Commodore VR to ZB Holden Magazine Articles and Advertisements
VR COMMODORE (1993 - 1995) ...
The VR Holden thoroughly modernised the shell by restyling the front and rear ends significantly. Another innovation was the introduction of a drivers side airbag for the first time. Cruise control was also offerred there were several updates to the Holden V6 and a new (American) automatic transmission was fitted as an option (GM 4L60).
VS COMMODORE (1995 - 1997) ...
The VS Commodore was a minor update in terms of styling but did include a new Supercharged V6 model along with small changes to the naturally aspirated V6 that provided more power with better fuel economy.
VT COMMODORE (1997 - 2000) ...
Following in the wake of the previous two major platform replacements, the VT Commodore was released after almost ten years of development in the previous model. Expectations were high after such a long gap between platform changes and the VT commodore ticked all the boxes in terms of improvements across the board.
Late in the VT model run the ancient Holden 308 V8 was replaced by the Chevrolet LS1 otherwise known as the GenIII V8.
VX COMMODORE (2000 - 2002) ...
It wasn't until the popularity of the VT Commodore in the late '90s that GM Holden had sufficient demand (and therefore funds) to justify several different body shell variants of the very popular new Commodore. Most interesting was the Monaro but there were also tray-back and four-door utilities as well as 4-wheel drive station wagon variants.
By the time the model was refreshed in the year 2000, it was the most popular car in Australia.
VY COMMODORE (2002 - 2004) ...
By the time the VY Commodore was released in 2002, Commodores were available in many different models including the Berlina, Executive, Acclaim, S, SV8, SS and Calais. Station wagons were available for the first time as an SS model including the LS1 V8 in both Series I and Series II variants.
VZ COMMODORE (2004 - 2006) ...
New engines and slightly updated front-end styling, the VZ was the last in a line of Commodores that originated from the Holden V8 powered VT way back in 1997. Many engine and gearbox options later, including the Gen III LS1, at the end of it's model run, the VZ Commodore got the then new L76 6.0 litre Chevrolet V8 otherwise known as the LS2.
VE COMMODORE (2006 - 2013) ...
The VE was the first all-Australian designed Commodore, a significant milestones as previous models were based more or less on european Opel designs.
VF COMMODORE (2013 - 2017) ...
A major revamp of the VE with new sheet metal and lighter materials used combined with a hugely upgraded interior but with similar engine options.
ZB COMMODORE (2018 - ?) ...
- Date Listed:13/10/2019
- Last Edited:13/10/2019
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