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HSV Silverado 3500 specs confirmed

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has confirmed specifications of the new Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ pick-up truck, which commences conversion production in Clayton, Victoria, later this month. Priced from $147,990 before on-road costs, the heavy-duty Silverado offers a payload of 2...

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2018 Chevrolet Camaro: How HSV 'builds' it for Australia
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro: How HSV 'builds' it for Australia

With full-scale conversion of the new Chevrolet Camaro underway at HSV’s Melbourne headquarters, we took a walk down the production line to see what goes into making a left-hand drive production car into one fit for registration on Australian roads. HSV’s conversion plan for the Chevrolet Camaro sees the new car introduced as a full model line, not hampered by import or production limitations...


2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs
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2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs

HSV has announced pricing and specs for its hotly-anticipated, right-hand drive converted take on the Chevrolet Camaro 2SS. First up, the burning question of money. You'll pay $85,990 before on-road costs for the automatic Chevrolet muscle car, plus $850 if you want Bright Yellow, Garnet Red or Hyper Blue Metallic paint. Power comes from a 6...


GM 'certainly capable' of bringing Cadillac to Australia
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GM 'certainly capable' of bringing Cadillac to Australia

General Motors (GM) hasn't ruled out another tilt at bringing Cadillac to Australia, suggesting its entire product cupboard is open to our market, provided the business case stacks up. Speaking with media in Port Melbourne, Mark Reuss, General Motors vice president and head of global product, said head office is "certainly capable" of putting right-hand drive Cadillacs on Australian roads...


HSV: Chevrolet Camaro hitting showrooms this month
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HSV: Chevrolet Camaro hitting showrooms this month

The factory-converted HSV Camaro is almost ready to roll, with production kicking off shortly ahead of a 'late August, early September' on-sale date. Die-hard GM muscle car fans don't have long to wait for the locally converted right-hook Camaro, with HSV confirming cars should start popping up in dealers either late in August or early in September...


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled

Premoso Pty Ltd has recalled the MY18 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, over concerns the rear-right and rear-centre seatbelt buckles. According to the company they may have been torqued incorrectly, which could undermine their effectiveness in a crash. Obviously, that puts occupants in those seats at greater risk of injury in an accident...


HSV Colorado SportsCat gets five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty
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HSV Colorado SportsCat gets five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

HSV has announced it's bringing the Colorado SportsCat warranty into line with that of the wider Holden range, offering five-year unlimited-kilometre coverage for its jacked-up dual-cab. The extended coverage period applies to all cars sold after July 1, 2018, replacing the existing three-year offering, and placing it on a level playing field with the just-launched Ford Ranger Raptor...


Time Machine Tuesday: 5 June 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 5 June 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of June 5 in years past...


HSV Camaro to be auto-only
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HSV Camaro to be auto-only

Initial specifications for the HSV Chevrolet Camaro have been revealed, and spoiler alert – there's no manual version. The Camaro will be imported and converted in only one spec: outgoing MY18 2SS trim, rather than the facelifted MY19 version. And, according to HSV's website, the V8 sports car will only be available locally with an eight-speed automatic transmission...


2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat+ review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat+ review

This is HSV, but not as we know it. Now that the hot-shop is out of Aussie-built Commodores to tinker with, another Aussie favourite, the dual-cab ute, has become the centre of attention. Enter the Colorado SportsCat.

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HSV Silverado pricing and specs - UPDATE
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HSV Silverado pricing and specs - UPDATE

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has announced pricing and specifications for the Chevrolet Silverado range, with the re-engineered American pick-up truck to start at $114,990 before on-road costs. UPDATE, 12/10/18: HSV has announced specifications for the larger 3500HD. See article for details. Five variants will be offered locally, though all versions feature the same 6...


2019 Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible range has been given an extensive update, including significant revisions to its looks. The biggest changes have taken place at the front, with all Camaro models featuring wider headlamp units with lengthened daytime running light elements. Variants powered by the 2...


2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing and specs
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2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the new HSV Colorado SportsCat range have been released this week, with the modified ute priced from $60,790 before on-road costs. Based on the Holden Colorado ute, the HSV SportsCat features a range of cosmetic and chassis upgrades, though there aren't any boosts to the power and torque figures of the 147kW/500Nm 2...


HSV: SportsCat, Camaro and Silverado pricing revealed
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HSV: SportsCat, Camaro and Silverado pricing revealed

Pricing for HSV's 2018 range has been revealed on a dealer website, showing prices for the SportsCat, SportsCat+, Camaro and Silverado. The range kicks off from $65,000 for the entry-level HSV SportsCat, which is based on the Holden Colorado Z71. As we reported late last year, the HSV SportsCat will feature a design that veers away from the current Colorado Z71 offering, but will carryover the same engine and power outputs...


Top 5 news stories of 2017
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Top 5 news stories of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most popular news stories published this year. For this instalment, we're covering off the five most visited CarAdvice news stories of the year...


HSV SportsCat? That's not the whackiest name in history, but it's up there…
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HSV SportsCat? That's not the whackiest name in history, but it's up there…

When Sir Jez Spinks returned from HSV's big event last week with news of the performance company's latest offering, I cringed. Not at its over-the-top design, and not even at the absence of any additional power. But… that name. SportsCat. Not just HSV SportsCat, either...


Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV review
Rating: 810 /10
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Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV review

HSV has modified another Holden… but this time it’s a Colorado dual-cab ute, and this time there’s no extra performance. We drive a pre-production version to see if tougher styling and upgraded underpinnings improve this Ford Ranger Wildtrak/Raptor rival.

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Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV revealed as new product era begins
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Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV revealed as new product era begins

Holden Special Vehicles has unveiled the first product in its new, post-Commodore-V8 world: the Colorado SportsCat by HSV. The “enhanced” version of the Holden Colorado goes on sale in February, and is indicative of the more diversified portfolio as HSV enters a new era after decades of high-performance muscle cars...


HSV: Chevrolet Camaro confirmed for Australia
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HSV: Chevrolet Camaro confirmed for Australia

The Chevrolet Camaro will be converted to right-hand drive by HSV, giving Holden a response to Australia’s best-selling sports car. HSV this week confirmed long-running rumours that the Camaro would bring its rivalry with the Mustang from America to local showrooms, giving Holden fans a V8 option following the demise of the home-grown Commodore in the process...


HSV: Chevrolet Silverado coming to Australia
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HSV: Chevrolet Silverado coming to Australia

The Chevrolet Silverado full-size ute will become an official member of the Holden/HSV stable in the second quarter of 2018. HSV is converting the renowned American ‘truck’ to right-hand drive, along with the Camaro muscle car, as part of a new partnership with Holden...