• Jun 9, 2006
What you're looking at is the next Holden VE Commodore, a car that entices those within and outside the borders of Australia in which it will be sold. Austalians will be getting both this hot performance version, likely to be powered by a 6.0L V8, as well as more pedestrian iterations. GM North America, however, is supposedly taking the Zeta platform on which the Commodore is based and sprinkling it liberally across its core brands. The next Chevy Impala and Monte Carlo, as well as a pair of Buick and Pontiac sedans are likely to rediscover rear-wheel drive thanks to this car. Oh yeah, and that little Camaro project Lutz has got going on over there may end up on this platform as well.

[Source: Cheers and Gears via WindingRoad]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it looks awesome. I'm sure they would really spice it up for an American version.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It’s aggressive from the front and its proportions and detailing have been brought up to date. Not bad. It is a little derivative in some aspects, but when you look back, the Commodore wasn’t exactly a design ground-breaker historically. It looks less naff than the Camry, and it should have some European influences, given the Commodore’s origins with the VB—when European dynamics and a European size of large car were introduced to Australians.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good to see WindingRoad getting some love. I've subscribed to their excellent online mag for over a year now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      Afterall it is almost just a Commodore (Commonwhore) facelift, and it has always been a car with boring stylings. So don't think that this is some fancy new car made for the USA.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm not sure what to think of this one, but RWD is definitely a good thing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ve commodore=nissan maxima=passat
      see for yourself:

      http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f187/norakemetrics/ve-commodore.jpg
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks good to me! I'd like to see what they do with that platform in the North American market. Wow, I might actually find myself interested in a GM product!
      • 8 Years Ago
      hopefully it will weigh less than 4000 lbs
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like it. I see a lot of the previous generation 3er in it, which I like better than the current generation.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yawn.

      When is GM ever going to bring back more classic styling with some crisper lines not these rounded, dull and lifeless cars like the current Impala and GTO. They need to take a chance and build a 300C of sedans.
      • 8 Years Ago
      These pictures are better, this is a good looking little car.

      http://www.cheersandgears.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8994&st=0
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