1 May 1980
With early Commodore sales booming, the WB Statesman was the only passenger car survivor of the aborted HQ-based WA/WB Kingswood project.
New, Americanised front and rear styling, a longer roof, redesigned rear doors and profile, more interior space, a bigger boot, a fully remodelled cabin, better air-con and ventilation, and increased equipment levels highlight the changes.
Only the front quarter panels, windscreen, bonnet and front doors were HZ body carryovers.
The SL/E model was dropped. A revised 5.0-litre V8 engine now produced 126kW.