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Holden Calais (VE)

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Holden Calais (VE). 2006–13 (prod. 520,000 approx. all VE, incl. Commodore). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon. F/R, 3564 cm³ (V6 DOHC), 5967 cm³ (V8 OHV). Luxury version of regular Holden Commodore (VE), wearing Calais badges (and no sign of Commodore ones). Divided this generation into standard Calais and Calais V versions, apeing Cadillac in US. Attractive, restrained styling compared to stock Commodore. Excellent value for money in most markets: luxury-car equipment for a regular price. Relatively nimble and responsive for its large size. Poor fuel consumption and ANCAP gave it four stars, rather than its predecessor’s five, on launch, though models earned five from 2010 model year. Wagon from 2008. Facelift in 2010.

Manufacturing location: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Marque: Holden | Model: Holden Calais | Predecessor: Holden Calais (VZ) | Successor: Holden Commodore Calais (VF)

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