Unveiled at the 17th annual Deniliquin Ute Muster event in Australia, the Holden VFII Ute gets the new 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine rated at 408hp and 570Nm (420lb-ft) of torque. With this new unit, the VFII Ute sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds, making it the quickest Commodore Ute in history.

The VFII Ute also features a new sound package comprised of a bi-modal exhaust, a patent pending Holden designed “Baillie Tip” and a mechanical sound enhancer. Range-topping SSV Redline versions add Brembo brakes on all four wheels which deliver braking performance good enough for the racetrack.

Speaking of the racetrack, Holden says the Commodore VFII Ute boasts “exceptional refinement and handling” thanks to extensive tuning work done at Holden’s Lang Lang proving ground and test rides across Victoria.

Besides these technical upgrades, the VFII Ute gains a fresh look with reshaped fascia ducts and hood vents, as well a range of new wheel designs.

“It’s a perfect demonstration of how Holden understands the unique needs of Australian ute drivers who want a functional car for the week but with the added performance and character for an engaging weekend drive,” said Rob Trubiani, Holden’s Lead Dynamics Engineer.

The new Commodore Ute goes on sale in October in Australia, with Holden anticipating “extremely strong” demand for the V8 variant.

New Features to Commodore VFII Ute Range

SV6
Passive entry / Passive start
New front fascia and grille
New 18 inch alloy wheels

SS (above SV6)
6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
Bi-modal exhaust with mechanical sound enhancer
Passive entry / Passive start
New front fascia and grille
Hood Vents
New 18 inch alloy wheels
Performance brake option

SSV (above SS)
6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
Colour Head Up Display
New 19 inch alloy wheels

SSV Redline (above SSV)
6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
Rear Brembo brakes
New 20 inch forged wheel option

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