While GM is still looking to close down Holden’s operations, the brand has no intention to give up on its fans, which are now being treated to a new Commodore Black limited run model.
In Australia the model will be offered with the sedan, Sportswagon and ute body styles, with the special edition featuring black exterior accents for the grille, spoiler lip (sedan only), and the surrounds of the daytime running lights. There are also Black edition badges and all models pack unique 18-inch alloys with two-tone finish. If you have another $1,000 lying around, the sedan and ute can also get the bigger 20-inch Baretta alloy wheel set. Holden has also told us the cabin has received red contrasting stitching on the seats and the Black edition will feature a color head-up display, satellite navigation, and front “Black Edition” carpet floor mats.
The Black edition will set you back another $1,000 over the standard version when selecting the Commodore VFII SV6 and SS models. These two trim levels also feature a host of amenities: auto park assist, reverse traffic alert, rearview camera and an eight-inch MyLink infotainment system. If you’re wondering what will happen with the local production of the Commodore we can tell you it will end late next year, with the nameplate then transferred to a new, imported model. This one will feature a front wheel drive layout because it will be based on the new generation Opel Insignia that will premiere this October during the Paris Motor Show.