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Holden Commodore / Calais - VN Series 17 August 1988 - October 1991

The VN, was the first completely new Commodore since the VB, is longer, wider, roomier, better equipped and more powerful than the VL. The VN marks the return of the BIG Holden. With the VN series, power steering became standard on all models. The VN also featured the new Buick - based 3800 V6, which Holden has been building ever since, as well as a new four speed automatic transmission.

[Running Changes to VN from late 89 to 91]

[VN Review]

[VN Calais Review]

Click to Enlarge - VN Cutaway Diagram 


Number Built: 206,750




Front: MacPherson strut, incorporating wet sleeve shock absorbers, stabilizer bar, coil springs.

Rear: Trailing arm with 5-link, panhard rod, progressive rate coil springs, double acting shock absorbers, stabilizer bar.

Options: FE2 Sports suspension


Type: power assisted with variable assist, variable ratio rack and pinion. Turning circle (m): 10.4


Front: ventilated discs
Rear: discs

Fuel Consumption:

V6 Manual (City / Highway): 11.5 / 7.6 (L / 100km)
V6 Automatic (City / Highway): 12.5 / 8.0 (L / 100km)


Borg Warner, ratio: 3.08:1

3.8 litre v6 introduced with the VN Commodore, the 3.0 litre Nissan was supposed to be used, like the VL before, but bad exchange rates put a stop to that.(this one's minus air conditioner)

VN Berlina v6 Auto, Calais wheels, S instruments, Factory FE2 Susp and brakes.

Dave's VN SS

1990 Toyota Lexcen (Aka Holden Commodore VN

Commodore VN GTS full body kit, Aero wheels, recently resprayed, auto, p/steer, air con,

Commodore VN Berlina, Red duco, auto, a/con, p/steer, velour, tint windows, colour/coded, HSV spoiler/grill, sports exhaust, Pioneer CD,

VN SII HSV  Aero look Commodore Series II, the biggest CD stereo system, air, pwr/steering, white duco

Taxi Tro-Cab 90, 3.8lt Holden V6 t/bar auto,, dual fuel,

Although not a VN commodore, is from the same era at holden and contains the same motor as the larger VN