The new Com­modore was to have been built in Aus­tralia

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Way back when the VF Com­modore was un­veiled in early 2013, then-holden chair­man Mike Dev­ereux dropped the bomb­shell that the nextgen­er­a­tion ver­sion was al­ready on the draw­ing board and slated for lo­cal pro­duc­tion from late2016. That was just 10 months be­fore Gen­eral Mo­tors an­nounced it would pull the plug on Aussie man­u­fac­tur­ing.

Holden only re­cently con­firmed that the car in ques­tion was go­ing to be a de­riv­a­tive of the Opel In­signia-based ZB.

“There was a view to man­u­fac­tur­ing [the new Com­modore] in Aus­tralia when we started look­ing at it,” stated one se­nior Holden source. So the front-wheel-drive Com­modore was in­evitable, re­gard­less of where it was to be made.

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