Presumably a base model Utility, it's obvious that the front and front-side architecture is similar to the sedan variants. The faux air vents remain, as do beefed up wheel arches - even on this base model!
The following computer generated rendering seems to accurately reflect the new Utility's stance and design. Several attributes are mimicked in the spy photographs, namely the flared wheel arches, relocation of fuel filler and continued existence of faux air vents.
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Click for larger imageThe photographer informs CarAdvice that the interior remained covered. It's unlikely that the dashboard layout will vary too much from the sedan variant. The shape of the rear headlights still remains anyone's guess.The fact that the rear has also been covered up suggests that a new tail-light design will be employed on the new model to differentiate it from the previous generation.
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Click for larger imageThe delayed release of the Holden Ute suggests that Holden may still be testing the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) for inclusion in the Ute.
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Previous spy photographs taken by DirtBikeWorld show a better example of the front end and also an earlier development mule. The new Ute photographed is a newer generation to the following photographs taken. The new Ute photographed is most probably a final version and will portray the completed product that will roll off the line.
An indication that the rear light cluster will change from the vertical stack are hinted at by the following images taken by an LS1.com.au forums member. The image shows a wrap-around rear light setup, explaining why rear car bras have been used on all of Holden's prototype Utilities.
Click for larger imageOne thing's for certain though, it's bound to be one brutal Ute when HSV get their hands on it and fit a 6.0-litre V8. Until then, be prepared for more from Holden in the coming months prior to their Ute's release. They most certainly don't want hype and spy shots of Ford's new Orion Utility stealing the limelight!Remember, if you have any spy photos of Holden's new Ute - or any other vehicle for that matter - contact CarAdvice, if the photos are decent, we’re willing to pay cash (more than the major magazines). High-resolution copies of the images attached are available. Please contact CarAdvice to request copies.