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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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Opel Insignia Grand Sport revealed for Europe: Holden Commodore twin unveiled
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Opel Insignia Grand Sport revealed for Europe: Holden Commodore twin unveiled

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling, GM Europe brand Opel has revealed its new Insignia in sync with the local 2018 Holden Commodore's digital debut. Shown here in its UK-market Vauxhall form, the Insignia is, as expected, identical to the car that will replace the VF II Commodore when it enters retirement next year...


2018 Holden Commodore revealed, officially: Wraps come off fully-imported family hauler
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2018 Holden Commodore revealed, officially: Wraps come off fully-imported family hauler

The all-new and fully imported 2018 Holden Commodore has been revealed at last, marking the next step in a journey that began - officially, at least - with the announcement in 2013 that the lion brand would transition from car maker to 'national sales company'...


2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon revealed in photoshoot slip-up
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2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon revealed in photoshoot slip-up

The next-generation 2018 Holden Commodore hatch and wagon have been spied completely undisguised, in their overseas Opel Insignia form, during a photo and video shoot. Despite the German plates on these vehicles, this promotional shoot actually took place in California...


2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition review
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2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition review

Holden has thrown a bunch of goodies at the SV6 sedan, but does the Black Edition still cut it in the sports sedan stakes?


Kia Sorento in the mix for police fleet deals
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Kia Sorento in the mix for police fleet deals

Kia Australia has pitched state police forces in Victoria and Queensland to replace fleets of Australian-made Ford Territory general duties cars with the Sorento. The Korean brand’s local arm has loaned four Sorento diesels to the forces across both states for evaluation, with the response seen as generally positive...


2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied again
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2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied again

The next-generation Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been spied again on public roads in Germany. The car seen here is the second-generation Opel Insignia wagon, which will be sold down under as the next-generation Holden Commodore when local production of the VF II range ceases towards the end of 2017...


2018 Holden Commodore teased as Opel details new LED matrix headlights
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2018 Holden Commodore teased as Opel details new LED matrix headlights

The new Opel Insignia, and in all likelihood the Holden Commodore too, will feature a second-generation version of GM's IntelliLux matrix LED headlights. While the first-generation unit, which is available in the new Holden Astra, features 16 LED segments all up, the new version will have 32 LED segments, with 16 on each side...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 28, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 28, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Holden Commodore details released: Four-cylinder petrol and diesel confirmed, AWD V6 to headline range
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2018 Holden Commodore details released: Four-cylinder petrol and diesel confirmed, AWD V6 to headline range

Despite its launch being almost a year-and-a-half away, CarAdvice has been behind the wheel of the 2018 Holden Commodore and can now bring you the full details. Holden allowed CarAdvice, along with a handful of Australian motoring media, into the depths of the company's design centre to outline the 2018 Holden Commodore, which is due to arrive locally in February 2018...


Turbocharged V6 ruled out for 2018 Holden Commodore
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Turbocharged V6 ruled out for 2018 Holden Commodore

Despite speculation and rumours, a turbocharged version of the 3.0-litre or 3.6-litre General Motors family engines has been ruled out by Holden, with packaging cited as the main reason. With Holden madly working on the 2018 Holden Commodore, which is to be based on the Opel Insignia, Holden has said that while they would have liked an engine with forced induction, it simply wouldn't fit...


Opel Insignia OPC to lose V6 for all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder
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Opel Insignia OPC to lose V6 for all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder

The European market's performance-tuned 2017 Opel Insignia OPC will be powered exclusively by an all-wheel-drive four-cylinder turbo-petrol setup, dropping the current turbocharged V6 arrangement, according to an Opel engineer. Here in Australia, instead of that sporty four, a V6 engine will join the more vanilla 2...


2018 Holden Commodore to be police ready
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2018 Holden Commodore to be police ready

When the 2018 Holden Commodore arrives in February 2018, it will be ready for action as a general duties and highway patrol police vehicle, Holden has confirmed. Speaking at a recent development drive of the next-generation Holden Commodore, Holden executive director of sales, Peter Keley, told CarAdvice that Holden had shown key executives from police forces nationwide details about drivetrains and they were impressed...


2018 Holden Commodore Review: New Opel Insignia driven in Australia
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2018 Holden Commodore Review: New Opel Insignia driven in Australia

Don't worry, you don't need to get your eyes checked. You read it right, we've just driven the 2018 Holden Commodore, in prototype form - and it's a cracker. The next-generation Commodore will be based entirely on the Opel Insignia. In fact, it won't receive any panel or body changes, aside from Holden badges...


2018 Holden Commodore and Opel Insignia: The clever art of camouflage
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2018 Holden Commodore and Opel Insignia: The clever art of camouflage

Today we were able to confirm, as had been expected, that the 2018 Holden Commodore will indeed be based on the next-generation Opel Insignia due to launch in mid-2017. While it's a special car for Australia because it will replace the Commodore we know and love, it's also special because of the type of camouflage used on its body...


2018 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia image gallery
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2018 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia image gallery

Holden has finally revealed the full details behind the next generation 2018 Holden Commodore, which is set to be based on the new Opel Insignia. While the car and final design is still over a year away, we have an image gallery of the new car undergoing testing at Holden's top secret Lang Lang proving ground...


2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring
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2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring

The new Buick LaCrosse won't be seen in Australia anytime soon, but it might just preview the new Holden Commodore. Speculation has been rife around the locally-built Commodore's replacement, with many suggesting the new Opel Insignia will act as Holden's new large car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied
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2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied

The car expected to morph into the next-generation Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been spied undergoing final testing in Europe, ahead of a likely Australian launch in early 2018. This successor to the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer — the Insignia will almost certainly form the basis of the next, fully imported Commodore in all its body styles — is expected to make its proper world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March next year...


2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report three
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2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report three

After hanging onto the Insignia for an additional month, we take a look at how it tours across our country.