Maybe the station wagon style wasn’t dead after all like people predicted it would. The resurrection of the station wagon style may be thanked to the increase of gas prices. This week, the GM’s Australian branch released its variants of the Holden VF Commodore, namely the VF Sportwagon and Ute (El Camino) models.
According to Mark Reuss, a wagon version of the 2014 Chevrolet SS Performance Sedan, similar to the Holden Sportwagon, will be later available in the U.S. Whether or not the station wagon will be available in the U.S., at the moment, we are looking at the Holden Sportwagon. The aim of the Holden Sportwagon is at enthusiasts who are looking for more performance out of their station wagons than just mere transportation.
Holden Chief Engineer Brett Vivian said, “Our aim with VF was to challenge people’s perceptions about our cars and get them excited about large cars again. It’s also packed full of features and technology that take the driving experience to new levels.”
The Holden VF models are ongoing development, which will conduct more than 869,920 miles of local and overseas validation testing before the first VF Commodore reaches Holden showrooms. This includes 217,480 miles of customer verification testing of early production models by Holden employees across the business over the coming months.
The new Holden VF Sportwagon and Ute models will be launched mid-year. Holden has also confirmed that all three Commodore body styles (sedan, Sportwagon and Ute) will go on sale at the same time.