designers captured the dual role of today’s ute as a practical
workhorse with recreational sports car credentials. A priority
was to create more practical cabin space and storage flexibility.
its sedan sibling, VE Ute has authoritative stance and poise. The
signature raked bodyside and distinctive flared wheel arches feature
features a coupe-like integrated roof-line and retains the classic
Holden Ute proportional trait with the tray perfectly balanced above
the rear wheels.
presentation is aided by the use of a single piece body side outer
which runs from the A pillar to the tailgate. The new one-piece
side structure delivers significant quality improvements through dimensional
stability and repeatability.
are unique wrap-around tail lamps and tailgate hinges are now fully concealed. Dual and quad exhaust systems enhance the VE Ute’s
sports car appeal.
Ute introduces several design solutions that increase interior storage
space, improve rear compartment access and add more convenience features.
cabin interior draws on the award-winning VE sedan, with individual
treatments increasing buyer choice. Specific centre stack features,
mouldings, displays and illumination colours create maximum differentiation
quality standards applied to VE sedan were also applied to ute, with
critical areas such as part-to-part fit, material surfaces, storage
openings and other treatments reviewed to the tiniest detail.
access has been opened up with a quick release seat latch now standard.
Storage volume behind the seats is now 245-litres (8.65 cu-ft), a significant
increase over VZ Ute’s 90-litre (3.18 cu-ft) space.
two storage compartments beneath the load floor and all models except
Omega and SV6 have dual cargo nets in the rear panel. A
new rear centre T-panel provides a striking visual element.
the new ute takes many of its design and styling cues from the successful
VE sedan, its body structure has more than 60 unique panels.
structure has been significantly reinforced to accommodate the load-carrying
capacity and robustness required for a light commercial vehicle.
cargo area is more functional and versatile. A heavy duty
moulded cargo liner is now standard fitment.
protect the tray space and load materials from damage. Floor
corrugations allow water run-off and easy cleaning.
flush-fitting soft tonneau cover (all models except Omega) features Holden’s unique ‘snap lock’ clipping system. The
six cargo tie-down hooks have been redesigned for improved functionality.