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Holden Commodore Gets Two Special Editions, Turns Us Green With Envy

Posted in Cars, Custom, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Foreign Cars, GM, Holden, New Cars, Newsworthy, Pictures by Suzanne Denbow | October 12th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |


Further illustrating how we in America are often short changed thanks to grossly inaccurate market demographic assessments, GM has announced the introduction of two special editions of the Holden Commodore (or the Pontiac G8/Vauxhall VXR8 for all you unfamiliar with Oz’s autos) to the Australian market. The first will be the SS V-Series Special Edition Sedan, Sportwagen, and Ute, which as the name suggests will be offered in three different body styles (but counts as only one special edition) and will be by far the sportier of the two. Like the equally as menacing G8, the SS V-Series edition will feature massive flaring nostrils, deck lid spoiler, and the obligatory chrome accessories.

The second limited edition vehicle (or the fourth, depending on how confusing you want to make this process) will be the Special Edition International Sedan and Sportwagon, which is considerably more sedate than the SS V-Series and designed primarily as a family-friendly vehicle. As such, the Commodore International will boast all the 5 star safety features of the base model Omega as well as 18″ alloy wheels, a Berlina front grille, leather appointed interior accessories, Rear Park Assist, Bluetooth, custom International badging, and chrome decklid and eyebrow molding.

Pricing for both editions will be typical for the brand with the SS V-Series ranging from $47,490 to $57,290 and the International from $35,990 to $37,990. Sales will begin in late November for Aussies, and approximately never for us poor American saps.

Source: GM

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