Holden retires the iconic Commodore

Jamie Whincup's Holden Commodore leads the field at the Newcastle 500 in November.
Jamie Whincup's Holden Commodore leads the field at the Newcastle 500 in November.

* The first VB Commodore was launched in 1978.

* There have 16 models over the past 42 years, the last being the ZB.

* The Commodore was Australia's best selling car for 15 straight years to 2010.

* It won 16 Australian Touring Car (Super Car) championships and 26 Bathurst titles.

* More than three million Commodores have been sold since its launch.

* It was produced in Australia at the Elizabeth assembly plant in Adelaide until the end of local manufacturing in 2017.

* This year Commodore sales have fallen by more than 37 per cent to just 5417 to the end of November.

Australian Associated Press