autoevolution
compare with...
Pick brand
  • AC
  • ACURA
  • ALFA ROMEO
  • ALPINE
  • ARIEL
  • ARO
  • ARTEGA
  • ASTON MARTIN
  • AUDI
  • AURUS
  • BENTLEY
  • BMW
  • BRISTOL
  • BUFORI
  • BUGATTI
  • BUICK
  • CADILLAC
  • CATERHAM
  • CHEVROLET
  • CHRYSLER
  • CITROEN
  • CUPRA
  • DACIA
  • DAEWOO
  • DAIHATSU
  • DATSUN
  • DeLorean
  • DODGE
  • DONKERVOORT
  • DR MOTOR
  • DS AUTOMOBILES
  • EAGLE
  • FERRARI
  • FIAT
  • FISKER
  • FORD
  • FSO
  • GEELY
  • GENESIS
  • GMC
  • GTA Motor
  • HINDUSTAN
  • HOLDEN
  • HONDA
  • HUMMER
  • HYUNDAI
  • INFINITI
  • ISUZU
  • JAGUAR
  • JEEP
  • Karma
  • KIA
  • KOENIGSEGG
  • KTM
  • LADA
  • LAMBORGHINI
  • LANCIA
  • LAND ROVER
  • LEXUS
  • LINCOLN
  • LOTUS
  • Lucid Motors
  • Mahindra
  • MARUSSIA
  • MARUTI SUZUKI
  • MASERATI
  • MAYBACH
  • MAZDA
  • MCLAREN
  • MERCEDES BENZ
  • Mercedes-AMG
  • MERCURY
  • MG
  • MINI
  • MITSUBISHI
  • MORGAN
  • NIO
  • NISSAN
  • OLDSMOBILE
  • OPEL
  • PAGANI
  • PANOZ
  • PERODUA
  • PEUGEOT
  • Pininfarina
  • PLYMOUTH
  • Polestar
  • PONTIAC
  • PORSCHE
  • PROTON
  • QOROS
  • RAM Trucks
  • RENAULT
  • RIMAC
  • RIVIAN
  • ROLLS-ROYCE
  • SAAB
  • SALEEN
  • SAMSUNG
  • SANTANA
  • SATURN
  • SCION
  • SEAT
  • SKODA
  • SMART
  • SPYKER
  • SSANGYONG
  • SUBARU
  • SUZUKI
  • TATA MOTORS
  • TESLA
  • TOYOTA
  • TVR
  • VAUXHALL
  • VinFast
  • VOLKSWAGEN
  • VOLVO
  • WIESMANN
  • ZENDER
  • Zenvo
Car video reviews:

Body style: Truck
Segment: Small Pickup

Designed as a sports-car dressed as a blue-collar worker, the Ute was Australian's Chevrolet ElCamino and managed to gather a crowd around it.

Holden created the Ute as a regular working vehicle, a pickup for street use with a limited loading area and fuel-efficient engines under the hood. But that was only a part of the truth. It is hard to believe that someone would use a 285 hp pickup vehicle to move its gardening tools around town. In 2013, Holden introduced the VF platform-based Ute and kept it until 2017 when the car left the assembly lines.

The Ute was based on the same platform as the latest Commodore lineup. It sported a new front fascia with rounded, angled headlights and a big hexagonal "mouth" in the lower bumper area. The base versions didn't show any muscles or exaggerated styling, but the front spoiler was not standard for utility vehicles either.

Inside, the European style dominated the dashboard and its binocular instrument cluster. The infotainment system featured a 7" touch-screen above the center stack, like in Holden's European cousins (Opel and Vauxhall). The aluminum inserts (silver plastic) and the thick steering wheel completed the car's sporty image, while the high-bolstered seats kept its occupants in place during hard cornering.

Under the hood, Holden offered a choice of two engines for the Ute. While the small, 3.6-liter version was for those who didn't want to tear up the tarmac, the 6.2-liter LS3 under the SS version was clearly the one that turned heads on the streets.

HOLDEN Ute 2013 - 2015 14 Photos
HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)HOLDEN Ute (2013 - 2015)
press release
HOLDEN Ute 2013 - 2015
  4 gasoline engines
  • 3.6L V6 6AT (285 HP)
  • 3.6L V6 6MT (285 HP)
  • 6.0L V8 6AT (353 HP)
  • 6.0L V8 6MT (367 HP)
brochures (download)
HOLDEN Ute Brochure

HOLDEN Ute 3.6L V6 6AT (285 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6L V6 6AT (285 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3564 cm3
Power
209.6 KW @ 6700 RPM
285 HP @ 6700 RPM
281 BHP @ 6700 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
350 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.1 gallons (76.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
199.3 in (5062 mm)
Width
74.7 in (1897 mm)
Height
58.8 in (1494 mm)
Front/rear Track
63/63.5 in (1,600/1,613 mm)
Wheelbase
118.5 in (3010 mm)

HOLDEN Ute 3.6L V6 6MT (285 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6L V6 6MT (285 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3564 cm3
Power
209.6 KW @ 6700 RPM
285 HP @ 6700 RPM
281 BHP @ 6700 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
350 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.1 gallons (76.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
199.3 in (5062 mm)
Width
74.7 in (1897 mm)
Height
58.8 in (1494 mm)
Front/rear Track
63/63.5 in (1,600/1,613 mm)
Wheelbase
118.5 in (3010 mm)

HOLDEN Ute 6.0L V8 6AT (353 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.0L V8 6AT (353 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5967 cm3
Power
259.7 KW @ 5600 RPM
353 HP @ 5600 RPM
348 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
381 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
517 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.1 gallons (76.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
199.3 in (5062 mm)
Width
74.7 in (1897 mm)
Height
58.8 in (1494 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.7/63.2 in (1,593/1,605 mm)
Wheelbase
118.5 in (3010 mm)

HOLDEN Ute 6.0L V8 6MT (367 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.0L V8 6MT (367 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5967 cm3
Power
269.9 KW @ 5600 RPM
367 HP @ 5600 RPM
362 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
391 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
530 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.1 gallons (76.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
199.3 in (5062 mm)
Width
74.7 in (1897 mm)
Height
58.8 in (1494 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.7/63.2 in (1,593/1,605 mm)
Wheelbase
118.5 in (3010 mm)
  report a mistake on this page