2012 Holden Commodore gets some cosmetic upgrades

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Sunday September 18, 2011

2012 Holden Commodore gets some cosmetic upgrades

The current generation Commodore is getting some cosmetic upgrades so that customers would remain interested while waiting for the arrival of the production version of the Commodore VF after two years, according to Holden, GM’s Australian division. The 2012 model year features several minor modifications to the interior and exterior.

The Commodore has also received the track-focused FE3 sports suspension on the Redline series.

The car’s exterior features some subtle chrome jewelry and several trim pieces have been added to the fog lamp housings and grille. The Omega version comes with a set of 16-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels, the Calais V, and a new lip spoiler. The powerful SS V-Series Redline Edition is equipped with forged and polished 19-inch alloy wheels and rear brake calipers.

Holden Chief Designer Sharon Gauci said that the color is meant to illustrate the “unique connection” that Holden and Australian motorsport icon Peter Brock had. She described Brock as a “fine ambassador” for Holden and as a very talented man.

She explained that Perfect Blue is its way of celebrating Brock’s achievements. There’s also a new series of exterior colors: Perfect Blue and Chlorophyll. The blue hue is meant to pay homage to Brock and his Formula Blue HDT Group A VK SS Commodore.