According to a report issued in New Zealand, the Holden Commodore replacement has already been shown to dealers.

According to a report issued in New Zealand, the Holden Commodore replacement has already been shown to dealers.

As most of you know, General Motors will shut down Holden's Australian production facilities by the end of 2017 and it is believed the Commodore nameplate will be axed. Holden's boss in New Zealand, Jeff Murray, told The New Zealand Herald the replacement vehicle has already been shown to dealers a couple of months ago.

He didn't disclose the exact identity of the model but did say it will be sourced from Opel Europe or GM's US offerings. Motoring says it will likely end up being a rebadged version of the next generation Insignia which our spies caught testing back in February. Murray did say a decision regarding the car's name will be taken in the following six to eight months and that it will be offered in sedan and wagon body styles.

Whatever it will be, the Holden Commodore replacement is set for a 2018 market lunch, two years after the all-new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia is expected to go on sale.

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