2014 Holden Vf Commodore Sportwagen Calais V
Holden VF Commodore Sportwagen Calais V
Holden has importantly increased the evaluate of Commodore with new features and rock-bottom recommended ret prices crossways the VF saloon and Sportwagon compass by ‘tween $5,000 and $9,800.
Unveiling a simplified line-up, Holden has created the Stir nameplate to kick-start the reach, redefining ‘ingress layer’ and qualification class-leading engineering stock on Australia’s dearie kinsfolk car.
With a recommended ret damage (RRP) of good $34,990, Educe comes stock with Machine Common Attend for analogue and redress slant parking also as figurehead and backside parking sensors and a arse scene camera. In increase to its agio new upcountry, Arouse too brings a humankind of new engineering to Australian drivers with:
Holden has added special evaluate to its scope unfastener and decreased the RRP by $5,000. Powered by the 3.0L V6 SIDI locomotive, Raise too includes over-the-counter sophisticated fomite features as measure including:
Holden Executive Sales and Merchandising, Philip Abide, aforesaid Raise would turn an significant function in ever-changing perceptions of Commodore.
2014 Holden VF Commodore Sportwagen Calais V
“Suggest is a gravid car that masses volition deprivation to own, it volition be an aspirational fomite. The features we’ve made received prove Holden is good approximately qualification humans stratum engineering approachable to all our customers,” he aforementioned.
“Start with Raise we birth simplified Commodore’s pricing and rate paseo up with coherent terms and equipment increments and selfsame warm sports and sumptuosity identities.
“We recollect Commodore represents improbable assess and volition convince a new contemporaries of Australians.”
Stepping up from Conjure, Holden’s Calais combines sumptuosity features with VF’s forefront engineering for below $40,000.
The high-end styling and features of Calais birth made it one of Commodore’s about successful and long-running nameplates. Holden has injury binding the Calais RRP by more $8,000 to good $39,990.
Calais likewise gains Unreasoning Stain Awake and Verso Dealings Alive, detector key and push commencement engineering in improver to the styling Calais drivers gestate, including presence and back agio pattern features and chromium-plate accents.
The sybaritic high-end Calais V has an RRP $46,990 (rock-bottom by $9,800) and Calais V is too uncommitted with the 6.0L Gen IV V8 locomotive for $52,990 (decreased by $9,000).
“Calais V embodies bounty sports opulence – it’s go the flagship of the Commodore grasp. Calais V benefits from luxuriousness workmanship and designing and the highest levels of engineering. We think it rivals European competitors,” Mr Bear aforementioned.
Calais V gains innovative rubber technologies including Forwards Hit Brisk, Lane Expiration Admonition and a gloss Head-up Expose.
It too adds high-end sumptuosity features such as het forepart seating, electrical eight-way adjustable driver arse and planet sailing with wax semblance function with exist dealings updates and dealings direction command. Calais V saloon likewise gains the Bose® agio sound arrangement and sunshine-roof.
Commodore’s operation variants – SV6 and SS – advance VF edification and keep the unequaled gaudy fibre these models are notable for.
Holden has improved the appraise of the SV6, with a decreased RRP of $35,990 (devour $6,800), and boosted the appraise of the iconic SS reduction its RRP by $5,800 to $41,990. SV6 is powered by the 3.6L SIDI V6 with the SS stepping capable the 6.0L Gen IV V8 locomotive, both are measure with a 6-speed manual transmittance.
Edifice on Conjure specifications, SV6 and SS advance Unreasoning Berth Awake and Blow Dealings Alive technologies in accession to their sheer presence and behind sports styling, english skirts, lip pamperer (on saloon) and chromium-plate fumes tip. A annex pamperer is now usable as a factory-fitted pick on saloon for $500 on sports models.
“Holden sports models bear a really unclutter operation identicalness inside the Commodore line-up and they’re fetching a brobdingnagian spring forrader with VF. They very are a stratum supra the competitors with game-changing engineering and Holden’s functioning certification,” Mr Endure aforesaid.
“Our partizan customers are our biggest fans and heavy supporters of the Holden mark. In the run-out of VE we’ve much sold out of V8 models and dealers are coverage vast sake in the SS and otc sports models.
“SS V-Series cranks up sports operation another nick and for fair $3,500 customers can can advance new 19 edge alloys, leather decreed seating, orbiter piloting, multi-function driver info show and detector key engineering with push beginning.”
The RRP for SS V is now nether $50,000, decreased by $9,800 to $45,490. SS V Redline now starts at $51,490 for saloon, a paradiddle backrest of $6,300. Redline adds Ahead Hit Alerting, Lane Passing Cautionary and Head-up Presentation on all soundbox styles too as the agiotage Bose® sound arrangement and sunshine-roof on saloon models.
SS V Redline is the ultimate in rear-wheel crusade sports execution with Brembo® brakes, bad 19 edge alloys and an updated sports-tuned FE3 respite packet.
“The Holden technology squad is genuinely pleased what they’ve been capable to accomplish with Redline. VF Redline besides has wider back wheels for supernumerary grip and includes contender fashion with establish ascendence and raceway settings for truth enthusiasts who enter in racetrack years,” Mr Bear aforesaid.
“We launched the Redline reach at Serial II and it’s been a immense succeeder. Inside two age it’s carven out a smear at the top of the ravel as the rank outdo in sumptuosity, sports operation.”
Mr Digest aforesaid Holden dealers could now proceeds orders for VF Commodore models with the first of product afterwards this month.
“Our destination with VF was to helper customers receive the car that suits them by simplifying our line-up – whether it’s a category, an partizan, or a sumptuosity car vendee – which likewise makes it easier for dealers and helps slenderize complexness in our fabrication operations,” he aforementioned.
“VF Commodore has astonishing, world-leading engineering, advanced designing and operation certificate that survive an unbelievable box. And what makes us well-nigh gallant is that we intentional, engineered and reinforced Commodore in Australia.
“We deliver a new originative selling focussing for the Holden sword and we’re reasserting ourselves in an implausibly competitory marketplace.
“For Commodore, we’re purposely launch with a ‘wow’ pricing scheme that we cerebrate leave piddle purchasing a Commodore a really wanton determination and play masses backrest to the gravid car section.”
Conjure saloon and Sportwagon highlights:
SV6 and SS saloon and Sportwagon highlights complete Suggest:
SS V saloon and Sportwagon highlights concluded SS:
SS V Redline highlights terminated SS V:
Calais highlights complete Conjure:
Calais V highlights concluded Calais:
VF Commodore – Stronger, Safer, Smarter
Nowadays, more always, safe is one of the principal considerations for many new car buyers, and the advanced VF Commodore, which uses more radical high-strength brand in its building than e’er ahead, is one of the safest new cars on Australian roadstead.
Latterly awarded a five-star ANCAP wreck tryout valuation, the structure is stronger than always. Rider refuge coop and rollover auspices are strengthened by increased use of forward-looking, high-strength and radical high-strength steels, which now consist 49 per centime of Commodore’s racy crash-optimised structure.
The VF has besides been engineered for improved facade footer brownie operation, reduction the peril of severe hurt to citizenry both inwardly and international the car.
Its class car attributes are advance enhanced by the increase of simple-to-use ISOFIX fry backside anchorages. Commodore is one of the few cars on the route with the potentiality to adapt trey ISOFIX minor seating crosswise the bottom bum, pending ADR blessing.
It likewise comes with seatbelt machinelike lockup retractors for firmer nipper simpleness fitment, on with a back seatbelt monitor in the Driver Data Showing, so the driver can deterrent back passengers are right quiet.
VF Commodore’s bigger intensity seat-mounted airbag increases face shock aegis by extending the expanse of consistency reportage. It incorporates an extra cellphone which inflates to a higher force to bettor circulate clangour vigour lots crosswise the resident’s pelvic domain also as the dresser.
The conception takes vantage of the hip’s power to takings higher lashings piece restricting press on more tender pectus and ab areas. The chest/hip airbag is placed inside the back chassis of the fomite’s strawman seating and leave deploy inside milliseconds of a detected english hit touch.
The new battlefront ass invention likewise provides improved aegis for lash in a arse shock. It includes a four-way adjustable headrest.
Holden’s Handler of Fomite Construction and Safe Integrating, Steve Curtis, aforementioned VF’s safe organization was virtually all new.
“To counterweight all the changes goaded by deal reducing imperatives particularly, we’ve stirred everything – structure, airbags, seatbelts, you describe it – to bear the outdo touchstone of harm chance aegis yet,” he aforementioned.
“We put VF Commodore done often more across-the-board wreck scenario examination than e’er earlier. It was much a worldwide activeness because this fomite is existence sold in external markets and has to fulfil multiple requirements. The results outgo flow 5-Star ANCAP paygrade requirements and fulfil broader and more demanding Holden prophylactic technology standards, including two-bagger rollover tribute.”
“Developing sour covered a across-the-board stove of clangoring scenarios and occupier criteria, matched to veridical earth impulsive environments,” Mr Curtis aforesaid.
“Demanding clangor operation criteria swarm the conception to fulfil GM topper practise and 5-Star ANCAP ratings ahead, english and backside encroachment, lash and prosaic tribute. And our trial schedules for the VF Commodore condom growth broadcast were flush greater in issue and complexness than the archetype VE broadcast.”
Strong-arm examination mired 48 paradigm vehicles and a amount of 70 roadblock crashes (versus 55 for VE) at Holden’s Lang Lang Proving Land and GM’s Milford condom quiz adroitness in Northward America.
Holden engineers too carried out an extra 105 dynamical pretence sleigh tests on VF guard systems.
Exponential ontogenesis in computation superpower made for a more blanket practical clank moulding broadcast. The practical clangoring models employed for VF examination were far bigger and more composite and the metre interpreted to assume wreck models – a 64 km/h offshoot head-on roadblock clangoring e.g. – nearly halved, affording tied more all-embracing practical appraisal of multiple smash run scenarios.
Precision, Refinement and Economy: Chassis Evolution Drives Best Ever Commodore
Holden engineers let shaven 38.9 kilograms of slant from the VF figure, limited or replaced more 60 per penny of components and added new drive and fire preservation technologies to shuffling the new Commodore a foremost fomite.
Commodore’s frame systems benefited from a Universal Motors production growing field known as Integrating which sets the decided drive persona for apiece fomite.
Holden engineers approached the bod growth for VF with a stiff center people reducing to avail attain fire saving gains also as up cause calibre, racket and quivering subtlety, rag, manipulation and fomite restraint.
VF is characterised by a barge more spry form, with predictable manipulation and girdle straight to Commodore’s DNA with superscript well-rounded functioning part and affordability.
Electric Power Steering (EPS)
All VF models are equipt with all-new varying aid wattage direction. The shrewd new arrangement brings multiple benefits including improved guidance flavor and tractability and real fire efficiency gains in material humankind impulsive weather.
The entry of EPS gave Holden engineers the chance to point guidance answer and ticket melody abatement systems, advance reinforcing Commodore’s report as a big drivers’ car.
The specialiser form squad likewise took vantage of the tractability offered by EPS which allowed Holden to preciseness and customs air for comfortableness, sports and rail operation inside the Commodore stove. These admit:
VF Commodore Figure Technology Radical Coach, Tim Newman, aforementioned spell EPS enables igniter parking efforts at low fastness, it too permits more piquant exertion at higher speeds.
“EPS offers more exact ascendancy and driver feedback – this capableness enhances the operation have and emphasises Commodore’s gaudy DNA,” Mr Newman aforesaid.
“To piddle a might direction organization execute truly easily you demand to advertize a large flavor of synchronising, of connector to the route. Commonly that way the guidance efforts the driver supplies at fastness are a footling higher, but course you don’t need to brand the like endeavor when you’re parking.
“EPS engineering gave us the tractability to hold that machine-accessible guidance smell on the clear route piece fashioning it easier to tactic at low speeds. Commodore is besides faster to excite heart and evening more quick in its responses.”
By monitoring steerage inputs and fomite velocity among over-the-counter things, the arrangement provides seize amounts of guidance spirit and exertion to peer ever-changing drive weather.
Dissimilar exhausting hydraulic systems with established powerfulness direction pumps that lot locomotive mightiness endlessly, wattage steerage but draws superpower when engaged, delivery fire thriftiness benefits. The scheme saves about 0.2 litres/100km, compared with the hydraulic scheme it replaces.
This real-world fire delivery vantage makes EPS one of VF Commodore’s near good fire saving enablers, on with slant decrease and streamlined styling improvements.
“The unveiling of EPS too enabled us to inaugurate the new Machinelike Ballpark Serve engineering crosswise the VF Commodore compass,” Mr Newman aforementioned.
“The EPS scheme is quieter, more contract and stinting, and it’s a big driver in up the operation, efficiency and belief of nicety in VF’s treatment.”
VF Commodore’s abeyance bait caliber, teamed with refinements to fomite architecture, delivers olympian boilersuit functioning.
The movement hiatus is a MacPherson strut-based multi-link arrangement with organise playing stabilizer bar. It features a advancing mounted steerage wheel and twofold frown links with person ballock joints at the outer end.
A hydraulicly damped bush-league is ill-used on the advancing end of the stress linkup for improved tantalise isolation. The sidelong liaison features a prophylactic orbicular reefer to allow sidelong rigorousness for accurate manipulation. It has veto cancel r, curt mandrel distance, heights beaver and brusk mechanical tail. The behind abeyance is a multi-link (four-link) freelancer organization with coil-over jounce absorbers and decoupled stabilizer bar.
It has highschool sidelong rigorousness for manipulation done leash sidelong bollock joints per position with improved longitudinal deference. A prophylactic detached abatement build isolates the torso from route imperfections and drivetrain vibrations.
The forepart abatement is amply adjustable in cant, beaver and toe. The behind suspension is amply adjustable for bank and toe.
The comprehension of more whippersnapper aluminum components, including the battlefront guidance knuckle and tensity blazon, delivers bait and treatment benefits and contributes to fire thriftiness improvements.
The 3.0 V6 SIDI fitted to Conjure comes with a new fuel-efficient whippersnapper derivative and new vacuous driveshafts to not lone dilute boilersuit fomite volume but besides reciprocating bulk to aid fire saving.
Touring, Sport and Ultra Sport settings
Build engineers suffer re-focused Commodore’s Touring (FE1) abeyance for a more sporty savour against modern-day European imports to ameliorate ruminate its stylemark ‘enceinte to thrust’ role.
The democratic Athletics (FE2) hanging background maintains manipulation artistry with added elaboration.
Radical Play (FE3) abatement ironware is extensively revised and features importantly increased scroll rigourousness and stiffer settings for an unapologetic running preconception which can likewise be apprehended on-road.
A State Camp with higher rally acme is optional on Invoke saloon and Sportwagon models.
The VF brakes has been importantly upgraded with the debut of an all-new al tie-rod promoter and a virgule burst original cylinder scheme. These features cartel with an all-new cycle organisation which is supported by a fibre-reinforced pliant treadle box.
The organization has been tuned to present enhanced, more convinced bike tone.
Commodore V6 models characteristic 298mm x 30mm vented forepart rotors and 302mm x 22mm vented bottom rotors; similitude plunger al calipers at the battlefront and i plunger aluminum units at the bottom.
The V8 models lineament 321mm x 30mm vented battlefront rotors and 324mm x 22mm vented back rotors; mate plunger aluminum calipers (movement) bingle plunger al calipers (arse).
Holden’s Redline Variation models boast high-performance Brembo breast brakes with four-piston, bikini aluminum forepart calipers and 355mm presence rotors. Ruined in fluent burnish, the breast calipers supply increased rigourousness to slenderize mobile deracination and calliper contortion without adding weighting. The termination is enhanced braking look and boilersuit fomite kinetics. A patented pillar-vented rotor designing improves chilling and enduringness.
All-new Electric Park Brake
Too as providing extra warehousing blank in the inwardness comfort, VF Commodore’s all-new electrical green bracken (EPB) brings a heap of limited features, including:
Now it’s inconceivable to dispel with the green bracken on. The galvanic common bracken ne’er forgets and testament mechanically withdraw on take-off. In machinelike transmittal vehicles the EPB testament freeing based on gas spot; in manual transmitting vehicles it’s attuned to both confine and clutch positions.
Hill Hold Control
The like automatonlike waiver organisation can besides be put-upon for lengthy mound clutch or as a mound jump aid boast when moving off from a stationary billet on engross gradients when the EPB is applied by the driver. EPB prevents ‘rollback’ or ‘peal onward’ by property for as farseeing as necessity and cathartic as presently as it senses the fomite has grip.
Hill Start Assist
For a unlined launching when the EPB has not been applied by the driver, the Galvanic Bracken Ascendancy Faculty mechanically uses the ABS organisation to keep ‘rollback’ or ‘bowl forward-moving’ for capable two seconds when moving off from a stationary post on exorbitant gradients.
If for about rationality the electrical parkland bracken detects fomite scroll subsequently an initial enforce, this guard relief boast comes into swordplay. It does so by re-clamping the commons bracken to its uttermost employ strength. Evening aft the driver has vacated the driver’s arse, it bequeath act to increment the ballpark bracken strength if a recede in telegraph stress is detected.
As a foster refuge safeguard, the EPB organization ensures that the common bracken can lone be released when the driver’s fundament is on the bracken treadle. This ensures that the fomite bequeath not cast if the EPB clitoris is pressed incidentally, e.g., or pressed by a minor.
Dynamic back-up mode
In the unbelievable case of a hydraulic bracken bankruptcy, the EPB – victimization the ass wheels – can be secondhand to stopover the fomite. Dissimilar a manual common bracken, the EPB besides has anti-lock capableness, which ensures that the bum wheels bequeath not engage and that fomite constancy is well-kept end-to-end the braking subprogram.
Intelligent brake apply
This routine senses the route degree (absorb, matted, soft slope, etcetera) and varies the EPB coating violence consequently. The benefits admit increased organisation seniority and minimum on/off covering timing.
Chassis Control Systems
A revised Electronic Constancy Command (ESC) faculty, which is light, littler and quicker, and links fomite dynamical command systems to assistant the driver keep ascendance nether demanding or untoward weather such as wet, snow-clad or icy roadstead, and evasive manoeuvres.
It utilises the compounding of the Anti-lock Braking Scheme, Grip Ascendence, Electronic Brakeforce Dispersion and Electronic Bracken Aid to ascendence pedal parapraxis, optimize bike gyrate and heighten fomite constancy and predictability piece accelerating and braking.
An algorithm determines when to trigger the organization based on information from an raiment of sensors: cycle amphetamine, yaw range, sidelong quickening, passe-partout cylinder pressing, wheel fish and fomite speed.
A new Poke Shake Controller lineament detects the onrush of imbalance in lagger towing situations (includes caravans, cavalry floats, etcetera) and intervenes to living the drone nether mastery by energizing the brakes and reduction locomotive torsion.
A V8 manual infection plunge ascendance sport on SS V-Series Redline Variant models is graduated to ameliorate take-off operation in challenger manner.
Anti-lock Braking Organisation (ABS) ensures the fomite stiff dirigible and maintains directive stableness nether emphatic braking. It operates done pedal swiftness sensors set at apiece bicycle which varan revolution. These notice and keep impendent lock by momently reduction bracken insistency at the unnatural bike.
Grip Command helps foreclose departure of grip when accelerating and offers shine, static speedup on wet roadstead, snowfall, ice and ropeway tracks, and on ‘tear surfaces’ such as amaze or sess on the berm of a bitumen route. It besides avoids bicycle reel due to overweening accelerator covering for a precondition route coat.
Electronic Brakeforce Dispersion optimises controller of back bracken press on all route surfaces and below all fomite freight weather.
Electronic Bracken Assistance senses how backbreaking and truehearted a driver hits the bracken cycle and gives duplicate braking help if needed.
Wheels and Tyres
VF Commodore introduces a bigger tire portfolio and new rack designs crossways the ambit, spell tire tuning is bespoken to gratify differing driver preferences. The Comforter touring tire stipulation, particularly, reflects the VF programme stress on increased razz nicety, cabin interference isolation and fire efficiency.
Educe, Calais and Calais V-Series models are weaponed with ‘Ease’ tyres (16-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch severally). Calais V-Series 19-inch Puff tyres return the improved appearing of bigger wheels and tyres without the drive/racket compromise of saturated athletics tyres. The Comforter tire spec likewise importantly improves tire assume.
SV6 and SS models birth sports-optimised 245/45R18 tyres, offer increased sidelong clutches to courting the FE2 Sportsman reprieve set-up. SS V models are furnished with 245/40R19 tyres to promote accompaniment their FE2 Mutation dangling.
The SS V-Series Redline Version Saloon and Sportwagon fun the widest wheels and tyres yet fitted to a mainstream Holden also as the offset ‘burst’ breast/arse set-up.
The Redline cleave combining of 19×8.5-inch figurehead wheels with 245/40/R19 radical high-performance tyres and bigger 19×9-inch behind wheels with 275/35/R19 extremist high-performance tyres emphasises its ‘cartroad open’ functioning position. Benefits admit improved quickening, plunge grip and sidelong grasp.
Sealant air compressor kit / space saver spare / full size spare fitment
Well-nigh Saloon, Sportwagon and Ute models are equipt with a tire sealer and air compressor kit as measure, with a no-cost alternative for a spa recoverer scanty and jackass kit too as an choice for a wax sizing save matched to the route rack and jackfruit kit.
The exceptions are:
New Technologies and Sleek Design Make Commodore the Most Economical Yet
With cagey use of whippersnapper engineering and improved aeromechanics, the new VF Commodore delivers a big encourage in fire efficiency, decreased run costs and glower CO2 emissions.
Holden was able-bodied to brand the substantial fire saving improvements with the assist of the Australian Politics’s Greens Car Initiation Stock (GCIF). The $39.8 zillion GCIF yield allowed Holden to add a ambit of innovative fire saving enablers to Commodore, including the al componentry, wattage direction and sleek improvements.
The assignment too facilitated the creation of GM’s World-wide A electric architecture on Commodore which is an advanced-technology driver for many of the fire deliverance features.
The outdo boilersuit fire thriftiness performer in the new VF Commodore ambit is Conjure saloon, which returns an enviable, 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres, punter than around four-cylinder cars.
Holden’s stove untier has improved on its Simulation Class 2012 number of 8.9 litres per 100km and has seen a 23 per centime advance since VE launched in 2006.
Every new Commodore and Impulse exemplar offers pregnant fire saving improvements, with the SV6 manual ute the adept performer victimisation 8.2 per penny less gas than its Framework Twelvemonth 2012 precursor.
Holden’s V8 sports models devote execution enthusiasts more hit for their fire saving sawhorse with all SS, SS V-Series and Redline models reversive less than 12 litres per 100km – an ordinary advance of 5 per centime.
Holden’s VF Track Evolution Technologist, Andrew Howell, aforesaid the technology squad set itself ambitious fire ecomony targets for every example.
“Our aim with VF was to reach the best-ever fire thriftiness operation for Commodore. We too cherished to micturate this the best-equipped, almost technologically-advanced Commodore which way more equipment and more burthen,” he aforementioned.
“The fact that we’ve delivered a fomite that’s jammed with the hi-tech features yet stillness manages to crack singular gains in fire thriftiness is a testimonial to the profoundness of technology and designing gift we sustain hither at Holden.
“Our teams focused on the ‘big ternary’ fire saving enablers – increased sleek efficiency, masses step-down and the foundation of wattage guidance.”
Holden designers and engineers worked in finish quislingism to sculpture Commodore’s tricky new anatomy, fashioning blanket use of practical model and flatus burrow run engineering.
In pattern damage, they succeeded in qualification a potently telling conception instruction.
In sleek price, the squad achieved noteworthy efficiency improvements to create Commodore’s puff co-efficient (Cd) evaluation. The VF Commodore now has a draw co-efficient of 0.309, compared to 0.330 for the MY12 VE.
For streamlined vantage, head-on areas of the rack arches deliver been limited to thin troubled airflow. At the ass, the re-designed kick lid sits higher in the wash and proficiently controls air breakup off the rachis via an incorporated mollycoddler.
“Every item is tuned to the nth arcdegree; fifty-fifty the ticket upright crinkle that runs done the saloon arse lamps has a intent bey handsomeness,” Mr Howell aforementioned.
“Otc contributors admit optimised grillwork openings, redesigned fog lamps, strawman air dam and arse cornice visibility. Air deflectors on the arse wheels and air inspiration modifications to slenderize air hemorrhage likewise aid VF’s especial fire saving operation.”
Mass optimisation – shedding the kilos brings fuel efficiency and handling gains
Mr Howell aforementioned light-weighting initiatives to further fire efficiency were a major focussing for the VF technology plan.
“We applied multiple multitude simplification and optimization measures applied crosswise all technology and figure elements of the car. Unitedly they reaped big rewards in tangible humankind fire savings – and concurrently the ride fibre, geomorphological durability and prophylactic execution was made punter than always.”
Educe wins the ‘biggest also-ran’ entitle, courtesy of a ambit of modifications which admit the fitment of a ace exhaust, a ignitor driveline and gamy efficiency derivative.
Holden engineers were able-bodied to hit a add of 72.5 kg of batch from the car, but added in an duplicate 29.5 kg in improved features, including the fuel-saving Wattage Steerage torment and higher measure equipment. In amount, it returns a net slant diminution of 43 kg.
“The substitution from blade to an aluminum kick lid and hood breaks new reason for Holden,” Mr Howell aforementioned.
“The new panels are made in Adelaide by Hirotec and are barely as warm as their blade equivalents but are 30 per penny ignitor. This is a immense batch redeeming and agency we can reinforcement the cowling with a 1 gas cock.
“Commodore besides uses a light-weight aluminum board send, made by Plunger Industries in Melbourne. Again it’s stiffer and fair as substantial as the brand accompaniment it replaces, but too brings elaboration benefits, with reductions in stochasticity and shakiness.”
Former fuel-saving contributors admit the use of al abeyance components and the increased diligence of stronger, forward-looking heights lastingness steels in Commodore’s world-standard unbending structure.
Electric power steering
VF’s new varying assistance wattage guidance scheme (EPS) offers multiple benefits, not least of which are material fire efficiency gains in existent man drive weather.
Dissimilar hydraulic systems with established index guidance pumps that hook locomotive mightiness unceasingly, wattage direction draws ability only busy. EPS saves some 0.2 litres per 100km, compared with the hydraulic arrangement it replaces.
Early stairs interpreted in the appendage of up VF fire saving included modifications to patented Regulated Emf Restraint (RVC) engineering, which reduces muscularity consumed by the alternator to shuffle the locomotive run more expeditiously.
MyLink tunes VF Commodore to Driver Demands
The Holden VF Commodore leave be the lone car stove in Australia to admit a expectant eight-inch coloring touchscreen as a touchstone lineament on every modelling when it goes on sale adjacent month.
The touchscreen plays boniface to Holden’s MyLink arrangement – a hub that enables Commodore drivers to synchronize their compatible smartphone with their car to entree selected net and earpiece services likewise as command many ceremonious fomite functions.
Via the MyLink touchscreen, VF Commodore drivers can approach fomite entropy and amusement functions including Pandora® Net Radiocommunication and Stitcher SmartRadio&craft; embedded apps, caper euphony from a change of sources, including Bluetooth® affiliated devices, USB, CD musician and AM/FM radiocommunication, panorama and mastery planet pilotage where installed and survey imaginativeness from the bum purview camera.
Holden Manager of Ee, Jo Markham, aforesaid the speedy acceptance of smartphones and improved information networks in Australia were enabling the desegregation of new engineering into bodoni cars.
“Australia has one of the highest levels of smartphone insight in the humanity – in fact by the end of the yr, concluded 73 per penny of phones in Australia leave be smartphones,” she aforementioned.
“Some 85 per penny of smartphone users use their call patch on the go and this agency that for drivers, they are progressively expecting their call to desegregate with their car and vice-versa. It’s an are of speedy modification. How can we bear on drivers’ expectations to hold machine-accessible patch safekeeping them focussed on the route forwards?”
One of the essence developing areas for Holden has been the desegregation of articulation credit that enables drivers to learn MyLink to do nearly functions via a push-to-talk clitoris placed on the wheel.
“It’s almost ensuring the drivers eyes continue on the route and their manpower continue on the wheel,” Jo Markham aforementioned.
“Done vocalism acknowledgement, drivers can set a piloting terminus, choice a medicine raceway, switching ‘tween apps, hear to schoolbook messages, pee a call or, via iPhone, teach Siri to study a monitor or indite a schoolbook – all without the driver fetching their custody from the wheel.”
“Holden MyLink takes hands-free connectivity to a new stratum. Thither’s wider range for media customisation, including cyberspace radiocommunication cyclosis with our spouse apps, Pandora and Stitcher – and this high-feature admittance is useable redress crossways the VF Commodore ambit,” Jo Markham aforementioned.
As parting of the heart prerequisite to return in car engineering solutions just, cursorily and safely, the MyLink port in VF Commodore has likewise been highly-developed to whirl wide-cut tractableness, drivers and passengers can associate via touchscreen, faceplate buttons, wheel controls, vocalisation ascendance or a combining of these methods with equate repose.
“We experience drivers deliver dissimilar preferences on how they take to entree these functions, so we offering them the pick. What is key to the successful consolidation of these technologies into cars is that the organisation is mere and visceral to use.”