After parent company General Motors dumped the Pontiac brand the Commodore SS V-Series Special Edition was made to clear the excess stock of the Pontiac fascia. Since the special edition has been so popular Holden has decided to make the body kit a $1000 premium over the regular SS V-Series.
GM announced that the body style will join the Commodore line-up through to the end of its current cycle. The body kit comes with both front and rear styling known to Americans as the Pontiac G8 and will be available in sedan, wagon and ute.
It has been popular in Australia to re-badge Commodores with other General Motor's brands like Chevrolet and Pontiac.