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Holden Crewman

VY II Crewman

1 Sep 2003

HOLDEN’S Crewman and One Tonner utilities grew out of the VT Commodore-based VU utility-derived VY ute chassis, created by the company bolting a chassis to the back of the ute’s monocoque-bodied cab.

It resulted in the longest rear-drive Holden ever.

In the case of Crewman, load carrying capacity is compromised to squeeze in an extra row of seats, making it the first five-seater Commodore-based ute and the first Australian-built four-door ute.

It was available in two distinct guises – rear-wheel drive and Cross8 all-wheel drive, with the latter incorporating Holden’s “Cross Trac” all-wheel drive system and the One Tonner's leaf-sprung live axle rear-end.

The rear-drive models used Holden’s outgoing 3.8-litre Ecotec V6 delivering 152kW of power and 302nm of torque through a four-speed automatic gearbox. The payload varied from 1070kg to 1087kg.

Meanwhile the Cross8 and Crewman SS employed the 225kW/460Nm 5.7-litre GEN III V8 four-speed automatic combination or six-speed manual combination.

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