Canada Won't Be Getting The Chevrolet SS

Bad news for our friends in Canada. The new Chevrolet SS — the sedan that looks like a car you rent at the airport when Hertz or whoever didn't have the one you reserved but packs a 415-horsepower V8 so it's okay — will not be headed north.  » 2/21/13 2:37pm 2/21/13 2:37pm

2014 Chevrolet SS: This Is It, But Forget The Manual

When we showed you the 2014 Holden Commodore SS V, many of you wondered whether that car would have a stick shift when it was imported to America as the next Chevrolet SS. It turns out that if you want the manual, you're gonna have to go to Australia. Bummer. » 2/16/13 8:00am 2/16/13 8:00am

The 2013 Holden VF Commodore: This Is It, But Is It The Last One?

Well, look at that. General Motors' Australian subsidiary Holden dropped the first photos of their new Holden Commodore tonight, just like we expected. » 2/09/13 7:45pm 2/09/13 7:45pm

Who Can Put The New Holden Commodore Together?

I'm worried about Australia. They continued on with gloriously huge V8-driven, rear-wheel-drive sedans and utes long after the Americans gave up the ghost. Occasionally, they would make their way over here, but never for long. It left the rest of us longing for tire-smoking Aussie cars we would never get. » 2/09/13 2:00pm 2/09/13 2:00pm

1979 Holden Commodore—This Is It

With this past week's news GM is bringing a version of the Australian Holden Commodore to American shores—again—we thought it appropriate to take a look at another slightly less exciting version of the Commodore. » 5/20/12 4:00pm 5/20/12 4:00pm

Car split in two in fatal high-speed crash

We don't often post images of crashes where someone died, but there's a lesson in this tragic crash that claimed two young Australian men earlier today about fast cars, young people and alcohol. » 12/20/11 2:30pm 12/20/11 2:30pm

Walksinshaw Series II Supercar: One Mad Maximum Commodore

Austrailia's Walksinshaw Performance continues to tease use with super Holden Commodores, this time debuting the 617-hp ultimate Series II Supercar. She's a brick house. She's letting it all hang out. » 10/20/10 4:30pm 10/20/10 4:30pm

Aussie Cops Crush Hoon's Holden, Paul Hogan Sheds Single Tear

Remember that Holden Commodore confiscated under Australia's anti-hoon laws? Watch the Victoria police put it in the crusher, turn it into a metal pancake, and record the destruction for posterity. If you can. » 7/30/10 5:45pm 7/30/10 5:45pm

46% Of Australia's Impounded Hoon Cars Are Holdens

The Australian government's about to crush their second car under anti-hoon laws. Of course it's a Holden Commodore. According to authorities, 46% off impounded "hoon cars" are Holdens. Don't crush'em, send'em to us! That'll teach 'em! (H/T to LJSearless!) [Drive.com] » 7/28/10 10:30am 7/28/10 10:30am

You're Doing It Right, Mate

There's a magical place where they race RWD, V8-powered sedans built by American-owned companies that actually resemble the cars they're based on. It's called Australia and we wish we were there right now. Photo Credit: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images. » 7/15/10 3:00pm 7/15/10 3:00pm

Walkinshaw Performance Offers 644-hp Upgrade For Holden Commodore HSV,…

Walkinshaw Performance now offers a supercharger kit for the Holden Commodore HSV. The package costs $44,975, but it gives the HSV 644 hp and 592 lb-ft of torque. Because, you know, Pontiac geeks needed another reason to be angry. » 2/19/10 6:00pm 2/19/10 6:00pm

Dear GM, Please Don't Make "Four-Door Corvette" An Actual Four-Door…

When "Maximum" Bob expressed interest in a "Four-door Corvette" we think he meant something like the G8 GXP. Just in case, here's some horrible examples of why they shouldn't build an actual four-door Corvette. » 1/14/10 4:00pm 1/14/10 4:00pm

Bob Lutz: Chevy Looking At "Four-Door Corvette" For U.S.

"[T]he thrill of high performance driving is unmatched by anything that doesn't have rear-wheel drive, bags of torque and a nice transmission." That's why "Maximum" Bob Lutz thinks the Holden Commodore could bring the U.S. a "four-door Corvette." » 1/14/10 8:30am 1/14/10 8:30am

The El Camino Is Back... Again

PickupTrucks.com reports this morning that Mark Reuss, General Motors' newly installed president of GM North America, says the Holden VE Ute may still come to the U.S. If it does, it could wear the famed Chevrolet El Camino badge. » 1/14/10 8:15am 1/14/10 8:15am

The Limited-Edition Aussie Pontiac G8 Is No Longer Limited

Last fall, a badgeless version of the Pontiac G8 sedan, complete with twin-port grille, was released for limited sale in Australia. The Aussies liked it so much that it's now an ordinary production model. Vegemite excitement, anyone? » 1/13/10 10:00am 1/13/10 10:00am

Holden Commodore Gets Airborne, Lands On Sydney House

We're not exactly shocked to read that "police say they suspect speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash" with this bit of what appears to be staggeringly stupid hoonery. » 10/18/09 1:50am 10/18/09 1:50am

Holden Commodore SS V-Series Special Edition: "V" Is For Pontiac

The Pontiac G8 sedan and Ute will live on as the Holden Commodore SS V-Series in Australia with the trademark Pontiac grille. Oh, and there's a wagon. Photos of the badgeless beasts below. » 10/01/09 2:30pm 10/01/09 2:30pm

GM Still To Re-Badge Holden Commodore As U.S. Cop Car

GM CEO Fritz Henderson says the General's still looking to win a contract to supply re-badged Holden Commodores (formerly re-badged as the Pontiac G8 and once rumored to be re-badged as the Chevy Caprice) to US law enforcement agencies. » 9/17/09 8:20am 9/17/09 8:20am

GM Considering Zeta RWD Platform For Other Brands: GMC Denali ST?

We all know it's now official. Pontiac is dead and GM's CEO confirmed the Pontiac G8's death, so what's to come of the RWD Zeta platform? GoAuto says it'll carry on. GMC Denali ST anyone? » 5/01/09 4:30pm 5/01/09 4:30pm

LAPD To Buy Chevy-Badged Holden Commodore Police Cars?

Starting with the LAPD, up to 40,000 Chevrolet-badged Commodore police vehicles could be exported annually in a deal to replace Pontiac G8 volume lost by GM killing Pontiac. A re-badged Commodore police car? Sweet. » 4/28/09 10:30am 4/28/09 10:30am