While the Pontiac G8 sports sedan is no longer available in the U.S., but it is still being sold in Australia as the Holden Commodore. For the 2012 model, the Holden Commodore receives some minor updates on both the exterior and interior.
On the exterior, the 2012 Holden Commodore gets chrome accents on front for most most models. While the Omega model gets new 16-inch alloy wheels, the Calais V model gets a new rear lip spoiler and the SS V-Series Redline Edition gets a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels plus rear brake calipers along with the new optional FE3 sports suspension. The optional FE3 sports suspension will also be available on the Sportwagon and Ute models as well.
In addition, the 2012 Holden Commodore will be available with two new color options of Perfect Blue and Chlorophyll to pay homage to Australian motorsport icon Peter Brock and his famous Formula Blue HDT Group A VK SS Commodore that was launched back in 1985.
“We wanted the colour to express that unique connection Holden had with Peter, who was an incredibly talented man and a fine ambassador for Holden,” said Holden Chief Designer Sharon Gauci. “Peter left a lasting impression on Holden and our company heritage so Perfect Blue is our way of celebrating his achievements,” she added.
For the interior of the 2012 Holden Commodore, it now features silver stitching to leather interior trims and a revised iQ multimedia system with smartphones integration capability.
As for the powertrain, the 2012 Holden Commodore will benefit from improved fuel efficiency for some automatic models with flex-fuel capability. It comes either with a 3.0-liter V6 engine or a 3.6-liter V6, and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Too bad, no 5.0-liter V8 engine offering for this year model yet.