VY COMMODORE [241,909 BUILT]
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.