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The 2001 VXII Commodore Acclaim wagon was a hit with family car buyers

19 Dec 2001

ARE we looking at a dying breed? Are traditional Aussie-built station wagons like this VX II edition of the Commodore Acclaim on the way out. It seems possible, with Holden and Ford both announcing four-wheel drive wagon programs, buyers could move to the more versatile and macho vehicles when they go on sale in a couple of years, leaving load-luggers like the Acclaim on the sales shelf. Time will tell. Back to there here and now and what you see is the latest family version of Holden's huge wagon, which measures more than five metres in length. You can only get it as V6 with automatic transmission although it's well equipped with safety gear.
Model release date: 1 August 2001 to 1 October 2002

Previous model

Holden Commodore VSII

Released: June 1996
Ended: August 1997
Family Tree: Commodore

Although it only seemed to have a short one-year life, the VSII can actually be traced back to the 1993 VR series Commodore, which saw the introduction of the safety-oriented Acclaim version. The VSII used the higher-output 147kW V6 engine introduced with the VS in 1995.

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