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2016 Holden Commodore VFII revealed

Holden has just taken the wraps off the 2016 Holden Commodore VFII, the last-ever Commodore. We reveal pricing and key features.

HOLDEN IS CALLING its last-ever Commodore, the 2016 Holden Commodore VFII, “the quickest, most powerful, most advanced Commodore ever built”. The covers were whipped off the Commodore VFII at an event that was live-streamed on YouTube that spiked with over 2000 people watching the reveal.

The Commodore VFII introduces a host of changes to the Commodore range, including “a new 6.2-litre LS3 engine to all V8 models (304kW and 570Nm), along with numerous upgrades including bi-modal exhaust, mechanical sound enhancer and all-new styling cues”. The V8 Commodore can sprint to 100km/h in just 4.9secs. The top of the range, SSV Redline gets Brembo brakes on all four wheels.

Holden boss, Mark Bernhard, described the Commodore VFII as the culmination of nearly four decades of design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, combined with unrivalled Australian experience.

“We made a commitment to keep this iconic car exciting and relevant for Australian motorists, and that is exactly what we have done. This is the vehicle that our Commodore customers have been asking for,” said Mr. Bernhard.

“Commodore VFII is powerful and refined, it will evoke emotion in its driver and exhibits all of the hallmarks Commodore has become renowned for over the years.

“Commodore represents 37-years of innovation, performance and technological advancements and has earned its place as Holden’s longest-standing and most successful nameplate.

“Holden’s design, engineering and manufacturing teams have produced the best Commodore ever – a vehicle that truly lives up to its reputation and one that the entire company is incredibly proud of.

“This is the reason Holden is committed to ensuring we will continue to have engineering and design input into Commodore, and every other Holden vehicle in our range, for generations to come.”

In a statement, Holden’s Lead Development Engineer, Amelinda Watt, said the extensive development work combined with Holden’s Australian expertise ensured the new engine, sound and handling was unique and thrilling.

“The new 6.2-litre LS3 engine and its distinctive sound character is the result of years of hard work, testing, developing and evaluating this vehicle and I’m so proud of the end result,” said Ms Watt.

“This is absolutely the best car we have ever engineered and we are confident we are giving all our customers a compelling reason to put the latest Commodore in their driveway. We know that they will enjoy driving VFII as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

The introduction of functional hood vents and fascia ducts were developed by Holden engineers with support from Melbourne’s Monash University wind tunnel, improving aerodynamics around the front corners of the vehicle.

The 2016 Commodore VFII goes on-sale in October.

2016 Holden Commodre VFII pricing (list price only, on-road costs not included):

Commodore VFII Sedan

  • Evoke, V6 Auto $35,490
  • SV6, V6 Man / Auto $37,290 / $39,490
  • SS, Man / Auto $44,490 / $46,690
  • SSV, V8 Man / Auto $47,990 / $50,190
  • SSV Redline, V8 Man / Auto $53,990 / $56,190
  • Calais, V6 Auto $41,290
  • Calais V, V6 Auto $47,990
  • Calais V, V8 Auto $55,490

Commodore VFII Sportwagon

  • Evoke, V6 Auto $37,490
  • SV6, V6 Auto $41,490
  • SS, V8 Auto $48,690
  • SSV, V8 Auto $52,190
  • SSV Redline, V8 Auto $58,190
  • Calais, V6 Auto $43,290
  • Calais V, V6 Auto $49,990
  • Calais V, V8 Auto $57,490

VFII Ute

  • Evoke, V6 Auto $33,490
  • SV6, V6 Man / Auto $33,990 / $36,190
  • SS, V6 Man / Auto $40,990 / $43,190
  • SSV, V6 Man / Auto $44,490 / $46,690
  • SSV Redline, V8 Man / Auto $50,490 / $52,690

Caprice Sedan

  • Caprice V, V8 Auto $60,490

Optional performance brakes and 20 inch wheels

  • Performance brakes (V8s only) $350
  • 20 inch forged alloy wheels (redline only) $1,500

New Features to Commodore VFII Range:

SV6

  • Passive entry / Passive start
  • New front fascia and grille
  • New 18 inch alloy wheels
  • New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)

SS

  • 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
  • Bi-modal exhaust with mechanical sound enhancer
  • Passive entry / Passive start
  • New front fascia and grille
  • New 18 inch alloy wheels
  • New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)
  • Performance brake option

SSV

  • 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
  • Bi-modal exhaust with mechanical sound enhancer
  • New front fascia and grille
  • Hood vents
  • Colour Head Up Display
  • New 19 inch alloy wheels
  • Clear lens on tail lamps (sedan only)
  • New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)
  • Performance brake option

SSV Redline

  • 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
  • Bi-modal exhaust with mechanical sound enhancer
  • Rear Brembo brakes
  • New front fascia and grille
  • Hood vents
  • Clear lens on tail lamps (sedan only)
  • New 20 inch forged wheel option
  • New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)

Calais

  • Heated front seats (with memory)
  • 8 way power passenger seat
  • New 18 inch alloy wheels
  • Clear lens on tail lamps (sedan only)
  • New decklid lettering
  • New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)

Calais V

  • Optional 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
  • New 19 inch alloy wheels
  • Clear lens on tail lamps (sedan only)
  • New decklid lettering
  • Limited Slip Diff (V8 models only)
  • New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)
  • Performance brake option (V8 models only)

Caprice V

  • 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
  • Lip spoiler
  • New 19 inch alloy wheels
  • Single exhaust tips
  • Performance brake option

Colour Range

  • Slipstream Blue* (NEW) – available on all models (except Caprice V)
  • Empire Bronze* (NEW) – available on Evoke, Calais, Calais V and Caprice V only
  • Phantom Black*
  • Nitrate Silver*
  • Prussian Steel Grey*
  • Jungle Green* – available on sports models only
  • Some Like It Hot Red*
  • Heron White
  • Red Hot
  • Regal Peacock Green*

*premium paint – $550 option (except on Caprice V – no charge)


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