As fans of rear-wheel-drive performance vehicles in Australia and
North America the United States count down the time until the VF Commodore or the SS performance sedan are available for purchase, GM’s Australian subsidiary Holden commenced pre-production operations of the freshened VF Commodore the week of April 8th. Meanwhile, some V8 variants of the seven-year-old VE Commodore are still manufactured at the Elizabeth assembly plant in South Australia, and the brand is doing its best to sell down the remaining VE units ahead of the VF’s launch in a month.
Holden will officially unleash the updated VF Commodore, which is expected to be less expensive than the outgoing model with a new lower-end trim level, on the markets in which the brand markets its products in the beginning of June, but as of this writing the GM division has only displayed “show car” versions of the vehicle — which usually represent the actual production-intent car but with different wheels, colors, and/or features and equipment — which might be adjusted for full-scale production.
June can’t come soon enough… can it?