Holden's two new Storm models - which take the place of the existing Commodore SV6 and Commodore SS models for the next few months as special edition models - gain a number of styling and equipment tweaks over the existing well-equipped large sedans, including new-look 18-inch alloy wheels and front fog-lights with chrome trimming.
Inside, the SV6 and SS models both now gain satellite-navigation as standard (previously a $750 option), while all Storm models gain revised dashboard styling with Storm embroidery and red stitching across the dash, doors and seats.
The new models retain the same powertrains as the existing versions - the SV6 remains powered by a 3.6-litre V6 engine producing 210kW/350Nm available with a six-speed manual (sedan only) or six-speed automatic, while the SS model's 6.0-litre V8 retains its 270kW/530Nm outputs in six-speed manual guise (sedan only), with the optional six-speed auto dropping to 260kW/517Nm. The Storm versions are only available for the petrol models, LPG versions are excluded.
The addition of the new Storm models means that for the time being, Holden's altered Commodore range consists of four distinct model lines: the entry-level Evoke, sports-oriented Storm, luxury-focused Calais and performance SS-V variants.
The Storm versions of the SV6 and SS sedan, Sportwagon and Ute are available now, and will be sold for the coming months. Pricing has increased by $500 over the manufacturers' list price, as follows:
Holden Commodore SV6 Storm sedan manual: $36,490
Holden Commodore SV6 Storm sedan auto: $38,490
Holden Commodore SV6 Storm Sportwagon auto: $40,690
Holden Commodore SS Storm sedan manual: $42,490
Holden Commodore SS Storm sedan auto: $44,490
Holden Commodore SS Storm Sportwagon auto: $46,690
Holden Commodore SV6 Storm Ute manual: $33,490
Holden Commodore SV6 Storm Ute auto: $35,490
Holden Commodore SS Storm Ute manual: $39,490
Holden Commodore SS Storm Ute auto: $41,490