Is there anything interesting about its design?
The Commodore VFII was launched in late 2015, and headline news was introduction of the 6.2-litre LS3 V8.
But the designers had also been tinkering with the car’s looks, adding a wider lower grille, (functional) bonnet vents, and revised ducting on the front corners to improve aero performance.
All sedan and wagon models had their tail-lights freshened up, and wheel design was given a makeover, the SS-V Redline performance flagship copping new 19-inch alloys.
Arriving in February this year, the 2017 model year SS-V Redline was given some minor tweaks, inspired by last year’s limited build ‘Commodore Black Editions’, including black fender vents, grille surrounds and exterior mirror caps. The standard black sports bar completes a purposeful, borderline menacing look.
Three premium paint colours were also added for the final year of production, including our car’s bold shade of ‘Light My Fire’ orange.
With the car making its final curtain call, no surprise changes to the interior are limited to none. But the cabin remains a comfortable and neatly composed space, with grippy leather seats facing the carefully sculpted and layered dash (which was such a huge focus in the transition from the VE to VF generation in 2014).