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One of our readers has sent in photos of Holden’s yet to be released Utility.

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.


Courtesy of CGIAutomotive.com

From the photographs, it can be seen that the fuel-filler position has been moved further toward the rear, instead of closer to the driver’s door, as in the previous generation.

2007 Holden Commodore VE Ute Spy Photographs
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The 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.

2007 Holden Commodore VE Utility Spy Photographs
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2007 Holden Commodore VE Utility Spy Photographs
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The delayed release of the Holden Ute suggests that Holden may still be testing the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) for inclusion in the Ute.

2007 Holden Commodore VE Utility Spy Photographs
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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.

2007 Holden Commodore VE Utility Spy Shots

2007 Holden Commodore VE Utility Spy Shot

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.

2007 Holden Commodore VE Utility Spy Shots
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One 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.






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