Holden just killed the Commodore

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Words: Nile Bijoux
10 Dec 2019

It’s official - the Commodore is no more. Holden just announced that it will only offer SUVs and utes, with the Commodore and Astra now moved to ‘run-out’ status.

“The decision to retire the Commodore nameplate has not been taken lightly by those who understand and acknowledge its proud heritage,” new Holden boss Kristian Aquilina said.

“The large sedan was the cornerstone of Australian and New Zealand roads for decades. But now with more choice than ever before, customers are displaying a strong preference for the high driving position, functionality and versatility of SUVs and LCVs.”

Sales and deliveries of Commodore and Astra will continue through 2020, albeit with diminishing model availability.

As a result, Holden is moving to an exclusively LCV and SUV line-up.

Buyers wanting the lion badge can now opt for the Acadia, Trailblazer, Equinox or Trax as well as the Colorado in the LCV segment.

The Equinox can be had in a new ‘Black Edition’ version this month while the Colorado is expected to get a tasty upgrade halfway through 2020. And don’t forget the Corvette - Holden has confirmed production orders have been lodged with GM’s Bowling Green factory for the mid-engine supercar next year.

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