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Well, these look like Chevy taillights, I do believe.



Nice shot of the interior, Moltie... switches on the door!



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Interior looks like a big brother to the Impala....

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This is very nice. Has the upscale exterior styling VW is known for. Hopefully the US will get something similar enough...nahhhh who am I kidding?

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These seats are gorgeous! Croc, don't you think this will translate directly to the Chevy SS, in and out? Agreed... very nice.

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This is very nice. Has the upscale exterior styling VW is known for. Hopefully the US will get something similar enough...nahhhh who am I kidding?

Since the Chevy SS is more sports sedan than luxury, I assume there will be a lot more gray and black trim...

The rear end design resembles the Malibu quite a bit but w/ better taillight integration...

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Agreed on the taillights. If the Malibu's were this smooth, I'd have no issue.

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not super jazzed on the exterior at first, but looking a bit more it is some nice changes. did a lot with what i am sure was not a lot of $$$$ to work with. Not a knockout, but definitely nice.

Interior is actually what i am more impressed with. You can clearly see how they tried to evolve the theme inside to have some things in common with the current chevy's.... the door panels, the center stack. seats look nice. I am sure the new dashtop and gauges are just plunked down on top of the old lower dash which is why it looks sort of disjointed but it's all good. To be honest this is better than i expected.

kudos..... now let's see the SS....all the old G8 fans should be happy as pigs in slop.

Window switches on the door where they are intended to be.

Fairly obvious how those rear taillights will be twin taillights on the SS like the Malibu....

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Is it just me? I see this in Buick dealerships more than Chevy..

I think so--I see this in Holden dealerships more than Buick or Chevy.

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Is it just me? I see this in Buick dealerships more than Chevy..

Given that Buick has been FWD only for over 15 years, it wouldn't fit in there.

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As nice as the interior is, the exterior is entirely awful.

It kills what was a clean,crisp, taut design with amorphous globs of generic non-style.

Just terrible.

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I do tend to think the new VF Commodore is a handsome sedan, although it isn't a knock out by any means. It's also unfortunate that I do get a minute and rather strange Acura RL-esque vibe from how the Calais model's front fascia interacts with the rest of the design. The SS model won't have that issue, but regardless I think it needs to be said.

I'm with Camino in actually preferring the styling of the VE Commodore over this, although I still wouldn't kick one out of my driveway.

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Where before it was just lego blocks to be as generic as possible for multiple rebrands, now that it will be only Chevrolet and Holden, they can make it straddle just two, and give it more style that will be believable for either.

That was my problem with the G8 and the GTO before it (a little bit different story on the GTO though, less offensive), as a Pontiac, it was not believable, it was just too straight-lined.

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With the shape of the tail lights and grill, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see this end up in the EU as well under an Opel badge.

Well, a revised version of the Caprice may continue to be sold as a Buick Park Avenue in China, so that probably explains why certain elements of the design would also translate well to a new Opel.

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They haven't shown the Statesman/Caprice updates yet, wonder how they will appear...I assume the US Caprice PPV will get those changes eventually.

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