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The Holden VE Commodore holds a special place in the hearts of all Australians. It is a true piece of Australiana and we can take pride in the fact that this vehicle is 100% home grown.

The VE Commodore is renowned for being the ideal family car, not only because of its exemplary safety features but because of its reasonable price, reliability and comfortable interior.

The new VE Commodores have all the same safety features as the old VZ model, including ABS, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, dual airbags and independent rear suspension.

But the even better news is that curtain airbags and ESP (electronic stability program) will be standard in the new model VE Commodore.

The new models include the Omega, the SS V, and the Calais V, all of which are available for less than $60,000. (Not including on-road costs)

No wonder this vehicle is Australia’s bestselling car.

The new SS V is sure to be a hit with customers, with a 6.0 litre V8 engine; this model is available in six-speed automatic and six-speed manual. It is the most powerful standard Holden ever produced.

The 3.6 litre V6 in the Omega is expected to be the biggest seller for Holden, and is available for as little as $34,990.

Finally, the Calais V is only available in automatic transmission, but is available in both V6 and V8 engines. With more luxury than ever before this powerful vehicle will feel more like an Audi or a BMW than a Holden.

The interior of the VE Commodore is a sight for sore eyes. The sports car-like seats, and the smooth, sophisticated finish gives this car the feel of a much more luxurious (and expensive) vehicle.

The new range is also fitted with all-new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, and Bluetooth is standard on all models except for the Omega. So if you’re looking to upgrade and want more for your money, the VE Commodore range is for you.

For Commodore lovers and first-time buyers alike, this car will not disappoint. The VE Ute provides an alternative for those looking for something with a bit more usability.