Those curious about the prices of Holden’s new VF Commodore should expect a drop of up to 18 percent, or A$9,800 (nearly $1,000 USD) when the freshened vehicle range is available for purchase in June. According to a report from Drive.com.au, the VF Commodore will be priced from $34,990, not including on-road and dealer costs.
The $34,990 will be good for the new base model for the VF Commodore that will be known as the Evoke, replacing the Omega and Berlina. Like all VF Commodores, the Evoke is expected to have a standard self-parking system, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning, as well as a new more upmarket interior that delivers a dose of much-needed class and elegance class to the Commodore’s cabin.
According to the Australian automotive publication, Holden disclosed the new pricing and model details to dealers during a sales meeting at the Star Casino in Sydney at the end of last week. GM’s Australian arm also showed the Malibu midsize sedan and Trax subcompact crossover, both of which will launch in Australia under the Holden name in the second half of 2013.
It seems that of all VF Commodore models, the V8-powered SS V variant will see the biggest price drop of A$9,800, or 18 percent. It will be followed by the V8-powered SS and V6-powered SV6 — both of which will see price cuts of up to $6,000.
Unfortunately, price drops may not be passed on to the customer. Apparently, Holden dealers have been discounting the Commodore generously from its recommended retail price (the same goes for the Commodore’s chief rival, the Ford Falcon). As such, the new pricing structure (available below) seems to be aimed at putting an end to the in-store discounts, rather than allowing customers to actually pay less for the car.
Meanwhile, the luxurious full-size Holden Caprice won’t receive any exterior styling updates, but will get a revised interior and more features for the cabin. Its price will start from $59,990 for the V8 variant. The revised Caprice will carry model code WN, replacing the WM that has been around since 2006.
Holden is expected to provide all of the details about the VF Commodore, including specifications as well as trim and equipment levels, later this week. Later this year, a V8-powered variant of the VF Commodore will be available in the United States as the Chevrolet SS performance sedan; pricing for Chevy’s first rear-wheel-drive sedan in years hasn’t been announced as of this writing.
Holden VF Commodore Pricing
- VF Commodore Evoke V6: $34,990
- VF Commodore SV6: $35,990/$38,190 (manual/automatic)
- VF Commodore SS V8: $41,990/$44,190 (manual/automatic)
- VF Commodore SS V V8: $45,490/$47,690 (manual/automatic)
- VF Commodore SS V Redline V8: $51,490/$53,690 (manual/automatic)
- VF Commodore Calais V6: $39,990 (automatic only)
- VF Commodore Calais V V6: $46,990 (automatic only)
- VF Commodore Calais V V8: $52,990 (automatic only)
- WN Caprice V V8: $59,990