Holden Retaining Name For Next-Gen FWD Sedan

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
holden retaining name for next gen fwd sedan

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 new Commodore would be built in Australia, the end of Holden’s manufacturing operations has now made it necessary to import it from another location.

Some reports have suggested that China may be the location of the Commodore’s assembly. According to previous reports, the new, Chinese-made Commodore would have a standard 4-cylinder engine, with an optional V6. Though it would be close in size to the current car, it would look more European, with coupe-like styling rather than the current car’s brawny, slab-sided proportions. Holden is currently importing the Insignia VXR as a high-performance model, and perhaps as a test case for a future Commodore.

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  • Eyeflyistheeye Eyeflyistheeye on Jan 20, 2015

    Where's Captain Australia insisting how awesome Australian cars are while openly cheering for the demise of Australian automobile manufacturing? The Buick Avenir is probably going to foreshadow the next Commodore. Too bad it won't be RWD.

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    • RobertRyan RobertRyan on Jan 21, 2015

      @outback ute, Logic is wasted on PCH 101, as a troll, he will keep repeating the same rubbish time after time. They are paid to do it

  • Ajla Ajla on Jan 20, 2015

    I'm saying it's a mistake. I mean think about the implications- it's just overkill. If you are a Commodore fan you better run and take cover.

  • Kovakp Kovakp on Jan 20, 2015

    Since reading TTAC I no longer accept the Infinite Monkey Theorem.

  • El scotto El scotto on Jan 21, 2015

    Gentlemen, as far as I know, Mikey is the only UAW/CAW/Unicore or whatever the CAW became member on here, Tresmonos is a manufacturing engineer or someone who has the ability to stop the assembly line if he finds something wrong. Nate and some other guys are really good mechanics. Xernar (sic) proudly waves the left-wing flag. I sometimes wave the flag for trade unions. I think Pch101 is a financial advisor or something close. Overall, I would say 60-70% of TTAC's readership is conservative and staunchly anti-union. This constant verbiage of accusing fellow readers of being "UAW trolls", "UAW Komrades", "UAW Lackeys", "UAW Conspiracy" etc, etc, really proves your cluelessness about the very people you are desperately (and for unknown reasons)trying to impress. I bid you good day Sirs/Ma'ams

    • RobertRyan RobertRyan on Jan 21, 2015

      If they are "conservatives" they would have to be the strangest bunch I have ever encountered. UAW themes run rampart on this forum. Not surprising as this is about the US industry and the influences from within and outside the U.S. affecting production and choices.