Holden Commodore

  • HSV’s final Holden Commodore-based model is a 2017 GTSR W1

    Australia’s semi-official tuner to Holden, HSV, has made a name for itself over the past three decades by churning out meaty muscle cars based on successive generations of rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered Holden Commodores. All of that has come to an end, however, as HSV on Wednesday announced the construction of its final Commodore-based model. The car appropriately is a 2017 GTSR W1, a 635-horsepower super sedan powered by the same LS9 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 fitted to the C6 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The GTSR W1 was unveiled last year as the swan song for HSV’s run of...

  • Last Holden Commodore to be built in Australia - October 2017
    End of the road for Australian car production

    It’s a sad day for automotive enthusiasts in Australia, and a few in other parts of the globe, as the country’s car industry comes to a grinding halt. On Friday, General Motors’ local subsidiary Holden turned the lights off at its plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, ending 69...

  • 2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer
    Wagons ho! Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer revealed

    Hot wagons are a rarity in the United States but over in Europe they’re all the rage, outselling their sedan equivalents in many cases. Opel will use this week’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show to introduce its latest high-performance wagon, the Insignia GSi. We’ve already seen the car...

  • 2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer spy shots

    Opel’s new Insignia GSi, which we’re getting as the 2018 Buick Regal GS, has just been spotted testing in its wagon body style, which Opel refers to as a Sports Tourer. We’re only getting the Regal GS as a fastback sedan but Opel will offer both fastback sedan and wagon versions...

  • 2018 Holden Commodore VXR
    Buick Regal GS does double duty as Holden Commodore VXR, Opel Insignia GSi

    Buick on Wednesday unveiled a new Regal GS for North America, but elsewhere the car will be badged a Holden Commodore VXR or Opel Insignia GSi or Vauxhall Insignia GSi. The Commodore VXR will serve as the performance flagship for the latest Commodore which is essentially a rebadged Buick Regal sold...

  • 2018 Holden Commodore Australia Supercars race car
    Holden Commodore racer for Australia Supercars revealed--and it has a V-8

    Holden has a new Commodore coming in 2018, though the car is really a rebadged Opel Insignia Grand Sport (a Buick Regal Sportback to us Yanks) that will be sourced from Germany, as opposed to made locally. Nevertheless, the front-wheel-drive, V-8-lacking fastback sedan will continue to serve as the...

  • 2017 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R

    General Motors’ British outfit, Vauxhall, has received its last batch of VXR8 muscle sedans. The final version is the VXR8 GTSR, which is just a rebadged version of the GTSR from semi-official Holden tuner HSV. The GTSR is based on the VF-Series Holden Commodore, a version of which is sold here as the Chevrolet SS, and it’s powered by a LSA 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 serving up 583 horsepower and 545 pound-feet of torque. This makes the GTSR the most powerful car ever sold by Vauxhall. Drive is sent to the rear wheels only, either via a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. Also...

  • 2018 Opel Insignia Country Tourer
    2018 Buick Regal TourX’s Euro twin is the Opel Insignia Country Tourer

    Last night we were treated with the reveal of the 2018 Buick Regal TourX, a wagon—yes, a new Buick wagon!—with all-wheel drive, a raised ride height, and underbody protection. It’s not unique to Buick, however, as General Motors will sell the vehicle in Europe as the Opel Insignia...

  • 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport revealed

    Recently, we saw Holden unveil its redesigned Commodore. At this week's 2017 Geneva auto show, we have our first look at Opel’s version of the car, the Insignia Grand Sport. Apart from their badges—and whether the steering wheel is on the left or right—the two cars are virtually...

  • 2017 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer
    Wagon body style added to 2017 Opel Insignia range

    General Motors’ European unit Opel will start selling a new generation of its Insignia mid-sizer later in 2017. We’re already seen the redesigned Insignia in Grand Sport liftback form, and over the weekend the first photos of the car’s Insignia Sports Tourer wagon body style were...

  • 2017 HSV GTSR lineup
    HSV reveals last of its rear-wheel-drive Commodores

    General Motors’ Australian subsidiary Holden is set to wind up production of its rear-wheel-drive Commodore range in October. There will be a new Commodore arriving in 2018, but this will be a front-wheel-drive model twinned with the Opel Insignia Grand Sport and, perhaps most tragically, no...

  • 2017 HSV GTSR W1
    HSV reveals Corvette ZR1-powered GTSR W1 super sedan

    General Motors’ Australian unit Holden is set to end local production in October, and along with the end of production will be the demise of the rear-wheel-drive Commodore, the current version of which is sold here in high-performance trim as the Chevrolet SS. A new Commodore is coming...

  • 2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport, Director and Magnum special editions

    General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] Australian division Holden will shutter its plant in October, ending four decades of Aussie-built, rear-wheel-drive Commodore tradition in the process—as well as resulting in the demise of the Chevrolet SS. A redesigned Commodore has been revealed, but it’s a rebadge of the front-wheel-drive Opel Insignia Grand Sport (and Buick Regal) and will be sourced from a plant in Germany. So to celebrate the end of the Aussie-built Commodore’s run, Holden on Thursday revealed a trio of special edition models that honor some highlights from the...

  • 2018 Holden Commodore
    2018 Holden Commodore revealed, previews 2018 Buick Regal

    Holden on Tuesday revealed its redesigned Commodore sedan, a slightly revised version of which will be sold in the United States as the 2018 Buick Regal (shown below). The only real difference between the Holden and Buick versions will be a more conventional notchback sedan shape for the Regal...

  • Teaser for 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show
    Opel previews new Insignia Grand Sport’s chassis technology

    Opel is working on a new generation of its Insignia mid-size sedan, a version of which will eventually make it into Buick showrooms as the 2018 Regal and into Holden showrooms as the 2018 Commodore. The outgoing Insignia is already a competent handler, particularly in OPC trim, but Opel engineers...

  • Teaser for 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show
    Opel teases new Insignia Grand Sport’s matrix LED headlights

    The Opel Insignia will be redesigned in 2017, with the new model to also serve as a replacement for the existing Buick Regal and Holden Commodore in General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] global fleet. Opel on Tuesday gave a glimpse at the headlight design of the new car and confirmed it will...

  • Teaser for 2018 Holden Commodore
    2018 Holden Commodore first details

    Though it was hardly a secret, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] on Wednesday confirmed that the next-generation Opel Insignia will serve as a Holden Commodore in the Australian and New Zealand markets. Its arrival will mark the end of four decades of Australian production of the Commodore, as the...

  • 2015 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden Commodore Australia Supercars race car-based drift machine
    Red Bull turns Australia Supercars Commodore into wild drift machine

    The powerful rear-wheel-drive machines of the Australia Supercars Championship are already prone to drifting, but imagine taking one and modifying it for the specific goal of going sideways. That’s exactly what top team Red Bull Racing Australia did with its multiple race-winning Holden...

  • 2017 Opel Insignia spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Opel engineers are out testing a prototype for the next-generation Insignia sedan. Though destined to compete in the mid-size sedan segment, the new Insignia looks to be growing in size, so much so that it may rival some larger models. It also looks like the design team has adopted a sloping, coupe-like profile akin to the Audi A7. The Insignia is a crucial model for General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] as it’s not only sold in Europe but also in the United States and China where it's badged as a Buick Regal. The same will be true for this new model whose Buick counterpart has also been...

  • 2016 HSV ClubSport R8 Track Edition
    HSV special edition models celebrate end of naturally-aspirated V-8s

    As Holden’s semi-official tuner HSV gears up for the arrival in 2018 of a front-wheel-drive Commodore powered exclusively by 4- and 6-cylinder engines, the company has started a campaign to celebrate the end of the V-8 era. HSV currently has two V-8 options for its hot Commodores: a...

  • 2017 Opel Insignia OPC spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Holden tuner HSV building business case for hot version of FWD-based Commodore

    Semi-official Holden tuner HSV has built its name on the back of V-8-powered rear-wheel-drive muscle cars. The company takes the stock Holden Commodore and performs various upgrades, with some of its models even sporting the 580-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 borrowed from the...

  • 2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition
    2016 Holden Commodore ups style with Black Edition trim

    Australia’s current Holden Commodore is now in its penultimate year of production, with an all-new, imported version twinned with the next Opel Insignia/Buick Regal due to replace it in 2018. In the meantime, Holden is spicing up the Commodore with Black Edition trim designed to up the style...

  • 2017 Opel Insignia spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Opel boss inadvertently confirms European-sourced Holden Commodore

    By the end of next year, the Australian-built Holden Commodore will be no more, concluding almost four decades of homegrown production. The Commodore nameplate isn’t facing the grave, though. Holden parent General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has confirmed a new Commodore will be launched in...

  • 2018 Buick Regal spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Buick Regal spy shots

    These are the first spy shots of a prototype for Buick’s next-generation Regal. The prototype was spotted testing in the United States and confirms that Buick’s new Regal will be a bigger car than the one it replaces. The new Regal is due in showrooms next year, as a 2018 model, and...

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