GM’s Australian subsidiary Holden, is keeping the muscle-car flame alive even in its Ute range as the Auzzies unveiled another version of their popular light commercial model, based on the Commodore (which is actually based on the Opel Omega & Cadillac Catera…)
The special edition “Thunder” models for the 2door Ute and 4door Crewman represent up to $3500 (2.480 US $) in extra value and are available on S Ute, SS Ute and SS Crewman. They will be in Holden dealerships by April 2006.
The Thunder SS models are powered by Holden’s new Gen 4 V8 engine which delivers 260kW or 355 Hp of peak power at 5600rpm and 510Nm or 56 kgm of peak torque at 4400rpm. The Thunder S Ute boasts the advanced 172 kW or 235 Hp Alloytec V6 engine made at Holden’s Port Melbourne engine plant.
Sports Hard Tonneau – S Ute, SS Ute
Hard Tonneau – SS Crewman
17-inch alloy wheels – SS Crewman (alloy spare)
18-inch alloy wheels – S Ute (steel spare), SS Ute (alloy spare)
Special edition 'Thunder' badging
Colour Coded Leather Seats – SS Ute
Anthracite Leather seats – S Ute, SS Crewman
Thunder S Ute: Manual $33,990 (24.100
Thunder SS Ute: Manual and automatic $42,490 (30.110
Thunder SS Crewman: Manual and automatic $48,690 (34.500