From a historical perspective, The Holden Commodore (VE) is the second last model of Australian sedan built by Holden. The VE Commodore has its roots in the 48-215 model of 1948 (aka FX Holden), through the Kingswood line of the 1960s and 1970s, and then continuously as the more European derived Commodore since 1978 (as opposed to the Kingswood’s USA influence).
The Commodore VE is an executive car that was produced by Holden from 2006 to 2013. It was the first version of the fourth and last generation of this Australian-made model. Its range included the luxury variants Berlina and Calais. A utility model was also available as the Holden Ute.
Updates for the model years are typically subtle in nature with changes to colours and trim, improved equipment, and drivetrain refinements centred around reducing fuel consumption. A second smaller 3.0-litre V6 engine also became available for entry-level versions.