Car reviews - Holden - Commodore ute - SS 2-dr utility
3 Aug 2001
THE base ute will carry up to a 830kg payload - 18 per cent better than the previous ute, while the SS quotes a maximum payload of 621kg in automatic versions, 610kg in manuals. The S V6 is rated at 735kg in manual transmission form, 710kg in auto form. The VU's tray is 48mm longer and 55mm wider between wheelhouses than the VS Ute. The load area measures 1220mm x 2400mm. Panels are heavy-duty galvanised steel. The flush fitting tonneau system - standard on S and SS utes - uses three bows and was designed to minimise noise, especially the boom from the tonneau itself. A polypropylene cargo liner is a worthwhile and relatively inexpensive option that protects the entire load area from damage. A Holden approved 1600kg towing package is available.
Did you know?When launched in December 2000, the VU was the first all-new Holden utility in ten years
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