2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II Sportwagon
Following the 2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II sedan and Ute body style, the Commodore Series II Sportwagon is also offered in wagon configuration. After the current VF Commodore exits production in 2017, the Sportwagon will likely be replaced with a wagon variant from Opel, as the 2018 Holden Commodore will also likely be sourced from the 2017 Opel Insignia.
The 2016 Commodore Series II Sportwagon debuted alongside the Commodore Series II sedan and Ute.
Much like the sedan and Ute, the same front fascia in applied, with a chiseled front end for better aerodynamics. The 6.2-liter LS3 V8 is also on hand as a range topping engine, shared with the sedan and Ute.
“We made a commitment to keep this iconic car exciting and relevant for Australian motorists, and that is exactly what we have done. This is the vehicle that our Commodore customers have been asking for,” said Mark Benrhard, Chairman and Managing Director of Holden.
“Commodore VFII is powerful and refined, it will evoke emotion in its driver and exhibits all of the hallmarks Commodore has become renowned for over the years.”
“Commodore represents 37-years of innovation, performance and technological advancements and has earned its place as Holden’s longest-standing and most successful nameplate.”
The VF Commodore Series II Sportwagon will be the last rear-wheel drive wagon to be sold under Holden, with a replacement likely coming from Opel with front- and all-wheel drive variants.
The exterior of the 2016 Commodore Series II Sportwagon sits as evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. The front fascia houses many of the major exterior changes which include the following:
- A sculpted front fascia, which sends air towards the wheels and improves aerodynamics
- Functional hood vents
- New LED signature lighting
- “LS3” and “Series II” badging in the front and rear.
The 2016 Commodore Series II Sportwagon does not receive clear-lens taillamps like its siblings, but instead sees new LED style lights in the rear.
Exterior colors for the 2016 Commodore Series II Ute include:
- Heron White
- Nitrate Silver
- Prussian Steel Gray
- Jungle Green
- Slipstream Blue
- Red Hot
- Some Like It Red Hot
- Phantom Black
The 2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II Sportwagon arrives in a handful of trims to encompass base models, performance variants and near luxury. Holden Special Vehicles, or HSV, also offers the Clubsport R8 Tourer with supercharged LSA power.
The 2016 Commodore Series II Sportwagon is offered in the following trims:
- Sportwagon Evoke
- Sportwagon SV6
- Sportwagon SS
- Sportwagon SS-V
- Sportwagon SS-V Redline
- Sportwagon Calais
- Sportwagon Calais-V
The Evoke trim serves as a base model, while the SS lineup encompasses performance. Calais badged Sportwagons offer luxurious features, and the Calais-V mixes performance and luxury into one single variant.
There are three engine options for the 2016 Commodore Series II Sportwagon: two V6 engines for lower trims, and V8 engine for performance oriented trims.
For the Sportwagon Evoke, a 3.0-liter LFW V6 serves as power. The engine makes 248 hp at 6,700 RPM and 214 lb-ft of torque at 2,600 RPM.
Moving into the SV6 trim adds the LY7 3.6-liter Alloytec V6 engine. The SV6 equipped Commodore Sportwagon creates 282 hp at 6,700 RPM and 258 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 RPM.
The Sportwagon Calais also receives the LY7 3.6-liter V6 engine.
For SS, SS-V, SS-V Redline and Calais-V models, Holden introduced the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine, replacing the 6.0-liter V8. The LS3 V8 makes 408 hp at 6,000 RPM and 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 RPM in this configuration.
Only one transmission is offered across the entire 2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II Sportwagon lineup, and it is a six-speed automatic gearbox with Active Select. SS, SS-V, SS-V Redline and Calais-V variants receive paddle shifters.
The 2016 Commodore Series II Ute does not see major updates to the interior cabin, but is awash with interior technology. A Heads Up Display is offered with latest version of Holden MyLink. A rearview camera, automatic park assist and blind spot alert are all also available across various trims.
The 2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II Sportwagon starts at $41,907 AUD for the base Evoke trim. SV6 Sportwagons begin at $45,826. Sportwagon SS variants begin at $53,557. The SS-V Sportwagon climbs to $57,232, and the SS-V Redline reaches $63,532. The Sportwagon Calais and Calais-V ring in at $47,686 and $54,922 respectively.
The 2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II Sportwagon is on sale now, and will be produced until Holden manufacturing ends in late 2017.