Commodore defies rivals with mighty high tech spec

Holden Calais-V (VF) interior. Photo / Supplied
Holden Calais-V (VF) interior. Photo / Supplied

Holden's hush-hush Commodore development is nearly over the line, with the company announcing aggressive pricing and high-tech spec across the range.

The combo of cutting-edge tech - including integration of Apple's Siri "digital assistant" - is an obvious attack on the competition in the rapidly shrinking large-car marketplace.

There's a new nameplate, Evoke, joining at entry-level with tricks such as parking sensors, auto park assist, an eight-inch high-res touch screen with Holden MyLink app access and remote starting. The Evoke will retail at $49,990.

The luxury Calais V takes the technology assault even further with forward-collision alert, a full-colour head-up display and satnav with live traffic updates. It will sell at $72,390 with the optional six-litre V8.

In the performance rage, the SV and SS, technology is still at the fore, but all models get a boost, including the SS, which now packs the GenIV six-litre and a six-speed gearbox. The SV6, with the 3.6-litre SIDI V6 starts the line-up at $55,490, with the high-specced Redline SSV priced at $71,590.

Next-gen Holden Commodore VF will arrive here early next month.

- NZ Herald

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