Since its inception in 1978, Australians have revered the big, rear wheel drive Holden Commodore. And, while it’s expected that the next generation Holden Commodore will adopt a global, FWD layout, the outgoing model features no such handicap. As a sign of proof that the Australians still have love for the RWD brute, Aussie motoring website Behind The Wheel has picked the VF Commodore as its Car of the Year for 2013.
Behind the Wheel named the VF Commodore range as its Car of the Year due to its great value for money, excellent engineering, good fuel economy, and high safety rating.
“With great pricing, nice looks, respectable fuel economy, a top safety rating and plenty of standard features, the new VF Commodore really is the total package.” Said Behind The Wheel editor Joel Helms in a statement.
This is the third award so far this year for the VF Commodore, which was named as one of Australia’s Best Cars last week, and received the CarSales Peoples Choice award for a family car over $30,000 earlier this week.