(Australian Associated Press)
The fully-imported Holden Commodore will be cheaper than the locally-produced car it replaces, according to prices for the 2018 range.
Holden says the two-litre turbocharged base car will sell for $33,690, almost $4000 less than the locally-built entry-level model.
Marketing director Mark Harland says the new Commodore looks sleek and sporty with a range of high-tech features.
It will go on sale early in the new year, just months after Holden ended local assembly in Adelaide with the loss of hundreds of production-line jobs.
Despite the cheaper price for the base car, Commodore buyers will pay much more if they want a V6 engine. The Calais V6 all-wheel-drive will cost a hefty $51,990.
The top-of-the-range VXR V6 all-wheel-drive will come to the market at $55,990.
Holden will be hoping the new car will arrest a slide in Commodore sales so far this year.
To the end of November, demand for the locally-built version was down almost 10 per cent in an overall market that was up by 0.6 per cent.