Unveils All New 2007 VE Ute Lineup - We're Insanely Jealous!
Source: General Motors Press Release Posted:
08-22-07 00:12 PT
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today unveiled its all new VE Ute range - the latest iconic model in
a line-up that spans almost 60
years of Australian motoring.
is Holden’s first completely new ute design since the VU
series in 2000. It offers more features, more useable interior
space, greater storage flexibility and more performance than any of its
an extra $105 million ($83.9 million USD) on top of its $1 billion
($800 million USD) VE Commodore sedan program and carried out more
than 650,000kms of reliability testing on the new VE Ute.
the new range in Melbourne today, GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director
Chris Gubbey said almost 60 years of history had established the Holden
Ute as a true Australian icon.
ute’s development tells the story of Australia. Today’s
ute is about working hard, playing hard and enjoying an active lifestyle,"
Mr Gubbey said.
Ute raises the bar in this segment and sets new standards in safety,
comfort, flexibility and performance, and all at the great value price
you’d expect from Holden."
world-class design and engineering expertise has created a vehicle that
successfully integrates sports car performance, ride and handling and
the same genetic make-up as the multi-award winning VE Commodore sedan,
the all new VE Ute was designed, engineered and built in Australia.
will be the first locally produced ute to offer the acclaimed Electronic
Stability Program (ESP) crash avoidance
safety technology standard across the range. High levels of safety
carry through to the vehicle’s
structure which incorporates the same high-strength steels introduced
in VE sedan.
VE Ute’s interior offers increased cabin comfort and
significantly increased storage space. The tray has a new cargo liner
fitted as standard.
is stepped up and there are wider wheel and tyre combinations across
all models. A new-to-the-range SS V model marries 270kW of V8 power
with high-level features.
19-inch wheels, dual zone electronic climate control, Bluetooth phone
connectivity, alloy pedals and a premium audio system, setting a new
standard in the ute segment.
in July 2006, Holden’s VE range has won a host of accolades
including Wheels Car of the Year, News Ltd’s Car Of The Year, MOTOR’s
Bang For Your Bucks and Drive.com People's Choice Award.