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Behold, the next El Camino. Ok, maybe not — but Holden's dropping a not-so-special special edition of its Brick House Commodore ute and wagon. This bad boy's called the SVZ, and it's the second model year for this variant edition with the executive trim level as its base. If you're in the land of Mick Dundee, you'll be able to get the ute-version of this chromium variant cover purple people-eater in a six-speed manny tranny from $29,990 and in a five-speed auto transmission from $30,990 — with both versions getting the High Output Alloytec V6 engine. There's also the wagon version of the SVZ with a starting price of $32,490 with a four-speed automatic transmission — but who the heck would ever want that when you can get a nuevo El Cam-looking thing in purple with a manual transmission for just a couple grand less? Oh, well, we didn't think about whether or not you had a family...yeah, we dunno nothing about that. Full press release below the jump.

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:


* 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


* 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).

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* Power and torque figures as per ECE regulations

Spy Photos: Holden VE Commodore Ute [internal]

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