2010 Holden Commodore: Same Look, Better Engines

It would be quite difficult to find some notable visual differences between a 2009 and a 2010 Holden Commodore because the two cars are basically the same. But what's more important is that the 2010 model year hides several goodies under the hood where you'll find upgraded engines, optimized for improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

The upgraded Commodore range is capable of reducing emissions by as much as 600 kilos per year, with annual fuel savings standing at $325, wrote. What's interesting is that by analyzing the fuel consumption ratings, it reveals that the new model could travel from Sydney to Melbourne (approximately 800 kilometers) on a single tank of fuel.

To rush into details, the new series will rely on two different engine options. The first one is the Holden Commodore 3.0-liter V6 (available in two trims, Omega and Berlina) which generates 190 kW (255 horsepower) at 6,700 rpm and 290 Nm of torque at 2,900 rpm. As for fuel consumption, it could achieve a rating of 9.3 l/100km (25.3 mpg), slightly varying by version.

Then, there's the 3.6-liter V6 configuration that comes on either the Calais or the Commodore SV6. This particular engine produces as much as 210 kW (281 horsepower) at 6,400 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 2,900 rpm. The average fuel consumption is around 10.1 l/100km (23.3 mpg). This is the most powerful locally-produced non-turbo six-cylinder powerplant currently available in Australia, the aforementioned source noted.

Prices are mainly the same as for the 2009 model, but the new range is also offered with updated LPG engine and low rolling resistance tires contributing to the overall fuel efficiency improvement.
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