Update (3:50pm) - Comment from Holden added.
REPORTS TODAY have suggested the Pontiac-faced SS V-Series Special Edition has seen such high demand that it will remain in the Holden line-up indefinitely.
Speaking with TMR today, Holden Press Communications Manager, Kate Lonsdale confirmed that the popularity of the Special Edition trio has seen its availability extended, but not indefinitely. Rather, the models are now available until March, when Holden will again review demand.
"Due to the popularity of the SS V-Series Special Editions we have made the decision to extend production of this pack until March 2010, at which point we will again review demand for the vehicle," Ms Lonsdale said.
However, the pack is a special edition and currently there are no plans for it to continue indefinitely."
Originally launched to clear remaining stock from the cancelled Pontiac G8 export programme, the Special Edition has proved appealing for buyers looking for something different.
Although the Pontiac-styled Holdens are sold without badges, Holden dealers have reportedly been keeping a stock of ordered-in Pontiac badging for customers keen to fly the flag.
Available in three colours - black, red and blue - the Special Edition version of the SS V-Series is offered in sedan, Sportwagon and Ute form.
|VE Ute SS V-Series Special Edition (manual)||$47,490 RRP|
|VE Commodore sedan SS V-Series Special Edition (manual)||$55,290 RRP|
|VE Sportwagon SS V-Series Special Edition (manual)||$57,290 RRP|
|Six-speed automatic transmission||+ $2,000 RRP|