If it aint broke, don't fix it. This is the brief Holden is expected to adopt for the first revision of the highly successful VE series Commodore, now on sale on every continent in some form, bar Antarctica. The schedule for exports the American market, commencing only a year before the VF-designated update, will dicate that little changes cosmetically, with new engines and updated interior quality the chief targets for the Australian market.
Though perhaps more than a year away, Holden's vision of its future has been hinted at in Holden's Coupe 60 concept at the Melbourne Motor Show. Unsurprisingly, little of the distinctive VE-makeup has changed. It is speculated Holden will change the shape of the headlights and front bumper moulding to distance it further from similarly-styled vehicles from Ford, Toyota and Audi.
CGI Automotive is quick to appreciate the proportions of the VE shape, but understands that much of the design's rigour went into silhouette and scaling, rather than detail. With a base solidified, the VF series will move Holden (and perhaps a future Pontiac G8) further into a more individual realm of design.
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