Instead, Holden debuted the 2016 VF Commodore Series II Ute at an enthusiast at the 17th annual Deniliquin Ute Muster.
Everything to love about the 2016 VF Commodore Series II is alive and well in the Ute body style, including the 6.2-liter LS3 V8, cranking out 408 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Completing the sprint from 0 to 62 takes a mere 4.9 seconds, making this the quickest Holden ute ever produced.
Coupled with the new bi-modal exhaust, with Holden designed “Baillie tip”, Holden says the latest Commodore Ute amplifies what every ute buyer loves in the vehicle’s best package yet.
“This has been an especially exciting project as we’ve wanted this engine in this vehicle for some time now so it’s great that it’s finally here and it certainly won’t disappoint,” said Mr. Trubiani.
“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 Holden’s Lead Dynamics Engineer, Rob Trubiani.
As for the 2016 VF Series II Ute, Holden’s Chief Engineer, Andrew Holmes, said the years of hard work developing VFII ensure it is a thrilling and engaging ride, and a fitting car to be launched to the 20,000 strong Deniliquin crowd first.
“We’ve been working on this car for a while now and are excited to see it make its debut at Deni. The new 6.2-litre LS3 engine, combined with its unique sound character makes an already thrilling sports vehicle, even more special,” said Mr. Holmes.
“We have tested the Ute alongside sedan and wagon, completing in the region of 250,000kms of development driving and can say this is absolutely the best car we have ever engineered and we know our customers will enjoy driving VFII as much as we enjoyed creating it.”