A close shave on a slippery, winter’s day on the way home from work is enough to put the wind up most of us. Wet roads, traffic bumper to bumper and demister systems working hard to clear driver’s steamy windows are conditions where pedestrians need to take extra care. They want to walk home quickly to get out of the weather; probably more than the driver’s want to get home. Safety features on modern cars, the ones that are actively involved at preventing the worst from happening, are ideal to have on board your new set of wheels. It’s worth taking the time to ensure that you’re happy with the safety feature list on the vehicle before you hand over the money. The new Holden Commodore line-up has impressive safety features to ensure that those inside the car, and out of it, are kept as safe as possible. Driving the new VF Holden Commodore SV6 is a sure way to get you through the traffic in a safe, relaxed SV6 environment.
ANCAP safety tests have revealed that the SV6 VF Commodore has a five-star safety rating. Rolling off the showroom floors only this year, the Holden Commodore VF SV6 models have been tested in May this year by crash testing experts, and the quality of the new Holden Series is evident in the way the large family car has performed in tests. ANCAP testing shows that the new Commodore is every bit as safe as the new Toyota Aurion, Volvo S60 and BMW 5 Series – three other premium large car brands. So what’s lying under the skin of the new Commodore SV6 that makes it so safe? Dual frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) are standard. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard on all three of the VF Holden SV6 models. Seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats, so there really is no excuse for not wearing your seat belt. A knee airbag for the driver, three-point seat belts for all forward facing seats, seat belt pretensioners for front and rear seats, excellent head restraints for all seats, emergency brake assist (EBA), an electronic data recording system (EDR), adaptive cruise control (ACC), autonomous emergency braking (AEB), a lane support system, automatic headlights, a reversing collision avoidance system, hill launch assist, trailer stability control, blind spot monitoring, daytime running lights and a following distance warning system. Only a few of these safety features are optional items, so as you can see that even the base model, the Holden VF Commodore SV6 Manual is a comprehensively well-equipped safe large car.
If you’re into buying one of the new Holden VF Commodore SV6 models, you’re a person who appreciates the room that a large Commodore provides. In SV6 guise, the VF Holden Commodore offers sedan and wagon options. The Sportwagon SV6 is immensely roomy and is ideal for large families who love a weekend away. Maybe you need a wagon for carrying your St Bernard to the dog park? Look no further for than the VF Commodore Sportwagons, as they are hard to beat for space in the luggage area. Room in back and front seats of the SV6 is first class, and it’s so easy to relax in comfort – however long the journey.
Holden offer the VF Commodore SV6 with an LPG option. Though down on maximum output, the 180 kW engine still offers superb acceleration and effortless cruising. Holden reckon that you can expect around 12 litres/100 km on a good run, which when you do your sums with the cheaper LPG fuel, it works out to be a good alternative for powering the SV6. Six-speed automatic and six- speed manual transmissions are available, and the two other VF Commodore SV6 variants are powered by the silky smooth 210 kW SIDI V6.
I’ll let you in on a secret. We actually own an older Fairmont, and the ride and comfort of a large car like this is superior, loaded or unloaded. I recommend that if you’re on the lookout for a new set of wheels that you take a new Holden VF Commodore or Ford Falcon for a drive and see why they offer such a nice comfortable drive. And, if you do need to carry passengers and luggage around a lot, the effortless, cruising ability of these larger engines actually work out to be as good as, if not better, than a smaller car because the smaller cars have to work harder at keeping the speed up – particularly when heavy laden. Food for thought… anyhow.
New VF Commodore SV6 models also provide high levels of comfort and features like Holden MyLink, Bluetooth communications, dual-zone climate control, adjustable lumbar support for the driver, a CD system, voice control, remote start and more. So experience the VF SV6 Commodore, and see why this is one of the great driver’s cars on the market.
The current Holden VF Commodore SV6 models include the:
For any more information on the Holden VF Commodore SV6, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quotes requests out to our national network of Holden dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!
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