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The Holden VF Commodore SS V-Series has been revealed, following the launch of the VF Commodore Calais V-Series on Monday.

Holden has divided the styling of the VF Commodore range in two, creating a pair of themes each for the sports and luxury models of the range. While the ‘luxury sport’ Calais V-Series made its debut on Sunday, the ‘sport luxury’ SS V-Series show car near-completes the range, with the new entry-level model, ute and Sportwagon expected to be shown next week.

Finished in a ‘hero’ Fantale orange hue, the VF Commodore SS V-Series show car featured a six-speed manual transmission, quad sports exhausts, and 20-inch multi-spoke black alloy wheels with Brembo brakes hiding behind them. Holden refers to the show car as an “amped up” pointer to the production model.

Compared with the Calais V-Series, the SS V-Series gets a wider, narrower grille and larger, more prominent blacked-out air intake aperture and rear valance. While the headlights, foglights and LED daytime lights are shared between models, the SS V-Series replaces the curvature lines on the bumper of the Calais V-Series with sharper, more geometrical lines and slashes.

Citing the aims for the exterior design, Holden VF Commodore colour and trim design manager, Kirsty Lindsay, said “we wanted to blur the boundary between luxury sports tourer and dramatic sports machine.

“The gloss black paint on the hand-machined double five-spoke wheels is a custom finish, while the cool gunmetal chrome detailing on the front fascia and the vertical fender vents is less overt, more in tune with this car’s luxury persona.”

Adds Holden VF Commodore exterior design manager, Peter Hughes: “We wanted to put something out there that made a bit of an impact.

“The design was an exercise in exploring future options and gauging buyer reactions. We may get some polarised opinions, but that’s all part of the process of experimenting with different ideas and anticipating market trends.”

According to Holden chief designer, Richard Ferlazzo, the directive was also to give the VF Commodore sports variants “a level of richness” that hasn’t been seen with previous SV6 and SS models.

“In some ways the two models [Calais and SS] have become a little bit closer,” said Ferlazzo.

“Calais has a more formal, large upper grille … with the SS we’ve got this dominant lower air intake with slender upper grille…

“There’s quite a bit of brightwork for a sports models [but] we’re happy with that.”

“Apart from decoration,” says Ferlazzo, all sheetmetal is shared between Calais, SS and all VF Commodore sedans.

There will be two versions of the VF Commodore sports range, presumably wearing SV6 and SS badges – although rumours persist that the SV6 will be dropped, replaced by an uprated 240kW V6-engined version to pick up the SS moniker.

In the Holden design studio – which opened in 1964, and has been the design base for all Holdens since the HR – another VF Commodore sport prototype wore clear-lens taillights with exposed chrome bezels, where the show car had black smoked-finish lights (above).

Although the design chief wouldn’t be drawn into speculation that both taillights will be offered, it is likely that the smoked-finish taillights will feature on the SV6/SS with the clear units reserved for the SS V-Series.

Compared with the VF Calais, Ferlazzo outlined the “contrast between black and body colour, small spoiler … much more subdued spoiler [than previous SS],” adding “there will be a higher wing spoiler for those who want it”.

Read CarAdvice’s full coverage of the Holden VF Commodore here.




  • Sumpguard

    I like it. I won’t be buying one but they have done a great job with this car.

       Flogmonster and Wacky Tobaccy Zaccy will be along soon enough to bag it. They are out driving all the neighbour’s cars at the moment (car thieves) but should be here shortly..

    • Shak

      We await their verdicts with bated breath. 

      • Robin_Graves

        Not!!

        • $29896495

          “In the Holden design studio – which opened in 1964, and has been the design base for all Holdens since the HR” – We know this is an outright lie.

          • Daniel D

            No we don’t know it is an outright lie. Please explain why it is, the source of your information and how it can be verified?

          • $29896495

            Simplest way, not necessarily detailed enough, is the Opel history site on Wikki. Also are you counting really early Holdens? Such as the very first.

          • Sumpguard

            Wikki is often wrong.

          • $29896495

            Sump, that is true about wikki, but pictures tell a story.

    • Smart US

       love the Bamboo breaks

      • $29896495

        very Korean

      • Sydlocal

        Bamboo breaks???? I only see Brembo brakes. I can’t see bits of bambo broken into pieces… ;-)

  • Andrew Whitby

    Whats the other badge say ?

    • Susqid

      I’m pretty sure it’s a “GM Concept Design” badge, because despite it’s production-ready looks, this car is still being called a ‘show car’ by Holden

      • Shak

        They’re saying that for this car and the Calais V Show car because there are a few bits and pieces which the production cars likely wont get. The wheels for one dont look like they’d make the production model.

        • Daniel D

          They look to be the Redline wheels.

  • Hung Low

    The little details have improved big time, looks much classier but lose the badges. A bargain buy all things considered

    • Paul

      M8 its just has more bling. But not much more classier 

      • Sumpguard

        Someone who is too lazy to type “mate” judging class.

  • GoHard

    I really wanted to love this car but I’m just not sold on it, it’s more HSV Senator than SS and don’t get me wrong I love the Senator it has GTS wheels, I’m not sure how people who forked out $80k for an HSV are going to feel about this.
    Personaly I think it looks as though Holden has raided the HSV parts bin and not put enough effort into it’s own styling.

    • JoeR_AUS

      Have faith, HSV will allways present something different.

  • Robin_Graves

    Looks too… wishy washy, like it’s trying to be too many things at once.  I’m no Peter Schreyer so I cant say I could have done better but… meh…

    • Golfmother

      Agreed too korean looking ,looks like they did not know when to put the pen down , does not bode wll for upcoming HSV models more plastic bibs and bobs .

      • Turbodewd

        Subjective piffle. Subjective, subjective, subjective.  You added a negative to the contributions in this thread.

        • Golfmother

          SO get over it its only a crummerdore , tarted omega .

          • prestige worldwide

            you’re an idiot !

      • Dave S

        Korean?

        It is all Holden meets Chevrolet. I can see lines from the rest of the Holden range in the grill and bumper. Tail lights, are a mix of Cruze, Volt and Camaro. We have not seen the tail light in the boot since the VX Berlina / Calais models.

        Very GM and importantly, RWD.

        Well done.

        • $29896495

          Korean, maybe you could look at that way because this car and the rest of the range were designed in the US. Chev claim all these designs that are supposed to have come from Australia for themselves. So who is lying? The fact that most of the range is built in Korea and parts are supplied from Korea it is sort of justified.

    • Turbodewd

      Your opinion is subjective, ergo immeasurable, ergo useless.

    • $29896495

      Very good point. You aren’t the only one that thinks that.

  • Golfschwein

    They’ve done well.

  • Daniel

    I’m really not a Holden person, but the best thing they’ve done here is gotten rid of the huge stupid rear spoiler. Spoilers really ruin cars, they are so tacky and lame. This looks good. I don’t like the interior, it’s a bit cluttered and dated to me, but the exterior looks good. 

  • MisterZed

    This is now NINE articles you’ve published in the last week on the new VF Commodore, Car Advice. 

    • Kd

      If you don’t like it don’t come to the site…….

    • Sumpguard

      Yeah CA stop posting articles about cars FFS.

    • Turbodewd

      Considering the commodore will rocket into top 3 sales upon the release of this, Id say CA are wise to cover a popular vehicle.

      • Golfmother

        Your dreaming .

        • GTuck

          It’s “you’re”

        • HerpDerp

          Your jealous.

        • Daniel D

          If it does will you be offering an apology?

      • $29896495

        Oh really?

      • $29896495

        Don’t know about that, but last years model did well in the 12 hour. (On SBS this Sunday.)

    • JoeR_AUS

      Well, why are you counting? There are a lot more to come!

    • SuperChar

      The media reports on what people want to read.  Look how many comments are in the VF articles, guess people must be reading them, just like you have.

    • $29896495

      Wait for it, we’ve still got the Ute and the wagon to go, then the engines

      • LC

         Agreed. They could’ve at least offered a different tail-light assembly, possibly an Azzetta one, like on the current SSV, just to freshen it up a bit.

        But hey, at least they’ll score the new nose and interior.

    • $29896495

      I think the issue is the advertising. At this point we are looking at essentially the same car as Sunday with the same interior minus the chrome out and in.  but they are slaves to publicity departments. This will go on for a while longer.  Splitting stories for outside inside chrome or no chrome etc etc is excessive. All said and done it is the same shell.  No turret change, no door change. They are saying tech but it’s an infotainment system. For cars, tech is engine advancement. But there you go.

      • Daniel D

        Your definition of tech is very narrow. I would suggest more narrow than most.

        • $29896495

          So you think some you can pick up for a about a thousand dollars installed is the be all and end of tech?

      • LC

         There are engine updates coming, especially for the V8s, read the articles.

    • Daniel D

      Are you concerned about counting getting to double digits?

      Not every day a Commodore with new sheetmetal, technology stack and interior appears.

      • cartectural

        listening too the video its not all ! new sheetmetal its Holdens words  

      • $29896495

        Front and rear, the rest of the body is the same as last year.

        • Karl Sass

          It’s a good looking car to start with, they’ve only changed what needed to be changed (interior, front, rear, lighter etc.)

          • $29896495

            OH sarcasm

    • http://www.ozmazdaclub.com/ Tien

      I noticed Holden likes to really draaaaagggg out this VF Unveiling

      They could of just unveiled the whole range in one hit but they choose not to.
      Which if you think about it is a smart move because sites like these will post up new articles as new news comes along and keep the car up the top of the list on sites like these.

      • Sumpguard

          It’s called marketing and in this case it is clever marketing.

      • Don Quay

        Ford did a very similar thing in 2002 for the BA Falcon. At the time it worked very well for them.

      • LC

         …and if Ford pursued such a rigorous marketing plan for Ecoboost Falcon then maybe such a great and efficient car wouldn’t be doing so badly in the sales charts.

        • Don Quay

          Yes, they seem to have forgotten. Or maybe they don’t care.

  • Paul

    I’m a fan of it. Really love that sporty front end. Taillights little off but lip spoiler does make it look very nice. Can’t wait to see the ute

  • Spfire28

    Love the “Grunty look” of it.
    But…. I HATE BLACK RIMS!! Please Holden give us a choice of Silver and gunmetal/silver rims too.
    The diffuser area at the rear should be more pronounced. But love the chrome exhaust tips.
    Love the gunmetal chrome detailing on the front fascia. :)
    I hope it sounds more like a V8 this time. I know New cars should be “smooth & quiet”. But the SSV should be just a little more obvious with a smooth but noticeable V8 sound.

    • JP

      I agree. What’s with the trend to dark coloured rims? It just drags down the appearance IMO. Just like gold rims ruin the look of HRT’s latest racers.

      I don’t like the multi-coloured dash lights either. Blue/red = cheap looking. Clear white markings on black dials, with white lighting is preferred.
      I got sick of the red instrument lighting on my VE SS, & the MFD display between the dials looks as though it hasn’t changed either. Very low rent.
      I loved my SS for 2.5 years, don’t miss the red lighting & cheap digital graphics.

    • Cedar

      Agree!

      Black wheels remind me of older cars whose “hub caps” fell off. It looked awful then and still looks lousy now.

      The overall look of this car is quite acceptable. Have to check if the rear seats fold down for a bike to fit in the back.

  • Chad

    I like it! Looks they have struck a nice balance between style and that sporty look.

  • Spfire28

    I hope the SS will sit flatter and lower this time. The current VE SS looks really silly with a high rear ride height.

  • Nick

    From a Die-hard Ford fan, this amazing. Well done Holden!

    • Matthew East

       Ford fan giving high praise?!?! This thing so going to sell better then what Holden is expecting in the US then. Now if only Ford could export there Falcon and just maybe the Aussie RWD will not be a part of history but also a part of the future.

  • oldman42

    Still looks like a second rate Yank Tank in miniature

    • JoeR_AUS

      Well, that raise the intellect and knowledge for the readers….

    • $29896495

      Well it is, not so much miniature though. Rather full size.

      • Anarchy

        I like full size cars. I am over 6 feet and so is my family. When they come over from abroad the car drives 5 over 6 feet without any issues. I don’t know where you live, you should go and have a look at how many full size cars/4×4 drive around the SE suburbs, South Yarra and TOORAK. If petrol prices worry you too much to drive a full size commodore, there is still the gas option, ethanol and the all electric commodore EV Engineering, based in Port Melbourne, is working on.

        My thoughts some time ago were that Holden should be pushing the envelope so that their large cars get more towards the Jaguar XF but with that Australian spirit. I am not comparing the VF to the XF and in my humble opinion I think Holden and Ford Australia are doing just that.

        That said I like the VF. Now I am waiting for the HSV VF with the LSA supercharged engine. Bring it on.

        • $29896495

          Good for you. Now all you have to do is convince 90% of the car buying public. 

          • Guest

            it just goes to show that 90% of the public have no taste then

          • $29896495

            Well they had the money over, so that makes them right.

  • bg

    the boot could not look any worse, its disgusting but other than that its not a bad looking car

    • JoeR_AUS

      I like it, they rounded the boot off and with the lip spoiler make it look sporty without the high wing look as the back is pretty high.

  • horsie

    I’m going to order a SSV wagon right now!!!
    *wakes up from dream where i could afford one :0( 

    • Golfmother

      Get a crude hunch back , pretty close in looks and street cred .

  • Zaccy16

    huge improvement but black rims look rubbish, i wonder what the omega will look like?

    • Sumpguard

      Could the real slim shady please stand up…

      • Golfmother

        Back in you Getz slumguard .

      • Golfmother

        So slumyguard , besides riding a bike whats the new wheels , bit sly about whats going on , dont tell me hard times have fallen on the slum family .

        • Sumpguard

          Hardly. I just forked on a new car. Unlike you who has to steal the neighbour’s . Speaking of slums.

             If you’re going to add a Y to slum it will be pronounced sl-oo-me . You need another M ;)  English lesson 1 on 1.

           

    • JoeR_AUS

      However, gives the contrast to the Calais. The Omega, will looky more basic, just likely every other manufacturer entry model.

    • LC

      The video on Holdens website shows that the car features silver rims, so there shouldn’t be an issue.

  • Monk

    I want to like it and certain bits are pretty good but overall there are too many different clashing style elements.  Old vs new.  Opel vs Chrysler vs Daewoo. Restrained vs garish.  It’s not the saviour they needed to build.  

  • Maz

    I actually don’t mind it. The second photo though, is it jsut me or the rear angle kinda looks like a Mazda 6. As for the front, if you look from the bonnet down (The headlights and lower foglights)  it remind me of a C63.
    Interior is much nicer than the ghastly red/weird colour combo of the VE SS.
    They should put the Gen V in there as standard too. Grab one in a few years when they’ve taken their major depreciation hit. :)

  • Jober As A Sudge

    Front looks decent though i’m still not sold on the rear. Like most cars that look terrible in pictures it could end up looking decent on the road. Will reserve judgement till i see one in person but for now it’s a bit of a “meh” from me

  • horsie

    I love how even the most dedicated holden bashers are struggling to find anything negative to say on the VF. Or radically toned down their negative comments. 

    • Brett

      Why can’t someone say that they don’t like it.  Its personal and subjective; but then I suspect most people act subjectively when buying cars, particularly on matters of styling.

      And for the record; I don’t like it, and I certainly wouldn’t buy one for that reason alone.

    • Captain Nemo®™

      Well said, look at Zuppy’s comment “black rims look rubbish” funny how he has never mentioned his dislike for black rims before.  Lamborghini love doing black rims but no mention of that from him.   Oh that’s right VeeDud own Lambo i get it now.

  • AndyGF

    The old one was way too hulk hogan for me…

    I love the new one, but if I had to nit-pick, and I do, my only complaint would be that the headlights are a little too chrysler sebring… otherwise im looking forward to seeing the HSV.

    • Thegreatone

       Now that you mentioned it yes the Seabring is the car I wasn’t thinking of. Spot on the money

      • AndyGF

        Just the headlights… and sebring is a car, seabring is something else. ^_^

  • TheMenz

    I think it is a little fussy at the front but it will probably look great in the flesh. I love the rear end and think they are on the money with the lip spoiler as opposed to the the big body kit wing. I always thought ford did a good job with the Force 8 for the same reason.

    The Calais V looks a little little like a Suzuki kizashi from the front. It will be really interesting to see how Ford treat the falcon. I just can’t see the fusion front end working with the Falcons glasshouse.

  • Ted

    Nice looking car ..

  • Dave W

    The lower grille looks like a mix of GT-R and Hyundai grille and the carved out back bumper looks like the previous gen Corolla. Still, it looks pretty good.

  • NoRelationToNed

    Sorry, but the headlights/grille just remind me so much of the 2001 Pulsar! 

    • Tom

      Of all the ridiculous comparisons to other car I’ve heard that is the most absurd. I cannot fathom how you see any resemblance.

    • $29896495

      I could see that now you mention it.

      • Tom

        I’m sorry, I don’t like to call people names on here but you’re delusional.

        • $29896495

          Go take a look at one, amazing resemblance around the headlights. But the front and rear are Malibu copies right? The design that failed in America.

  • Thegreatone

    We all know the VE model stole the R34 GTR look and made it into their own. 

    • Daniel D

      Nope never knew that, so I guess it wasn’t “all” of us that saw that. Might want to check around and see how many millions of people agree with you on that.

  • Brayden Cresswell

    This makes the current VE look very dated.

  • John Scuzzi

    Why do the headlights remind me of an Impreza??

  • JE2013

    For all the ‘hate it’ and ‘love it’ comments, the fact is that Holden is obviously fighting as hard as it can to stay in the game and I for one commend them. There are parts I like and parts which i’m not so sure about but I would hate to be designing a car to meet Australia’s design taste and also the Americans! 

  • Robj

    Looks great, I am ready to buy. Want to know all details on all models and pricing now….

  • twincharger

    Seen enough of the new Vf to say Commodore will go back to number 1 in Australia again.

    • Tom

      You’re going to get shot down for saying that, but God I’d love nothing more than to see that happen.

      • twincharger

        Tom Mazda3 is deserving of its number 1 spot.But sharply priced Pulsar around the corner.Hate to say it but rolf mk7 and the Koreans will come up with something.Opel and the French are also chasing market share.
        The small car market is under siege.New VF is fresh,stylish,classsy interior,stunning to look at.Holden marketing has been good and massive footy sponsorships this winter.All this will fall into place for Holden,,,imo..

        • Golfmother

          Bazza rabbiting on about the past , fat sedans are history ,last of the inbreds ,hello impala 2017 .

          • twincharger

            Im talking about the future.Quality interior,prestige looking.This is the future golfmother.

    • Golfmother

      ROFL .

      • gtrxuone

        Golfmother what does Rofl mean.

        • Golfmother

          Ha

      • twincharger

        Might by a Polo and save $15 a week in fuel.Watch it fall apart in front of my eyes.Plagued by mechanical faults.And ice cream container plastic interior.

  • Minitrucksrule

    Will judge my opinion when i see it with the spoiler. It is ment to be a mucle / sports car. Not to sure on thw rear end yet either but it might grow on me like the ve did.

  • qikturbo

    Still no info on the engines?

    • Karl Sass

      Ask the Holden bashers, they seem to know what engines it’s got.

  • ZAP

    Here come the “Korean” comments, please just shut up its Aussie designed and made.

    • $29896495

      I know they are saying it’s Aussie designed, but we know it’s not. It’s as Aussie designed as all the rest of them

      • Karl Sass

        You keep saying this, but don’t seem to provide any proof. Are the design studios, clay models, employees etc. all imaginary? Holden is ultimately part of GM and I understand they don’t work in total isolation, but to say it’s not designed locally isn’t true. End of the day, the biggest market for this car is still Australia, they’re going to want to design to local tastes for that reason.

        • gtrxuone

          I also find huwtm comments funny.General Motors company’s allways share technologys and components.Opel use a engine made by Holden,Vauxhaul use Holden suspension systems,Holden use chevys v8′s,Holden use Daewoo auto electrical components.

          • $29896495

            I’ve given you proof going back 60 years. The issue is,has the Holden been Australian designed? The answer is no. If you bothered to look where I sent you, you see the proof. It’s simple really, you either want to be mislead by the same old publicity spiel or not. 

          • LC

             Taking design cues from overseas-made cars =/= Foreign designed.

          • $29896495

            LC go have a look at the American response to this car (not the GM comments) they recognise it for what it is, even if you don’t.

          • LC

            Different size, body configurations, engines…there two very different cars. Holden feels safe setting them side-by-side in their range, as does Chevrolet.

            Have you noticed how similar cars look across the BMW, Audi and VW ranges, particularly the nose? So they’re allowed to do it, but Holden isn’t?

          • $29896495

            LC, they took design cues from the wrong car, they had plenty to chose from. In order to create a family resemblance with one particular car, which incidentally FAILED in the US and is having and emergency face lift. Get yourself updated.

          • LC

            Design is a gamble, and sometimes it does not work out well (AU Falcon). GM took a gamble and lost with the Malibu, but then again, they took a gamble and won with several other cars in the rage (eg: Camaro).

            Regardless, the American critics have no issue with the design of the Commodore, but rather, with the lack of a manual transmission.

          • $29896495

            LC that is COMPLETELY UN TRUE. the main criticism is that it looks like  bloated Malibu with a G8 body. then you have Bland, then you have boring, then Price then transmission. They aren’t expecting great things because the G8 had a lot of warranty issues. The previous GTO, they thought was attractive but feminine, started out at a reasonable price, then the dealers found they had  a seller and bumped the price, and they immediately stopped selling. A brief potted history for you.

          • LC

             Is that your opinion or actually what critics have said?

            If it’s the latter, then link please, because the sources I’ve looked at said nothing of the sort.

          • $29896495

            LC what about what I wrote gave you the impression it was my opinion? I think it’s  a disgrace that GM make us look bad lie to us and it turns out the Americans too. You seem to have something intimate happing with that US motor Corporation. Don’t get it but there you go.

            Go to Auto blog and start reading. You’ll find all sorts of things there.

          • LC

            The critics from all the sites I’ve read say nothing negative about the design. Some even appreciate the euro touches it has. What they almost universally complain about is the lack of a manual transmission.

            Unless you’re suggesting I read user comments, which are OPINION. Just like some people where of the opinion that the AU Falcon looked fantastic and modern, some people will think the VF looks awful.

          • $29896495

            What? Critics comments are opinion too, they are people but people who can often be influenced. Of course there will always be some one who likes something without thinking, AU interior is an example of that.

            Of course opinions count of normal folk. They are the ones that might or might not buy something. Critics when it comes down to it don’t matter one bit. You should know this, What matters is what you think. You may not agree with me, but as long as you are intelligent and rational in your approach fair enough.

            I for example may feel you are wrong because you seem to be easily led. Unfortunately there seem to be a lot of people like that in Australia. “People in authority must be right” Right? No wrong. Car companies and politicians manipulate people because they want things from them.  Money votes what ever.

            Go take a look at Auto Blog and some others. Makes for interesting reading. But more than anything, develop independent thought.

  • Gardeners-r-us

    looks like it has a mini BOSS bonnet bulge…

  • Sam

    shouldn’t this be called holdalibu?

    • $29896495

      Yes, yes it should.

  • Crazy n00b

    I want an XR8 please.

  • $29896495

    Maybe they will come out with over head cam engines? Nope, no they won’t.

    • LC

      Holden’s V6 engines have featured DOHCs for a long time now. In fact, Holden make about 600 of these per day right here in Melbourne for use in not only the Commodore, but for use in many other cars around the world.

      Research a little before you open your mouth.

      • $29896495

        V8 my friend, they do not.

        • LC

           Perhaps that’s because they can make the current engine design work, and an that isn’t required.

  • Ox

    Needs the big rear spoiler and whats with all the chrome highlights….geeez.

  • Ryan76

    Looks well balanced.. definitely a huge step up from previous model.

  • Darryl

    Why aren’t there any amusing bogan comments yet?

  • Guest

    I hope the pictures aren’t doing it justice. and no in-glass antenna?

  • Rocket

    Can someone explain why the US version of this car will be about 20K cheaper when it is made here and our dollar is stronger? Is this a taxpayer funded gift to American customers? Surely Holden must be losing money on this export program or are we getting ripped another one?

    • Golfmother

      Americans rip us on import/export on every thing ,nothing new ,funny who owns holden .

  • SPARTA300

    Buy as holden and lose half its value in 2 years.Never again

    • LC

      That’s the reality when you’ve had the most popular car going for almost 20 years, and even in today’s car market, is still holding onto a top 10 spot.

      Sure, buy a Euro if that’s your concern, knock yourself out. Just don’t come crying to me when you have to service it (especially if it’s a diesel), or need dealer support out in the sticks. Holdens still whoops the imports in those areas, and also offer a lot of bang-for-your-buck performance for half the price of an equivalent euro car. The price you pay: Resale.

      • Golfmother

        AND resale on crummers is pathetic , price you pay .

    • Ted

      Buy most (popular) cars these days and loose the same amount of money – cars do not hold their value anymore, as the used car market is swamped, with the number for sale.  So many new cars are being sold.

      • $29896495

        Cars have never held their so called value. There are no special conditions causing greater loss. So cars lose more than others. Holden being one. You’ll lose ten to fifteen thousand per year till it bottoms out. Though that’s an average. It would be really, (from experience) Twenty to twenty five thousand the first year, then the remainder spread across the following years.

        • Ted

          In Red Book, the Commodore (not SS ..) is quoted as 46% in 3 years and 32% in 5 years.  Comparing say the i30 it’s quoted as 51% at 3 years and 42% in 5 years.  mazda 3 is 57% in 3 years and 47% in 5 years.
          Now noting that the Commodore would be more $$$ to buy, the same amout of money would be lost in either case.

          • $29896495

            I only know what I experienced. Only 50,000 kay immaculate and took a real thumping.

  • Don Quay

    I’m glad they have gone for the lip spoiler. The old wing blocked the bottom half view through the rear window. Hopefully the changes to the trim on the A pillar will help with the forward vision too.

  • Declan Collins

    Now the only decision left is do I prefer the SS-V or the Calais-V. I think the car looks great.

    • Dom Von Hutch

      SSv Declan it’s a no brainer, just get a subtle colour, it ain’t an XF jag remember!

  • Scout392

    Hope they
    did not spend 1 Billion dollars designing this one like the VE and that they
    far far far less product recalls.

    I like the
    look.

    Eric

  • LC

    The best looking Commodore exterior still goes to the VY-VZ, but this takes the prize for best interior. Way to go! Now, is there going to be at least the option of a rear spoiler?

    • Gibwater

      I actually prefer the VT-VX.They were smooth and well preportioned.The models after were a bit rough.Notice Holden didn’t trust the VY restyle enough to apply it to the Monaro??

  • Wilson8051

    I think this is a very nice looking car. Shame it’s still the size of a small house though. Unfortunately the VF in whatever guise will still have a healthy thirst for the Arabian Apple Juice too.
    Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to seeing these on the road.

  • Gibwater

    The VF update in June should lift sales for the remainder of 2013,then slide back to dismal levels.Quite simply,a facelift can’t reverse a trend thats been in the making for years. The Cruze hasn’t quite cut it either as its percieved to be too Korean,and is asembled mainly from Korean parts,so it hasn’t been attracting either Holden buyers wanting something smaller than Commodore,or Buyers who trust Mazda and Totota quality.Holden is simply in the poo,and will be until they can come up with something else.The next all-new ‘Commodore’ will need the most researched model ever…..or Holden will go the way of the Gillard government. I used to own an HG Kingswood,LH Torana and VK Commodore wagon.I now own a 2010 Corolla sedan.Its simply the car that ticks all the right boxes for me.

  • Dom Von Hutch

    Very nice. More sophisticated yes, better interior and driveline yes, I do still love the simple lines of the ve but it appears as if the vf has a lower roofline which is aesthetically superior. I predict the ve z series ss/ssv in alchemy will become the collectors favourite in 20 yrs time. Hopefully that colour is available on the vf, but I doubt it.

    • $29896495

      There have been NO changes to the driveline or roof line or fender hight.

  • Jerome

    The revisions look ok… until you see the rear and cringe. What the hell happened there?

  • Karl Sass

    This is the first time I’ve ever preferred the looks of the Calais over the SS. I can see what they’ve tried to do by removing the rear spoiler, but it looks too bland without it. I hope the black wheels are optional.

  • Guest

    Holden Cruze VF -_-

  • Sam

    No it’s not.

  • Sumpguard

    Just.

  • $29896495

    That’s pretty offensive and unnecessary.

  • Just saying

    Did Golfmother offend you that bad that you have to resort to such trash? Grow up dude. I don’t agree with everything Golfmother says and yes he has a way of getting under people’s skin, even me. It’s called banter. There’s no need to stoop so low. Grow up or sod off.

  • Darryl

    Have you actually tried your so called humour on anyone face to face? Probably not, if you’re still stealing oxygen off the rest of us.

  • Guest

    Having some friends who are infected, it’s no laughing matter. I can’t believe your pathetic attempt at humour comments are still up!

  • $29896495

    Again unnecessarily offensive

  • Golfmother

    Gary floppy in the gutter again

  • Darryl

    Is that all you’ve got?

  • Sumpguard

       I think his comments are tasteless but at least he has an identity!

  • Guest

    I do, it’s Guest! lol

  • Golfmother

    Big brains back .

  • Vt363rwkw

    Mate if you had the money you would be driving one of these ha ha ha

  • Golfmother

    Ignore him , its just Gary Floppy and his sicko mind .