Holden wagons had been ferrying Australian families around long before the term ‘SUV’ emerged in the late 1980s. The traditional, lower-riding body style may be a niche choice on the road these days, but that hasn’t stopped the variant being part of the all-new Holden Commodore range imported from Europe. Jez explores the new offering.
You've seen us pit the new Kia Stinger against the now-retired VF Commodore, so how does the new European-imported Commodore VXR go against the turbocharged V6 Stinger?
Holden boss Mark Bernhard has encouraged skeptics of the new Commodore to "drive the car and then have an opinion", so we ran a CarAdvice competition where 27 of our readers were given the chance to do just that at the Holden Proving Ground in Lang Lang.
The new-generation and fully imported 2018 Holden Commodore is now on sale in Australia. Is it worthy of the badge? That's the big question.
See the full article here. First published October 15, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017! Every single time we mention the word Stinger on the CarAdvice website, a small smoke haze rises out of the server as the comments section descends into a chest-beating war of words...
Despite SUVs now being the 'in thing', wagons have always held a place in the Australian landscape. I'd argue that everybody had or knew somebody that had a Holden Commodore wagon (now known as the Sportwagon) in their life at some point.
Since the first Commodore rolled down the production line in 1978, Holden's modus operandi was to create a big family sedan with a big donk up front. Here, we say our last goodbyes.
As part of our larger Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison, we lined up both cars over a stretch of road at the Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC) to measure 0-100km/h and 1/4 mile times. Check out the video to see how they went!
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. MORE: Read the full review here.
It’s hard to imagine the noise of a rumbling exhaust and angry V8 could ever get old. But, with the passing of time, the lure of a meaty V8 in a large sedan has passed Australians. Sure, it’s sad that we’re going to lose local manufacturing, but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate one last blast in what will arguably be known as Australia’s best bang-for-buck car – the 2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline...
It's Ford versus Holden, but which naturally-aspirated V8 beast sounds best going around Melbourne's Sandown Raceway? We hit the track in the 306kW 5.0-litre Ford Mustang GT Fastback and the 304kW 6.2-litre Holden Commodore SS V Redline to find out.