2013 Holden VF Commodore Spied

Tony O'Kane | Aug 17, 2012

In a TMR exclusive, the next generation VF Commodore has been spied undergoing road trials in country Victoria ahead of its debut in 2013.

According to a reliable source, one car (the first in the video sequence) is an entry-grade Omega, while the second appears to be a performance variant along the lines of the SV6 or SS.

There's lots of camo obscuring the sheetmetal, but there are still plenty of clues about the VF Commodore's final form.

UPDATE - MAY 2013: Pricing and photos for the new VF Commodore have been released. Click here.

The most obvious giveaway is the door apertures, which are unchanged over the current Commodore. That suggests the VE's core structure will essentially carry over to the new car, and critical dimensions like wheelbase will remain unchanged.

Cabin styling will come in for a substantial revamp though, and although precise details of these changes are scant we can see what appears to be a new chrome-ring treatment around the instrument panel in these test cars.

Outside, the VF will wear all-new body panels at both front and rear. Holden has secured Federal Government funding to help develop new lightweight material technologies. Rumour has it that these technologies will result in featherweight aluminium body panels for the VF Commodore.

What these panels will look like is hard to discern, but it's clear from this video that the performance model will wear a prominent ducktail spoiler on its bootlid and have an aggressively-styled and heavily vented front bumper.

The shape of the bootlid itself also appears to have come in for a significant change, with the bootlid's top surface now much higher than where the top of the tail-lights would be - a stark contrast to the slabby rear end of the VE Commodore.

This video also constitutes our first look at the upcoming Chevrolet SS, the export version of the VF Commodore that's destined for the US market in late 2013 or early 2014.

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  • Benjamin E says,
    3 years ago
    Good find guys.

    Is it just me or does it look a whole lot smaller?
    • Lindsay says,
      3 years ago
      That would be VERY surprising.
  • Kaiju says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    No rear wing? excellent move GMH.
    • Benjamin E says,
      3 years ago
      1 like
      The second car appears to have a wing. It's just covered by the car bra. It's quite ironic as the wing is meant to provide downforce...proving it's technically pointless.
  • Danny says,
    3 years ago
    It looks a lot like a Malibu.
  • Smart us says,
    3 years ago
    can be any car... but its worth of speeding and get some bad points
  • Ricardo says,
    3 years ago
    The second one clearly has bigger brakes.
  • amlohac says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    Spied in albury recently. In left hand drive as well.
  • john reynolds says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    The VF Commodore is the best that has ever been made. congrats Holden.may holden continue on
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