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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"...

HSV Colorado SportsCat Look Pack revealed

HSV has added a new 'Look Pack' to its Colorado SportsCat range, stripping out some of the mechanical enhancements but maintaining the same tough looks offered on the SportsCat+. In keeping with the range-topping SportsCat+, the new Look Pack brings a new fascia, grille, fender flares, bonnet bulge, hard tonneau and 18-inch alloy wheels to the SportsCat, visually mimicking its more expensive sibling...

HSV Colorado SportsCat R: Limited-edition ute revealed

HSV has revealed the Colorado SportsCat R, a limited-edition variant of its Holden-based ute, featuring a number of gloss black and red styling highlights HSV claims will "take the vehicle’s distinctive street presence to another level"...

Chevrolet Camaro 'Shock' revealed for SEMA

Chevrolet has revealed a special example of its 2019 Camaro for this year's SEMA show, which kicks off on October 30. Finished in an eye-catching bright yellow dubbed 'Shock', the Camaro show car is based on the 2019 model-year SS and features new accessories and performance parts that will soon be available from US Chevrolet dealers...

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 2.2 tonnes, and a braked towing capacity of a whopping 9.0 tonnes...

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...

CarAdvice podcast 120: How did the i30 N get its exhaust note?

Mike Costello and Kez Casey join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been revealed, 2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs have been announced, and the Bugatti W16 engine will 'the last of its kind'. Also, cars with alpha Takata airbag inflators in South Australia won't be registrable from November 1...

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...

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...