Holden’s new VF Commodore has only been exposed in sedan form for now, but other models are on the way.
As we toured Holden’s top secret design facilities in Port Melbourne designers were working on a clay model of the new VF Commodore ute.
As expected, from the cabin back the ute will get only minimal changes; expect things such as new tail lights and bumper. But the front will get the full VF Commodore treatment, including a heavily revised design that gives the Commodore a vastly different character.
It’s a similar story with the Commodore wagon, which will continue with its sloping wagon roofline but get new rear bumpers and tail lights as well as the heavily revised interior.
The ute and the wagon will also get the major interior revisions that are considered a key component to the new VF Commodore design.
The long wheelbase Caprice that is still the top-selling limousine in the country and still the default choice for politicians and hire car operators is also due for a major revision.
As with the VF Commodore, the Caprice is expected to get front and rear design tweaks as well as the heavily upgraded interior. It’s understood the interior could get some design tweaks that differentiate it from the Calais V.
The reveal of the new VF Commodore will be carefully orchestrated over coming months as the media is slowly drip-fed information designed to maximise coverage and build up interest in the nameplate that topped the sales charts for 15 straight years but has since plummeted to less than one-third of its peak.