It has been a long time coming and much anticipated. The new Holden VF Commodore is the most technologically-advanced car ever created in Australia and brings the iconic car into the modern era.
Unveiled today at Melbourne’s Docklands, not only was the VF Commodore revealed but the event was utilised to announce Holden’s new export program to the USA with the Chevrolet SS Sports Sedan.
However we aren’t here to talk about the Americans, let’s have a look at the new Commodore. Even before the reveal of the new Commodore, we all knew that this had to achieve a few things to compete in today’s market. That includes better and smarter technology, a great exterior and an even better interior.
Holden has announced that the new VF will be built at Holden Vehicle Operations in Adelaide, with the hope to showcase Holden’s place in the global market as a local manufacturer in delivering great design and driving experience.
Fuel efficiency has been greatly improved compared to the previous generation thanks in part to the Federal Government’s grant of $39.7million allowing the Commodore to have lightweight aluminium panels, electric power steering and better aerodynamics.
Across all models there will be Auto Park Assist, keyless entry and start and Holden’s ‘innovative’ (their words not ours) MyLink infotainment system. Other features include Reverse Traffic Alert which alerts drivers of passing traffic when reversing out of parking spaces. Which, we think, is something which could save a lot of hassles in car parks! Blind Spot Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Heads Up Display.
So as you can see already, there’s a huge list of features which you normally see grouped together in a large European sedan, and not a car like this.
When looking at the interior there is an all-new instrument panel, new seats with new structures and luxury comfort profiles, leather and suede with twin-needle stitching and nice ambient lighting throughout the cabin.
We have the full gallery below of the inside and out. So check it out and let us know what you think and whether or not you’ll be lining up for one when they arrive in dealers in June.