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HOLDEN Commodore Sedan Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 6
First production year: 1997
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline, Natural gas
 

2018 - Present

Holden Commodore is a medium to large sedan and was first produced in 1978. Today's version of the Holden Commodore comes with two gasoline engines, one that has a displacement of 2.0-liter developing 260 hp, the other with 3.6-liter of displacement with 320 hp, and one diesel engine of 2.0-liter developing 170 hp and a consumption of 42 mpg (5.6 L/100Km). With the new software, Drive mode control continuously analyses the information through the sensors, optimizing the systems for the best traction and road position. Inside, we find a cockpit defined by clean lines and modern...

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diesel engines:

  HOLDEN Commodore 2.0L DT4 8AT (170 HP)

gasoline engines:

  HOLDEN Commodore 2.0L T4 9AT (260 HP)

  HOLDEN Commodore 3.6L V6 9AT AWD (320 HP)

 

2015 - 2017

Holden introduced a new facelift for the Commodore's fourth generation, bringing several exterior changes, depending on the trim level and interior updates, while the engine lineup was revised. The Commodore nameplate was already 37 years old in 2015 when the carmaker introduced the second facelift for the VF series. Even though GM already announced that it would shut down Holden's factory from Elizabeth, the carmaker didn't drop the mike and quit. Its revenge was the last lineup that made more locals feel sorry for not buying them in larger numbers. Depending on the ver...

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2013 - 2015

The 2013 Holden Commodore Sedan was the facelifted version of the fourth generation of the Australian large vehicle. The refresh brought a decrease in its base price and added more features. The new model was updated with safety features and better engines. It was the last Commodore based on a rear-wheel-drive platform, the GM Zeta. After that, it was based on the same platform with the European Opel Insignia and the American Buick Regal. It was the last Commodore to have a V8 engine. The exterior look was upgraded with a new design for the grille, headlights and the front bumper. Even...

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2006 - Present

It was the first Holden Commodore that parted away with the European Opel/Vauxhall Omega, and it showed the muscles of the Australian engineering. While its predecessors were developed on various Opel/Vauxhall models, the fourth generation of the Australian sports-sedan was designed by the Holden engineers in Australia. They didn't want to adopt anything from Europe to their harsh environment. It might be called a car designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and families. The latter was added to the engineering requirements just to make a profit out of the Commodore model. Its loo...

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2004 - 2006

Holden introduced another facelift for the Commodore lineup in 2004, introducing new engines and a restyled look. Known as the Commodore VZ, the 2004 model was the third facelift brought by the Australian carmaker to its mid-size sedan lineup. Unlike other carmakers, Holden split its sedan range into seven trim levels: Executive, Acclaim, Berlina, Calais, SV6, SV8, and SS, with differences between engines and interior equipment. Above the Commodore, but on the same platform, the carmaker built the Caprice/Statesman lineup with a longer wheelbase. On the outside, the VZ featured a new f...

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1997 - 2002

As part of General Motors, Holden received a European platform for the well-known nameplate Commodore and adapted it for the Australian market. The 1997 Commodore was based on the European Opel/Vauxhall Omega. Cadillac built the Catera on the same platform, but for the U.S. market, it didn't work that well. Cadillac should have listened to the Holden and get that version instead. Its rounded shapes with the curved roofline and a split-grille at the front were just a few distinct elements for the '97 Commodore Sedan. While it was a medium-big vehicle for the European customers...

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