Pricing of the HSV Gen-F has been announced, with Holden’s go-fast division confirming cuts of up to $4000 at the bottom end of range and a sub-$100,000 starting price for the monstrous new GTS super-sedan.
Incredibly, the pricing will make the GTS roughly $140,000 cheaper than the next cheapest car to boast as much power when it arrives in showrooms in September – three months after the rest of the HSV Gen-F range.
It will also bring with it a host of bespoke features, including electronic torque vectoring and high-performance AP forged brakes with six-piston calipers (both firsts for an Australian-made car), as well as unique intake and exhaust systems, specially tuned suspension, and stand-out styling.
At the other end of the range, the entry-level HSV ClubSport (above) now starts from $60,990, representing a $4K decrease over the equivalent E Series 3.
As with the rest of the Gen-F line-up, the ClubSport benefits from a number of the technological upgrades developed for the Holden VF Commodore. Among the highlights is electric power steering, electric park brake, automatic reverse park assist, and an eight-inch high-resolution touchscreen featuring Holden’s MyLink infotainment system, which integrates satellite navigation with live traffic updates, Siri voice control, internet radio apps, Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming, and a rear-view camera.
Stepping up to the HSV ClubSport R8 adds $10,300, though at $71,290, its price has still fallen by $210 compared with its predecessor.
Key R8 additions over the standard ClubSport include a more powerful engine tune (up to 325kW from 317kW), Hi-Flow Intermediate with bi-modal mufflers, black exterior details and alloy wheels, head-up display, lane departure warning, and HSV’s Enhanced Driver Interface system, among others.
The Maloo (above) remains the cheapest way behind the wheel of an HSV, retaining the old model’s $58,990 starting price. The HSV Maloo R8, which follows a similar equipment progression as the step from ClubSport to ClubSport R8, is likewise $210 cheaper than before, now priced from $68,290.
Similarly, the HSV ClubSport R8 Tourer falls an identical margin to start from $72,290.
The three R8 models can also be upgraded with the new ‘SV Enhanced’ package, which for $4995 boosts power and torque to 340kW/570Nm, and adds 20-inch SV Performance forged alloys, black exterior accents, and SV badging.
The price of the HSV Senator Signature (above) has been reduced $3K to $83,990, with the optional six-speed automatic transmission available at no extra cost over the standard six-speed manual (the self-shifting gearbox is a $2000-$2500 option across the rest of the range, excluding the auto-only Grange).
A Senator trademark, the new model features the most understated and refined design of the range, sporting a traditional single-piece grille, lip spoiler, pewter brake calipers and chrome mirror caps.
It also adds HSV’s Generation 3 Magnetic Ride Control suspension system with dual coil pistons, which is designed to offer faster response times, greater body control, sharper handling and ride quality improvements.
Also $3K cheaper than before is the new HSV Grange (above), the Caprice-derived long-wheelbase flagship now starting at $85,990. While the exterior styling largely carries over from the E3 version, the Gen-F Grange picks up the 340kW ‘LS3’ V8 tune as well as the new interior.
Production of the HSV Gen-F range commenced earlier this month. CarAdvice is attending the official launch on June 5-6 ahead of the vehicles’ arrival in showrooms in mid June. Production of the GTS will begin in late August ahead of its September introduction.