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Insignia may replace Holden Commodore

The final model of Commodore will roll out on 2017 and it will be based on a future GM product.

The dealers in New Zealand and Australia claimed that they have been shown the images of the model which would replace the Commodore after 2017 were revealed to dealers in New Zealand a couple of months ago.

Sources said that Commodore nameplate will not be used after the last model, which will likely be a VF Series II or III and the company will come up with a new name for its future model.

Holden New Zealand boss Jeff Murray did not reveal specific details of the car but said that it will be sourced from GM's European Opel division. He said: "We all know the Commodore is disappearing but we will be replacing it with a Commodore-sized vehicle."

It is learned that various prototypes of the next-gen Insignia is currently being tested by Opel and some claimed that it will replace the Commodore.

The current Insignia is built with a number of different badges. There's the Buick Regal, Vauxhall Insignia, Opel Insignia, Chevrolet Malibu, and even the Holden Malibu. This platform has proved successful for GM so far as it offers good driving dynamics, efficient powertrain options, and some advanced in-car tech.