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APART from the new front and rear exterior sheetmetal styling, changes for the VY SS include new exterior mirrors, a new plenum ramp behind the bonnet, twin chrome tailpipes to replace the single oval-shaped unit fitted previously, dark-tinted tail-light lenses, new 'floating' rear wing and, not least, the switch from 17-inch alloys to 18-inch wheels off Monaro.
Inside there's an all-new dashboard, new steering wheel, mobile phone compatible Blaupunkt six-CD in-dash sound system to replace the dated Eurovox unit, side airbags, satin chrome interior door handles, new cloth trim, new instruments with a choice of three background colours and a multi-function information screen displaying gear selection, audio details and service indicator.
The 12-volt power outlet has been relocated to inside the centre console, road speed sensitive variable intermittent wipers and audio volume control have been added, and there is now a stopwatch function for the trip computer.
Commodore SS now also comes standard with auto headlights on/off, twilight sentinel, front reading spotlights, rear windscreen sunshade, front seatbelt force limiters and an alloy pedal cluster.
There are also a number of powertrain updates, including the liberation of an extra 10kW and 15Nm - plus a beefier exhaust note - via Monaro-style induction tract revisions and the adoption of a full-length, stainless steel twin exhaust system.
Finally, recalibration of the front suspension damping is aimed at increase front-end compliance and ride comfort.
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Did you know?Commodore SS now offers the availability of Holden Assist and rear park assist
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