Selected quotes from October Wheels on VY
* While there's no danger of mistaking a VY for a VX2, beneath the look little has changed. The key points are; steering hardware has been retuned, front suspension compression has been retuned, the body structure beefed up, front PAB and load limiters are standard across the range.
* In one swipe of his crayon Simcoe has added an aggressive new edge to the Commodore, taking to its familiar curves with angle grinder and tin clips.
* The edgy new front and rear pressings combined with different combinations of headlight, tailight and bumper treatments - makes VY a very different looking Commodore
* Holden, obviously sick of reading that Commodore's steering isnt as good as Falcon's attended to the criticism chasing the "elasticity out of the system".
* Given a relatively nimble chassis for something that weighs more than 1700kg's the SS steering is keenly directional and the handling responsive. Beefy brakes too. VY's suspension and steering changes may be subtle but together with bigger wheels and high spec tyres they mean the SS bundles through curves better than ever. Mind you the steering gets a slightly jelly centred feel over bumps and ripples but thats at over 180 clicks on the proving ground banked bowl.
Things they liked
1. The new steering wheel - new design is a vast improvement.
2. New rear vision mirrors