Tuesday, January 23, 2007

VE Commodore: Wheels Car of the Year for 2006

I have to admit that I am not an expert on Australian car sector. Even I do not know much about VE Commodore but I can only tell you that this car has been elected as Wheels Car of the Year for 2006. This is a prestigious award.

NineMSN reported:

The long wait is over. Australia’s premier new car award – Wheels magazine’s 2006 Car Of The Year – has gone to … Holden’s VE Commodore.

Wheels editor, Ged Bulmer announced this year’s winner live on TV’s A Current Affair tonight.

In one of the most closely-fought, three-way showdowns in the award’s 44-year history, the VE – together with its HSV E-Series spin-offs – has triumphed over finalists Toyota’s Aurion and BMW’s 3 Series Coupe at the last hurdle.

In all, the VE beat 20 other new car models to the title at the end of a solid week of the most demanding testing imaginable, under both controlled conditions and on public roads.

Good for the car. Australia is an important car market. It has a market size of nearly 1 million cars a year and that is a good market considering the fact that Australian people have good purchasing power.