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Holden’s Commodore LT Liftback proves to be a good thing in its own right

Holden logo4 May 2018

HERE it is. The most controversial model release of 2018 – the all-new, imported ZB Commodore. But is this really a Commodore, or just an Opel Insignia by another name? More to the point, with no rear-wheel drive or V8 option, can this mid-size-cum-large car live up to the legacy of its predecessor?

To be fair, the ZB Commodore has quite the task ahead of it – one that is not made any easier by the legions of passionate Holden fans that raised their eyebrows when they spotted its five-door liftback form during our week-long test drive. Some looked angry, others perplexed, but you couldn’t shake the distaste most held.

So what’s wrong with the ZB Commodore then? The truth is not much. It is a genuine threat in both of the segments it straddles. But enough with the spoilers. Read on to find out our full opinion as we test it in entry-level LT Liftback form … with a turbo-diesel engine.

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Model release date: 1 February 2018

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