Holden Commodore VXR

Holden Confirms Commodore VXR as New Performance Flagship


Holden has killed off the Commodore SS nameplate and replaced it with the Commodore VXR 

After a run of over 30 years, the Commodore SS is dead. Instead, the Holden has named the performance model in its all new imported Commodore range the Holden Commodore VXR.

And despite rumours circulating that the performance Commodore will be powered by a turbo four or six-cylinder engine, Holden has said that the Commodore VXR will be powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6 litre V6 that develops 235W and 381Nm that will be paired to a nine-speed auto, sending power to all four wheels.

The Kia Stinger GT wins out on sheer grunt, though.

There’ll be clever tech too, like torque vectoring, continuously adjusting dampers and three driving modes. Brembo brakes will bring the Commodore VXR to a stop, and LED matrix headlights will help turn night into day. In theory.

Other tech will include a 360 degree camera system, adaptive cruise, heads up display, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision alert and rear cross traffic alert.

“The next-gen Commodore VXR offers a different execution of performance to the outgoing SS but make no mistake, this is a more than worthy successor,” said Holden’s renowned Lead Dynamics Engineer, Rob Trubiani.

“We can’t wait to get the car in the hands of our customers next year but for now, we’ve still got some work to do and will continue to work with the team in Europe, who are currently completing chassis development at Nürburgring in Germany.” Trubiani added.

More details will become available as they come to hand.

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