A few days ago I showed the new VF Holden Commodore in Calais V for – the luxury spec model. I thought it looked both bloated and derivative. I wasn’t impressed, though the poll from the same post shows that readers didn’t mind its gastronomous looks as much as I did – you voted for the new one almost 3-to-1. Overnight, images of the VF Holden Commodore SSV version, the sportier model in the Commodore range – and it looks a hell of a lot better.
I still have problems with that ducktail on the rear end but over all, this is a much more appealing look than the Calais V we saw the other day. The chrome treatments on the Calais have been replaced with sportier, more aggressive black. The quad-pipe exhaust, sportier foglamps embedded in deeper bumpers also change the car’s mood considerably.
Finally, I like it.
US readers – GM’s North American head honcho Mark Reuss is due to release this car on the weekend in North America as the Chevrolet SS, hence Holden releasing images today even though the VF Commodore won’t go on sale until mid-year.
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