Car Review Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Wagon

Since 1978 the Holden Commodore has truly come a long way in establishing itself as a true Aussie vehicle.  It has always been a vehicle which has turned heads as you’ve heard it rev up the road but now the Commodore is here to turn heads not only for its growl, but also its looks. Introducing the new Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Wagon.

Here to be a game changer, the SS-V Redline is here to please the race car driver in you as well as give you a luxurious ride whilst keeping your family safe with a five star ANCAP safety rating.  It’s the most capable and most advanced vehicle to wear the Commodore badge so far. The Redline is a refined commuter, with numerous levels of tech and premium features. It drives quietly around town, but rest-assured as the revs rise, you hear that familiar growl which gave the Commodore its name. The impressive 260kW/517Nm 6.0-litre V8 is unchanged from the SS-V model just below it, but this SS-V Redline picks up FE3 suspension, fatter rear rubber, and a premium fit-out. The Holden Commodore SS-V Redline is also available in sedan and ute variants.

The good vs. the bad

The Good
The Holden Commodore SS-V Redline has a great level of comfort with a broad, spacious body and a lot of torque.

The Bad
This vehicle doesn’t have adjustable rear headrests which can make it uncomfortable for passengers and also its fuel economy isn’t the best (but the engine growl will make you forget that instantly).

Here are a few highlights and details of the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Wagon:

  • 5 star ANCAP Safety Rating
  • 6 speed Automatic transmission
  • Torque: 517Nm at 4400rpm
  • 8 Cylinder, 6.0 Litre
  • Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning
  • Cruise control, lane departure warning and forward collision alert
  • Split-fold functionality in rear seats
  • Keyless entry with push button start
  • 19" wheels
  • Brembo front brakes
  • Heads up display
  • 4 x Capped price services for the first 3 years or first 60,000km whichever comes first
  • Seatbelt warning lights across the rear seats – great for children

In some ways, the SS-V Redline is better equipped than its counter partner the HSV Clubsport adding leather trim, colour head-up display, rain-sensing wipers, Bose audio, forward collision alert and lane departure warning. Critics are saying t’s the best car to ever wear a Commodore badge, it is so capable it could easily wear HSV’s badge with honour. To seal the deal, not only is it better equipped than its rival HSV Clubsport, but it is also around $10,000 cheaper.
If the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Wagon sounds like a vehicle you may be interested in, contact our novated lease consultants to find out more by calling 1300 777 600 or clicking here.

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Pascal Boivin Great post! Thank you for sharing. Hope to hear more from you. 4/03/2016 3:17:34 PM
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