It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Holden and Holden Special Vehicles. We’ve been treated to three limited edition Commodores from Holden itself and the final range of Commodore-based performance machines from HSV.
Now, Holden is penning its final chapter for the VF Commodore Series II as a whole. The brand has revealed the 2017 Holden VF Commodore Series II with incremental changes and range simplifications for the final model year of locally-built cars.
As for updates, there aren’t many. But, Holden will offer three new exterior colors in Light My Fire Orange, Spitfire Green and Son of a Gun Gray. Minor styling treatments are also present, including black wheels, vents and grills for V8-powered Commodores.
The biggest news is Holden’s trim restructuring for the final model year of VF Commodore. Holden has dropped the SS-V trim, with just the SS and SS-V Redline as top performance tiers. The manual gearbox is also now only reserved for V8 sedans and utes.
For V6-powered cars, Holden says additional technology features such as heads-up display and navigation preview whats to come for the 2018 Holden Commodore, which will be imported from Opel via the Insignia Grand Sport.
The brand is expecting very high demand for these final Commodores and has already expressed worries of a V8 engine shortage. Therefore, Holden has urged those interested to visit their local dealers before April 2017 to place an order. After April, all Commodores will be subject to availability.
Moral of the story? Get them while you can. Holden’s final day of manufacturing vehicles in Australia will be October 20, 2017.