By Ronan Glon
Thursday, Feb 14th, 2013 @ 11:20 am
 
General Motors' Australia-based Holden division has unveiled the new 2013 Commodore SS V. Billed as the most technologically-advanced car ever designed in Australia, the four-door sedan will land in the United States later this year as the 2014 Chevrolet SS.
Called VF internally, the Commodore SS V ditches the last-gen model's angular body in favor of a fluid design that puts it in line with other members of the Holden family. The front end features a more prominent grille and big air intakes flanked by LED running lights, while the back end gains horizontal tail lamps that help give the car a wider stance.

In addition to fitting the next-gen Commodore with a new dashboard and entirely redesigned seats, Holden has made the interior more ergonomic by relocating several key functions. The window switches are found on the armrests, the trunk release button has migrated to the driver's door panel and the electric park brake button is found on the center console.

All models regardless of trim level come with Holden's Auto Park Assist, a feature that enables the car to park itself in a parallel spot or in a 90-degree spot. Holden's touch-screen based MyLink infotainment system and a keyless ignition also come standard.

Surprisingly, Holden has not released any technical information about the car. The firm promises that the Commodore SS V will return better fuel economy than the outgoing model thanks in part to weight-reducing aluminum body panels and electric power steering.

The 2013 Holden Commodore SS V will land in Australian showrooms this summer. The long-awaited Chevrolet SS will be revealed on Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida.