2014 Holden VF Ute Joins Cut-price Commodore Range, Adds New Tech

TMR Team | May 15, 2013

Holden continues to wheel out pricing and specification details for its 2014 Commodore family, today announcing price cuts and new technology for the VF Ute range.

Unlike the Commodore sedan, the Ute range features no Evoke or Omega model, kicking off instead of with the eponymous Ute.

The Ute is priced at $32,990 - $2500 less than the VE Omega - but like the Evoke sedan, it adds Auto Park Assist, reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors and an eight-inch screen with iPod connectivity and Holden's MyLink infotainment system.

Blind Spot Alert and Reverse Traffic Alert can also be optioned with the Ute model.

Power in the Ute is provided by Holden's 3.6 litre petrol V6 (the Evoke sedan gets the 3.0 litre engine), and a six-speed auto is the only option.

Buyers seeking a six-speed manual can opt for the SV6, which carries the same price as the Ute and the same 3.6 litre engine.

Moving up to the V8-powered manual SS Ute marks a $3500 price cut to $38,990 and offers features that mirror the less powerful SV6 model.

The SV6 and SS models are equipped with a sports body-kit, 18-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, Sportec/cloth combo seat trim, Blind Spot Alert, Reverse Traffic Alert, a chrome exhaust tip and a soft tonneau cover.

Choosing the manual SS V adds leather-appointed seats, 19-inch wheels, sensor key with push-button start, front fog lamps, a colour instrument cluster display, satellite navigation with live traffic updates, footwell lamps and DVD playback.

Topping the range is the SS V Redline, which adds Brembo brakes, forged 19-inch alloy wheels, updated FE3 Ultra sports-tuned suspension, a colour Head-Up Display, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

Recommended retail prices, excluding dealer delivery and government charges:

Model

VE

VF pricing

Rollback

Ute (auto only)

$35,490 (Omega)

$32,990

- $2,500

SV6 (manual)

$38,490

$32,990

-$5,500

SS (manual)

$42,490

$38,990

-$3,500

SS-V (manual)

$47,490

$42,490

-$5,000

SS-V Redline (manual)

$49,990

$48,490

-$1,500

Automatic transmission adds $2,200 including GST
Prestige paint adds $550 including GST

VF Ute Factory Fit Option Pricing (includes GST)

Holden Ute
Blind Spot Alert and Reverse Traffic Alert (bundled) - $350
Satellite Navigation - $750
Soft tonneau cover - $490

SV6
Satellite Navigation - $750
Leather Appointed seats - $1,000

SS
Satellite Navigation - $750

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  • FrugalOne says,
    1 year ago
    2 likes
    *****PRIMO!*****....And rightly so laugh

    OK Holden, for more than a decade we have been SCREAMING for a bloody BENCH SEAT sad

    Missed the target YET AGAIN rolleyes

    FAIL // FAIL // FAIL bleh

    Falcon Ute and 1 tonner, clear winner biggrin
    • CAZZO says,
      10 months ago
      *****PRIMO!*****....And rightly so laugh

      OK Holden, for more than a decade we have been SCREAMING for a bloody BENCH SEAT sad

      Missed the target YET AGAIN rolleyes

      FAIL // FAIL // FAIL bleh

      Falcon Ute and 1 tonner, clear winner biggrin


      I will stop pushing them now, not a hope in hell will they spend another cent on the Commodore as its stopping production

      LONG LIVE BENCH SEAT UTES!!

      [It cost you 4 ute sales Holden]

  • FrugalOne says,
    1 year ago
    3 likes
    NO LPG....a BIG WmadTmadFmad ?
  • Darren Bainbridge says,
    1 year ago
    1 like
    i priced the VE SSV redline ute they wanted just over $49000.00 for it so i decided to wait for the VF version because they are supposed to be so cheap. Well think again the price for the VF was just over $56000.00 so how can they advetise they are cheaper when they so clearly are not, BUYER BEWARE!!!!!
    • paul says,
      1 year ago
      i have ss v z 2012 white auto ute for $33,000 if interested cheers
  • MotorMouth says,
    1 year ago
    Wow! SV6 Ute has to be the bargain of the century. According to Wheels, who use teh Blue Book as a reference, it already has stellar resale - 70% retained value over 3 years, which is only bettered by one Corolla model, a few Prado models and Mazda2. With list prices reflecting real world prices more closely, it seems likely that figure will improve even more. And that's before you think about how much performance you are getting for so little money. This has to be a prime candidate for next year's BFYB crown.
  • yabbietol says,
    1 year ago
    Where is the base model diesel automatic 4WD with tow bar as standard. Holden always misses this enormous market in Australia.
  • Doug says,
    1 year ago
    1 like
    SV6 Ute is a great price and I can't wait until they come out but I wish they stuck to their old Z series rims!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • uteman says,
    1 year ago
    Hey there Holden people, do you still have a digital speedometer in the VF? thats the best feature in the ute. I think you should be able to select (and pay for) the features you want. things like cruize control electric seats, CD players and "fog' lights are a waste of money.

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