First imported Commodore gets big tick

The first Holden Commodore imported to Australia since the last local manufacturing plant ceased production has been given a nod, awarded the top safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

ANCAP Chief Executive James Goodwin said the five-star rating was given to all new Commodore variants available in Australia, including liftback, sportwagon and tourer.

“Australian families and fleet buyers have long regarded the Commodore as a trusted local choice and the shift to overseas supply has further enhanced the model’s safety credentials,” Mr Goodwin said.

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“This next generation Commodore includes safety assist technologies not seen in its locally-produced predecessor, with standard-fit features such as autonomous emergency braking and active lane-keep assist.”