The Truth About Cars » holden commodore http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » holden commodore http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC Sunday News Round-up: Belgian Commodore, Planes vs Automobiles, and You Should Thank a Trucker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-sunday-news-round-up-belgian-commodore-planes-vs-automobiles-and-you-should-thank-a-trucker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-sunday-news-round-up-belgian-commodore-planes-vs-automobiles-and-you-should-thank-a-trucker/#comments Sun, 27 Dec 2015 15:44:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250305 A Belgian named Guido is looking to save the Commodore and part of the Australian auto manufacturing industry from its ultimate demise. That, and Pak, not Paki, is probably the more correct term, flying vs. driving, austerity pain for Porsche employees, you should thank a trucker and more … after the break! ‘Project Erich’ is a last […]

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A Belgian named Guido is looking to save the Commodore and part of the Australian auto manufacturing industry from its ultimate demise. That, and Pak, not Paki, is probably the more correct term, flying vs. driving, austerity pain for Porsche employees, you should thank a trucker and more … after the break! ‘Project Erich’ is a last […]

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The Future Of The Holden Commodore, In One Image http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/future-holden-commodore-one-image/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/future-holden-commodore-one-image/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:58:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=996066 You might be thinking that in a fit of absent-mindedness, I’ve mistakenly put a photo of a Opel Insignia or Buick Regal as the main image – and technically, you’re right. But the car above, though it’s difficult to see, is actually wearing a Holden badge. As Just-Auto reports, the very first Holden Insignia VXR has just […]

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You might be thinking that in a fit of absent-mindedness, I’ve mistakenly put a photo of a Opel Insignia or Buick Regal as the main image – and technically, you’re right. But the car above, though it’s difficult to see, is actually wearing a Holden badge. As Just-Auto reports, the very first Holden Insignia VXR has just […]

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Holden Retaining Name For Next-Gen FWD Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/holde-retaining-commodore-name-next-gen-fwd-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/holde-retaining-commodore-name-next-gen-fwd-sedan/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:02:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=985650 Holden will retain the Commodore nameplate for its next-generation large sedan, even though the new “Commodore” will bear no resemblance to the large, rear-drive car currently sold in Australia. Just-Auto is reporting that the new Commodore will be a front-drive vehicle based on the next generation Opel Insignia/Buick Regal. While Holden previously stated that the […]

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Holden will retain the Commodore nameplate for its next-generation large sedan, even though the new “Commodore” will bear no resemblance to the large, rear-drive car currently sold in Australia. Just-Auto is reporting that the new Commodore will be a front-drive vehicle based on the next generation Opel Insignia/Buick Regal. While Holden previously stated that the […]

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TTAC AMA: I Own A Pontiac G8 With A Holden Commodore Conversion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ttac-ama-pontiac-g8-holden-commodore-conversion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ttac-ama-pontiac-g8-holden-commodore-conversion/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=933386 This week’s AMA comes courtesy of reader APaGttH, who has a Pontiac G8 GT that has been converted into a Holden Commodore replica. Read on below to hear the story. Seeing the handwriting on the wall for Pontiac, and after my one week experience with a 2008 V6 rental, I purchased my Pontiac G8 GT in […]

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This week’s AMA comes courtesy of reader APaGttH, who has a Pontiac G8 GT that has been converted into a Holden Commodore replica. Read on below to hear the story. Seeing the handwriting on the wall for Pontiac, and after my one week experience with a 2008 V6 rental, I purchased my Pontiac G8 GT in […]

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Capsule Review: 2013 Holden Commodore Ute http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/capsule-review-2013-holden-commodore-ute/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/capsule-review-2013-holden-commodore-ute/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=853353   Luke Vandezande, Managing Editor of AutoGuide.com, submits his review of the Holden Ute. What if I told you that there’s a parallel universe where Europeans love muscle cars, have their own country music artists and care less for political correctness than Howard Stern in his heyday. Welcome to Australia. Holden is a subsidiary of […]

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  Luke Vandezande, Managing Editor of AutoGuide.com, submits his review of the Holden Ute. What if I told you that there’s a parallel universe where Europeans love muscle cars, have their own country music artists and care less for political correctness than Howard Stern in his heyday. Welcome to Australia. Holden is a subsidiary of […]

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Could The Holden Brand Die With The Commodore? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/could-the-holden-brand-die-with-the-commodore/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/could-the-holden-brand-die-with-the-commodore/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:14:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=852297 The next Holden Commodore will come from GM’s European product portfolio, but it won’t carry the Commodore name either. Aussie outlet Carsguide is reporting that despite pleas from Holden, GM is determined to kill the nameplate, since the new Holden large sedan will be so different from the iconic rear-drive model. According to the outlet, […]

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The next Holden Commodore will come from GM’s European product portfolio, but it won’t carry the Commodore name either. Aussie outlet Carsguide is reporting that despite pleas from Holden, GM is determined to kill the nameplate, since the new Holden large sedan will be so different from the iconic rear-drive model. According to the outlet, […]

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Hot Holdens In The Post-2017 Era: Get Ready For The HSV Insignia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/hot-holdens-in-the-post-2017-era-get-ready-for-the-hsv-insignia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/hot-holdens-in-the-post-2017-era-get-ready-for-the-hsv-insignia/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:55:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=836265 Come 2017, Holden will cease producing cars in Australia, ending a decades long lineage of big, rear-drive, V8 powered sedans. But their high-performance HSV division is expected to survive the transition, albeit in a very different form. The re-hiring of HSV Chief Engineer John Stoddart is seen as a positive move by the Australian Motor […]

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Come 2017, Holden will cease producing cars in Australia, ending a decades long lineage of big, rear-drive, V8 powered sedans. But their high-performance HSV division is expected to survive the transition, albeit in a very different form. The re-hiring of HSV Chief Engineer John Stoddart is seen as a positive move by the Australian Motor […]

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Holden Gets Rebadged Opels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/holden-gets-rebadged-opels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/holden-gets-rebadged-opels/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 13:31:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=813561   Holden may be losing the Commodore, but the brand will gain three new “premium” offerings, suggesting a possible direction for its famed HSV performance shop. Holden-badged versions of the Astra GTC and VXR, Insignia VXR and the Cascada convertible. Just-Auto reports that the Insignia will be a new “fully imported” premium sedan, while the […]

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  Holden may be losing the Commodore, but the brand will gain three new “premium” offerings, suggesting a possible direction for its famed HSV performance shop. Holden-badged versions of the Astra GTC and VXR, Insignia VXR and the Cascada convertible. Just-Auto reports that the Insignia will be a new “fully imported” premium sedan, while the […]

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Next Holden Commodore To Be Made In China, Sport 4-Cylinder Engine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/next-holden-commodore-to-be-made-in-china-sport-4-cylinder-engine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/next-holden-commodore-to-be-made-in-china-sport-4-cylinder-engine/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:43:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=681450 Just as TTAC predicted in earlier editorials, Holden will be receiving vehicles imported from China as part of its future product plan – the vehicle slated to be imported from China is no less than the next generation Commodore. Previous reports suggested that the next-gen Commodore would be a Camry-sized front-drive model that would also […]

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Just as TTAC predicted in earlier editorials, Holden will be receiving vehicles imported from China as part of its future product plan – the vehicle slated to be imported from China is no less than the next generation Commodore. Previous reports suggested that the next-gen Commodore would be a Camry-sized front-drive model that would also […]

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GM Looking To Shutter Holden, Re-Brand As Chevrolet After 2017 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/gm-looking-to-shutter-holden-re-brand-as-chevrolet-after-2017/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/gm-looking-to-shutter-holden-re-brand-as-chevrolet-after-2017/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:07:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=678754 With the demise of Holden’s manufacturing and R&D facilities complete by 2017, General Motors is reportedly looking to kill off the Holden brand and switch over to Chevrolet instead. According to Australia’s News Corp, the plan to shutter Holden has been around since the early days of the financial crisis, when GM wanted to kill […]

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With the demise of Holden’s manufacturing and R&D facilities complete by 2017, General Motors is reportedly looking to kill off the Holden brand and switch over to Chevrolet instead. According to Australia’s News Corp, the plan to shutter Holden has been around since the early days of the financial crisis, when GM wanted to kill […]

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Alpha: General Motors Last Hope For The Commodore http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/alpha-general-motors-last-hope-for-the-commodore/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/alpha-general-motors-last-hope-for-the-commodore/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:30:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=678394 “I believe 2013 will be a year that Australia decides whether it wants to have an auto industry or not,”  -Mike Devereux, Holden’s former Managing Director, in November, 2012 Those ominous words spoken by Mike Devereux last year have taken on an almost eerie significance in light of yesterday’s events. After more than a half […]

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“I believe 2013 will be a year that Australia decides whether it wants to have an auto industry or not,”  -Mike Devereux, Holden’s former Managing Director, in November, 2012 Those ominous words spoken by Mike Devereux last year have taken on an almost eerie significance in light of yesterday’s events. After more than a half […]

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Holden To End Australian Manufacturing By 2017, Transition To “Sales Company” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/holden-to-end-australian-manufacturing-by-2017-transition-to-sales-company/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/holden-to-end-australian-manufacturing-by-2017-transition-to-sales-company/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:41:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=677634 Holden informed the Australian federal and state level governments that it will cease car production in Australia by 2017, citing a “perfect storm” of unfavorable exchange rates, high production costs and a small but competitive car market that has seen sales of traditional Australian-made rear-drive sedans and Utes plummet in recent years. An estimated 3000 […]

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Holden informed the Australian federal and state level governments that it will cease car production in Australia by 2017, citing a “perfect storm” of unfavorable exchange rates, high production costs and a small but competitive car market that has seen sales of traditional Australian-made rear-drive sedans and Utes plummet in recent years. An estimated 3000 […]

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Australian Car Industry Dead As Devereux Out, GM Tools Up For Front Drive Commodore http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/australian-car-industry-dead-as-devereux-out-gm-tools-up-for-front-drive-commodore/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/australian-car-industry-dead-as-devereux-out-gm-tools-up-for-front-drive-commodore/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:44:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=641865 If you want to see the future of Holden in Australia, this is it. Yes, it’s the same car that Jack Baruth took to the woodshed in today’s edition of TTAC, but it’s also a harbinger of things to come for the iconic Australian marque, with the announcement that Holden’s Elizabeth, Australia plant will be tooling […]

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If you want to see the future of Holden in Australia, this is it. Yes, it’s the same car that Jack Baruth took to the woodshed in today’s edition of TTAC, but it’s also a harbinger of things to come for the iconic Australian marque, with the announcement that Holden’s Elizabeth, Australia plant will be tooling […]

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Holden Prepares To Euthanize The Ute http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/holden-prepares-to-euthanize-the-ute/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/holden-prepares-to-euthanize-the-ute/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:21:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=638369 2016 will be a pivotal year for Holden’s Commodore-based Ute. Declining sales and shifting production capabilities could mean that the traditional Aussie Ute could become extinct, as both the Commodore and Ford Falcon Utes die off. While the Falcon is slated to die within the next three years, Holden is at a crossroads regarding the […]

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2016 will be a pivotal year for Holden’s Commodore-based Ute. Declining sales and shifting production capabilities could mean that the traditional Aussie Ute could become extinct, as both the Commodore and Ford Falcon Utes die off. While the Falcon is slated to die within the next three years, Holden is at a crossroads regarding the […]

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HSV Gen-F GTS: Imported From Adelaide, But For How Much Longer? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/hsv-gen-f-gts-imported-from-adelaide-but-for-how-much-longer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/hsv-gen-f-gts-imported-from-adelaide-but-for-how-much-longer/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:38:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494845 Holden and HSV try their hand at the “Imported From Detroit” style car commercial. As someone who has always been partial to Aussie muscle sedans, it’s easy for me to say I’m a fan. No doubt the line about cars becoming “smaller, quieter and more vanilla” will resonate with many of us. In a country […]

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Holden and HSV try their hand at the “Imported From Detroit” style car commercial. As someone who has always been partial to Aussie muscle sedans, it’s easy for me to say I’m a fan. No doubt the line about cars becoming “smaller, quieter and more vanilla” will resonate with many of us. In a country […]

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We’re Not Getting The Holden Ute, But Not For Reasons You’d Expect http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/were-not-getting-the-holden-ute-but-not-for-reasons-youd-expect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/were-not-getting-the-holden-ute-but-not-for-reasons-youd-expect/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:59:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490631 Every so often, the same tired rumor will pop up again, like a particularly resilient pimple that habitually reappears in the same conspicuous spot. Thanks to the incessant hunger for clicks among auto websites, these rumors refuse to die, no matter how asinine they are. How many times have you seen a “BREAKING” or “EXCLUSIVE” […]

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Every so often, the same tired rumor will pop up again, like a particularly resilient pimple that habitually reappears in the same conspicuous spot. Thanks to the incessant hunger for clicks among auto websites, these rumors refuse to die, no matter how asinine they are. How many times have you seen a “BREAKING” or “EXCLUSIVE” […]

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The Holden That Almost Became A Buick http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/the-holden-that-almost-became-a-buick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/the-holden-that-almost-became-a-buick/#comments Fri, 31 May 2013 15:08:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490080 The most famous Holden product to ever wear a Buick badge is the Chinese-market Park Avenue, a car that Buick dealers inexplicably rejected. But back in the mid-1990s, GM apparently planned to use the VT Commodore architecture as the basis for a new Buick sedan, previewed in the XP2000 concept above. Squint really hard and […]

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The most famous Holden product to ever wear a Buick badge is the Chinese-market Park Avenue, a car that Buick dealers inexplicably rejected. But back in the mid-1990s, GM apparently planned to use the VT Commodore architecture as the basis for a new Buick sedan, previewed in the XP2000 concept above. Squint really hard and […]

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Holden Sticking With Australia Despite High Costs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/holden-sticking-with-australia-despite-high-costs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/holden-sticking-with-australia-despite-high-costs/#comments Fri, 24 May 2013 15:20:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489498 With the launch of the all-new VF Commodore just around the corner, Holden’s Mike Deveraux doesn’t Ford’s bad news to steal the limelight away from his very important product introduction. Amid a backdrop of constant squabbling between the governing party and the opposition, Deveraux urged both sides to find common ground over the fate of […]

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With the launch of the all-new VF Commodore just around the corner, Holden’s Mike Deveraux doesn’t Ford’s bad news to steal the limelight away from his very important product introduction. Amid a backdrop of constant squabbling between the governing party and the opposition, Deveraux urged both sides to find common ground over the fate of […]

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2014 Chevrolet SS: Suck On This, CAFE http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/2014-chevrolet-ss-suck-on-this-cafe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/2014-chevrolet-ss-suck-on-this-cafe/#comments Sat, 16 Feb 2013 06:06:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477767 Here’s our first look at the Chevrolet SS. Silly moniker aside, it looks like a home run. My biggest fear with the car – that GM would add too much crap and excess detailing, ala the Corvette C7 – has been alleviated. The design looks clean and businesslike. I might be inclined to swap out […]

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Here’s our first look at the Chevrolet SS. Silly moniker aside, it looks like a home run. My biggest fear with the car – that GM would add too much crap and excess detailing, ala the Corvette C7 – has been alleviated. The design looks clean and businesslike. I might be inclined to swap out […]

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Holden Calais Previews Chevrolet SS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/holden-calais-previews-chevrolet-ss/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/holden-calais-previews-chevrolet-ss/#comments Sun, 10 Feb 2013 02:30:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477055 Holden took the wraps off of the latest VF-Series Calais, the luxury version of the Commodoe. Expect some, but not all of the styling cues to carry over to the upcoming Chevrolet SS sports sedan. This is also likely the last hurrah for the big, rear-drive Holden. Slow sales have sealed the fate of the […]

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Holden took the wraps off of the latest VF-Series Calais, the luxury version of the Commodoe. Expect some, but not all of the styling cues to carry over to the upcoming Chevrolet SS sports sedan. This is also likely the last hurrah for the big, rear-drive Holden. Slow sales have sealed the fate of the […]

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Death Warrant Signed For Aussie Rear Drive Sedans, Execution Called For 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/death-warrant-signed-for-aussie-rear-drive-sedans-execution-called-for-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/death-warrant-signed-for-aussie-rear-drive-sedans-execution-called-for-2016/#comments Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:30:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474270 The big, rear-drive Aussie sedans beloved by enthusiasts overseas aren’t gaining traction in the Australian marketplace, and the smart money is betting on the death of the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon. The reports come as Holden officials confirmed that  Australian production the next generation VF Commodore would run through 2016, with new product lines […]

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The big, rear-drive Aussie sedans beloved by enthusiasts overseas aren’t gaining traction in the Australian marketplace, and the smart money is betting on the death of the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon. The reports come as Holden officials confirmed that  Australian production the next generation VF Commodore would run through 2016, with new product lines […]

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Chicken Tax Derails U.S. Success Of Holden Ute http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/chicken-tax-derails-u-s-success-of-holden-ute/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/chicken-tax-derails-u-s-success-of-holden-ute/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:34:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457412 “It should be right at home on the roads and farms of the US,” writes the Herald Sun in Australia,  “but tariffs and the strong Australian dollar could prevent the Commodore Ute following the sedan as an export.” It’s more the chicken tax than exchange rates what derails hopes of U.S. success of the Holden […]

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“It should be right at home on the roads and farms of the US,” writes the Herald Sun in Australia,  “but tariffs and the strong Australian dollar could prevent the Commodore Ute following the sedan as an export.” It’s more the chicken tax than exchange rates what derails hopes of U.S. success of the Holden […]

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Ominous Signs For Australia’s Large Rear-Drive Sedans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ominous-signs-for-australias-large-rear-drive-sedans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ominous-signs-for-australias-large-rear-drive-sedans/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:12:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453519 As dismissive as I tend to be of the internet product-planning brigade, their constant cries of “Bring rear-drive, V8 full-size Aussie sedans to America” may have some credibility – the market for these cars in Australia seems to be going teats up, with SUVs and small cars taking their place. The Holden Commodore and Ford […]

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As dismissive as I tend to be of the internet product-planning brigade, their constant cries of “Bring rear-drive, V8 full-size Aussie sedans to America” may have some credibility – the market for these cars in Australia seems to be going teats up, with SUVs and small cars taking their place. The Holden Commodore and Ford […]

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Holden About To Confirm American Commodore Exports – And Not Just Sedans, Either http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/holden-about-to-confirm-american-commodore-exports-and-not-just-sedans-either/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/holden-about-to-confirm-american-commodore-exports-and-not-just-sedans-either/#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 14:23:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444814 Holden is expected to make an announcement regarding the export of its Commodore vehicles to North America – essentially confirming the existence of the forthcoming 2013 Chevrolet SS Performance – and apparently it may not be limited to sedans. Utes and wagons could be arriving at some point as well. Australia’s Drive, an auto publication […]

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Holden is expected to make an announcement regarding the export of its Commodore vehicles to North America – essentially confirming the existence of the forthcoming 2013 Chevrolet SS Performance – and apparently it may not be limited to sedans. Utes and wagons could be arriving at some point as well. Australia’s Drive, an auto publication […]

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Ford Australia Secures Government Money, Raises Questions About Industry’s Future In Australia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/ford-australia-secures-government-money-raises-questions-about-industrys-future-in-australia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/ford-australia-secures-government-money-raises-questions-about-industrys-future-in-australia/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:25:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425861 Ford’s Australia branch is getting $34 million AUD (roughly $35 million U.S. dollars) plus an unspecified contribution from the government of Victoria (an Australian state), to sustain a Ford plant in Melbourne.  Total investment is said to be roughly $105 million USD. Holden, GM’s Australian division, is looking for some government funds too, and its […]

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Ford’s Australia branch is getting $34 million AUD (roughly $35 million U.S. dollars) plus an unspecified contribution from the government of Victoria (an Australian state), to sustain a Ford plant in Melbourne.  Total investment is said to be roughly $105 million USD. Holden, GM’s Australian division, is looking for some government funds too, and its […]

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