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

Holden logo8 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.
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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