The end of an era is fast approaching. News outlets down under have received an invitation to attend “a very special event” to be hosted by Holden’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Bernhard, according to Motoring.
The event will take place in Melbourne on the weekend of the Sandown 500 V8 Supercars event, where Bernhard will share is vision for Holden before the 2016 Holden Commodore Series II officially debuts the following day at the brand’s Port Melbourne headquarters the following day.
“The exciting reveal of Holden’s best ever Commodore will be set in a special Commodore Gallery, celebrating 37 years of this iconic vehicle,” said Holden.
The 2016 Commodore Series II will be a special car for the brand, as it will be the last locally engineered and manufactured iteration of the longstanding nameplate.
The 2016 Commodore Series II is expected to where a revised front fascia with no real changes to the rear design, while an expected detuned HSV L99 6.2-liter V8 is expected to sit under the bonnet with the latest Active Fuel Management technology. A nip-tuck to the interior is expected, and the addition of a bi-modal exhaust and paddle shifters for those Commodores equipped with an automatic gearbox have been confirmed.
Chevrolet has been quiet thus far on the SS front, however. No information has been released at the time of this writing on when the Yanks will be receiving their refreshed 2016 SS performance sedan. Previously, we broke the car’s updates via the GM fleet ordering guide, which confirm a host of exterior changes up front, falling in line with what we know about the 2016 Commodore Series II.
The 2016 Holden Commodore Series II is expected to be available this October, with the 2016 Chevrolet SS most likely following closely behind.