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The cost equation doesn't entirely add up, but the Holden Commodore Sportwagon SV6 LPG shows you need not be afraid of gas power...

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Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition : V8 supercharger pack boosts HSV to 550kW, Holden to 500kW
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Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition : V8 supercharger pack boosts HSV to 550kW, Holden to 500kW

Walkinshaw Performance has released its most powerful V8 package ever, boosting 6.0-litre Holden Commodore models to 500kW and 6.2-litre HSVs to a whopping 550kW. The Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition Supercharger Package is an enhanced version of the WPP230 Supercharger pack, and is limited to just 50 units...


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...


Australia's most stolen cars revealed
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Australia's most stolen cars revealed

The Holden Commodore is the most stolen vehicle in Australia. Data compiled by Compare the Market lists three Commodores inside the top four on 2013’s most stolen list. The VT Commodore was the hottest property among thieves with 966 recorded stolen. The VE Commodore was a close second at 830 thefts, while the Hyundai Excel X3 (758) cracked the podium ahead of the VX Commodore (600)...


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...


Car sales January to June 2014 : Top 50 cars, top 25 brands
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Car sales January to June 2014 : Top 50 cars, top 25 brands

We’ve reached the halfway point of the year and the battle for the title of Australia’s favourite car could barely be closer. After flying out the gate and establishing a 5000-unit lead by February, the Mazda 3 has been reeled in by the Toyota Corolla over the past four months, cutting its margin to just 358 vehicles (22,524 v 22,166) and setting up an intriguing race in the back half of 2014...


Holden Commodore, Caprice: 3472 LPG models recalled
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Holden Commodore, Caprice: 3472 LPG models recalled

More than 3000 LPG-powered Holden Commodore and Caprice vehicles have been recalled over two separate issues relating to their fuel systems. The recall affects approximately 3472 vehicles in Australia and 124 in New Zealand built between February 10, 2011 and June 19, 2014...


Holden records best sales in three years
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Holden records best sales in three years

Holden enjoyed its best sales in three years last month on the back of aggressive end of financial year offers and its continuing growth against the tide of the market. Preliminary figures reveal June sales of 12,332 vehicles for Holden – its highest total since June 2011 when it delivered 12,827 cars. June was also Holden’s 10th consecutive month outperforming the market average...


Holden offers driveaway pricing, half-price V8 and V-Series upgrades
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Holden offers driveaway pricing, half-price V8 and V-Series upgrades

Holden is offering driveaway pricing across most models in its line-up and half-price deals on sporty Commodore V8 and V-Series variants. Holden's end of financial year campaign, which runs until June 30, includes deals on selected Cruze, Malibu, Commodore, Trax, Captiva and Colorado variants. The Cruze Equipe is available from $19,990 driveaway and the larger Malibu CD from $27,990 driveaway...


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...


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...


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's best-seller
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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...