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Holden's born-again One Tonner heads upmarket with a new V6 and six-slot manual

8 Oct 2004

IT took years of playing second fiddle to Falcon in the lucrative light commercial sales race for Holden to realise its error in discontinuing the original WB one-tonner almost 20 years ago. That was rectified with the revival of the One Tonner nameplate in June last year, following three years and $55 million in development costs to mate a chassis rear-end to Holden’s monocoque Commodore Ute cab. Now, with thousands of Holden-bred tradesmen and farmers happy again, more than a year of solid sales under its belt and Holden back on top of the Aussie ute heap, the facelifted VZ One Tonner raises its bar again with a new V6, a new manual transmission, extra equipment, a revised nose and, of course, a price rise.

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Model release date: 1 August 2004 to 1 February 2006

Previous model

Holden VY One Tonner

Released: June 2003
Ended: August 2004
Family Tree: One-Tonner

DIRECT predecessor to the latest VZ One Tonner is the born-again VY version released on June 1, 2003. That model started at $26,210 with the 3.8-litre V6 auto variant and topped out with the One Tonner S V8 priced at $36,150 for both auto and manual versions. The VY One Tonner, however, was Holden's first one-tonne ute since the legendary WB was banished 19 years ago.

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