The Holden VF Commodore is getting ready to go on sale in Australia, and the first commercials for the new full-size sedan range have just hit the Internet. Why is this newsworthy to us, you ask? Well, in both spots, our version of the car – the soon-to-arrive 2014 Chevrolet SS – is prominently featured, giving us our first look at the new flagship Chevy in motion.

In the first video, Holden shows some of the car's more detailed features, including the available head-up display and a brief demo of the Automatic Parking Assist. The second video is more like 90 seconds of the automaker shouting "Yay, Australia!" – a well-timed bit of flag-waving when rival Ford has just announced that it is giving up on manufacturing vehicles Down Under after nearly a century of carmaking. Both videos are posted below for your viewing pleasure.




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      artso06
      • 1 Year Ago
      I commend Holden for making themselves transparent with the Chevy conversion. Still looks like a hefty hefty car.
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      kritzah
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is very cool. But what is a "caaaaahhh"?
      Btyler227
      • 1 Year Ago
      These ads just make me think about visiting Australia.
      Steve Mulcahy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just don't understand why Chevy didn't design the new Impala to be RWD. The Commodore/SS just reminds me too much of the old Vauxhall Carlton/Omega.
        joeCool
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Steve Mulcahy
        this is the only rwd platform they could use and they need to sale 100,000+ of the Impala a year and what car in the $40,000 price block sales 100,000 a year. So they made the new Impala FWD and brung this car as RWD and since u can get an Impala for 28,000 to the mid 35,000 then you have the SS above this at 45,000 they only want to sale 20,000 of these a year. Its a good looking car to me it just looks boring and thats why i wont buy one but I love the New Impala
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Steve Mulcahy
        Lazy and ignorant.
        Jay-Zeus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Steve Mulcahy
        RWD costs more $$$ which could be used to add features like texting, brewing coffee, and any tech that further isolates the driver from harsh reality of driving a car. Unless you are an enthusiast, RWD in big cars will not be acknowledged, let alone appreciated. Luxury cars typically don't have this problem due to the higher price of entry. I am with you and would like a more affordable RWD fullsize sedan, but we are a niche.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Steve Mulcahy
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      StevieJacks
      • 1 Year Ago
      Selling Holden as Aussie and playing its American and international links as strengths, fantastic... now why can't GM do this in Europe with Vauxhall-Opel and Buick, etc? That would really build bridges and help keep both Opel and Vauxhall's unique identities. Nice to see we get a storming version of the VF Commodore/SS here in the UK though.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hope they won't make the next gen Commodore a FWD.
      David Salter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Huge improvement in the Commodore range, amazing increase in equipment and interior design. The videos are the best I have ever seen for an Australian Car, - get them while you can folks! (The silver SS with black leather would be my pick).
      MrMonkaroo
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Holden Grill and front bumper treatment is more attractive and fitting with the rest of the car. They should have just slapped a bow tie in place of the Holden logo and called it a day. How many car companies mess up cars trying to design for both markets...Ford finally learned its lesson. GM should learn too.
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MrMonkaroo
        The Calais-V is shown most prominently in the ad, but the US gets the Commodore SS-V grill like the blue car parking in the ad. I cat see why they cant export the Calais-V if there is enough interest.
      jrroth
      • 1 Year Ago
      Inspiring commercial. In this country, some guy in the background shouts "THINK TOYOTA! GET UP TO 45 MPG, NOW AT ONLY $138 /mo FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES!"
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        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        The fact you don't like it Laser gives me comfort that GM got this car right. You are usually wide of the mark on everything.
        mikemaj82
        • 1 Year Ago
        don't like it don't buy it. have fun in your new corolla.
        prez29
        • 1 Year Ago
        It was TOTALLY effective at its' job- and that was to be a competitor to a 5 series BMW at a great price. It was, and is, better looking than any 5 series, and will keep up with any 5 series short of an M or a 550, while being a great family size sedan. I get compliments on mine all the time. To boot, G8 resale values are great, now that everyone's seen how Chevy blew the SS.
        caddy-v
        • 1 Year Ago
        What was that part in the article that said Ford was giving up on manufacturing down under? Oooo, poor laser's got his undies in a bind.
      bofdem
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is the token American a black guy? Do we show Aborigines to represent Ozzies in our commercials?
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bofdem
        Why are we using a women in the ad who is clearly of Greek heritage? Because it doesn't matter.
        tinted up
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bofdem
        Yeah I didn't even think about a black guy driving the car until you bring it up. For me I see some dude driving a car in a commercial. Younger generations don't really recognize race so much, only that we are all people.
        Shiftright
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bofdem
        Firstly, blacks or African Americans are not native to the US, if you want to get technical, secondly, I doubt he was so much cast as a token black guy as just a token American guy, who could be of any race / color. He just happened to be black, but an American first, hell, a human being first. You pointing it out makes you seem much too aware of race and makes you sound racist.
          F150Soul
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Shiftright
          And you, the only people that are native to the US are the Indians...
          Murad
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Shiftright
          After 300 or so years here, I think they can claim to be as native as white people in the States.
        F150Soul
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bofdem
        That is the single most ignorant offensive comment I have read all week. $10 bucks says you are some pimply faced racist kid in the US.
        Bruce Lee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bofdem
        Americans are made up of people of all colors you racist piece of crap. He's obviously American given his accent so what's the problem?
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