Holden has announced the production of the 50,000th VF-series Commodore at the company’s assembly plant in Elizabeth, South Australia. The milestone was marked when a customer-ordered Nitrate Silver SV6 Commodore destined for Lansvale Holden in Sydney, New South Wales came rolling off the production line on March 27.
Holden says building 50,000 VF-series Commodores in a span of just 10 months is a testament to the car’s popularity in the country. The Commodore had a strong sales month in February after 2,777 units were moved off dealer lots, a 60 percent increase year-over-year. Sales of the Commodore in 2014 have been strong so far, with a jump in sales of nearly 52 percent compared to 2013.
“The VF is quite simply the best quality car Holden has ever built, and to see the 50,000th one roll off the line is a milestone everyone is very proud of,” Holden Executive Director of Manufacturing, Richard Phillips, said in a statement.
The Commodore was introduced in 1978 and is the longest-lasting and most successful nameplate in the brand’s history, spanning 15 model series. More than 3 million Commodores have been produced since the first VB series sedans rolled off Holden’s production line in 1978, though local production of the car is soon subject to stop with the impending closure of the Elizabeth plant by 2017.