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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...

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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...


Holden 'Dream Cruise' to celebrate Australian manufacturing on October 15
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Holden 'Dream Cruise' to celebrate Australian manufacturing on October 15

Holden is calling on owners of all its Australian-built models to take part in its 'Dream Cruise' - scheduled for Sunday, October 15 - to celebrate local automotive manufacturing. Announced this week, the Holden Dream Cruise is an opportunity for enthusiasts and the wider community to show off and experience the first and last cars built in Australia by Holden, led by the 1948 48/215 and 2017 VF II Commodore (pictured)...


Opel 'Monza' luxury SUV on ice after PSA takeover - report
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Opel 'Monza' luxury SUV on ice after PSA takeover - report

The recent PSA Group takeover of the Opel and Vauxhall brands has forced the former General Motors (GM) subsidiaries to shelve plans for a flagship SUV, according to a new report out of the UK...


2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer spied at the Nurburgring
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...


2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review
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2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

There's not long now until we bid farewell to the Aussie-built Commodore. So it's only timely we go for one last fang in one of Australia's best cars, the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline.


Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'
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Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'

Holden Motorsport has undertaken its first test of the turbo V6 engine it will race in the Supercars series from 2019. The new powerplant, sourced from the forthcoming and fully imported Opel Insignia that will replace the Holden Commodore in Australian showrooms from next year, was transplanted into the Red Bull Holden Racing Team ‘Sandman’ test mule for its initial shakedown at Norwell Motorplex on the Gold Coast this week...


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


Ford outsells Holden thanks to Ranger, Mustang
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Ford outsells Holden thanks to Ranger, Mustang

The old Ford versus Holden rivalry isn't what it was while local manufacturing was steaming along, but the battle still matters to many. Therefore it's interesting to note that Ford convincingly outsold Holden in Australia last month - for just the second time since 1999. Ford Australia sold 7617 vehicles here last month, up 15.7 per cent...


Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?
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Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?

NOTE: This article was first published on June 1, 2016. If you’re buying a new car, you’ll face a choice of drivetrain layouts. And while engine position may vary from a front, rear or mid placement, the powered wheels will inevitably be those up front, those out back, or all four. CarAdvice reader Julie contacted us to ask which way should she lean for her next new-car purchase...