THE final Australian designed, engineered and built Commodore was revealed at Holden’s Port Melbourne headquarters this morning, complete with an LS3 donk in the SS performers.

The VFII swaps the old 6.0-litre unit for the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 that has until now been reserved for Holden’s HSV performance division. In the Commodore it pumps out 304kW and 570Nm, which is 34kW and 40Nm more than the old 6.0-litre V8. Naturally, it’s still down on the HSV’s top-spec Clubsport models which currently use the same LS3 but with a beefier 340kW tune.

Commodore VFII SS V Redline 3Holden reckons this is the fastest Commodore ever and it’ll hit 100km/h in 4.9 seconds. The top of the range SS V Redline (pictured here) should also stop better than any previous models because it now has beefy Brembo brakes on all four wheels as standard instead of just the fronts like the original VF. The bigger brakes are also now a $350 optional extra on the SS, SSV, Calais V and Caprice V.

Commodore VFII SS V Redline 2The V8 Redline was the first car to be driven out at the launch and trust us when we say this thing sounds seriously mean. For years we’ve been complaining that Holdens V8 models were too quiet from the factory and it seems the engineering team has finally listened. The new SS Commodores all come with a bi-modal exhaust system which has a quiet and loud setting. In the loud setting it barks and crackles like a proper muscle car. We like!

Commodore VFII SS V Redline 1And if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also installed a sound resonator type doodad under the bonnet that pipes some of the induction noise directly into the cabin. So you get a louder tone from both ends.

Commodore VFII SS V Redline Ute 5Styling wise the VFII gets new front bumper, revised taillights and SS models now also feature a set of bonnet vents – probably not functional but they look neat. The ute and wagon bodies also get new rear lights for the first time since the original VE launch. The wheel catalogue has also been updated and two new exterior paint shades added, while nothing has changed indoors.

HSV is expected to launch its Gen-F II models in the coming months, with the blown LSA V8 powering most of its models.

2016 Holden Commodore VFII pricing:

Commodore VFII Sedan

  • Evoke, Auto $35,490
  • SV6, Man/Auto $37,290 / $39,490
  • SS, Man/Auto $44,490 / $46,690
  • SSV, Man/Auto $47,990 / $50,190
  • SSV Redline, Man/Auto $53,990 / $56,190
  • Calais, V6 Auto $41,290
  • Calais V, V6 Auto $47,990
  • Calais V, V8 Auto $55,490

Commodore VFII Sportwagon

  • Evoke, Auto $37,490
  • SV6, Auto $41,490
  • SS, Auto $48,690
  • SSV, Auto $52,190
  • SSV Redline, Auto $58,190
  • Calais, V6 Auto $43,290
  • Calais V, V6 Auto $49,990
  • Calais V, V8 Auto $57,490


  • Evoke, Auto $33,490
  • SV6, Man/Auto $33,990 / $36,190
  • SS, Man/Auto $40,990 / $43,190
  • SSV, Man/Auto $44,490 / $46,690
  • SSV Redline, Man/Auto $50,490 / $52,690

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  • @Yesbrockisacock Awwww poor redneck trademan ozzy boy :-(
  • Australian cars are like australian soldiers, they play an extremely small part in a large global battle; and when eventually they are killed off, nobody outside of australia really cares...
  • Beat the germans in that war and made their cars better so suck it ********
  • @Brock you're a moron.
  • Australians continue to boast about the history of their "All australian" Commodore and how after 2017 it just wont be a Holden because it's not "australian". The fact is that EVERY Commodore that was built in australia until the VE in 2006, were ALL based on the GERMAN Opal vehicles. VB-VL, VN-VS, VT-VZ, Opal, Opal, Opal. They were simply "re-engineered" German vehicles, not australian!!!! So to all the redneck, blue collar white trash australians in their reflective shirts who are crying about their long proud history of "true australian cars",,,, I have news for you and its all bad lol. Other than a brief stint in the past 9 years, your history ended 35 years ago. Sure the cars were "made" here, but that is as far as it goes. Reality check rednecks, your cars are no longer relevant, it's just taken you a decade to realise!!! Then again, australians were never overly smart, they still think that their anzacs were heros lol.