The ZB Holden
Commodore was all-new fully-imported model (Opel Insignia) that
replaced the Australian-made VF II Commodore in February 2018.
The ZB marked the biggest change in the Commodore model with
changes in engines (4 cylinder introduced, no V8), bodystyles
(liftback introduced, no sedan or ute), and drivetrain (from
rear-wheel drive to front-wheel and all-wheel drive). The ZB
introduced new model levels as well as there being no V8 engined
models. The model was unfortunately not a success and with poor
sales for the rest of the Holden brand, coupled with General
Motors announcing the end of right-hand drive car global production,
the Holden brand died in 2020. It was announced in 2020, that
some General Motors vehicles would be continued to be available
for sale in Australia, converted by Holden Special Vehicles,
renamed to be General Motors Specialty Vehicles.
- LT, 2.0L
turbo 4-cylinder, Liftback/Sportswagon, 191kW@rpm, 350Nm@rpm.
turbo diesel 4-cylinder, Liftback/Sportswagon, 125kW@3750rpm,
- RS, 2.0L
turbo 4-cylinder, Liftback/Sportswagon, 191kW, 350Nm. $37,290
V6, AWD, Liftback/Sportwagon, 230kW@rpm, 370Nm@rpm. $40,790
- RS-V, 3.6L
V6, AWD, Liftback/Sportswagon, 230kW, 370Nm. $46,990
- VXR, 3.6L
V6, AWD, Liftback, 230kW, 370Nm. $55,990
- Calais, 2.0L
turbo 4-cylinder, Liftback, 191kW, 350Nm. $40,990
turbo diesel 4-cylinder, Liftback, 125kW, 400Nm. $43,990
- Calais Tourer, 3.6L
V6 AWD, Sportswagon, 230kW, 370Nm. $45,990
- Calais-V, 3.6L
V6 AWD, Liftback, 230kW, 370Nm. $51,990
- Calais-V Tourer, 3.6L
V6 AWD, Sportswagon, 230kW, 370Nm. $53,990
- Black Edition,
black exterior highlights added to the RS,
RS-V and VXR liftback models (March 2019)
as at introduction of the ZB Commodore, June 2018:
Summit White, Nitrate Silver,
Abalone White, Cosmic Grey, Absolute
Red, Mineral Black, Darkmoon Blue,
The ZB Holden Commodore was used
by teams running Holdens in the 2018-2021 Virgin Australia Supercars
For the 2018 season, Commodores
ran a V8 engine in preparation for the introduction of the twin
turbo V6 engine. The ZB Commodore raced against the FGX Ford
Falcon, L33 Nissan Altima and superseded VF Holden Commodore.
Holden supported the Triple Eight Race Engineering (Red Bull
Holden Racing Team/Autobarn Lowndes Racing Team) with drivers
#1 Jamie Whincup, #97 Shane Van Gisbergen and #888 Craig Lowndes.
For the 2019 season, the V6 program
was quashed with the V8 engine remaining. Holdens continued
to be run by most teams, against the FN Ford Mustang GT and
L33 Nissan Altima. Holden factory support continued with the
Red Bull Holden Racing Team with drivers #88 Jamie Whincup and
#97 Shane Van Gisbergen.
For the 2020 season, the ZB continued
to be run by most teams, against the FN Ford Mustang GT. Holden
factory support continued with the Red Bull Holden Racing Team
with drivers #88 Jamie Whincup and #97 Shane Van Gisbergen.
The 2021 season would be the last
to have cars by Holden with the ZB Commodore being replaced
by the Chevrolet Camaro in 2022.
Competitors of the ZB Commodore at introduction: