The "Commodore" moniker might be dropped in the years to come if we were to believe a report issued by local media in Australia.

The "Commodore" moniker might be dropped in the years to come if we were to believe a report issued by local media in Australia.

Following General Motors' announcement to stop Holden's Australian production by the end of 2017, it now seems fans of the company are set to receive another major blow as the "Commodore" name could be axed. Even though ex Holden boss Mike Devereux promised to save the iconic moniker, apparently it won't be the case as reports are indicating a switch to a more global designation.

Rather than being a rear-wheel drive sedan built in Australia, the Commodore replacement will utilize a front-wheel drive layout and will be sourced from Germany's Opel, even though previous reports were indicating that it would end up being built in China.

More worrying is the fact that an insider previously said General Motors could decide to replace Holden altogether with Chevrolet if GM will consider Holden's image will be affected greatly by shutting down the production facilities. If this will happen, rebranding Holden's 233 dealerships will cost between 500,000 AUD and 1M AUD, with the bill set to be split equally between GM and Holden.

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