VY COM­MODORE [241,909 BUILT]

Unique Cars - - FAREWELL HOLDEN -

ANOTHER UP­DATE, more fresh new shapes stamped into the tin: The VY’s head­lights and tail lights were an­gu­lar where the pre­vi­ous two se­ries had been curvy. It’s sub­jec­tive, but the luxo States­man and Caprice seemed to ben­e­fit more from the sharp styling up­dates than the fam­ily-spec Com­modore range. There was a new dash, too. But it was the plethora of new mod­els that was the real news for VY: A dual-cab Crew­man ute with six-or eight-cylin­der power, the off-road­ish Holden Ad­ven­tra all-wheel-drive wagon, the Crew­man Cross-8 (also with AWD) and later, two-and four-wheel-drive sin­gle-cab/chas­sis. HSV also had ver­sions of the Ad­ven­tra wagon (Avalanche) and Crew­man Cross-8 (Avalanche XUV) and a very low-vol­ume low-rid­ing on-road Coupe4 with an AWD sys­tem tucked un­der­neath, all in ad­di­tion to the es­tab­lished range of XU-6, Club­sport, Maloo, Se­na­tor, GTS and Grange, plus spe­cials such as GTS300 and SV300 with

the C4B 300kW Call­away en­gine.

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