Showing posts in the category of Holden Commodore

New Holden HSV GTS Maloo is Mad; Has 577 HP


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HSV, Holden’s sporty vehicle arm, decided that it was a good idea to transfer the 577 / 740 Nm (545 lb-ft) V8 from the Holden HSV Gen-F GTS into the Maloo ute body shell. It resulted in the HSV GTS Maloo, probably the maddest and fastest vehicle of its type ever.

Holden Commodore Roundabout Drift Antics Tick Off Dashcam Driver [NSFW]


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You gotta love good old fashioned Aussie swearing, especially when it comes out of the blue.

Holden Was Apparently Close to Completing Work on Commodore EV [w/Videos]


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The Holden Volt would have had a hard time justifying its existence if the soon-to-be defunct Australian automaker would have gone through with its program to develop an electric version of the familiar Commodore. They were reportedly pretty near the end of the development cycle, but now it’s all pointless because production of the Commodore will be terminated in 2017.

Drag Race Duel: Mercedes E63 AMG versus Vauxhall VXR8 GTS


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While the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS wouldn’t strike you as rivals, they are a match for each other in terms of size, weight and power. This makes them excellent candidates for what should be a close drag race.

Holden Brews a Storm (Edition) for Commodore Range


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Having recently celebrated the production of the 50,000th VF Commodore after 10 months of sale in Australia, Holden has presented a new special edition version of the series named "Storm" that's available on all body styles, including the sedan, ute (pickup truck) and Sportwagon.

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS Takes on BMW M5 with Competition Pack


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When Vauxhall imported the Holden Gen-F GTS to the UK and rebadged it as the VXR8 GTS, its goal was to offer an alternative to the segment’s benchmark, the BMW M5. But can the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS rival the M5? To find out, Autocar drove the two cars back to back.

Holden Aims for Top Aussie Market Position by 2020


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Yes, you read that right; Holden, the automaker whose entire assembly and manufacturing operation in Australia is having its plug pulled out in 2017 is optimistically looking towards the future.

Battle of the Super Wagons: 552HP Audi RS6 Avant vs. 610HP Vauxhall VXR8


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The racetrack does not come often on top of the list of places to test a wagon. But when the estate is a V8-powered monster with more than 500 horsepower, the track can be taken into account.

GM Allegedly Pondering New Holden Commodore and Chevy SS Made in North America


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Holden may be waiting in its deathbed as a manufacturer, but the spirit of affordable and sporty rear-wheel drive sedans it inspired with the Commodore (and the Premiere, Monaro, Belmont, Kingswood etc. before that) could live on, as a report has GM looking to revive the series in North America.

Report Suggests Future Prospect of RWD Cadillac-Underpinned Holdens and Chevys


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With so much reshuffling going on within GM and its overseas branches, some of which are closing, while others have an uncertain future ahead, it’s hard to speculate what exactly they will do to keep on going.

Next Holden Commodore Rumored to be Rebadged FWD Buick Made in China


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We learn from Cars Guide of Australia that there may be more know about the story of Holden shutting down. Apparently, GM did some kind of prior deal with Holden to have it design the next Commodore along with a Buick for the Chinese market. The Holden would have been made in Aussie, while manufacturing of the Buick-badged car would have been outsourced to China.

Vauxhall to Debut New 576 HP Supercharged VXR8 GTS at Autosport Show


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If your sole goal as a UK car buyer is to get the most horsepower for under sixty thousand pounds, then you need to look no further than the revised Vauxhall VXR8 GTS, a rebadged Holden HSV with an American engine. Said mill has recently been boosted by an extra 150 horses and now screams to the tune of 576 of them.

Possibly, the World's Only Left-Hand-Drive Holden Ute Up for Grabs


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Are you a fan of GM Holden's famed rear-wheel drive Utes, but the fact that they only come in right-hand drive (RHD) has put you off from buying and using one?

Well, here's your chance to jump into a left-hand drive (LHD) 2003 Holden Ute based on the VY generation Commodore (2002-2004) that has been listed for sale on eBay from a Dutch owner.

Which One Would You Get: 577HP Holden HSV GTS or 355HP Mercedes CLA45 AMG?


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There are many reasons for which imported cars (especially luxury models) are very expensive in Australia: it’s a remote country with a relatively small automobile market, it drives on the left side of the road and it has high import duties.

All these factors contribute to surreal prices. Take the Mercedes CLA45 AMG for example: it costs AU$86,900 (US$82,165) in Australia, compared to US$48,355 in the United States.

Secret Semi-Official Holden Monaro VF Surfaces Online


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The 2001 Holden Monaro V8 coupe was probably one of the best Australian cars of recent memory, and it found fans not only in its home market, but also in the US and UK, where it was sold as Pontiac and Vauxhall respectively. Sadly, in the current economic climate and packed state of the GM rage, particularly in the US, it would not be particularly lucrative to create another one, based on the new Commodore.

Infographic Compares New Holden HSV GTS to European and American Power Sedans


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With the future of the Holden Commodore as a traditional rear-wheel drive sedan looking as bleak as the prospect of Australia keeping its automotive manufacturing industry intact over the next decade, the new Gen-F could be the last hurray for a country that grew up with muscle cars spanning from the Ford Falcon GTHO and Valiant Charger R/T of the 1970s to the HSV and FPV's of the 21st century.

Holden's New HSV Gen-F GTS Gets Inspirational Promo


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The Holden Commodore-based HSV Gen-F GTS is “the greatest performance production car ever built in Australia,” according to GM. Basically, it's the same car as Chevrolet’s sporty SS sedan featuring modern and aggressive styling, lots of go-faster bits both inside and out, as well as highly-visible contrasting calipers, finished in a striking shade of lime green.

Holden Sets New Nürburgring Record for Trucks with VF SS V Redline Ute at 8:19.47 [w/Video]


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If a tuned diesel VW T5 set a lap record for vans on the Nürburgring, it should be a walk in the park for a V8-powered pickup truck like the Holden VF SS V Redline Ute, right? This seems to be the reasoning behind Holden’s decision to  ship one of its new VF SS V Redline Utes to the famous German circuit.

As expected, the Australians didn’t return home empty handed, with their Ute setting a world record for a commercial and utility vehicle – a category that didn’t exist before, it has to be said.

GM Prices New Commodore-Based 2014 Chevrolet SS V8 from $44,470


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Do you miss the Pontiac G8 and can't find a decent used example? GM has you covered as it has re-introduced the revised version of the Holden Commodore-based sports sedan in the States in the guise of the new 2014 Chevrolet SS, pricing of which was announced today before it goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Available exclusively in the United States (sorry Canada) with a 6.2-liter V8 paired to a 6-speed automatic (sorry manual gearbox fans), the SS carries an MSRP of $44,470, including a $995 destination charge, which makes it cheaper than a similarly powered BMW 5-Series model, but on the same level as the smaller and less powerful 300hp 335i sedan ($44,075 with destination).

Vauxhall Launches New VXR8 GTS with 576BHP Supercharged V8 in the UK, Eyes BMW M5


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Vauxhall has announced that the new VXR8 GTS model, based on Holden’s new GEN-F GTS, is available for order in the UK beginning from today.

Fitted with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that drives the rear wheels producing 576bhp – a whopping 150bhp more than the outgoing model, the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS will be an interesting alternative to more expensive cars like the BMW M5 or the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.