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Australia 1979-1981: Holden Commodore an instant hit

1978 Holden Commodore VB

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Holden launches the Commodore in November 1978 and installs the new nameplate at the #1 spot in the Australian market as soon as 1979. The Commodore will end up being Holden’s most popular nameplate by a country mile.

1979 Ford Falcon

Originally one full size smaller and less fuel-hungry than its competitor the Falcon, the Commodore rides on the 1979 energy crisis and stays best seller in Australia in 1980 and 1981 but will be passed by the Falcon in 1982.

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