THROWBACK AD: Holden VR Commodore Acclaim

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The Holden VR Commodore Acclaim was a groundbreaking model for Holden



Launched in 1993, the Holden VR Commodore was a heavily revised version of the VP Commodore, which in turn was a revised version of the less-than-sophisticated VN Commodore.

The VR Commodore brought a number of significant upgrades not only in terms of styling and build quality, but also technology. The Holden VR Commodore Acclaim was a particularly important model not only in the Commodore line-up, but for Holden.

The Holden VR Commodore Acclaim’s focus was on safety. It offered a driver’s airbag, independent rear suspension and anti-lock brakes, all as standard. In the early 1990s, such equipment was only seen on more costly European cars – note the Volvo 240 hovering in the sky – and it was Holden’s answer to family buyers, whereas the entry-level Executive was aimed at the fleet market.

The Acclaim name plate continued on through to 2006, when Holden dropped the badge with the launch of the VE Commodore.



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