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Holden Statesman and Caprice

Created to compete against the Ford Fairlane in the luxury large car market, and later against the LTD, the Statesman replaced the unsuccessful Brougham - a Premier with an extended boot. Built on the longer station wagon wheelbase, the Statesman began essentially as a more powerful, better equipped Premier, but the improved ride and comfort and lavish equipment of later models eventually earned it recognition as a true luxury car. Originally dubbed 'the ugly American' and 'just another Holden', it gained more individuality after the introduction in 1978 of the new, smooth-bodied Commodore. Its sales never matched the top Fords; more might have been sold had the Statesman been badged as a Chevrolet or a Buick.

In 1990 name was re-released but based on a Commodore.