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Holden Omega Ute (2011)

by John Ewing,reviewed April 2011

With Commodore’s series II facelift, the Omega Ute now gets a 190 kW 3.0-litre direct petrol injection engine that’s E85 flexfuel capable, mated to a six-speed auto.

There’s also Holden’s new iQ infotainment system in the dash centre stack. Its 6.5” colour touch-screen allows easy control of functions including music, telephone and media such as iPod.

Unfortunately though, the base Ute is also $2000 dearer.

The Ute’s new engine is a solid enough performer and brings improved fuel efficiency. The auto is an improvement over the old four-speed but shift quality and strategies trail rival Falcon’s optional ZF six-speed auto.

Road holding is surprisingly competent for a tool-of-trade model, and there’s good safety features.

Holden Omega Ute 2011

For

Upgraded auto, fuel versatility

Against

Price increase, front three quarter visibility

Key features

Auto, 16” steel wheels, alarm, Holden iQ infotainment system, CD, auto on/off headlights, cruise control, dual zone climate control, driver’s seat power height and tilt adjustment

Safety

ABS, EBD, BA, ESC, TC, six airbags including curtains, seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters

Car Details

Vehicle make Holden
Vehicle model Omega Ute
Vehicle type Commercial
Year 2011
Price when new $35,490 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars
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Engine 3.0-litre, SIDI, V6 Flexfuel

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.