After months of speculation, Holden has confirmed it will finally reveal three limited-edition performance models on January 19, 2017.
CarAdvice can reveal that Holden will launch a microsite on December 15, which will allow buyers to register their interest.
At this stage, the limited editions appear to be focused on a variant of the SS-V Redline sedan, a version based on the SS-V Redline ute and a version of the Calais V sedan.
While names are yet to be confirmed, recent trademark registrations include Director, Bathurst, LS-X, Magnum and Maxx.
If history is anything to go by, Director could be an apt name for the Calais V limited edition — given the last Director, based on a luxury Commodore, was a vehicle developed with the help of racing legend Peter Brock.
The performance variant based on the SS-V is likely to be called the Bathurst edition, paying homage to Holden’s victories at the iconic Mount Panorama in Bathurst.
LS-X is a codename for an engine and, as far as we are aware, the final editions of the Commodore won’t get a power increase or engine change, while the Maxx nameplate was most recently used on the Captiva and could be a trademark carried over from a previous registration.
Magnum on the other hand was last used by HDT with the VS and was based on a HDT-fettled ute, limited to just 100 vehicles. Given the trademark was recently registered and is assigned to Holden, it’s likely to be the name used for the limited-edition SS-V Redline based ute.
To register your interest, click here (link will work from 4PM).
What do you think of the names? Is Director an appropriate name given Holden’s history with Brock? And, is there anything in particular you want to see in these limited edition models?