The new Holden VF Commodore sedan will cost $5000 to $10,000 less the old model when it goes on sale in June.
Pricing for the new-generation large car has leaked in Australian newspapers ahead of official details being released on May 10.
Media including CarAdvice had been provided pricing and specification details under embargo, though the catalyst for the leak appears to be a Holden dealer conference that took place last Friday night.
The Holden Commodore Evoke base model will start from $34,990, $5000 cheaper than the Omega and Berlina models it replaces.
The new SV6, featuring a bigger V6 than the Evoke, kicks off at $35,990, a saving of nearly $7000 for the manual. An automatic transmission costs $2200 as it does across the VF Commodore range.
V8 buyers get the best news, with the Holden Commodore SS-V sedan (below) dropping $9800 to a starting price of $45,490 – bringing the more heavily equipped SS closer in cost to the regular SS that will begin at $41,990.
For the new-generation Holden Commodore V8, there’s the addition of a Redline edition that brings even more gear.
The Holden Commodore is better equipped, though, from every model from the Evoke to the SS-V Redline.
For the luxury-focused Commodores, the Calais is priced below $40,000 at $39,990 while the longer-wheelbase Caprice has an official sticker of $59,990 according to News Ltd.
Ute models will also feature reduced prices but not to the same extent as the sedan variant.
While Commodore buyers have previously saved thousands of dollars on the official manufacturer pricing, particularly in recent months with the VE model in run-out, the more aggressive pricing points to Holden’s determination to return its large car to the pointy end of the sales charts.
The Commodore’s 15-year run as the country’s best-selling car was ended by the Mazda 3 small car in 2011, while the large car didn’t even make the top 10 list in March and only just scraped in last month.
CarAdvice will publish official details and images on Friday May 10, with reviews of the new Holden Commodore range on May 30th.