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2019 Holden Commodore Calais V Tourer: Reader review  CarAdvice

Anyone who frequents our comments will know readers don't always agree with the expert reviews published on CarAdvice. Our team of road testers and ...

CarAdvice
Holden ZB Commodore: Was it doomed from the start?  NEWS.com.au

Re the 2018 car sales figures, I think you got it right regarding former rusted-on Holden buyers and the current Opel “Commodores”. If General Motors thinks ...

NEWS.com.au
Holden Commodore a write off in Yarroon St drift  Gladstone Observer

A GLADSTONE man who tried to drift his Holden commodore on a sharp bend along Yarroon St is now $750 out of pocket and without a car.

Gladstone Observer
Gosnells woman, 72, taken to hospital after Holden Commodore slams into home  The West Australian

A 72-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after she was injured when an out-of-control car slammed into her home.

The West Australian
Fatal crash near Harvey in WA’s south after Holden Commodore hits tree  PerthNow

A South Bunbury man has died after his vehicle left the road near Harvey and struck a tree. The man was driving a red 1990 Holden Commodore sedan east ...

PerthNow
'Junkie', 'thief' and 'rock spider' keyed into Holden  Morning Bulletin

The keying incident occurred after friend's dispute over dog.

Morning Bulletin
Opel to return to Australia, Holden to lose Commodore and Astra?  CarAdvice

German brand Opel could make a return to Australia in a move that would see Commodore and Astra vacate Holden showrooms and leave it with a range of ...

CarAdvice
A man has been charged after a pursuit in the Northern Suburbs  NT News

The driver of a Holden Commodore involved in a pursuit is alleged to have almost driven into several cars, say police.

NT News
MOTORSPORT: Ford Mustang fastest – but not that fast  Motoring

The new Ford Mustang has topped the Supercars championship pre-season test, but not the one we expected. While title-holder Scott McLaughlin set eighth ...

Motoring
Appin Road shooting: Three men accused of shooting car  Daily Telegraph

Three men accused of shooting a car in Appin last night appeared at Campbelltown Court today, in front of emotional friends and family.

Daily Telegraph
Police covert operation caught drug kingpin Ivan Tesic on tape  Courier Mail

Ice kingpin Ivan Tesic spent last night behind bars after a Supreme Court jury yesterday returned a majority guilty verdict on a charge of possession of meth oil ...

Courier Mail
Man accused of killing Ace Hall pleads guilty to manslaughter  Daily Telegraph

According to court documents, Becker, now 34, had reason to believe 31-year-old Ace Hall was reaching for a gun when he was shot while sitting in the driver's ...

Daily Telegraph
Nick Percat eyes off a new goal in Supercars, backed by a new sponsor at the Adelaide 500  The Advertiser

Supercars driver Nick Percat is aiming for a top six championship result in season 2019, off the back of a career-best finish in his second year with Brad Jones ...

The Advertiser
SPY PICS: Holden Commodore facelift  Motoring

The first imported Holden Commodore has only been on sale in Australia since February, but a mid-life update for the Opel Insignia on which it's based has ...

Motoring
Teething trouble slows Frosty's Holden debut  Supercars.com

Mark Winterbottom is unsure where his IRWIN Racing Holden sits in the 2019 pecking order after a glitch cost him a shot at a new tyre run late in the pre-season ...

Supercars.com
Holden Commodore turns 40 today: can the new model reverse its sales slide?  NEWS.com.au

HOLDEN can finally light party candles for the Commodore — for a big birthday rather than a sales win. It is 40 years to the day since the first Commodore ...

NEWS.com.au
Missing Qld man and baby found dead  9news.com.au

The bodies of a man and a child have been found on the Sunshine Coast.

9news.com.au
TEAM COOLDRIVE REVEAL 2019 LIVERY  Auto Action

Team CoolDrive have revealed the Holden Commodore Supercar that Macauley Jones will compete in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship ...

Auto Action
2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 5: On the highway  CarAdvice

“It's not a real Commodore, mate!” A statement enthusiastically communicated to me in a predominantly negative fashion. It was delivered by a gentleman in his ...

CarAdvice
New Commodore triggers storm of social media abuse for diehard Holden fan  ABC News

Once an Australian icon, it seems the romance for Holden might be over. Former Holden worker and car fanatic Cara Bertoli found out the hard way after ...

ABC News
Holden Commodore diesel 2018 review: snapshot  CarsGuide

Not long ago even Holden execs considered a diesel Commodore a heresy. Now, with the Opel-sourced import, all bets are off.

CarsGuide
Former Coast cop's $1m payout highlights compensation issue  Sunshine Coast Daily

A Sunshine Coast police officer is being used to highlight issues surrounding compensation for first responders who experience psychological trauma.

Sunshine Coast Daily
2014-16 Holden Commodore, Caprice, HSV models recalled  CarAdvice

GM Holden has issued a recall for the 2014 to 2016 model-year VF Commodore, WN Caprice, and related HSV versions over concerns the power steering ...

CarAdvice
2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review: Cabin comfort and practicality  CarAdvice

We already know the new European-designed Holden Commodore is smaller than the Aussie-built large sedan it has replaced, in our minds, if not our hearts.

CarAdvice
Motor Holden Commodore SS appreciation trends  WhichCar

We track the appreciation trends of the resale values of used Holden Commodore SS over several generations from the VN to the VS generations – Whichcar is ...

WhichCar
2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 3: Around town  CarAdvice

Our long-term Commodore drew plenty of attention when it lobbed in the CarAdvice garage for its extended stay. The wider CA team flocked to pore over its lines ...

CarAdvice
Holden sticks to its guns with ZB Commodore  CarsGuide

Despite dwindling sales performance and negative public perception, recently appointed Holden boss Dave Buttner says it is far too soon to write off the ...

CarsGuide
2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 4: The sales rep  CarAdvice

While we spend our time at CarAdvice reviewing cars for a living, there are plenty of other owners out there who spend as much, if not more, time in their ...

CarAdvice
Why the Holden Commodore is our Top Family Car/Station Wagon of 2018  Stuff.co.nz

German Holden Commodore ZB is worth the Euros for Kiwi families.

Stuff.co.nz
Holden halts Commodore, Equinox production as stock overflows  CarAdvice

Holden has been given leave by its Detroit masters to pause production of the imported Commodore and Equinox lines, as it works to move unsold stock already ...

CarAdvice
WhichCar 40 years of Holden Commodore: Our best stories  WhichCar

Australia's best motoring magazines join together to tell their best stories of the Holden Commodore on its 40th birthday. WhichCar is the online home of Wheels, ...

WhichCar
Car and motorcycle crash in Foxton  Stuff.co.nz

The crash occurred on Russell St, which is part of State Highway 1.

Stuff.co.nz
Motor ZB Holden Commodore discounted, VFII still marked up  WhichCar

Keeping track of pricing for ZB and VFII Commodores has proven interesting, as prices for the new ZBs fall while VFIIs remain at a high. WhichCar is the online ...

WhichCar
2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review: Introduction  CarAdvice

If cars suffered from identity crises, then the all-new ZB Holden Commodore would spend much of its life in therapy asking the question, 'Who – and what – am I, ...

CarAdvice
Commodore name: How can Holden use the badge?  NEWS.com.au

WE NOW import the Holden Commodore, which in Germany is known as the Opel Insignia. But is Opel still part of GM? I've been told GM has sold Opel to a ...

NEWS.com.au
Holden Commodore 2018: review, features, specs  Top Gear Philippines

The mention of the Holden Commodore won't get a giddy reaction out of most Filipinos. It's not a familliar brand to our market, after all, so hearing the model's ...

Top Gear Philippines
Holden pushes pause on Commodore and Equinox production  Stuff.co.nz

In a remarkable move, Holden has paused production on some models of Commodore and the Equinox SUV as it struggles to move stock.

Stuff.co.nz
Sydney man disqualified from driving until 2069 charged over high-speed chase  9news.com.au

A Sydney man, who is not allowed to drive for another 50 years, has been charged after leading a specialist police bikie squad on a pursuit through Sydney ...

9news.com.au
2018 Holden Commodore diesel recalled  CarAdvice

GM Holden has issued a recall for diesel versions of the 2018 model-year Commodore over concerns chafing engine parts could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire ...

CarAdvice
Ford Performance Mustang Supercar racer makes official debut in Australia  Motoring Research

Following more than 18 months of design, testing and homologation, the finished Ford Mustang Supercar racer has been unveiled. Wearing an official Ford ...

Motoring Research
WhichCar Holden ZB Commodore future remains unclear  WhichCar

The Commodore hasn't been ruled in or out of Holden's future plans as the company temporarily halts its production. The future of the ZB Commodore is unclear, ...

WhichCar
Auction preview: Shannons 2019 Summer Classic Auction  WhichCar

MOTOR presents its pick of sports cars from the upcoming 2019 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction. WhichCar is the online home of MOTOR ...

WhichCar
Father who killed baby boy in suspected murder-suicide stopped for breath test hours before  Daily Mail

The father who allegedly killed his six-month-old baby boy on Queensland's Sunshine Coast failed a breath test on the night the baby was reported missing, ...

Daily Mail
Peter Brock’s Bathurst victory Holden Commodore sells for $2.1m  NEWS.com.au

A RECORD $2.1 million has been paid for the Holden Commodore driven to victory by Peter Brock in two back-to-back Bathurst 1000 races — in 1982 and ...

NEWS.com.au
Motor Holden Commodore V8 alternatives for less  WhichCar

We present some clever ways to get into a RWD V8 for less than the price of a VFII Commodore SS. WhichCar is the online home of MOTOR Magazine.

WhichCar
Lifestyle: a weekend away with the diesel Holden Commodore  NZME

The ride is so smooth, the road noise is barely detectable.

NZME
Could the rear-drive Holden Commodore V8 make a comeback?  WhichCar

Holden leaves the door open for the return of a rear-wheel-drive V8 sedan, as it gets the keys to GM's product cabinet.

WhichCar
Holden Commodore SS Group Three stolen from Applecross  PerthNow

Fremantle Detectives are on the hunt for a custom Holden Commodore stolen from Applecross early Monday morning. Police say an Ardross Street home was ...

PerthNow
Cyclist seriously injured in car crash  Stuff.co.nz

A cyclist is in a stable condition in hospital with serious injures after being hit by a car. Police said the crash happened at 8.30am on Thursday on Botanical Rd, ...

Stuff.co.nz
Holden Commodore hits the wall  Motoring

Independent vehicle safety assessor ANCAP's twice-delayed 'audit' test of the new Holden Commodore will finally take place in Sydney.

Motoring
New Holden Commodore earns its police stripes  Sunshine Coast Daily

Police in South Australia to trial the imported Holden Commodore for general duties and highway patrol suitability.

Sunshine Coast Daily
Holden Commodore joins South Australian Police fleet  CarsGuide

Crooks in South Australia will have a familiar sight when they look in their rear-view mirrors, with the ZB Commodore officially joining the state's police fleet.

CarsGuide
WhichCar 2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon quick review  WhichCar

Holden's 2.0-litre wagon is a lot of car for under $40000 and arguably the sweet spot of the entire ZB Commodore range.

WhichCar
Street Machine Stroker 383 Holden Commodore VN SS at Drag Challenge  WhichCar

Michael Ryder's VN SS Commodore took on Drag Challenge without a blower, turbo or even EFI.

WhichCar
Has GM killed the Commodore?  Drive

Alex Rae reports on GM's latest cutbacks that see five factories close and the loss of 14000 jobs in North America. While Holden says jobs will be unaffected in ...

Drive
New car review: Euro-built Holden Commodore  PerthNow

THE Holden Commodore's transition to a high-tech, fully imported range hasn't made us completely forget its Aussie forebears.

PerthNow
AA COTY 2018: Why the Holden Commodore made the top 10  NZME

Meet contestant number one in this year's AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year.

NZME
WhichCar should I buy: Kia Sorento, Subaru Forester or Holden Commodore?  WhichCar

I have a Toyota Kluger on lease which is about to end so I am looking for a new car. My two daughters are older now so I no longer need the practicality that the ...

WhichCar
St Albans armed robbery: Victoria Police release CCTV footage  NEWS.com.au

CCTV footage has captured the alarming moment a pokies player punches an armed attacker during a violent attempted robbery in Melbourne's northwest.

NEWS.com.au
The new Commodore is a bloody good thing… get over it  CarAdvice

You know what they say about opinions… No, not that line, the other one – 'you're entitled to an opinion, but you're also entitled to be wrong'. I prefer the other ...

CarAdvice
Holden Commodore Calais-V Tourer review  NEWS.com.au

$58,560-$60,360 driveway. VALUE. The Calais-V stands out with 18-inch wheels filling out the plastic-clad arches and matrix LED headlamps. Opt for any ...

NEWS.com.au
Holden ZB Commodore and Calais 2019 Review  Drive

Drive reviews the 2019 range of the Holden ZB Commodore and Calais range, including price, equipment, safety, drive impressions and specifications.

Drive
Holden Commodore: V6 AWD takes on turbo front-driver  NEWS.com.au

$42,490 drive-away. 19 points. VALUE. 3.5 stars. Source:News Corp Australia. The current drive-away deal is $42,490 thanks to Holden's EOFY sale, plus the ...

NEWS.com.au
Holden Commodore Calais-V vs Subaru Legacy 3.6RS - Viva la Difference  NZ Autocar

So here in the now where large cars are essentially relegated to the luxury area, and Australia no longer produces commodious sedans, or indeed Commodores ...

NZ Autocar
Holden Commodores and other models fetch up to $340,000 at auction  ABC News

The idea of old Holdens fetching as much as new Ferraris might be jaw-dropping to some, but an auctioneer says there's a frenzy surrounding some rare ...

ABC News
2018 Holden Commodore ZB Review, Roadtest  NZ Autocar

2018 Holden Commodore ZB Review - Total Recalibration. Chances are that if you're knowledgeable about Commodore, you will already have an opinion on ...

NZ Autocar
Holden Commodore’s Future Remains Murky  GM Authority

The Holden Commodore's future remains murky as the brand begins building out its future product portfolio.

GM Authority
Holden Commodore Sportwagon verdict: Continental shift shows promise  NEWS.com.au

These are desperate days for Holden. The core appeal and identity of the brand — its Australian engineering and manufacturing heritage — vaporised when the ...

NEWS.com.au
This 30-year-old Holden Commodore that has never been registered just sold for $340,000  Business Insider Australia

A very distinctive-looking 30-year-old Holden Commodore has reached a new price record at auction. A 1988 VL Commodore Walkinshaw Group A SS sold at a ...

Business Insider Australia
Last call for our long-term Holden Commodore VXR  Stuff.co.nz

Never mind the brand, let's talk about our time with the VXR as a car.

Stuff.co.nz
Police hunt for stolen Holden Commodore sedan with two-year-old inside  PerthNow

THE mother of a two-year-old boy who endured a terrifying 10-minute ordeal after a thief stole a car with her son inside before dumping him at a local ...

PerthNow
Holden Commodore RS 2018 review: snapshot  CarsGuide

The $37290 RS Liftback marks the second rung in the all-new ZB Commodore line-up, sitting $3600 above the LT.

CarsGuide
Peter Brock 05 Commodore to fetch $2 million at auction  Daily Telegraph

A DECADES-LONG controversy is set to reignite when a Holden Commodore racing car goes under the hammer before this year's Bathurst 1000.

Daily Telegraph
Amid Sales Downturn, Holden Stops Production Of Commodore, Equinox  GM Authority

Holden has stopped production of the Commodore and Equinox as unsold inventory piles up and sales remain low.

GM Authority
Holden Commodore joins SA Police fleet  CarAdvice

The Holden Commodore has been recruited by the South Australia Police, with "more than 100" set to join the state's enforcement fleet over the next two years.

CarAdvice
2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison  CarAdvice

Commodore RS takes on Liberty 2.5i Premium in the fight for the best four-cylinder family car for around $36K.

CarAdvice
Holden: Commodore key for brand's motorsport future  Speedcafe

Holden has affirmed its commitment to Australian motorsport and the Commodore as it relishes facing up against the Ford Mustang in Supercars next year.

Speedcafe
New Holden Commodore recalled  Drive

Lion brand's fully-imported family car is heading back to the dealership. CarArticle - drive.com.au.

Drive
Long-term reviews: Holden Commodore, Kia Sorento  NEWS.com.au

The diehards will jeer but I've never had a problem with Holden retaining the Commodore badge for its flagship family car. After all, the first Commodore was ...

NEWS.com.au
Holden Commodore RS-V 2018 review: snapshot  CarsGuide

The sports-flavoured RS-V sits in the middle of the all-new ZB Commodore line-up, with a list price of $46990 in Liftback guise or $49190 as a Sportwagon.

CarsGuide
2018 Holden Commodore Calais road test review  Drive

A small step for Opel represents a giant leap for its Australian cousin. CarReview - drive.com.au.

Drive
Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT: 2018 Comparison Video  Motoring

The Holden Commodore VXR and Kia Stinger GT do battle for the driving enthusiast's dollar.

Motoring
Holden Commodore LT 2018 review: snapshot  CarsGuide

The $33,690 LT marks the entry point to the all-new ZB Commodore line-up, and can also be had in Sportwagon form for an extra $2200. From launch, Holden is ...

CarsGuide
Ivan Tesic trial: Supergrass branded a dirty lying druggie  Courier Mail

THE supergrass witness who has testified against an alleged Gold Coast ice kingpin has lied furiously, repeatedly and provably and had the ultimate motive to ...

Courier Mail
2018 Holden Commodore RS 2.0T new car review  The Motor Report

Have a car to sell? Advertise your used car for sale for free across Drive TheMotorReport. Click to start listing. Daniel DeGasperi. Daniel DeGasperi | Mar, 19 ...

The Motor Report
Holden Commodore VXR Review  Motoringuru

Holden Commodore VXR fun to drive, stylish, decently equipped and well made, but is expensive and has a flawed drivetrain.

Motoringuru
ROAD TEST: Life after death for Commodore  Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

These are desperate days for Holden. The core appeal and identity of the brand - its Australian engineering and manufacturing heritage - vaporised when the ...

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
2018 Holden Commodore review  Drive

Times have changed since the first Holden Commodore arrived in showrooms forty years ago. Back then, the family car formula was simple; a large, four-door ...

Drive
2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol v Mazda 6 Touring Wagon comparison  CarAdvice

What's the difference between a medium and large wagon? More in size than price if you use the Mazda 6 and Holden Commodore cargo-haulers as examples.

CarAdvice
Holden Acadia review: Traditional Commodore values revived  NEWS.com.au

Holden became Australia's favourite brand making powerful, spacious, comfortable, affordable family cars. Since it became an import-only operation it has ...

NEWS.com.au
2018 Holden Commodore VXR - Technical Details Explained  Practical Motoring

The all-new Holden Commodore VXR has torque vectoring, all-wheel drive, a nine-speed auto and no rear differential...we explain how it all works and what ...

Practical Motoring
Holden Commodore VF used car review  Drive

Now the new ZB Commodore has been released, the old VF model is yesterday's news. Except it's not that simple, as the VF Commodore and Calais represent ...

Drive
VFACTS May 2018: Ford Mustang outselling Holden's ZB Commodore  WhichCar

Holden Commodore drops out of the top 20 list as passenger cars generally fall out of favour. WhichCar is the new home of Wheels magazine.

WhichCar
VFACTS August 2018: Ford Mustang sales rise, outsells Holden Commodore  WhichCar

Sales of the ever-popular Ford Mustang have risen to their highest since August 2017, coinciding with the new model arriving on local shores. WhichCar is the ...

WhichCar
2018 Holden Commodore recalled for seatbelt fix  CarAdvice

Holden has recalled the 2018 ZB Commodore over concerns the outboard rear seatbelts may not be correctly installed.According to the company, the seatbelts ...

CarAdvice
This Ludicrous 750 HP Walkinshaw Holden HSV Commodore Was Australia In Car Form  Jalopnik

Have you ever seen a Tasmanian Tiger? Probably not. Neither have I, and that's because they're extinct. I didn't know these even existed at all until my recent ...

Jalopnik
New-car sales slam the brakes in July as Holden posts worst result since 1948.  The Advertiser

NEW-CAR sales have slammed on the brakes and former favourite Holden has been hit the hardest, posting its worst monthly tally since 1948.

The Advertiser
Perth woman killed in Holden Commodore crash on Brookton Highway  PerthNow

A PASSENGER has died after the car she was travelling in crashed on the Brookton Highway, about 100km south-east of Perth.

PerthNow
2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol review  CarAdvice

Australian families continue to swarm towards SUVs. We find out if the new Holden Commodore wagon is worthy of stopping them in their tracks.

CarAdvice
What Becomes Of The Holden Commodore In Near Future?  GM Authority

The Buick Regal as we know it may only live for two or three more years, which means the Holden ZB Commodore may not have a very long lifecycle either.

GM Authority
 

Holden Commodore Videos

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2016 Holden Commodore VFII Review and drag race
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2016 Holden Commodore VFII Review and drag race
2018 Holden Commodore Calais V Review | CarTell.tv
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2018 Holden Commodore Calais V Review | CarTell.tv
2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition review | CarAdvice
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2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition review | CarAdvice
2018 Holden Don't Buy Warning | Auto Expert John Cadogan Australia
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2018 Holden Don't Buy Warning | Auto Expert John Cadogan Australia
Manejando del otro lado en un Holden Commodore - Vistazo/Vlog
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Manejando del otro lado en un Holden Commodore - Vistazo/Vlog
THUNDER FROM DOWNUNDER! - 2012 Holden Commodore Ute
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THUNDER FROM DOWNUNDER! - 2012 Holden Commodore Ute
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2016 Holden Commodore SS V Redline (LS3) 0-100km/h & engine sound
 

Holden Commodore Images

Holden Commodore - Wikipedia
Holden Commodore - Wikipedia
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2017 Chevrolet SS to Get LSA V8? - autoevolution
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Holden Commodore Wiki

The Holden Commodore is a medium to large sedan sold by Holden since 1978. It was manufactured from 1978 to 2017 in Australia and from 1979 to 1990 in New Zealand, with production in Australia ending on 20 October 2017. From 2018 the Holden Commodore is fully imported from Germany.For the original model, Holden replaced the long-serving Kingswood and Premier large executive cars developed in Australia, with another rear wheel drive (RWD) platform that was, however, based on a smaller European design by Opel, re-engineered for Australian conditions. Subsequent series became larger, culminating with the fourth generation Commodore, fully developed in Australia and based on the GM Zeta platform.Initially introduced as a single sedan body style, the range expanded in 1979 to include a station wagon. From 1984, Holden began branding the flagship model as Holden Calais, with the Commodore Berlina introduced in 1984 gaining independent Holden Berlina nomenclature in 1988. Long-wheelbase Statesman/Caprice derivatives and Commodore utility body variants followed in 1990. The third generation architecture spawned the most body styles, with a new Holden utility launched in 2000 (now officially as the Holden Ute), reborn Monaro coupé in 2001, four-door Holden Crewman utility and all-wheel drive (AWD) Holden Adventra crossover in 2003. Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) in 1987 began official modification of high performance variants of the Commodore and its derivatives, under its own nameplate.Rivalry came predominantly from the Ford Falcon—also locally built. Prior to the second generation Commodore of 1988, the Holden was positioned a full class below the full-size Falcon. To varying degrees, competition also came from mid-size offerings from Toyota Australia as well as Chrysler Australia, which morphed into Mitsubishi Motors Australia. Moreover, between 1989 and 1997, Australian federal government policy saw the launch of the Toyota Lexcen, which was a rebadged version of the second generation Commodore. With the introduction of the third generation in 1997, Holden implemented its largest export programs involving Commodore and its derivatives. In the Middle East, South Africa and Brazil, the Commodore sold as a Chevrolet. High-performance export versions followed in North America, sold as Pontiac and later Chevrolet. HSV also exported to the United Kingdom as Vauxhall, in the Middle East as Chevrolet Special Vehicles (CSV) and in New Zealand and Singapore as HSV.In December 2013, Holden announced that it would cease its local production by the end of October 2017 committing, however, to use the long-standing Commodore nameplate on its fifth-generation fully imported replacement, moving to a front-wheel drive (FWD)/all-wheel drive (AWD) platform.