Time for your injection
MORE fuel-efficient six-cylinder engines headline the changes in the 2010 Holden Commodore. Dubbed Spark Ignition Direct Injection, or SIDI, the engines give better performance and substantially lower fuel consumption. A new 3.0-litre engine will power several passenger models, and a 3.6-litre engine will propel the sporty SV6 ute and some passenger cars. The 3.6-litre engine boosts power from 195kW in the current SV6 engine to 210kW at 6400 revs, and torque is up 10Nm to 350Nm at 2900 revs. Claimed fuel consumption is down by 11 per cent on SV6 utes with the manual gearbox and 13 per cent on those with auto transmission. The auto is now a six-speed unit in place of the previous five-speed. The Omega ute and its dual-fuel variant keep the 3.6-litre Alloytec V6 engine and four-speed auto.