Review Holden SSV Redline Ute 2017
How do you say goodbye, when you know it better? You celebrate the highlights, be grateful for the good times and complete it with dignity. And that’s exactly what Holden did after no less than 69 years of producing unique Australian cars.
And talking about going out in the air … The final version of the Commodore VF Series II, Holden was produced locally eventually, very special. And a few quintessential things like Aussie as a ute. This brings us to the topic of this review – Holden SS-V Redline Ute.
With the LS3 version of Chevy’s small-block V8 engine tucked into the nose, this mechanical working truck represents a suitable final, as well as a reminder that most people buy new cars. locally moved from a passionate rear wheel drive, big car relationship.
Is there anything interesting about its design?
Commodore VFII was launched at the end of 2015, and the news title is to introduce the LS3 6.2-liter V8.
But the designers have also tinkered with the car’s appearance, adding lower grilles, vents (functions) and modified pipes in the front corners to improve aero performance.
All sedan and wagon models are refreshed with taillights and changed wheel designs, the performance flagship SS-V Redline deals with the new 19-inch alloy.
By February of this year, SS-V Redline 2017 was provided with some minor adjustments, inspired last year, limited editions of Commodore Black Editions, including black vents, grille meshes heat and outside mirror cover. The standard black sports bar completes a deliberate borderline look.
Three premium paint colors have also been added for the final production year, including our bold car color, Orange Fire Light My Fire.
With the car making its last curtain call, there is no sudden change in the interior being limited to no. But the cabin is still a comfortable and neatly arranged space, with sturdy leather chairs facing carefully sculpted and layered plots (which is a huge focus in the transition). from VE generation to VF 2014).
How realistic is the space inside?
At risk of apparent bleeding, Holden Ute is a two-seater car, and that resident pair is well served in space, comfort and storage. The same measurements of head, legs and shoulders are like in front of the car and the car.
If you’re a hard-working person, or even a lazy person, there’s plenty of room for your papers in a full-size glove box, plus a briefcase for you and your first cappuccino. Dawn. In addition, there is a spacious storage box, with USB port and 12V outlet inside the seats and two storage trays in the center console.
Door bins will contain a normal size water bottle, have enough bonus storage space behind the seat to throw away a small (35 liter) suitcase on either side, and also a net storage bag.
Then there is tray tray. If you want to play by the rules and protect yourself with standard tonneau, you will have 2064 liters of space to play. Escape from the strap and break and you will be able to stuff more than that.
The total vehicle volume (GVM) is 2385kg and the curb weight is 1766kg, equivalent to a payload of 619kg. But remember that the capacity includes you, and anything you have in the cabin, not just what you put in the tray.
Add a ladder rack on the back of the tray and with a little padding extending the height above the head, the standard sports bar becomes more than a mechanical accessory. Bolt on the tow bar and you can haul a 1600kg rickshaw (brake), with the wobble-controlled controls a welcome feature. And it’s remarkable the widget is a full size alloy.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with?
At a price of $ 52,490 for a six-speed manual ($ 54,690 automatic six-speed), SS-V Redline Ute has a lot of standard equipment, including dual zone climate control, reversing camera, ‘ Auto Park Assistant ‘(parallel and perpendicular), Start Remote car start’ (auto only), ‘black’ seats, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, 19-inch alloy, multi-touch touchscreen color convenient 8.0 inch (manage MyLink system and sat nav, but without Apple CarPlay or Android Auto), sports seats, LED daytime running lights, color display, cruise control, fog lights blind front, boot and keyless start, auto headlight and wipers.
In addition to all the safety and performance technologies that we will soon get, and you are looking at a lot of fruit to earn a large amount of money, but different from the excessive amount.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission?
The 6.2-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine, located under this ute bonnet is the LS3 version of the Chevy Lam GenIV family.
Originally designed to power the C6 Corvette in the last years, HSV first borrowed the LS3 engine, before Holden applied it to V8 versions of Commodore and Caprice in 2015.
Built around an alloy block, with old school thrusters activating valves, this monstrous element produces 304kW at 6000rpm (not far from the ceiling of 6600rpm) and not less than 570Nm at 4400 rpm.
All of these clicks clatter to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission, with limited slip differential standard.
How much fuel does it consume?
Environmentally sensitive readers may want to roll their eyes at this time, because Holden, claiming fuel economy for the combined cycle (ADR 81/02 – urban, suburban) may not be worrying. afraid. Aw, what the hell. Join the Band-Aid Fuel Ripple for SS-V Redline Ute.
In automatic guise, you look at 12.9L / 100km, and 12.8L / 100km are more economical for manuals, emitting 301 and 298g / km C02 respectively.
But according to the on-board computer, more than 300km of city, suburb and highway running, we used an average of 17.2L / 100km. And by the way, you will need 71 liters of high-grade lead-free 95ron to fill the gas tank. How do you want to drive?
What does not love about the best 6.2-liter Detroit located under your right foot. In fact, the exhaust system ‘Standard Modal (with Mechanical Sound Enhancer,) provides the ability to press volume up to a comfortable level, neighbor noise level.
But there are many bites to match the roaring bark. This pin and ute is expected to win early in the morning, with the machine nearly 1.8 tons charging from 0 – 100km / h in 4.9 seconds. It is fast work!
There, there is nothing like a bullet engine to provide linear throttle response for the craving of revs, and LS3 is forced with a deep torque ocean when touching the middle strip.
Reacting and feeling the way from the change rate, the electric power steering system is excellent and when you crack, reducing the power at the corner exit is sure thanks in no small part to standard LSD and Bridgestone rubber High performance (245/40 front – 275/34 rear) sticky like bugs on the windshield.