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Holden Commodore VZ

Updated on March 17, 2011

The Holden VZE Commodore was a full-size car that came as a 2-door ute, a 4-door sedan or a 5-door hatchback. There were also variants by Holden's performance arm, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) which went under an HSV badge.  It was produced by Holden, a General Motors subsidiary, between August 2004 and September 2007. The Holden VZ Commodore was the thirteenth model of the Holden Commodore range, it superceded the VY series and has itself been superceded by the VE series.

The VZ had a 175 and 190 kilowatt (kW) 3.6 litre Alloytec V6 engine which had replaced the VY's older 3.8 litre ECOTEC V6 engine. The sports and luxurt versions also had a new 5L40-E 5-speed automatic transmission. There was also a 260 kW 6.0 litre V8 version of the VZ.

There were several standard variations of the mode. The Executive, Acclaim, Berlina, Calais, SV6, SV8 & SS were all available as sedans, whilst the Executive, Acclaim & Berlina were all available as wagons.

Holden Commodore SSZ
Holden Commodore SSZ

Holden Commodore VZ Special Editions

  • Commodore 9C1 - or 'Police Pack', was a special pack for the VZ Commodore that was available to all police organisations in Australia, New Zealand and several in the Middle East. It was based on the Commodore Executive and added various specification upgrades to cater to the needs of police. Most 9C1s were delivered in white, but were also offered in other colours, normally used as unmarked vehicles.

  • Commodore Lumina  - was launched in September 2005. It was based on the Commodore Executive but with lots of additional features. 3,700 were produced.

  • Commodore Equipe  - was launched in April 2005. It was based on the Commodore Executive but with lots of additional features. 3,500 were produced.
  • Commodore SVZ - was launched in March 2006

  • Commodore SSZ - was launched in late 2005 and only 930 models were produced. It had SSZ-logoed leather upholstery, premium performance brakes, a colour-coded SSZ instrument cluster, black centre-mounted oil display meters, 18-inch Monaro-style wheels and Rear Parking Assist.

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