And, until Dumarey overcomes some major hurdles, we’re going to expect the 2016 Holden Commodore Series II to expire in late 2017. Thankfully, Holden knows the car holds a special place in customers’ hearts, and it has confirmed one final special edition for the model.
Speaking to Performance Drive, Sean Poppitt, Holden Director of Communications, confirmed the brand won’t let the rear-wheel drive Commodore go quietly into the night.
“We have a few tricks up our sleeve, a few exciting options on the table. I’m not in a position to talk specifics as you can understand,” he stated.
The model would likely be very limited production and incorporate unique styling cues and features, and possibly revive a badge from the past.
Ford has introduced a similar final edition for the locally-produced Falcon sedan: the Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint, which included healthy power hikes.
It’s unlikely the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 will undergo similar power increases in the standard Holden Commodore. That’s for Holden Special Vehicles to take care of with its own farewell to the VF Series II based Gen-F2 lineup of performance sedans.