Holden has introduced yet another special edition for the local lineup, called the Lightning edition. This time it’s based on the 2015 VF Commodore SV6 sedan and ute. The name of the special edition was brought together via a competition for fans which saw around 1000 suggestions being submitted.
Based on the regular SV6 sedan and ute, the Lightning comes with a number of features as standard to boost overall exclusivity. There’s 20-inch forged alloy wheels for the exterior, as well as a number of gloss black trimmings spread throughout for a racy look including a black lip spoiler for the sedan and decals down the sides.
The ute version gets a colour-coded slimline hard tonneau cover as well, while both come with special alloy pedals when optioned with the automatic transmission. Bill Mott, Holden’s executive director of marketing, said,
“Commodore SV6 Lightning’s eye-catching styling is accentuated by the 20-inch forged alloy wheels and black features, giving the vehicle a seriously sporty appearance whilst providing customers with outstanding value for money.”
The SV6 Lightning joins the Colorado Storm special edition which was announced last month. Like the regular SV6, the Lightning edition comes with a 3.6-litre naturally aspirated V6 engine producing 210kW and 350Nm. With the manual transmission we’ve timed 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds.
Prices for the Lightning kick off at $38,290 for the manual sedan and $37,490 for the manual ute (excluding on-roads). This is $1500 more than the regular SV6 sedan and $4000 more compared with the regular SV6 ute.