Holden Commodore VT VX VY VZ 1997-2006
Holden Commodore Third Generation
Holden Commodore VT VX VY VZ
Holden Berlina (VT)
Holden Calais (VT)
3.8 L Ecotec V6
3.8 L Supercharged Ecotec V6
5.0 L 5000i V8 (Series I only)
5.7 L Generation III V8 (Series II only)
4-speed GM 4L60-E automatic
5-speed Getrag 260 manual
6-speed T-56 manual
With the VT Commodore of 1997, Holden looked again to Opel in Germany for a contributor stage. The proposition was to take the Opel Omega B and expand the vehicle’s width and mechanical arrangement for neighborhood conditions. In the good ‘ol days, Holden considered embracing the Omega with no guarantees, save for the motors and transmissions, and even examined reskinning the current VR/VS architecture. Later on, the VT bodywork produced another age of Statesman and Caprice (again dependent on the long-wheelbase wagons), and even went similarly as reviving the notorious Monaro car of the 1960s and 1970s by means of a model introduced at the 1998 Sydney Motor Show.
The VT proclaimed the fitment of semi-following arm free back suspension as standard over the range, a huge selling point over the opponent Falcon, alongside expanded hardware, for example, Traction Control. Notwithstanding, as far as suspension, the first Opel configuration was streamlined by eliminating the toe control links that was standard hardware on the European Omega since 1987. Consequently, this harassed the VT with inordinate tire wear because of contortions to the suspension camber point and toe under substantial burden, for example, weighty towing or when going over undulated surfaces.
Strikingly, Holden’s exhibition arm HSV re-included the toe control connect the leader GTS 300 model. The 1999 Series II update supplanted the revered Holden 5.0-liter V8 motor with another 5.7-liter Generation III V8 sourced from the United States. The V8 was detuned to 220 kW (295 hp) from the first US form, however would get gradual force moves up to 250 kW (335 hp) all through its time in the Commodore, before at last being supplanted by the related Generation 4 in the VZ. The supercharged V6 was uprated to 171 kW (229 hp) from the VS. Safety shrewd, side airbags turned into a possibility for the Acclaim and higher models, a first for Holden.