New Large Car From GM To Have ‘Commodore’ Badge In Australia

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Holden's fabled Commodore may still have hope of survival-well, its moniker at least. That's because a ‘next-generation large car' is in development by GM, which could become the first imported Commodore in forty years when it reaches Australian shores.

Interestingly, the ‘Commodore' name has stuck because of popular sentiment of potential buyers dictating that it should remain.

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The new car is expected to launch in 2018, while the current-generation Commodore will remain in production till 2017 and continue to be sold in the US as the Chevrolet SS sedan.

Industry experts are putting their money on the new car either being a version of Vaxhuall's Insignia sedan or a design similar to the Buick Avenir concept car. Whatever eventually comes will, however, "compare very favorably or improve on the current Commodore's dynamic performance, acceleration, fuel economy, running costs and mass", according to Holden.

The new car is currently undergoing development Down Under and at GM's development centres in other countries.

Story first published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 16:13 [IST]
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