Holden's new 'world beating' SS
Holden has unveiled the VF Commodore it plans to take on the world with – the new, high-performance SS.
Holden has unveiled the VF Commodore it plans to take on the world with – the new, high-performance SS.First shown to the world in Adelaide this morning, the SS will not only spearhead the new Commodore’s performance arm in Australia, but take the iconic brand to America.
General Motors is exporting the SS stateside, where it will rebadged as the Chevrolet SS Performance.
The move is expected to net Holden around $100 million, with GM also using the model in the hugely popular NASCAR racing series.
Like the all-new VF Calais revealed last week, the SS marks a significant move forward for the Commodore.
Set to headline the VF Commodore’s sport/luxury line, the SS boasts a more ‘premium’ feel while staying true to its performance bloodline.
Holden has completely overhauled the cheap and dated interior, which was a source of heavy criticism in the outgoing VE, replacing it with new trims that are a clear highlight.
Quality materials now adorn the dash and doors, with all VF models now equipped with head up display and self-parking technology.
Under the skin Holden has made extensive mechanical changes, but the brand remains reluctant to confirm details until the VF hits showrooms in early June.
We do know the SS will be lighter, slightly more powerful and more fuel efficient.
Pick up the March issue of Wheels for more information, including Peter Robinson’s exclusive look at the all-new model and interview with new design director Andrew Smith.
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