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Holden VE Commodore: Fuel Economy Figures

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GM Holden today released fuel economy figures for its all-new VE Commodore range, reporting reductions in most powertrain combinations compared with previous generation cars.

The volume base model, Omega, is 10.9 litres per 100 kilometres compared with 11.0L/100km for the closest VZ equivalent, the Executive. Reductions have also been achieved on VE Berlina V6, SV6 manual and automatic, Calais V6 and manual variants of SS and SS V models.

Increases on other models have been minor, considering significant gains have been made in safety, crashworthiness and technology across the VE Commodore range.

Holden Executive Director – Engineering, Tony Hyde, today said Holden knew that customers were seeking competitive fuel economy as well as performance, styling and other features.

“Despite more mass for improved safety, larger wheels and tyres, more aggressive styling and more powerful engines – fuel economy on the Omega is 10.9 litres per 100 kilometres,” Hyde said.

“All V6 powertrains have improvements except Calais V which delivers features and content placing it in a higher test weight class. Consumption for V8 automatics has increased slightly.

“When it comes to fuel economy, Holden has delivered all the benefits, safety and technology improvements in VE Commodore and remained extremely competitive.”

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Source - Holden Media Web Site.
 

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Well that will be an upset to the media... Now what are they going to complain about with the VE? D.O.D. for the V8's I guess...

Excellent work from Holden on the fuel economy! 10.9L per 100km is great work especially with the extra power and weight they've extracted from the engines as well!

Also noticed the very very low peak torque figures for the V6 engines. Peak torque is now from just 2600rpm!
 

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Say what? where's the manual Omega figures? you can't get one? that's VERY bad for people that live in the bush and drive on the highway all day
 

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yeah since the VZ, manuals are not available on the base models (executive, which is now omega of course) and acclaim (which isn't even around)
 

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by the way good work Darren, thanks again for the info. :)
 

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That's a good result in general methinks.

Pity that car manufacturer's fuel economy figures are never realistic! Although you can still use the figures for comparison purposes.

Bit of a bummer about the SSV A6 figures going up slightly. Oh well, I might just have to get a M6 SSV instead...:dance:
 

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commod8 said:
yeah since the VZ, manuals are not available on the base models (executive, which is now omega of course) and acclaim (which isn't even around)
Manual hasn't been available since the VX on the povo packs.
 

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I was thinking this would be the case... There is so much work and refinement and improvements in the VE that Holden were always going to able to do good on efficiency...

Ford must be shitting their pants now!
 
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