a Cadillac...


Holden Astra set to return to Australia alongside new Euro line-up
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Holden Astra set to return to Australia alongside new Euro line-up

Holden will switch its import line-up from the current US-based, South Korean-built cars back to European-based Opel models in time for a next-generation model renewal, a General Motors executive has revealed...


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...


Holden refuses to commit to killing Commodore nameplate
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Holden refuses to commit to killing Commodore nameplate

Holden has refused to confirm the demise of the Commodore nameplate when local manufacturing ceases in 2017, leaving the possibility that the next-generation large car will continue as an imported model. Asked directly whether the company would kill off the Commodore nameplate, Holden product communications manager Kate Lonsdale reiterated multiple times that "we don't talk about future product...


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...


Chevrolet SS: US may consider manuals, more powerful variants
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Chevrolet SS: US may consider manuals, more powerful variants

Calls for more power and manual transmissions from Chevrolet SS customers in the US may encourage the American brand to discuss an expansion of its partnership with Holden and sister company HSV...


Holden Commodore repasses Cruze as company
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Holden Commodore repasses Cruze as company's best-seller

The Holden Commodore has recorded its best sales result for more than two years to re-establish itself as the company’s best-selling model. Official industry figures released today have revealed Holden sold 3315 Commodores in October 2013. It’s the large car’s best monthly performance since the 3712 units of September 2011...


Car sales October 2013: Winners and losers
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Car sales October 2013: Winners and losers

The Toyota Corolla has all but sewn up Australia's 2013 sales crown, edging further ahead of the Mazda 3 with just two months of the year remaining. The Corolla was again the country’s top-selling car in October, beating the Mazda 3 by 248 sales (3861 to 3613)...


Holden going ahead with plant upgrades for new models: report
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Holden going ahead with plant upgrades for new models: report

Holden will reportedly implement upgrades to its South Australian assembly plant this summer in preparation for production of the next-generation Commodore and Cruze, despite still having no guarantee of government funding beyond 2016...


Holden Commodore International special edition celebrates 35 years
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Holden Commodore International special edition celebrates 35 years

The Holden Commodore International special edition has been released to mark the 35th anniversary of the iconic Australian-made large car. The VF Commodore International is available in $36,990 sedan and $38,990 Sportwagon body styles, making it $2000 more than the entry-level Evoke on which it’s based. LPG is a $2500 option on both variants...


Chevrolet SS: US Commodore export numbers could be less than 2000 per annum
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Chevrolet SS: US Commodore export numbers could be less than 2000 per annum

Export sales of the Holden Commodore to the United States could be less than 2000, according to the marketing manager responsible for the model that will become the Chevrolet SS. Holden insiders told CarAdvice last year it was planning to ship a few thousand Commodores to North America annually and admitted it was only “a limited production derivative”, but Chevrolet has revealed only 900 SS models will be shipped initially from Australia for the December on-sale...


Holden Commodore turns sales tide as Ford Falcon sinks
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Holden Commodore turns sales tide as Ford Falcon sinks

The Holden Commodore has outsold traditional rival Ford Falcon by almost five to one, with the VF generation tallying 2827 units in July and boosting year-on-year performance by 17.8 per cent. Conversely, with a new record low of 594 sales, sales of the five-year-old FG generation Falcon are down 36.9 per cent for the month...


Car sales July 2013: Winners and losers
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Car sales July 2013: Winners and losers

The full impact of the changes to the fringe benefits tax (FBT) rules are expected to revealed with the release of August's new vehicle sales figures, with last month's data failing to show a significant downturn following the Federal Government's controversial announcement on July 16. New vehicle registrations totalled 90,235 across Australia last month – up 4...


Holden Commodore SS Walkinshaw Performance W310 pack released
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Holden Commodore SS Walkinshaw Performance W310 pack released

Walkinshaw Performance has released the W310 performance package for the all-new Holden VF Commodore SS. The first enhancement package developed for the VF Commodore by the Melbourne-based Holden tuner and the first in the new ‘W Series’ of upgrades, the W310 pack combines a host of mechanical enhancements to boost the 6...


Auto advocate Kim Carr reappointed industry minister, Holden maintains support call
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Auto advocate Kim Carr reappointed industry minister, Holden maintains support call

Kim Carr has been reappointed as the Minister for Industry, Innovation, Science and Research in the federal parliament as part of a new-look Rudd government ministry. Carr has previously managed the portfolio that directly affects the local automotive industry between 2007 and 2011, before being replaced by Greg Combet...


Holden Commodore Ute Nurburgring run confirmed at last
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Holden Commodore Ute Nurburgring run confirmed at last

Holden has officially confirmed a Holden VF Commodore Ute has made a lap record attempt at Germany's famous Nurburgring circuit – nearly two months after CarAdvice reported it. Sources had revealed a time around the 21km-long circuit of "about 8min 20sec" and Holden says the Ute's exact time was 8min 19.47sec...


Holden Calais V v Mercedes-Benz E250: Comparison Review
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Holden Calais V v Mercedes-Benz E250: Comparison Review

For the fourth and final round of our new Holden Commodore comparison tests, we've lined up perhaps its toughest contender yet. In previous tests, the Commodore SV6 has ousted its classic Australian rival, the Commodore SS just beat a price-point French hot hatch, while the Commodore Evoke Sportwagon lost against a Japanese medium wagon competitor...


Holden Commodore Evoke Sportwagon v Mazda 6 Touring: Comparison Review
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Holden Commodore Evoke Sportwagon v Mazda 6 Touring: Comparison Review

It's comparison round three for the new Holden Commodore. After proving superior to its six-cylinder arch rival in round one, and in V8 specification just beating a top-notch hot-hatch in round two, the Commodore now battles off with one of the best load-luggers in the business. The Holden Commodore Evoke Sportwagon kicks off at $36,990, or $2000 more than the sedan...


Holden VF Commodore: Chevrolet SS stars in ad to debut before Origin II
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Holden VF Commodore: Chevrolet SS stars in ad to debut before Origin II

A 90-second commercial for the Holden VF Commodore championing the car's US export program will debut before the second State of Origin match on June 26. The commercial highlights the new Holden Commodore SS and Calais sedans that launched in Australia earlier this month, before crossing to the other side of the world to showcase the VF-based Chevrolet SS sedan, which will go on sale in the US in the final quarter of this year...