The tested model of Holden Commodore was introduced in Australia during 2006.
Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are optional on the Omega variant and standard on other variants.
An intelligent seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver's seat. All Commodores built from 2007 are eligible for a bonus point for this feature. Most Commodores built in 2006 were not eligible for this bonus point because the driver seat belt reminder did not fully meet the ANCAP protocol.
The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.
Published: 25 July 2007