Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Best Australian-Built Car Yet

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Best Australian-Built Car Yet

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Model: Holden VF Commodore.

Details: Four-door large rear-wheel drive sedan, five-door Sportwagon or two-door ute.

Engines: 3.6-litre LPG V6 generating maximum power of 180kW @ 6000rpm and peak torque of 320Nm @ 2000rpm; 3.0-litre V6 petrol 185kW @ 6700rpm and 290Nm @ 2600rpm; 3.6-litre V6 petrol 210kW @ 6700rpm; 6.0-litre V8 petrol 260kW @ 5600rpm (270kW @ 5600rpm manual) and 517Nm @ 4400rpm (530Nm @ 4400rpm manual).

Transmission: Six-speed automatic or six-speed manual.

Consumption: LPG - 11.5 litres/100km; 3.0-litre Co 8.3 litres100km; 3.6L 9.0L/100km; 6.0L 11.5L/100km (figures vary slightly depending on body choice).

DONCOT consider the new Commodore because itCOs Australian. Consider the new Commodore because itCOs bloody good.

This car is the best ever built in Australia.

And it has to be. The VF is charged with taking on the best from Europe and Asia, and wooing an Australian public with a sports utility vehicle obsession.

What do you get?

The new Evoke and the entire range is packed with good gear.

On the standard list are automatic parking function, rear view camera with front and back parking sensors, trailer sway control, hill-start assist, cruise control and dual-zone climate-controlled air con.

One of the best features is the MyLink system with a 20cm touch-screen. With your smartphone paired you can stream a virtually unlimited archive of music through the Pandora app, or podcasts from Stitcher.

Safety is five-star.


Interior improvements are leaps and bounds ahead of anything weCOve seen before from Holden.

One of the most impressive things is the noise... there is hardly any entering the cabin. Tyre rumble is more audible primarily because little comes from the engine.

But the headline act is the interior fit and finish. …

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