Text: AutoIndustriya.com / Photos: Holden Press | posted February 11, 2013 02:03
Well, the Aussies have done it: an all new Holden VF Commodore.
Developed in Australia at Holden Design, one of General Motors' nine design facilities worldwide, the next generation VF Commodore is claimed by the company to be the most technologically advanced car to be designed and built in Australia.
The VF Commodore will be built at Holden Vehicle Operations in the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth, South Australia, and will highlight "Holden's advanced global design capability and promises a driving experience on a par with top-marque competitors".
One of the features that Holden is eager to highlight is the Auto Park Assist on all models. Unlike other systems which facilitates automated parallel parking, the Holden's system will allow the car to actually part at a 90 degree angle; the kind of parking slots usually used in malls or other public places, including most garages. It also gets the latest version of Holden's innovative MyLink infotainment system and keyless entry and start.
Holden is still hush-hush about the engines of the car but we can expect a new line of V-8 motors.
But wait, there's more. Not only will the VF Commodore be sold in Australia, it will also be marketed in the U.S. as the Chevrolet SS sports sedan.
"The VF Commodore really is a class above," said Holden Chairman and Managing Director Mike Devereux. "No other car created in Australia is as technologically advanced, and we're very proud that not only was the VF designed and engineered here, but it will also be exported to the USA for GM’s biggest global brand, Chevrolet."
What's interesting about the Commodore being imported to the U.S. is that it would signify that the car will be assembled as a left hand drive model as well, and opens the possibility of the SS/VF Commodore being imported to other LHD markets... like ours.