Six years after the debut of the Holden Commodore, an upmarket variant called the Calais was added to the range. It brought along leather trim and extra standard features. From the 2006 VE model onwards, the Calais presented as a relatively affordable luxury sedan or wagon with impressive refinement and ride comfort. The Calais was available with a choice of V6 or V8 power, with the majority of buyers opting for the superior V8 engine. The Calais name was retained for the new-generation Commodore introduced in early 2018 and now imported rather than built locally.
An affordable luxury car
Interior's space and upmarket feel
Comfortable ride and good refinement
Performance of V8 models
V6 performance merely adequate
V8 engine thirsty
Materials quality not a match for German luxury brands
Infotainment system a mixed bag
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.