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VY Commodore Design
The front and rear of the VY body was completely restyled, with new front grille, headlights, and taillights. In addition to the exterior restylings, the interior had been heavily updated.
VY Commodore Interior Design
Upgrades to the interior include a new instrument cluster, new centre console and steering wheel, new design transmission lever, and handbrake. There is also a mobile phone power outlet available under the centre console.
The new instrument panel features a large multi-function digital display (with single, or triple-window- depending on the model), which will display information such as the radio station display, gear selection indicator, trip computer with a stopwatch function, service reminders, and a help facility.
Standard features for the VY Commodore now include "twilight sentinel" automatic headlamp control (for some models), headlamps off programmable time delay, a high featured Blaupunkt sound system, road-speed sensitive intermitten windscreen wipers, and passenger-side airbags.
VY Commodore Series II
The Holden VY Series II update added features such as cruise control, front power windows, variable front seat lumbar support, and revised interior trim options. A 245kW V8 was introduced to the sports models and a sportier repositioning of the Calais model.
The repositioning included a subtle body kit, the option of a 235kw V8 as opposed to the previous 225kw, and a firmer suspension tune that was not as stiff as the FE2 suspension on other sport variants.