Holden_Commodore_frontHolden has announced some minor changes and upgrades to the Commodore on sale for the 2017 season.

Will these be the last very Commodores? Or will the company come up with some surprises as the October deadline for the factory gets closer? We suspect the latter, but like everyone else, we will have to wait and see.

In the meantime potential buyers are being encouraged by Holden to lodge their interest asap at their favoured dealer. Holden says high demands are expected. Customers are encouraged to order any personally configured MY17 Commodores via their local Holden dealer before April 2017, with all vehicles ordered after that being subject to availability.

A head-up display and satellite navigation is available on SV6 models and above. Styling changes include the addition of black grille, vents and wheels to selected models.

Intriguingly, Holden tells us that technology features in the 2017 Holden Commodore hint at what’s to come in the 2018 NG (Next Generation) Commodore.


Holden has introduced three new colours to the 2017 Commodore range, including Light My Fire (orange), Spitfire Green and Son of a Gun Grey, giving customers looking for a collectable final model year vehicle another tough decision to make.

The Commodore range has been simplified, with manual transmission being offered only on V8 sports sedans and utes. Commodore SS-V models and Calais Sportwagon are no longer to be sold.

New 2017 Commodore is, of course, covered by the company’s Lifetime Capped Price Servicing program.



Satellite Navigation

Calais V
New design 19-inch alloy wheel finish
Electrochromatic mirror
Jet black interior
Calais lettering on rear doors
New “V” sill plates
SS-V Redline steering wheel with perforated leather

Commodore SV6
Head-Up Display
Satellite Navigation
Black accent 18” alloy wheels

Commodore SS
Head-Up Display
Satellite Navigation
19-inch alloy wheels

SS-V Redline
Black grille, fender vents, mirror scalps and DRL surrounds
Black lip spoiler (Sedan only)
New “V” sill plates
Jade black applique on instrument panel/steering wheel
Black sports bar (Ute only)

Caprice V
SS-V Redline steering wheel with perforated leather
Exterior colour selection
Heron White
Phantom Black*
Nitrate Silver*
Red Hot
Regal Peacock Green*
Slipstream Blue*
NEW Spitfire Green*
NEW Light My Fire*
NEW Son of a Gun Grey*
* premium paint option – $550
2017 Holden Commodore recommended retail prices:
Sedan AT $35,490
Sportwagon AT $37,490
Ute AT $33,490

Sedan AT $40,490
Sportwagon AT $42,490
Ute AT $37,190

Sedan MT $47,490
Sedan AT $49,690
Sportwagon AT $51,690
Ute MT $43,990
Ute AT $46,190

SS-V Redline
Sedan MT $54,990
Sedan AT $57,190
Sportwagon AT $59,190
Ute MT $52,490
Ute AT $54,690

Sedan V6 AT $42,540
Calais V
Sedan V6 AT $48,750
Sedan V8 AT $56,750
Sportwagon V6 AT $50,750
Sportwagon V8 AT $58,750

Caprice V
LWB Sedan V8 AT $61,490

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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