Holden Will Take New Commie to the Track by Michael Accardi August 16, 2016 Share Comments When the next-gen Commodore saunters off the ship from Europe, Holden has promised to take it racing. Holden announced their commitment to Supercar racing for the next three years, planning to replace the current V8-motivated, Aussie built Commodore with the new European one in 2018. As of now, Holden is the only manufacturer committed to the series beyond the current season– both Ford and Volvo already gone (officially) and Nissan still undecided. The company considered pulling out of racing all together, but Holden managing director Mark Bernhard said there was still value to be found on the track. “Motorsport has played a significant role in Holden’s heritage and we’re proud to be carrying on that tradition,” he told Drive. The new Insignia based Commodore will lose its V8 heart, likely to be replaced by a twin-turbo V6, but Bernhard wouldn’t admit the same for competition. “Australia can rest assured that our next-gen Commodore will live up to the iconic nameplate, on and off the track,” Bernhard said.