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2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year

The Opel Insignia, near-identical twin to the Holden Commodore, has been nominated for World Car of the Year. The replacement for the locally-built Commodore, set to arrive in dealerships in February next year, is among 35 cars nominated for the award, won by the Jaguar F-Pace last year...

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2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison
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2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison

Every single time we mention the word Stinger on the CarAdvice website, a small smoke haze rises out of the server as the comments section descends into a chest-beating war of words. A car has never been so divisive and it's not hard to see why. The all-new Kia Stinger is encroaching on territory long held by an Australian mob in the form of the Blue Oval and red lion...


Interview: Holden Supercars driver, Garth Tander looks towards the V6 engine
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Interview: Holden Supercars driver, Garth Tander looks towards the V6 engine

The Holden V8 is no more, after manufacturing in Australia wrapped up on Friday. Holden’s involvement in the Supercars Championship will see all motorsport teams race with a twin-turbo V6 engine from 2019. Garth Tander has been racing Holden Commodores for 19 years and has the record for the most amount of years with the same manufacturer...


2017 ACT All Holden Day: the stories behind the cars
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2017 ACT All Holden Day: the stories behind the cars

The last All Holden car show of the year was held in Canberra, only weeks before Holden's local manufacturing wrapped up, with a record 275 entrants. Hosted by all Canberra-based Holden clubs, it attracted a huge variety of cars and its owners, with some making the trip from Tumit, Albury, Cooma, and Goulburn...


Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing
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Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing

Holden has paid tribute to its local manufacturing history, as the Elizabeth Plant in South Australia closes its doors for good. The final Commodore – a VF II SS V Redline – rolled off the production line at 10:45 this morning, ending 69 years worth of locally-built GM products for the Australian market...


Holden ends manufacturing: 161 years of local production draws to a close
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Holden ends manufacturing: 161 years of local production draws to a close

Today marks an incredibly sad day, in the history of Australian automotive manufacturing. With Ford and Toyota both ceasing local manufacturing operations last year and this year respectively, Holden is the 'last man standing', today closing the doors at Elizabeth...


The Holden Commodore and three things we'll miss: The lion brand's big Aussie sedan
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The Holden Commodore and three things we'll miss: The lion brand's big Aussie sedan

As the sun sets on Australian manufacturing, we look back on three things we'll miss about the Australian creation — the Holden Commodore. Since the first Commodore rolled down the production line in 1978, Holden's modus operandi was to create a big family sedan with a big donk up front. That mantra followed all the way through to the final locally produced Commodore, the VFII...


The Holden Commodore and three things we'll miss: A spacious, muscly wagon
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The Holden Commodore and three things we'll miss: A spacious, muscly wagon

As the sun sets on Australian manufacturing, we look back on three things we'll miss about the Australian creation: the Holden Commodore. Despite SUVs now being the 'in' thing, wagons have always held a place on the Australian landscape. I'd argue that everybody has owned, or knew somebody that had, a Holden Commodore wagon in their life at some point...


The Holden Commodore and three things we'll miss: The V8 ute!
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The Holden Commodore and three things we'll miss: The V8 ute!

As the sun sets on Australian manufacturing, we look back on three things we'll miss about the Australian creation: the Holden Commodore. The Commodore Ute was uniquely Australian, in the sense that Australia invented the ute. Of course, while the ute was Ford's creation, Holden made it fast and go around corners...


The Holden Dream Cruise: A fitting way to celebrate Australian engineering, ingenuity and passion
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The Holden Dream Cruise: A fitting way to celebrate Australian engineering, ingenuity and passion

Part of the reason I fell in love with cars was because of Australia's take on engineering the perfect automobile for our roads. Since the late '70s, Holden, Ford, and Toyota have been busy creating cars that suit Australia and its tough conditions. The design directive was clear: big, fast and roomy...


Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline: 1/4 mile and 0-100km/h
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Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline: 1/4 mile and 0-100km/h

While we put the finishing touches on our Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison, we thought we'd share this with you. We lined up both cars over a stretch of road at the Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC) to measure 0-100km/h and 1/4 mile times...


Motorsport greats to honour Holden at Motorclassica
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Motorsport greats to honour Holden at Motorclassica

Motorsport greats Colin Bond, John Harvey, Jim Richards and Peter Janson, will be reliving memories of their racing days and paying tribute to Holden at the 2017 Motorclassica in Melbourne. Held only days out from when Holden wraps up local manufacturing on October 20, the racing legends will appear on stage to be interviewed...


2018 Holden ZB Commodore Sportwagon all-wheel drive V6 spied testing in the USA
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2018 Holden ZB Commodore Sportwagon all-wheel drive V6 spied testing in the USA

The 2018 Holden ZB Commodore Sportwagon has been spied testing in the USA sporting a V6 and all-wheel drive, signalling a return of the hot wagon. To date we've driven a number of 2018 Holden ZB Commodore prototype vehicles, but there hasn't been much discussion about the Sportwagon outside of an entry-level four-cylinder model...


2018 Holden Commodore Supercar: First images of new turbo racer on the track
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2018 Holden Commodore Supercar: First images of new turbo racer on the track

The new-generation 2018 Holden Commodore Supercar has been properly revealed this week ahead of its racing debut at the Adelaide 500 next year. Snapped at the Gold Coast's Norwell Motorplex for a 60-kilometre shakedown, it's the first time we've seen the upcoming racer in the flesh, though its design was first revealed in June...


Holden Commodore name here to stay: 'Calais' spotted testing in Victoria
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Holden Commodore name here to stay: 'Calais' spotted testing in Victoria

Despite the negative feedback on Holden's decision to retain the Commodore name for the next-generation European sourced Commodore, Holden will stick to its guns. Further confirming Holden's plans to keep Commodore alive, CarAdvice reader Ryan sent through this image of a next-generation Commodore testing on the streets of Melbourne with a Holden badge and 'Calais' badge...


Holden kills SS badge, but we may yet see it again...
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Holden kills SS badge, but we may yet see it again...

While the SS badge dies with the locally produced Commodore later this year, Holden hasn't ruled out returning the badge under another model. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the drive of Holden's yet-to-be-released Commodore at Lang Lang earlier this week, Holden director of communications Sean Poppitt reignited hope that the SS badge could make a comeback...


Dear haters: Why Holden believes this is a real Commodore
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Dear haters: Why Holden believes this is a real Commodore

To learn more about the imported 2018 Holden Commodore's worthiness, we talk with the veteran Commodore engineers and testers that are standing behind it. When official details of the new European-built 2018 Holden Commodore first started to come through, the response from fans of the badge was, well, predictable...


2018 Holden ZB Commodore review
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2018 Holden ZB Commodore review

The all-new and fully-imported 2018 Holden Commodore has some mighty big wheels to fill. But is it up to the task? Paul Maric drives a pre-production version to find out.


Holden Commodore the hoon's weapon of choice in Victoria
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Holden Commodore the hoon's weapon of choice in Victoria

The Holden Commodore is the most popular option for 'hoon' drivers, according to figures released by Victoria Police today. The report shows that of 2204 vehicles impounded and crushed between July 2015 and December 2016, over 25 per cent of them were Holden Commodores, with an astounding 641 crushed during the period...


Inside Holden's Elizabeth plant
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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...