Holden will be launching its new VE Commodore based Ute in September, the current model as pictured is based on the previous generation VZ. The launch date has actually been brought forward due to the lure of "substantial" export orders for both right- and left-hand drive markets. Australia’s Carpoint has revealed that an announcement about a possible US export program would be made at the upcoming Melbourne Motor Show.

Autoblog has posed the question “would you buy one?” That’s the clincher for GM, and could it get away with reviving the El Camino badge. Last year, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz suggested a new El Camino model could be introduced to the US using the Holden Ute dressed up with a Chevrolet front-end. Other export markets include parts of South America, which will join the established New Zealand and South African markets. No word if the new ute will be shipped to the Middle-East where the Commodore sedan already sells in large numbers.