The next installment won’t be produced in Australia and will only live as a rebadged version of the Opel Insignia Grand Sport, imported from Germany and packing a FWD or AWD platform. Because the RWD Commodore has numerous fans, the company has prepared a great farewell with three special editions: Motorsport (1,200 units), Director (360 units), and Magnum (240 units). Each will have its individual number and unique options to make them easy to spot among regular Commodores.
In terms of what the Motorsport Edition offers for the money, how it sounds, and how it drives, a big, fat zero. This is a proper V8 muscle sedan for the price of a turbo-four, all-wheel-drive Volkswagen Passat. Or an optioned-up Skoda Superb with the same oily bits.
The Commodore’s Ute will get some love in the form for the Magnum Limited Edition. Billed as the quickest and best-equipped Holden Ute ever, the Magnum boasts an FE3 suspension borrowed from the Commodore sedan, cross-drilled brakes with Brembo calipers, engine and transmission cooling package, hard tonneau cover, sport seats, 20-inch wheels and unique graphics and decals.