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Holden Commodore ute (VY Commodore Utility)

VY Commodore Utility

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore ute

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Jul 2003

Holden logo1 Sep 2002

By BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS

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 manual or four-speed auto guise.

Inside there is a new instrument panel with binnacle-style instrument cluster featuring multi-function digital displays, new centre console and steering wheels.

There have also been some engineering refinements with improvements claimed to chassis dynamics, build precision, powertrain, safety and aerodynamic performance.

Ute model range reads: base, S and SS with a revised 245kW/465Nm GEN III 5.7 V8.

New standard features: none Engine options: 225kW/460Nm 5.7 V8 - S Special editions:· May 03 – Storm: Alarm, dual airbags, air-con, keyless entry, CD player, LSD, alloy wheels, sports suspension, power windows, decals

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