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Holden Special Vehicles reaches the end of the line with last Colorado SportsCat

EXCLUSIVE A white HSV Colorado SportsCat SV has become the last vehicle to wear the Holden Special Vehicles badge, as the final example rolled off the Melbourne assembly line late last week, marking the end of a 32-year run for the brand which put its name to more than 92,000 cars...

Coronavirus: Holden Special Vehicles offers to help manufacture hospital ventilators

The company that used to make high-performance Holdens has offered to help health authorities in Australia manufacture makeshift emergency medical equipment to treat coronavirus patients. While Holden as a brand will close by the end of this year, its separately-owned performance-car offshoot has maintained its engineering and manufacturing resources because it will continue to sell US vehicles here, such as the Chevrolet Silverado (pictured below)...

HSV Colorado SportsCat discounts announced: save up to $9000 off RRP

Holden Special Vehicles is offering discounts of up to $9000 on runout versions of the Colorado SportsCat ute, according to a confidential dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice. Current 2020 model-year and late 2019 build HSV Colorado SportsCat models are available with savings of up to $5000, while early build 2019 and all 2018 models have bonuses of up to $7000 off the RRP...

Holden Special Vehicles says it's “business as usual” as it negotiates with General Motors to establish GMSV

Holden Special Vehicles says it is “business as usual” as US car giant General Motors negotiates the shutdown of Holden dealers across the country following the shock closure of the brand. As the company prepares to launch its latest model, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pick-up (pictured below), early indications are that Holden’s performance-car partner HSV will continue to operate in Australia but under a new name: General Motors Specialised Vehicles (GMSV)...

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 coming to HSV showrooms early 2020

The hugely popular Ram 1500 pick-up is about to get a new rival from within. Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is about to ramp up production of the new generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in right-hand drive – on an adjacent assembly line under the same Melbourne roof where the Ram 1500 is being converted 24 hours a day...

HSV SportsCat Series 2 pricing and specs

Holden Special Vehicles has given its flagship SportsCat ute a mid-cycle makeover with new wheels, sports seats and a new, grippier steering wheel. However, there is no extra power under the bonnet and, as with the Holden Colorado on which it is based, autonomous emergency braking and radar cruise control – available on the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger, the top two sellers – are not available on the HSV...

HSV launches finance offers on SportsCat Plus and Camaro

Holden Special Vehicles has launched finance offers on its two most popular models, the Colorado SportsCat Plus ute and Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coupe. It is the first time in the 30-plus-year history of the company that it has offered a deal with low interest rates and zero deposit. It has been made possible by the recently reformed Holden Financial Services...

HSV SportsCat RS unveiled: new limited edition fills price gap

Holden Special Vehicles has rolled out another limited-edition SportsCat ute, this time to fill the gap between the regular model and the flagship SportsCat Plus. Priced from $63,990 plus on-road costs with a six-speed auto, the SportsCat RS slots between the $60,790 price of the regular model and $66,790 for the range-topping version...

2005-09 Holden Astra, HSV Astra VXR: Takata recall initiated

Holden has initiated the Takata recall for the 2005-09 Astra hatch, Astra Wagon, Astra Convertible, and Astra VXR. As with all Takata-related recalls, airbag inflators in affected cars can degrade because of a combination of high temperatures and humidity...

2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option

HSV has confirmed it'll bring the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro to Australia, complete with the option of a manual transmission and a higher $86,990 starting price before on-road costs. Headline news is the addition of a six-speed manual option to the Camaro, which now becomes the standard transmission. A 10-speed automatic is an option ($2200) and brings customisable launch control and line-lock...

2014-16 Holden Commodore, Caprice, HSV models recalled

GM Holden has issued a recall for the 2014 to 2016 model-year VF Commodore, WN Caprice, and related HSV versions over concerns the power steering system could fail. The manufacturer reports "increased electrical resistance in a component within the Electric Power Steering system may result in a loss of power steering assistance"...