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Body style: Truck
Segment: Small Pickup

The Holden Ute was the most practical muscle-car produced in Australia, and its stance and taxation made it a favorite among the petrolheads from there.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and the Ute was doomed after GM's decision to shut down the model just a few years later after it introduced the last generation of this outrageous pickup. In 2015, Holden dared to make the vehicle as a farewell to its customers.

The Ute was based on the same platform as the latest VF platform used for the Commodore lineup. It sported a new front fascia with rounded, angled headlights and a big hexagonal "mouth" in the lower bumper area. A pair of side vents provided air to cool the front brakes and enhanced the car's aggressive look. Behind the short, two-door cabin, Holden installed a covered bed good to carry things. But don't think of the Ute as a regular U-haul vehicle.

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.

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HOLDEN Ute 2015 - 2017
  4 gasoline engines
  • 3.6L V6 6AT (285 HP)
  • 3.6L V6 6MT (285 HP)
  • 6.2L V8 6AT (413 HP)
  • 6.2L V8 6MT (413 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
18.8 gallons (71.2 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
11.8 in (300 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
18.8 gallons (71.2 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
11.8 in (300 mm)

HOLDEN Ute 6.2L V8 6AT (413 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.2L V8 6AT (413 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6162 cm3
Power
303.8 KW @ 6000 RPM
413 HP @ 6000 RPM
407 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
420 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
570 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.8 gallons (71.2 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
11.8 in (300 mm)

HOLDEN Ute 6.2L V8 6MT (413 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.2L V8 6MT (413 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6162 cm3
Power
303.8 KW @ 6000 RPM
413 HP @ 6000 RPM
407 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
420 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
570 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.8 gallons (71.2 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
11.8 in (300 mm)
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