To combat this, Holden has raised prices on the Commodore SS by $2,500 AUD ($1,886 USD) as dealers scramble to locate and sell the hot models. Employee discounts on V8-powered Commodores have also officially been banned by the company.
As far as the Magnum ute is concerned, it uses a FE3 rear suspension featuring a sedan tune tweaked to deliver better handling. Charcoal Brembo calipers are paired with cross-drilled front and rear brake rotors, while a hard tonneau cover is also part of the deal. This one too gets the aforementioned engine and transmission cooling packages, as well as the wheels and a bunch of badges and decals shared with the others.
It leaves the Calais V as a $48,750 V6-engined and $56,750 V8-engined flagship duo, each $760 costlier than before.
The MY17 Commodore changes will see out the locally built range when production in Elizabeth, South Australia, ends on October 20 this year.