Holden Commodore VFII unveiled

Although it’ll probably be the last Australian-built Commodore, the latest VFII version also becomes the quickest non-HSV model to ever wear that illustrious nameplate.

The available V8 engine has been upgraded to a 6.2 litre LS3 unit which develops 407 bhp (304 kW / 413 PS) with 570 Nm (420 lb/ft) of peak torque. This is fitted as standard to the SS, SSV, SSV Redline and Caprice V (and it’s an option for the Calais V).

Holden VFII Commodore SSV Redline (2016) Front Side

Unfortunately, official performance figures haven’t been released yet. However, the sportier variants come with a bi-modal exhaust and a mechanical sound enhancer, so they should at least make a decent noise.

Another component to receive attention is the FE3 rear suspension set-up. As a result of some modifications, Holden claims the ride comfort is now better, but handling ability hasn’t suffered.

Holden VFII Commodore Calais V (2016) Rear Side

Cosmetic changes across the range include LED rear light clusters for the Sportwagon estate, an updated wheel selection, a redesigned front bumper and a new grille. Furthermore, the SSV and SSV Redline gain functional bonnet vents.

VFII Commodore sales are due to begin in October.

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