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2013 Holden VF Commodore Spied

Discussion in 'News/Updates' started by Reaper, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Reaper

    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    2013 Holden VF Commodore Spied

    In a TMR exclusive, the next generation VF Commodore has been spied undergoing road trials in country Victoria ahead of its debut in 2013.


    According to a reliable source, one car (the first in the video sequence) is an entry-grade Omega, while the latter appears to be a performance variant along the lines of the SV6 or SS.


    There's lots of camo obscuring the sheetmetal, but there are still plenty of clues about the VF Commodore's final form.

    The most obvious giveaway is the door apertures, which are unchanged over the current Commodore. That suggests the VE's core structure will essentially carry over to the new car, and critical dimensions like wheelbase will remain unchanged.


    Cabin styling will come in for a substantial revamp though, and although precise details of these changes are scant we can see what appears to be a new chrome-ring treatment around the instrument panel in these test cars.


    Outside, the VF will wear all-new body panels at both front and rear. Holden has secured Federal Government funding to help develop new lightweight material technologies, and rumour has it that these technologies will result in featherweight aluminium body panels for the VF Commodore.


    What these panels will look like is hard to discern, but it's clear from this video that the performance model will wear a prominent ducktail spoiler on its bootlid and have an aggressively-styled and heavily vented front bumper.


    The shape of the bootlid itself also appears to have come in for a significant change, with the bootlid's top surface now much higher than where the top of the tailights would be - a stark contrast to the slabby rear end of the VE Commodore.


    This video also constitutes our first look at the upcoming Chevrolet SS, the export version of the VF Commodore that's destined for the US market in late 2013 or early 2014.

     
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    The rear looks to be a change for the good but I never really liked the G8 pontiac style grill and this looks like it may sport something similar to that. Just my opinion though, and I bet I'll eat my words and love the final product. :)
     
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    I really hope the tail lights popping out is just because it's a test car and the lamps need to come out past the camo....
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    I don't know what you guys are seeing. The link looks broken to me?
     
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    Turd Ferguson Mandatory Fun!

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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Yeah - they are just a decoy. Nothing special there. I'm tipping from the vision that the dash will be very similar to the Malibu.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    I don't mind that colours aside. However i'd like the screen larger ditch the wood grain and give us a real door handle. From experience the FG's handles are like that and are a pain for getting shit into the gaps and hard to remove. But that aside its got a little holden in it i see bits and pieces that look current holden like.
     
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    wow..talk about a blast from the past
    that is a LHD copy of something very similar to a VT dash...
     
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    pjdm1980 Shut up Jr I'm thinkin!

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    Front looks like a graft from the Cruise and the tail lights look like Malibu/Camaro.
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    VT(Esque) vents & centre stack garnish treatment but thats about it. The reason I posted it was the "hat" over the instrument cluster. I think the current steering wheel will carry over with possibly a bit of a tart up of the horn/cosmetics. Going by the MY13 Impala & Malibu, the infotainment software is in for a big upgrade (about time!).

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    Really not a fan of the interior.
    I'm a big fan of the E3 HSV interior, simple and stylish and not too over the top.

    Interior styling really needs to take a leaf out of the Euro's book, Mercedes for example.

    Still not sold on the artists impressions, the taillight arrangement etc
     
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    externally looks like a Corolla on steroids imho, esp profile/rear treatment.

    I get the impression todays new car buyers want less bulk, more refinement..and in a body the size of the original VB , highly appropriate.... and very appealing with a 3 lite v6 dohc and t/diesel ohc 2.5 L four...and 8's in full on trim.
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    Don't know where i spotted it. But i feel the front end will look more Captiva/Barina. I have seen the outlines and that is what i took from it after looking at the few getting around. Don't know if i am going to like that much.
     
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    Erm - dodgy number plates on the vehicles....

    According to motor reg they do not exist.

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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Eh?

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    seems so... If you go to EzyReg website and type in the rego's the result is plate type / plate combination doesn't exist...


    must be more of the camo haha...

    Was just hoping to see what the manuf, colour, body type, and rego exp said... ummm if you use ezy reg to check exp. dates.... don't spy on your neighbours lol


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    What if it wasn't SA reg? I'd be 100% certain that no unregistered car would be let anywhere near the road for testing by Holden.

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    Good point - just tried it out on a nsw car (ebay) and didn't work... coulda sworn I have checked a vic reg car here while looking to buy and it worked... maybe they updated address with motor reg etc but didn't change plates yet??

    Is there a service available online specifically for vic cars???

    as a side note.. A car I have on seasonal registration shows unregistered :/

    actually just found vehicle reg enquiry on vic roads... says a vre is not available on this vehicle :(

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    I don't know for sure, but somewhere I remember a special category of reg for manufacturers running evaluation vehicles. After a certain time the vehicle has to be destroyed.

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    Yeah I know Holdens donated a heap of their test vehicles / eval vehicles to the emerg services for road crash training...
     

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