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2013 VF Holden Commodore Overview

by under NewsVF-Commodore on 10 Feb 2013 09:32:19 AM10 Feb 2013

We’ve just spent the day at Holden looking-at and sitting-in the all-new VF Commodore. We’ve even been to ‘Woody’s World’, the high-security, high-tech ‘bunker’ where Holden designers weekly video conference via 3D ‘Showcase’ technology with General Motors designers around the world - the wall clocks cover Melbourne, Seoul (Korea), Russelsheim (Germany), Shanghai (China) and Detroit (North America). 

2013 HOLDEN COMMODORE



VF Commodore’s on-sale date is June, but Holden threw-open the doors of its Port Melbourne, Victoria design centre ahead of time as the export version – the Chevrolet SS – will be unveiled next week at the Daytona 500 race in Florida (the SS is the car being promoted by Chevrolet in American NASCAR racing this year). 

2013 HOLDEN COMMODORE



Normally strictly off-limits, this was the first time media representatives had been in the Holden design studios since the launch of the current generation Commodore seven years ago. Proudly unveiling the all-new VF Commodore, Holden chief Mike Devereux said: “Days like today are the reason we get out of bed every morning.” 

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Boasting available features including a rear cross-traffic camera (a broader view, not just a reversing camera), colour head-up display, forward collision alert system, blind-spot alert, lane departure warning system - and, in and Australian first, standard in every model is an automatic self-parking system (either parallel or 90-degrees) - Holden’s VF Commodore is the most technically advanced car ever made in Australia. “We’ve always had beautiful cars but the technology and refinement makes this is a no-excuses world class car,” Mr Devereux said. 

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In a nutshell, the all-new VF Commodore range adopts two strategies – ‘Sport Luxury’ and ‘Luxury Sport’ and today we crawled all over the upscale Calais V model and also checked-out the sporty SS (but we’re sworn to secrecy on the latter until 16 February). Traditional Commodore buyers will notice a shift upscale wherever they look, as Holden Design Director Andrew Smith explained: “Premium content and materials inside reflect the idea that every model, including the entry-level feels one class above”.

2013 VF Holden Commodore Exterior Design
2013 VF Holden Commodore Interior Design, Colour And Trim

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