Breaking: The Holden Commodore is dead! Holden exclusively focusing on SUV and Utes

This is massive. Holden just killed the Commodore.

After ending Australian production of RWD models, Holden took the bold gamble to move production off shore and make the Commodore FWD (and later AWD). This did not go well.

Holden have just announced they will end production of the Holden Commodore in 2020, along with the Holden Astra, to focus exclusively on making SUVs and Utes.

So far this year, these segments account for 76% of sales for Holden, so for the future health of the company, that’s what they’re doubling down on.

The company has elected to retire the ZB Commodore and the BK Astra in 2020.

It is unfortunate that there’s no mention of a transition to electric vehicles in today’s announcement.

Those of us who are fans of the Supercars category will understand this makes for a very uncertain future for Holden in the sport. Included in the statement is a line about a commitment through the end of 2021, which basically means there is no commitment for 2022 at this stage.

This will be a sad day for many in Australia who’ve owned and loved the Commodore and it’s a sad end to what was a great legacy.

You can read the full statement below.
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Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021


  1. Who cares Holdens and Fords are just poor quality American junk, full of built in obsolescence and requiring constant repairs and maintenance.

    Good Riddance.

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