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by Tim Beissmann

Model-by-model specifications have been released for the Holden VF Commodore range that goes on sale in June.

As previously confirmed, the new Holden Commodore sedan and Sportwagon are between $5000 and $9800 cheaper than before, the Ute variants up to $5000 less expensive, and the long-wheelbase Caprice variants $10,000 easier on the hip pocket than the VE family.

Holden VF Commodore Evoke-12

Kicking off the range is the Holden Commodore Evoke, which replaces both the Omega and Berlina nameplates, becoming the new entry-level model. Priced from $34,990, the auto-only Evoke is $5000 cheaper than the old Omega despite gaining significant extra equipment.

The Evoke is powered by a 185kW/290Nm 3.0-litre V6 and paired exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 180kW/320Nm 3.6-litre LPG V6 is a $2500 option, while opting for the Sportwagon bodystyle (available across all VFs equipped with an automatic transmission) adds $2000.

Holden VF Commodore Evoke-13

New features now standard across the VF Commodore range include electric power steering, automatic reverse park assist, electric park brake, and an eight-inch high-resolution touchscreen with Holden’s new MyLink infotainment system, which integrates Siri voice control, internet radio apps, Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming, and a rear-view camera.

Evoke highlights include 16-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, USB and AUX media ports, and remote vehicle start (automatic transmission models only).

Holden VF Commodore SV6-04

For $1000 more than the Evoke, buyers can slide behind the wheel of the $35,990 Holden Commodore SV6 six-speed manual. The six-speed automatic transmission adds $2200 to the price, making the SV6 $3200 more expensive than the Evoke when comparing auto with auto.

The SV6 carries over its larger and more powerful engine from the VE – the 3.6-litre V6 producing 210kW and 350Nm – and is also available with the LPG engine. A limited slip differential (manual only) and a Sport suspension tune differentiate the Commodore SV6 from the Evoke.

Holden VF Commodore SV6-25

On the outside the SV6 adds 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, black headlight bezels, sports bodykit, and dual chrome-tipped exhaust outlets (petrol only).

The interior, meanwhile, scores a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshifter, front sports seats with suede/Sportec upholstery, and rear-seat centre armrest with cupholders. Blind spot and reverse traffic alert systems also feature.

Holden VF Commodore SS-03

Another $6000 over the SV6 buys the Holden VF Commodore SS, which starts from $41,990 in manual form.

The SS gets a 6.0-litre V8, which, as before, produces 270kW/530Nm when paired with the manual gearbox and 260kW/517Nm teamed with the auto. Quad exhaust outlets and model-specific badges are the only visual differentiators, with the SV6 and SS otherwise identical from an equipment perspective.

Holden VF Commodore SS V-27

Stepping up to the Commodore SS V grade adds another $3500 over the SS. Priced from $45,490, the new SS V is just shy of $10K cheaper than its VE equivalent.

On the outside it gets larger 19-inch alloys, front foglights, and chrome exterior door handles and trim highlights, while the cabin is enhanced with a sensor key and push-button start, sports steering wheel, leather upholstery, alloy pedals, multi-colour (rather than mono) trip computer display, eight-speaker audio system (up from six), satellite navigation and DVD playback.

Holden VF Commodore SS V-08

The flagship sports grade, the Commodore SS V Redline, is priced from $51,490 – more than $6K less than before.

The $6000 step up over the standard SS V introduces forward collision alert, lane departure warning, rain-sensing wipers, colour head-up display, nine-speaker Bose audio system, and a sunroof. The SS V Redline benefits mostly from hardware alterations, uniquely gaining 19-inch alloys that are half an inch wider (9 inches) at the rear, Brembo performance brakes, a faster steering ratio, larger front and rear stabiliser bars, FE3 Ultra sport suspension, launch control, and a less restrictive stability control mode and firmer steering mapping, both of which are activated under a ‘Competitive’ mode.

Holden VF Calais V-08

The luxury-tier Holden Calais now starts at $39,990, falling $8300 from the VE to sit just $5K above the entry-level Evoke. The Calais features premium styling with 18-inch alloys, foglights, LED daytime running lights, and chrome-tipped dual exhaust outlets and also gains the 210kW 3.6-litre petrol engine shared with the SV6.

Inside it adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshifter, leather upholstery, eight-way electric driver’s seat adjustment, sensor key with push-button start, multi-colour trip computer, blind spot and reverse traffic alerts, rear centre armrest and boot luggage nets. An electrically-adjustable passenger seat has, however, been deleted from the standard equipment list, and is now unavailable on any VF Commodore grade.

Holden VF Calais V-09

Price cuts also apply to the $46,990 Calais V V6 (down $9800) and $52,990 Calais V V8 (down $9000).

Effectively $7000 more than the Calais when comparing V6 with V6, the Calais V adds 19-inch alloys, black bezel headlamps, chrome door handles, heated mirrors with puddle lamps and position memory, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, head-up display, rain-sensing wipers, satellite navigation, DVD playback, nine-speaker Bose audio system, sports steering wheel, premium leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver’s seat memory, and a sunroof.

Holden WN Caprice V-34

The $54,990 Holden Caprice is powered exclusively by the LPG engine, while the $59,990 Caprice V scores the 260kW V8.

The Caprice is equipped similarly to the Calais, with the long-wheelbase model adding the sensor key with push-button start, satellite navigation, DVD playback, and the enhanced eight-speaker audio system.

Along with the V8, the $5K stretch to the Caprice V brings 19-inch alloys and a full-size alloy spare, bi-xenon headlights, heated mirrors, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, head-up display, rain-sensing wipers, nine-speaker Bose audio system, sports steering wheel, premium leather upholstery with front and rear bucket seats, heated front seats, driver’s seat memory, and a rear armrest with storage box.

Holden VF Commodore SV6-20

Equipment levels are largely mirrored across the sedan, Sportwagon and Ute ranges. Sportwagon variants miss out on the enhanced audio systems, with all grades fitted with the standard six-speaker unit.

The Commodore Sportwagon takes the points for versatility, however, with flat folding rear seats trumping the sedan’s rear seat centre ski hatch.


Holden VF Commodore sedan manufacturer’s list prices:

  • Evoke auto – $34,990 (-$5000)
  • SV6 manual – $35,990 (-$6800)
  • SV6 auto – $38,190 (-$5600)
  • SS manual – $41,990 (-$5800)
  • SS auto – $44,190 (-$5600)
  • SS V manual – $45,490 (-$9800)
  • SS V auto – $47,690 (-$9600)
  • SS V Redline manual – $51,490 (-$6300)
  • SS V Redline auto – $53,690 (-$6100)
  • Calais auto – $39,990 (-$8300)
  • Calais V V6 auto – $46,990 (-$9800)
  • Calais V V8 auto – $52,990 (-$9000)

Holden VF Commodore Sportwagon manufacturer’s list prices:

  • Evoke auto – $36,990 (-$5000)
  • SV6 auto – $40,190 (-$5600)
  • SS auto – $46,190 (-$5600)
  • SS V auto – $49,690 (-$9600)
  • SS V Redline auto – $55,690 (-$6100)
  • Calais auto – $41,990 (-$8300)
  • Calais V V6 auto – $48,990 (-$9800)
  • Calais V V8 auto – $54,990 (-$9000)

Holden VF Commodore Ute manufacturer’s list prices:

  • Ute auto – $32,990 (-$2500)
  • SV6 manual – $32,990 (-$5500)
  • SV6 auto – $35,190 (-$4300)
  • SS manual – $38,990 (-$3500)
  • SS auto – $41,190 (-$3300)
  • SS V manual – $42,490 (-$5000)
  • SS V auto – $44,690 (-$4800)
  • SS V Redline manual – $48,490 (-$1500)
  • SS V Redline auto – $50,690 (-$1300)

Holden WN Caprice manufacturer’s list prices:

  • Caprice LPG V6 – $54,490 (-$10,000)
  • Caprice V V8 – $59,990 (-$10,000)