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VF Release date?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by SteveHatz, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Reaper

    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Holden had a turbo way before Ford bought one out. Nissan motor but Holden did all the R&D bolting the snail on the side. I'd be surprised if they do come out with a turbo V6 myself - they are costly enough on inline motors, packaging and cost is huge on a V motor.

    spot on!

    Lol - had nothing to do with wanting to be different - was about cost. SC on V6/8 Motors is a ton cheaper, not to mention trying to fit the thing in!

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    coyote motor is extremely good KPM are offering a 500kw package for them and will honor your new car warranty that goes to show how tough these motors are.
    I was at the drag the other weekend there was Coyote's in full trim with mods running low 11's impressive for a new car most of the xr6t and f6's were in the 13's and 12's
     
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    Excellent motor from Ford in the US but pitty they aren't putting resources into chassis development to fully take advantage of it. Anybody who wants one will have around 4 years I suspect. :(

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    Yeah well it seems tailshafts is something they break quite easily:p
     
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    If it takes until the end of 2013 to release the VF,Holden will have to give away the VE II by this time next year as it is starting to become stale.
    I cannot see how they can wait that long and keep sales ticking over. They will have to release it by the end of 2012 at the latest.(Even this is too late in my mind)

    I have a friend with a 2006 VE and he always buys Commodores and he is ready to update but even though there has been improvements along the way he does not want to spend his hard earned cash to buy a new car which looks almost identical to his old one.

    They have given the Cruze more of an update in 2 years than what they have with the Commodore in 5 years.
     
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    GEN3RATD 100% Teflon

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    i too, hate to sound anal but i was under the impression the R35 GTR was a GTR, not a skyline. they have ditched the skyline badge.
     
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    Essassin Bends spacetime

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    This is why the VEII will be given a facelift before the VF, as far as I know.
     
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    Perhaps a Series 3 next year?
     
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    How do you think I feel??? I'm on my 3rd!

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    If they do have a series 3 that would be an embarrassment and would show desperation.

    A bit like Ford did with the AU.
     
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    desperation??? :/ how so??? this model has been successful there is no pressure on Holden, unlike Ford at the time with the AU which was a joke lol
     
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    pjdm1980 Shut up Jr I'm thinkin!

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    The VE basic body will soldier on for a few years yet, but there definitely will not be a VE Series 3. The VF will be released within about two years and will be a substantial face lift of the basic VE shape. It will need to revitalise the design for at least a further three to four years as the next completely new body design is not planned for release before 2018. That means the basic VE shape will have run for 12 years, so the VF will need to radically reshape the car to give it a new identity, without incurring the massive cost of a completely new body.

    I would predict that the VF will arrive in the second half of 2013, with a VF II around late 2015/early 2016, and the completely new shape (if it ever gets the go-ahead from the US, and isn't just a redesigned GM international design like the Malibu or Cruze) in early 2018.

    Now, back to polishing that crystal ball.
     
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    beleive it or not the lenght of thime the ve has been around unchanged is a deliberate move holden stated this when the released the car that it would be the end of a new v model every few years and they were following the aporch a lot of other car makes have and simply improve the produt they have with platform chagers every 10-12 years. yes the ve will be stretch as far as possible but this is a good thing for current owners because it helps to retain value as the 2006 launch model is not radicly different to the 2010 model for instance.
     
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    Commodore retaining value thats a first.
     
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    I got offered $26k on my 2008 VE sv6 a few months ago. It's a ute and manual though.
     
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    that is why they are changing they way they do things to try and improve this
     
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    Actually, when the VE was first released, Holden stated that it was intended only to have a body life cycle of 6 years, rather than the 8 to 9 years previous Commodores have had. World economic conditions and a downturn in buyer interest in large 6 cylinder cars soon forced a change to that thinking and now the VE will be a much older design when it is finally pensioned off than any earlier design.
     
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    Don't let the facts get in the way of a good thread Cabler ;)

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    One change that should be coming in a couple of months is a new 3.6l engine.
    Holden have always said that the 3.6 in the VE will be going E85 by the end of this year.
    If this is the case I would say that the new LFX 3.6 with about 230kw will be the engine they use.
     

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