Holden reveals VFII Commodore

Holden reveals VFII Commodore

Holden says VFII is the peak of 37 years of Commodore development.

Holden says VFII is the peak of 37 years of Commodore development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holden has lifted covers on its VFII Commodore – including performance models that could threaten long-time partner HSV.

The facelifted VFII is rightly touted as the most advanced Commodore ever, and shows the Aussie battler isn’t going down without a fight.

General Motors’ 6.2-litre LS3 V8 gets spread across the top models, with 304kW and 570Nm on tap and a bi-modal exhaust – both HSV selling points.

Suspension and cosmetic upgrades have updated the range, with promises of more comfort without sacrificing handling.

The 2016 model sees a huge set of features across the range from the ‘baby’ SV6 and the SS, but it’s SSV and SSV Redline that get the biggest performance tweaks.

Big wheels, bonnet vents and Brembo brake upgrades are notable changes – and with the models being released in October, Holden will be hoping for Bathurst glory to drive sales of the go-fast models.

Luxury Calais and Caprice get a host of comfort and dynamic upgrades, including heated 8-way electric seats. Calais V buyers can option the LS3 V8, and a limited slip diff is available on V8 models. Caprice gets the big engine as standard, plus a rear lip spoiler and new 19-inch alloys.

Holden Australia managing director Mark Bernhard described the VFII in a statement as the culmination of nearly 40 years of Commodore development.

Bernhard labelled the car the “best Commodore ever” and underlined the company’s commitment to Australian input into the General Motors’ platform.

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