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2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 5: On the highway  CarAdvice

“It's not a real Commodore, mate!” A statement enthusiastically communicated to me in a predominantly negative fashion. It was delivered by a gentleman in his ...

CarAdvice
Lifestyle: a weekend away with the diesel Holden Commodore  NZME

The ride is so smooth, the road noise is barely detectable.

NZME
2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 3: Around town  CarAdvice

Our long-term Commodore drew plenty of attention when it lobbed in the CarAdvice garage for its extended stay. The wider CA team flocked to pore over its lines ...

CarAdvice
2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 4: The sales rep  CarAdvice

While we spend our time at CarAdvice reviewing cars for a living, there are plenty of other owners out there who spend as much, if not more, time in their ...

CarAdvice
2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review: Cabin comfort and practicality  CarAdvice

We already know the new European-designed Holden Commodore is smaller than the Aussie-built large sedan it has replaced, in our minds, if not our hearts.

CarAdvice
Street Machine Stroker 383 Holden Commodore VN SS at Drag Challenge  WhichCar

Michael Ryder's VN SS Commodore took on Drag Challenge without a blower, turbo or even EFI.

WhichCar
Has GM killed the Commodore?  Drive

Alex Rae reports on GM's latest cutbacks that see five factories close and the loss of 14000 jobs in North America. While Holden says jobs will be unaffected in ...

Drive
Which towing vehicle should I buy?  NEWS.com.au

We've just retired and are looking at buying our first new car. We tow a light Coromal pop-up single axle caravan and currently drive a 2002 Holden Commodore ...

NEWS.com.au
1000HP Holden Commodore VE Is The Most Australian Car Ever  Carscoops

The home-bred Holden Commodore millions of Australians fell in love with may no longer exist but there are still thousands on local roads. Of them all, this ...

Carscoops
New car pickup costs buyer dearly  Queensland Times

SNOOZING beside the road in his newly purchased black Holden Commodore, Ryan Swan drew the wrong kind of attention. A concerned motorist reported to ...

Queensland Times
Holden Grants Limited Edition Commodore Owners Access To Lang Lang  GM Authority

Owners of the final limited-edition Holden VF Commodore models were given a special treat this past week. Holden granted access to its highly secretive Lang ...

GM Authority
New smaller police cars are 'a bit snug' in the back  The Press West Coast

Even those of average stature are struggling to fit in the new fleet, a police officer says.

The Press West Coast
Classic Wheels: Fantasy Six  WhichCar

You must have played the game: nominate the cars you'd park in a fantasy garage, money no object.

WhichCar
Turbo LS-powered VC Commodore at Drag Challenge 2018  WhichCar

Dusty Benson returned to Drag Challenge with a near-1300hp turbo LS VC Commodore.

WhichCar
Watch emergency services pull a car out of the North Esk River at Inveresk  Tasmania Examiner

A Holden Commodore ute was pulled out of the North Esk River at Inveresk today. A 76-year-old man lost control of his vehicle while travelling east down ...

Tasmania Examiner
2010 Holden Commodore SS-V AUTO Ute for sale in Dunedin  Drivesouth

2010 Holden Commodore SS-V Auto Ute Holden Supa-Saver Offer Was $27,995 Today $25,995 Saving $2,000 Iconic - Collectible - Passion Hard to find in this ...

Drivesouth
Watch: 'ambitious' driver turns Commodore ute into a banana  NZME

Ah, the humble Holden Commodore ute. A wonderful creation combining the utility of a ute with the handling characteristics and comfort of a car.... – Driven.

NZME
Mercedes-Benz A-Class: AA Driven NZ Car of the Year winner detailed  NZME

The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback has been awarded the most prestigious motoring award, AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year. Announced at ...

NZME
Former Holden Elizabeth Plant Removes Signage  GM Authority

Likely part of the ongoing decomissioning process, Holden has removed signage from the historic Holden Elizabeth plant.

GM Authority
Supply cuts, tensions fuel price rise  The West Australian

If you drive a car such as a Toyota Prado or Holden Commodore in the Great Southern, you are probably paying as much as $25 more to fill your tank now ...

The West Australian
Spur-of-the-moment decision led to fatal shooting of Northlander John Harris  New Zealand Herald

A spur-of-the-moment decision to stop and confront gang members he felt were threatening his family has resulted in four years and four months in jail for ...

New Zealand Herald
Manhunt over as third man arrested for Gympie stabbing  Sunshine Coast Daily

UPDATE: A POLICE manhunt has ended with a third person arrested and charged over a stabbing in Gympie last week. Police were searching for a silver 2009 ...

Sunshine Coast Daily
Three arrested over armed robberies and UUMV, South Eastern Region - Logan  myPolice

Police have charged two male and one female teenager over a series of burglaries and armed robberies, during which vehicles were stolen, across the Gold.

myPolice
Motor Holden Magnum ute matches Ferrari resale return  WhichCar

Looking for a sound used car investment? Don't stretch for a 458 Speciale, but go for Holden's Magnum ute. Think we are crazy? We crunch the numbers ...

WhichCar
Gang taxing debt behind shotgun killing of Northland man John Harris  New Zealand Herald

Dispute over perceived gang debt escalated to death of Tribesmen member 'John Boy' Harris.

New Zealand Herald
Two outlaw bikies who died in horror car crash might have been murdered  Daily Mail

Nomads gang member Daniel Elliott, 42, and Jared Ward, 29, died when their vehicle crashed through a fence and rolled at the Pacific Highway, northern NSW, ...

Daily Mail
Wounding, Stafford - Queensland Police News  myPolice

Detectives are investigating after a man was assaulted at a residence in Stafford this morning. Preliminary investigations indicate at around 9:00am three men ...

myPolice
Ford hero Mark Winterbottom confirms Holden switch for 2019 Supercars season  Sporting News AU

One of the worst-kept secrets in Supercars is finally out, with Mark Winterbottom's Holden switch confirmed for 2019. On the eve of the 2018 season's final event ...

Sporting News AU
Mustang scores Supercars sign-off after aero test  Supercars.com

The Ford Mustang has been given the green light to enter the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, following the completion of aerodynamic testing.

Supercars.com
SPY PICS: Holden Commodore facelift  Motoring

The first imported Holden Commodore has only been on sale in Australia since February, but a mid-life update for the Opel Insignia on which it's based has ...

Motoring
Holden Commodore turns 40 today: can the new model reverse its sales slide?  NEWS.com.au

HOLDEN can finally light party candles for the Commodore — for a big birthday rather than a sales win.

NEWS.com.au
2007 Holden SS Commodore VE SS-V 6.0L V8 Auto  Drivesouth

Drivesouth Motoring News, Car Reviews, Road tests, Car Dealer Directory and Used Cars for Sale.

Drivesouth
New Commodore triggers storm of social media abuse for diehard Holden fan  ABC News

Once an Australian icon, it seems the romance for Holden might be over. Former Holden worker and car fanatic Cara Bertoli found out the hard way after ...

ABC News
Chevy Malibu Sales Decrease 46 Percent To 31,041 Units In Q3 2018  GM Authority

Chevrolet Malibu sales decreased 46 percent to 31041 units in the third quarter of 2018 in the United States. See Chevy Malibu Q3 2018 sales results here.

GM Authority
Five years on from the day Australian cars died  InDaily

Denis Masters remembers well that fateful day of December 11, five years ago, when he saw speakers and a stage being set up on the lawns outside Holden's ...

InDaily
Holden Commodore diesel 2018 review: snapshot  CarsGuide

Not long ago even Holden execs considered a diesel Commodore a heresy. Now, with the Opel-sourced import, all bets are off.

CarsGuide
The winner of AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year for 2018 is Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback  New Zealand Herald

The hatchback has an 'unparalleled ' driving experience and is the 'complete package '.

New Zealand Herald
Holden sticks to its guns with ZB Commodore  CarsGuide

Despite dwindling sales performance and negative public perception, recently appointed Holden boss Dave Buttner says it is far too soon to write off the ...

CarsGuide
Commodore name: How can Holden use the badge?  NEWS.com.au

WE NOW import the Holden Commodore, which in Germany is known as the Opel Insignia. But is Opel still part of GM? I've been told GM has sold Opel to a ...

NEWS.com.au
Motor Holden Commodore SS appreciation trends  WhichCar

We track the appreciation trends of the resale values of used Holden Commodore SS over several generations from the VN to the VS generations – Whichcar is ...

WhichCar
Holden pushes pause on Commodore and Equinox production  Stuff.co.nz

In a remarkable move, Holden has paused production on some models of Commodore and the Equinox SUV as it struggles to move stock.

Stuff.co.nz
Second-hand sedans worth a look  The West Australian

A change in fashion leaves plentiful supply of spacious, smooth vehicles at low prices.

The West Australian
Peter Brock’s Bathurst victory Holden Commodore sells for $2.1m  NEWS.com.au

The car Peter Brock drove to victory in the Bathurst 1000 in 1982 and 1983 sells at auction for a record $2.1 million on the eve of the 2018 race. October 6th ...

NEWS.com.au
Dubbo police: Cars stolen during the weekend  Daily Liberal

Orana Mid-Western Police District officers issue alert.

Daily Liberal
2018 Holden Commodore diesel recalled  CarAdvice

GM Holden has issued a recall for diesel versions of the 2018 model-year Commodore over concerns chafing engine parts could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire ...

CarAdvice
2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review: Introduction  CarAdvice

If cars suffered from identity crises, then the all-new ZB Holden Commodore would spend much of its life in therapy asking the question, 'Who – and what – am I, ...

CarAdvice
Holden halts Commodore, Equinox production as stock overflows  CarAdvice

Holden has been given leave by its Detroit masters to pause production of the imported Commodore and Equinox lines, as it works to move unsold stock already ...

CarAdvice
Dwayne Eric Welsh pleads guilty to firing shotgun during police pursuit at Belmont North  Newcastle Herald

By his own admission, Dwayne Eric Welsh was “f---ed up on ice” when he fired a shotgun out of the passenger side window of a stolen car during a wild police ...

Newcastle Herald
WhichCar Holden ZB Commodore future remains unclear  WhichCar

The Commodore hasn't been ruled in or out of Holden's future plans as the company temporarily halts its production. The future of the ZB Commodore is unclear, ...

WhichCar
Holden Commodore hits the wall  Motoring

Independent vehicle safety assessor ANCAP's twice-delayed 'audit' test of the new Holden Commodore will finally take place in Sydney.

Motoring
Hoons cause strife in Strickland Street, car and letter box damaged  Bunbury Mail

A family has demanded answers after hoons caused damage to their Strickland Street property last week.

Bunbury Mail
Nissan sports car crashes at high speed on Hannell Street, Wickham  Newcastle Herald

A high-speed crash involving a sports car occurred in Wickham on Thursday night.

Newcastle Herald
Holden Commodore joins South Australian Police fleet  CarsGuide

Crooks in South Australia will have a familiar sight when they look in their rear-view mirrors, with the ZB Commodore officially joining the state's police fleet.

CarsGuide
New Holden Commodore earns its police stripes  Northern Star

Police in South Australia to trial the imported Holden Commodore for general duties and highway patrol suitability.

Northern Star
Motor ZB Holden Commodore discounted, VFII still marked up  WhichCar

Keeping track of pricing for ZB and VFII Commodores has proven interesting, as prices for the new ZBs fall while VFIIs remain at a high. WhichCar is the online ...

WhichCar
Motor Holden Commodore V8 alternatives for less  WhichCar

We present some clever ways to get into a RWD V8 for less than the price of a VFII Commodore SS. WhichCar is the online home of MOTOR Magazine.

WhichCar
2018 Holden Commodore ZB Review, Roadtest  NZ Autocar

2018 Holden Commodore ZB Review - Total Recalibration. Chances are that if you're knowledgeable about Commodore, you will already have an opinion on ...

NZ Autocar
Why the Holden Commodore is our Top Family Car/Station Wagon of 2018  Stuff.co.nz

German Holden Commodore ZB is worth the Euros for Kiwi families.

Stuff.co.nz
Holden Commodore Sportwagon verdict: Continental shift shows promise  NEWS.com.au

These are desperate days for Holden. The core appeal and identity of the brand — its Australian engineering and manufacturing heritage — vaporised when the ...

NEWS.com.au
2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon quick review  WhichCar

Holden's 2.0-litre wagon is a lot of car for under $40000 and arguably the sweet spot of the entire ZB Commodore range.

WhichCar
WhichCar 40 years of Holden Commodore: Our best stories  WhichCar

Australia's best motoring magazines join together to tell their best stories of the Holden Commodore on its 40th birthday. WhichCar is the online home of Wheels, ...

WhichCar
Holden Commodore 2018: review, features, specs  Top Gear Philippines

The mention of the Holden Commodore won't get a giddy reaction out of most Filipinos. It's not a familliar brand to our market, after all, so hearing the model's ...

Top Gear Philippines
New car review: Euro-built Holden Commodore  PerthNow

THE Holden Commodore's transition to a high-tech, fully imported range hasn't made us completely forget its Aussie forebears.

PerthNow
Hours-old friendship ends in police chase arrest  Sunshine Coast Daily

The passenger in a car involved in dramatic police chase from Dicky Beach to Kawana has claimed he only met the driver hours before the pair were arrested.

Sunshine Coast Daily
Could the rear-drive Holden Commodore V8 make a comeback?  WhichCar

Holden leaves the door open for the return of a rear-wheel-drive V8 sedan, as it gets the keys to GM's product cabinet.

WhichCar
Holden Commodores and other models fetch up to $340,000 at auction  ABC News

The idea of old Holdens fetching as much as new Ferraris might be jaw-dropping to some, but an auctioneer says there's a frenzy surrounding some rare ...

ABC News
Holden Commodore RS 2018 review: snapshot  CarsGuide

The $37290 RS Liftback marks the second rung in the all-new ZB Commodore line-up, sitting $3600 above the LT.

CarsGuide
The new Commodore is a bloody good thing… get over it  CarAdvice

You know what they say about opinions… No, not that line, the other one – 'you're entitled to an opinion, but you're also entitled to be wrong'. I prefer the other ...

CarAdvice
Holden Commodore LT 2018 review: snapshot  CarsGuide

The $33,690 LT marks the entry point to the all-new ZB Commodore line-up, and can also be had in Sportwagon form for an extra $2200. From launch, Holden is ...

CarsGuide
Holden Commodore gets 7-year warranty after worst sales month in 70 years  NEWS.com.au

THE new Holden Commodore will come with a seven-year warranty in March as the company tries to recover from its worst sales month in its 70-year history.

NEWS.com.au
2018 Holden Commodore review  Drive

Holden puts the focus back on families with new-generation Commodore CarReview - drive.com.au.

Drive
Holden decline continues with March sales figures  CarsGuide

Holden's sales tumble has continued, with the once-dominant Red Lion brand in jeopardy of falling out of the top 10 list for sales by manufacturer according to ...

CarsGuide
This 30-year-old Holden Commodore that has never been registered just sold for $340,000  Business Insider Australia

A very distinctive-looking 30-year-old Holden Commodore has reached a new price record at auction.

Business Insider Australia
2019 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia wagon facelift spied  CarAdvice

A facelifted version of the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer wagon, sold in Australia as the Holden Commodore, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe.Up front ...

CarAdvice
Holden Commodore Calais-V Tourer review  NEWS.com.au

$58,560-$60,360 driveway. VALUE. The Calais-V stands out with 18-inch wheels filling out the plastic-clad arches and matrix LED headlamps. Opt for any ...

NEWS.com.au
2018 Holden Commodore VXR - Technical Details Explained  Practical Motoring

The all-new Holden Commodore VXR has torque vectoring, all-wheel drive, a nine-speed auto and no rear differential...we explain how it all works and what ...

Practical Motoring
2018 Holden Commodore Calais road test review  Drive

A small step for Opel represents a giant leap for its Australian cousin. CarReview - drive.com.au.

Drive
Amid Sales Downturn, Holden Stops Production Of Commodore, Equinox  GM Authority

Holden has stopped production of the Commodore and Equinox as unsold inventory piles up and sales remain low.

GM Authority
Holden Commodore VF used car review  Drive

Now the new ZB Commodore has been released, the old VF model is yesterday's news. Except it's not that simple, as the VF Commodore and Calais represent ...

Drive
2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison  CarAdvice

Commodore RS takes on Liberty 2.5i Premium in the fight for the best four-cylinder family car for around $36K.

CarAdvice
Holden Commodore RS-V 2018 review: snapshot  CarsGuide

The sports-flavoured RS-V sits in the middle of the all-new ZB Commodore line-up, with a list price of $46990 in Liftback guise or $49190 as a Sportwagon.

CarsGuide
Will Power: from Toowoomba to the top of the motorsport world  The Australian

As his car screams at 350kmh around the Indianapolis speedway, Will Power is trying his best not to think. It is May 27 and Power has just taken the lead with ...

The Australian
Holden: Commodore key for brand's motorsport future  Speedcafe

Holden has affirmed its commitment to Australian motorsport and the Commodore as it relishes facing up against the Ford Mustang in Supercars next year.

Speedcafe
Long-term reviews: Holden Commodore, Kia Sorento  NEWS.com.au

The diehards will jeer but I've never had a problem with Holden retaining the Commodore badge for its flagship family car. After all, the first Commodore was ...

NEWS.com.au
Peter Brock 05 Commodore to fetch $2 million at auction  NEWS.com.au

A DECADES-LONG controversy is set to reignite when a Holden Commodore racing car goes under the hammer before this year's Bathurst 1000.

NEWS.com.au
Police hunt for stolen Holden Commodore sedan with two-year-old inside  PerthNow

UPDATE: A man has been arrested over the theft of a car that had a two-year-old boy inside. The toddler's mother has spoken of her relief after her son's ...

PerthNow
Holden Commodore: V6 AWD takes on turbo front-driver  NEWS.com.au

$42,490 drive-away. 19 points. VALUE. 3.5 stars. Source:News Corp Australia. The current drive-away deal is $42,490 thanks to Holden's EOFY sale, plus the ...

NEWS.com.au
Holden Commodore’s Future Remains Murky  GM Authority

The Holden Commodore's future remains murky as the brand begins building out its future product portfolio.

GM Authority
Holden Commodore joins SA Police fleet  CarAdvice

The Holden Commodore has been recruited by the South Australia Police, with "more than 100" set to join the state's enforcement fleet over the next two years.

CarAdvice
AA COTY 2018: Why the Holden Commodore made the top 10  NZME

Meet contestant number one in this year's AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year.

NZME
Street Machine 2006-2013 Holden VE Commodore buyer's guide  WhichCar

Everything you need to know about buying a VE-generation Commodore, including why they're the best bargain available for your next build.

WhichCar
2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol review  CarAdvice

Australian families continue to swarm towards SUVs. We find out if the new Holden Commodore wagon is worthy of stopping them in their tracks.

CarAdvice
German Holden Commodore has landed: no V8 but Holden dares rev heads to take a test drive  NEWS.com.au

HOLDEN is daring diehard rev heads to test drive its new German-made Commodore — the first in 40 years without a V8 — before switching allegiances.

NEWS.com.au
New Holden Commodore recalled  Drive

Lion brand's fully-imported family car is heading back to the dealership. CarArticle - drive.com.au.

Drive
Holden Commodore: first foreign model ‘missed opportunity’ to be hybrid  The Guardian

The new Holden Commodore – the first to be made overseas – is a “missed opportunity” to launch a high-profile electric or hybrid car in Australia, according to ...

The Guardian
2018 Holden Commodore recalled for seatbelt fix  CarAdvice

Holden has recalled the 2018 ZB Commodore over concerns the outboard rear seatbelts may not be correctly installed.According to the company, the seatbelts ...

CarAdvice
Can You Identify This white Holden Commodore?  Hit 107

Last week sometime between Monday, October 22 at 10:30pm and Tuesday, October 23 12:30am, five people have gained entry to a business on Brook Street, ...

Hit 107
2018 Holden Commodore Calais new car review  The Motor Report

It's hard not to compare the new imported Holden Commodore with the old locally-made model that looks like a significantly different vehicle. But to approach the ...

The Motor Report
Holden asks 'you sure?' through important life stages to promote Holden Commodore  mUmBRELLA*

Holden has again partnered with The Monkeys to launch a new campaign for its all new Holden Commodore, asking a boy "you sure?" as he goes through.

mUmBRELLA*
Driver flees car wreck in dramatic end to police chase  Sunshine Coast Daily

Duo finally caught after 8km chase through early hours of morning, but one didn't give up easily.

Sunshine Coast Daily
 

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Holden Commodore Wiki

The Holden Commodore is a medium to large sedan sold by Holden since 1978. It was manufactured from 1978 to 2017 in Australia and from 1979 to 1990 in New Zealand, with production in Australia ending on 20 October 2017. From 2018 the Holden Commodore is fully imported from Germany.For the original model, Holden replaced the long-serving Kingswood and Premier large executive cars developed in Australia, with another rear wheel drive (RWD) platform that was, however, based on a smaller European design by Opel, re-engineered for Australian conditions. Subsequent series became larger, culminating with the fourth generation Commodore, fully developed in Australia and based on the GM Zeta platform.Initially introduced as a single sedan body style, the range expanded in 1979 to include a station wagon. From 1984, Holden began branding the flagship model as Holden Calais, with the Commodore Berlina introduced in 1984 gaining independent Holden Berlina nomenclature in 1988. Long-wheelbase Statesman/Caprice derivatives and Commodore utility body variants followed in 1990. The third generation architecture spawned the most body styles, with a new Holden utility launched in 2000 (now officially as the Holden Ute), reborn Monaro coupé in 2001, four-door Holden Crewman utility and all-wheel drive (AWD) Holden Adventra crossover in 2003. Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) in 1987 began official modification of high performance variants of the Commodore and its derivatives, under its own nameplate.Rivalry came predominantly from the Ford Falcon—also locally built. Prior to the second generation Commodore of 1988, the Holden was positioned a full class below the full-size Falcon. To varying degrees, competition also came from mid-size offerings from Toyota Australia as well as Chrysler Australia, which morphed into Mitsubishi Motors Australia. Moreover, between 1989 and 1997, Australian federal government policy saw the launch of the Toyota Lexcen, which was a rebadged version of the second generation Commodore. With the introduction of the third generation in 1997, Holden implemented its largest export programs involving Commodore and its derivatives. In the Middle East, South Africa and Brazil, the Commodore sold as a Chevrolet. High-performance export versions followed in North America, sold as Pontiac and later Chevrolet. HSV also exported to the United Kingdom as Vauxhall, in the Middle East as Chevrolet Special Vehicles (CSV) and in New Zealand and Singapore as HSV.In December 2013, Holden announced that it would cease its local production by the end of October 2017 committing, however, to use the long-standing Commodore nameplate on its fifth-generation fully imported replacement, moving to a front-wheel drive (FWD)/all-wheel drive (AWD) platform.