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The real last Holden Commodore built was bought by a factory worker – report

A Holden factory worker bought what is claimed to be the last locally-made Commodore – even though the carmaker says it kept it as a museum piece. The incredible story – reported exclusively by WhichCar – revealed how Holden in fact prepared a number of red Commodore sedans in its final days, but the last one to be allocated a vehicle identifying number (VIN) was in fact sent to a dealer in Melbourne...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Our hits and misses of 2019!

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey on the final podcast for 2019. Mike chats about his time behind the wheel of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce. Scott Collie joins in to discuss the top five most clicked news stories of 2019, and we talk about our favourite and most disappointing cars for the year. Lastly, Kez reviews the 2020 Toyota Supra GTS...

Death of the Holden Commodore: the final autopsy

ANALYSIS The first clue the Holden Commodore was in trouble could be seen in broad daylight more than a decade ago. You only needed to stroll through the vast spectator parking areas at Mount Panorama during the Bathurst 1000 race to notice fans were increasingly driving SUVs, utes and countless other imported cars...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Farewell to the Commodore

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Scott Collie. We share our memories of the Holden Commodore, and listen to a commercial compilation of each Commodore model over its 41-year life. According to a study, Australian interest in electric vehicles is well below the global average, and we speak to Natasha Santha, principal at L...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Why the Holden Commodore's days were numbered

The axing of the Holden Commodore is news to everyone except those inside the car industry: the numbers don't lie. When sales are going south and there’s no hope in sight, the end is only a matter of time. The imported Commodore may have had a stay of execution if the company that builds it was still owned by Holden's US parent company General Motors...

Goodbye Commodore: A legend dies as Holden goes exclusive on SUVs and utes

As exclusively reported by CarAdvice's Joshua Dowling last week, the Commodore will be dropped from the Holden line-up at the end of 2020. It will be joined by the Astra. The company has confirmed it will continue to sell MY19 Commodore and MY19 Astra variants to private buyers through 2020, "albeit with diminishing model availability as part of an orderly runout"...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Holden Commodore future in doubt as General Motors axes its US twin

The future of the Holden Commodore is in doubt, with insiders claiming it is likely to come to an unceremonious end about 12 months from now, bringing down the curtain on a tumultuous 42-year run. However, Holden says the Holden Commodore is here to stay despite the shock announcement in the US overnight that its identical twin, the Buick Regal, will be phased out next year due to weak sales driven by a buyer shift to SUVs...

2020 Holden Commodore spied with less camouflage

The facelifted Opel Insignia, which is sold Down Under as the Holden Commodore, has been spied during testing on public on roads. While earlier development vehicles sported a heavy plastic camouflage up front, these latest cars are only fitted with a bit of disguise tape...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: Volkswagen to debut ID...