Holden Ute VU Series specs Sept 9, 2007 17:35:10 GMT 9.5
Post by whcaprice on Sept 9, 2007 17:35:10 GMT 9.5
January 2001 - September 2002
(VU Series II: September 2001 - September 2002)
The VU Utility is based on the VX Commodore. It now has Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) standard. It also now has the 5.7L V8 as an option, the old 5.0L V8 has been retired.
Some changes introduced with the Series II include: All Series II models are equipped with new stalk controls for indicator, wiper and cruise control functions. The cruise control is operated using a more intuitive twist switch mechanism instead of the previous button system. The SS Ute introduces the option of striking coloured leather interior trims, specifically designed to complement exteriors finished in Red Hot and the brilliant new Hyper yellow. The Commodore SS customised colour theme extends to instrument clusters, metallised console fascias and seat trims. Stylish black leather trim also joins the option list for the Ute SS. For added security, the Ute S and SS models are now fitted with an alarm system, operated via remote control Power Key, which sounds the vehicle's horn when triggered.
Anti-lock braking (ABS) is now available on the entry level Holden Ute, while traction control becomes standard on Commodore S.
Storm Ute (limited edition)
SS 50 Ute (limited edition)
This was a limited edition run from May 2002. 1000 were manufactured. It was advertised as having $2,400 worth of additional features. Based on the V6 Ute, it features air conditioning, ABS anti-lock braking, FE2 sports suspension, driver/passenger airbags, 16-inch six spoke alloy wheels in satin silver, SS side skirts and rear bumperettes, Storm badging, seats are trimmed in charcoal and black with bolsters in Anthracite leather, colour-coded to a unique Titanium-finished instrument panel and console and leather-wrapped steering wheel. It was available in a choice of four colours: Hyper (vibrant chromatic yellow metallic); Delft (cobalt blue metallic); Phantom (black metallic with silver highlights); Red Hot (highly chromatic solid red). There was also a Holden By Design version which is equipped in addition with 17-inch 8-spoke alloy wheels, power antenna, chrome sports bar and tailored sports bar tonneau cover. The recommended retail price was $31,990 for manual, $32,750 for automatic, $34,290 for Holden By Design manual and $35,050 for Holden By Design automatic.
SS 50 Ute
This was a limited edition run from October 2001. 500 were manufactured. It is an anniversary edition Ute, which is based on the Series II VU Ute SS. The SS Fifty Ute is available in one exterior finish only, being a combination of Phantom Black with side and rear highlights in Quicksilver. It features an alloy sports bar, 17-inch, machine faced six spoke alloy wheels, SS Fifty identification on the flush-fitting tonneau cover, SS Fifty badging, sports seats trimmed in a unique combination of SS 'Code' fabric with leather bolsters in Hyper yellow, colour-coded instrument panel and yellow instrument cluster, the Ute's Anthracite leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear shifter and handbrake are edged in yellow baseball stitching, the door handles, handbrake and auto-shift button are highlighted in satin chrome, front fog lamps, sculptured front fascia and side skirts, driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes, sports suspension and air conditioning. Under the bonnet, there's a unique black Generation III V8 engine cover with yellow accents, teamed with a choice of six speed manual or electronic control four speed automatic transmission. The recommended retail price was $38,900.