• May 16, 2007
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GM's Holden subsidiary has pulled the wraps off a pair of new Commodore special editions. The Commodore SVZ Ute has the General's top-notch 3.6L VVT V6 underhood, pumping 255 horses through an optional 5-speed automatic, or slightly less if the driver is making the shifts through the standard 6-speed manual tranny. The SVZ package includes black leather, exclusive badging, 18" alloys, performance brakes, a full spare and a range of paint colors that includes the color-shifting Morpheous finish seen in the enclosed photos.

Joining the Ute is the Commodore SVZ Wagon, which gets a powered-down 3.6 making 234 horses. Shifts come courtesy of a 4-speed automatic, and the car's list of features includes 17" alloys, foglights, a sport/luxury suspension, black headlamp surrounds, body color roof rails, chrome exhaust tip, and SVZ badging. This makes us want a V8-powered Pontiac G8 wagon to go head-to-head with the Dodge Magnum. Come on, General...do it! (And send the Ute over already while you're at it.)

Complete pricing and specs are in the press release after the jump.

UPDATE: As several have pointed out in the comments, these are both VZ cars, not the new VE models. The VE Ute is rumored to be debuting this summer.

[Source: GM Holden]



PRESS RELEASE:
Special Edition Commodore SVZ Ute And Wagon

Holden has released special edition Commodore SVZ Ute and Wagon models offering key extra features and outstanding value for money.

Available now, SVZ Ute offers a six-speed manual transmission from $29,990 and a five-speed automatic from $30,990.

SVZ Ute is powered by the High Output Alloytec V6 engine which produces peak power of 190kW at 6500rpm (automatic transmission) and peak power of 187kW at 6000rpm (manual transmission) and 335Nm of peak torque at 3200rpm.*

Also available now, Commodore SVZ Wagon is priced from $32,490 and powered by the 172kW 3.6-litre Alloytec V6 engine with four-speed automatic transmission.*

Both offers are limited to private buyers only.

Commodore SVZ Ute Specification

Additional content over SV6 Ute:

* 18-inch alloy wheels with full size alloy spare (CV8-R)
* Performance brake package with red painted brake callipers (Holden logo on front brakes)
* Onyx leather seats and door trim with SVZ embroided logo on seat face
* SVZ exterior badging

Colours (metallic paint $400 extra)

* Heron White
* Redhot
* Nickel metallic
* Impulse metallic
* Ignition metallic
* Phantom metallic

The new "Morpheous" metallic colour available on VE Commodore sports models is also available with the special edition SVZ Ute.

Commodore SVZ Ute Recommended Retail Pricing:

From $29,990 - manual transmission (plus dealer delivery and government charges).
From $30,990 - automatic transmission (plus dealer delivery and government charges).

Commodore SVZ Wagon Specification

Commodore SVZ Wagon offers more refined sports styling and outstanding value for money. Features over the current VZ Wagon include:

Exterior

* 17-inch alloy wheels (4)
* Distinctive front fascia with fog lamps
* Sports-luxury suspension
* Chrome exhaust extension
* Body coloured mirror scalps
* Black bezel headlamps
* Body colour rear wind deflector and roof rails
* Roof rack
* SVZ rear badge

Interior

* Anthracite cloth seat trim with leather faced bolsters
* Air conditioning
* 6 disc in-dash CD player
* Front and rear power windows
* Leather-wrap steering wheel, automatic transmission selector and handbrake grip

Colours (metallic paint $400 extra)

Commodore SVZ Wagon includes a selection of the new VE colours such as:

* Provence
* Sandstorm
* Red Passion
* Nickel
* Evoke
* Vespers Blue
* Impulse
* Phantom
* Heron White

Commodore SVZ Wagon Recommended Retail Pricing:
From $32,490 - automatic transmission (plus dealer delivery and government charges).

* Power and torque figures as per ECE regulations


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  • 17 Comments
      • 7 Years Ago
      Awesome. Bring em over, GM.

      GM can call them trucks (the EPA classifies the Magnum as a truck) and they will only help GM's CAFE.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good point, bmoredlj.

      Note - I am Dave 1 not Dave 3. LOL.
      • 7 Years Ago
      why does the manual make less power??
      • 7 Years Ago
      Subarban and PT cruiser in the same class? This ladies and gentleman is only possible for the US government.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I normally like Holden's. But I do not like this car/truck. It looks very old.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The article neglected to mention that these are just tarted-up run-out models. These are the VZ Ute and VZ Wagon, which are the only VZ models left. They're going to be replaced by a VE Wagon and VE Ute by year's end, or in '08.

      That's why they look old. Because they are. Both have been around, with mild revisions of course, since 1997.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well. it's always heartwarming to see the U.S. isn't the only home to ugly automobiles. those things are steaming piles.
      • 7 Years Ago
      correction: EPA rates it as an SUV- 2wd.
      same class as a PT Cruiser and Chevy Suburban
      (no kidding)

      http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/byclass/Sport_Utility_Vehicle2007.shtml
      Ben K.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Holdens need a restyle front fascia and bingo, you would have a Pontiac or Chevy model. Wagon needs a little help, maybe lower rocker mouldings. Wagon looks too much like a Saturn L series wagon. Ute is a no brainer, problem is Holden doesn't have enough capacity to keep adding models for North America. GM needs additional cars, wagons and utes to help CAFE fleet average. The V6 is nice, but i'll take a LS2,6.0 V8 in my Ute(ElCamino). GM needs to build these in the U.S.A.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That "Ute" is easily one of the ugliest things I have ever seen...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I definitively prefer the cool styling of the Chrysler 300C wagon:

      http://chrysler.de/300c_touring/index.html
      • 7 Years Ago
      This wagon's wheel can be upgraded with the CV8 style.
      Although the style seems outdated, but yet still popular.
      There's lots of aftermarket fitment around.

      http://www.prestigeupgrades.com/special/holden-commodore.html

      How bout a 18 or 19 inch in Black Machined on this wagon especially a Black wagon. I think it would look awesome! The best is that they don't cost much though.
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