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New Holden Commodore VF spy shot

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    New Holden Commodore VF spotted.

Fast shooting Carsguide readers have opening a new window on future cars for Australia.

The Commodore VF, Holden Colorado 7 and Opel Astra GTC have all been caught on camera in recent weeks during test runs out of Melbourne.

The hottest hit was scored by Ben Williams, who shot the camouflaged Commodore (below) during country runs with a group of current cars and - surprisingly - a full-sized Dodge.

"I saw the car in country Victoria. It was with a group of Commodores. There was also an American car (above)," says Williams. The Colorado 7, which plugs a giant hole in Holden's SUV lineup later this year, is caught wearing a different style of disguise in a Melbourne carpark.

"I saw this car at my local shopping center car park. I think it's a new SUV for Holden," says Jon Walker. Holden has already announced preliminary details on the car, which is based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer and will be the first full-sized SUV for the brand in almost a decade."

“Australians are buying more SUVs than ever before. The Colorado 7 will be a perfect fit for customers looking for the increased packaging flexibility and lifestyle benefits of clever interior storage, seven seats and rugged off-road performance," says Holden's John Elsworth.

But there is nothing yet on the exact specification or the crucial pricing. Mathieu Lewis only manages a quick glimpse at a speedy yellow coupe but he knows what he's got. 

"I spotted the new Opel Astra GTC on Punt Road in Melbourne. It's a rough photo I managed to get of it through the mirror," he says. 

Opel has no details yet on its sales plan for the hot hatch, but is surprisingly happy it has been snapped.

 "Yes, it is one of our GTCs, the very first to arrive in the country," says Michelle Lang, spokesperson for Opel Australia. "I'm not surprised it was spotted - it's a head turner."


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  • Yep I agree the A Pilars are way too thick and they wil makje it look better thinner. more glass less steel.

    Lex lindsa of Burnside East Adelaide Posted on 04 February 2013 4:28am
  • Looking forward to the new Holden VF if that’s its name!!!

    Just update the interior to U.S spec Impala and Caddy CTS, with the supercharged V8 from CTS..

    Bring it on Australian made all the way mate.

    A Young of Chester Hill, Sydney Posted on 16 October 2012 5:24pm
  • Just seen a VF wagon close to koo wee rup last week didn’t get a chance for photo as I was driving all decked out in camo it was.

    Brett Allan of leongatha Posted on 27 May 2012 10:41pm
  • I hope GMH have slimmed down the dangerously thick A-pillars.

    Kieran Posted on 16 May 2012 8:27pm
  • An SUV based on the Trailblazer? The Trailblazer has been out of production for at least 5 years. Holden would be better off with the Chev Traverse crossover and the Buick Enclave as the luxury model, then bring the Tahoe/Suburban back for those of us who need a full sized SUV. A full sized pick up would be nice too!

    R WW of Sydney Posted on 12 May 2012 5:54am
  • Picture at the top is LHD.
    The pic at the bottom is different (spot the camouflage around the front LH door handle is different) and is RHD.

    CDA Posted on 11 May 2012 9:36am
  • Before everyone starts making their mind up on the new Commodore let me just say I have seen the car and was able to walk around it and have a good look, the inside from what i saw part not covered up it looks great very modern… the outside from what I could make out it will look very Audi/Cruze clean line and very smart…the light at the back are nothing but trailer light and the headlights a just fitted bulbs…the rear doors looked a little different but the front are the same as current Commodore…underbody looks to be the same with areo trimings.

    More then meets the eye of Melbourne Posted on 10 May 2012 9:48pm
  • Front half looks like a VT and the back a Camry

    Tony of Brisbane Posted on 10 May 2012 11:52am
  • Is that what the tax payers money was spent on, what a waste of money!

    Jeff of Sydney Posted on 09 May 2012 8:49pm
  • I couldn’t agree more Matthew though my eyesight is not great trying to pick up that black Frightful Colour . Though it is suppose to be disguised isn’t it

    NED41 of MERBEIN VIC Posted on 09 May 2012 5:35am
  • how come the steering wheel’s on the left? is this for US? what car was the dodge? i thought the dodge brand is going to fold here in oz?

    drew of perth Posted on 09 May 2012 1:26am
  • Looks like at Chevy Malibu at the back as we sure its a pic of the VF..

    george of Australia Posted on 09 May 2012 12:55am
  • Looks like a cruze hatch on steroids lol

    terry corby of wodonga Posted on 08 May 2012 9:06pm
  • Davidz of Aus, A diesel Commodore ? Never happen. Why ? Makes TOO much sense.
    They could have done what ford,rover,mazda have done and bought a PSA engine the 3.0 V6 or the 2.2 with Bi Turbo loke I have in my Citroen C5. Or the Italian VM V6 they were playing with.
    Torque , low revs, low fuel consumption, common excise fuel for farmers,
    Oh well ????

    James Hunter of Metford NSW Posted on 08 May 2012 6:56pm
  • That looks heaps like a Commodrore!

    Alan Watson of Sydney Posted on 08 May 2012 3:06pm
  • What Holden should do is blow everybodys mind and release a Diesel powered VF Commodore, now that would stir up the nest and keep the wally-wood-ducks that “save” buying a

    DAVIDZ of AUS Posted on 08 May 2012 8:16am
  • Really? THats a VF? Looks to be left hand drive with a rear section that looks like the Malibu to me…

    Matthew Posted on 07 May 2012 4:43pm
  • Holden this car to be released ASAP.
    They should pour all their resources to fast track the VF as the VE has become stale and the continuing drop in sales proves this.

    Whatha Posted on 07 May 2012 2:18pm
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