Sep / 2015Release date:
GM Holden released the facelifted VF Series II Commodore in September 2015, with the same V8 engine found under the bonnet of more fancied machinery from HSV.
The 6.2-litre LS3 V8 in the SS, SS-V and SS-V Redline made 304kW and 570Nm of torque, up... continued
May / 2013Release date:
Aug / 2015End date:
Holden's Commodore Ute workhorse received the same upgrade as the VF sedan and wagon line-up in 2013.
The Ute was available in base model, SV6, SS, SS-V and SS-V Redline specifications with a choice of 210kW/350Nm 3.6 litre V6 or a 270kW/530Nm 6.0... continued
Sep / 2010Release date:
Apr / 2013End date:
In September 2010 the VE Series II Ute was launched, headlined by the standard fitment of E85 ethanol-compatible 3.0-litre V6 and 6.0-litre V8 engines (the 3.6-litre also lived on but without ethanol compatibility) and a high-tech new ‘Holden-iQ’ tou... continued
Sep / 2007Release date:
Aug / 2010End date:
HOLDEN gave its utility commercial vehicle the “clean sheet” VE treatment. It became available in October 2007 and was based on the VE Commodore sedan platform that emerged in August 2006
The two-door Ute introduced variations of the VE sedan’s mo... continued
Aug / 2004Release date:
Sep / 2007End date:
The big news lay underneath, with an all-new drivetrain featuring the Melbourne-made Alloytech HFV6 3.6-litre DOHC 24V V6 pumping out 175kW/320Nm.
The four-speed auto was significantly revised to cope, while the six-speed manual is this engine... continued
Aug / 2003Release date:
Jul / 2004End date:
As for VY, but with minor grille and small trim alterations inside and out.
There are steering column modifications aimed at reducing occupant injury in a frontal collision while clear taillight lens are fitted.
This was the last outing fo... continued
Sep / 2002Release date:
Jul / 2003End date:
For its midlife update the Commodore ute adopts the same model code (VY) as its passenger car brethren, along with their more angular nose, married to the rounded carryover VU II cabin.
The 152kW/305Nm 3.8-litre OHV V6 continues in five-speed ... continued
Aug / 2001Release date:
Sep / 2002End date:
Same as the VX II range, with minor grille and small trim alterations inside and out.
New colours and a redesigned steering column stalk appear. Recalibrated steering and suspension improve handling and comfort slightly.
Engine options: 225... continued
Dec / 2000Release date:
Aug / 2001End date:
Holden’s all-new third-generation bodied Commodore finally spawned a utility variant almost two-and-a-half years after its launch.
Initially the sleek VU, wearing the VX Executive passenger car’s teardrop headlights, leaned heavily towards the... continued
May / 1998Release date:
Dec / 2000End date:
In time-honoured Holden tradition, the commercial vehicle variants ran years behind their donor sedan counterparts.
Hence the VS III update, introduced using the old VG ute base months after the virtually all-new VT Commodore burst onto the ma... continued
Jun / 1996Release date:
Apr / 1998End date:
VS II update saw slight trim modifications, rounded side indicator marker and improved equipment levels.
Plus the V8 option on the more salubrious S ute gained a revised V8 engine option. Holden also switched to a Getrag gearbox for its five-s... continued
Apr / 1995Release date:
May / 1996End date:
Almost all-new “ECOTEC” 147kW/304Nm 3.8-litre OHC V6 and a revised four-speed auto were the headline makers, promising improved efficiency.
Minor wheel and cabin trim changes were also implemented. Passenger airbag became available. The VS is ... continued
Sep / 1994Release date:
Apr / 1995End date:
The changes were limited to minor trim alterations.
New standard features: speed-warning chime
Engine options: 165kW/385Nm 5.0L V8 - S
Jul / 1993Release date:
Aug / 1994End date:
Final big VN facelift, with completely new sheetmetal from the windscreen forward, as well as a wider track, substantial front suspension and steering modifications, a redesigned cabin and a revised 130kW/295Nm 3.8-litre V6 engine.
A driver’s ... continued
Jan / 1992Release date:
Jul / 1993End date:
Facelift of 1988 VN, with recalibrated steering and suspension, clear plastic grille and minor trim changes.
The 3.8L V6 was quieter and produced more power and torque: 127kW/293Nm.
Engine options: 165kW/385Nm 5.0-litre V8 - S.
Aug / 1990Release date:
Dec / 1991End date:
Holden fans had to wait five years for a full-sized ute.
When the VN Commodore-based VG arrived it wasn’t the separate chassis small truck the 1971-1985 HQ-WB Holden commercials were, with its 720kg load limit, all-coil suspension and VN wagon ... continued
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