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HSV ZB Commodore ruled out as SUVs and dual-cabs take priority

A new HSV 'ZB' Commodore is not part of the local design and engineering division’s future product plan, the company has confirmed. Holden Special Vehicles this week unveiled the Colorado SportsCat By HSV, and the dual-cab due in February is more indicative of the vehicle segments the company plans to go for viable business cases...

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 to unveil modified Colorado on Friday December 8: Vehicles spied on transporter

HSV is set to take the wraps off its modified HSV Colorado on Friday December 8 according to a Facebook post by the Clayton based company. As exclusively revealed by CarAdvice in July this year, the HSV-fettled Colorado will feature styling changes only, with the engine to remain unchanged...

2017 ACT All Holden Day: the stories behind the cars

The last All Holden car show of the year was held in Canberra, only weeks before Holden's local manufacturing wrapped up, with a record 275 entrants. Hosted by all Canberra-based Holden clubs, it attracted a huge variety of cars and its owners, with some making the trip from Tumit, Albury, Cooma, and Goulburn...

HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it

Last month we told you about 15 very special Aussie HSV GTSR beasts that were bound for the UK and set to be rebadged as Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-Rs. Well, they've arrived… and they look a bit strange wearing British number plates. “They’re finally here,” Vauxhall proclaimed in a press release alerting media to a stack of fresh hi-res images of its newly-arrived VXR8 GTS-R...

2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed

What you're looking at here is the beefed up Holden Colorado that will wear an HSV or Walkinshaw badge from 2018. Trademark images submitted by HSV were exclusively sourced by CarAdvice to build these renders, which indicate that the HSV Colorado will be a big cosmetic step up from the current version offered by Holden...

HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018

Rumours within the automotive industry have been building on this topic for some time, and this week further confirmation suggests the HSV brand name will be dropped from 2018. HSV is expected to be rebranded as Walkinshaw from 2018, with all new products modified by the company to wear Walkinshaw branding exclusively...

HSV discusses growing divergence between racing and road-car development

Even Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has noticed an increased divergence between race car success and road car sales in the modern era. The old aphorism ‘win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ has been on the nose for years elsewhere in major categories perhaps excluding GT, so much so that a dedicated factory-backed tuning division agrees...

HSV exports a longer-term desire

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has some exciting things coming beyond the end of Commodore production in Australia - including a HSV Colorado - but one idea it has shelved for the short-term is exports. However, beyond 2020 there seems every chance of Melbourne-tuned HSV spinoffs of GM products being sent overseas like the final HSV Maloo was, should a business case become viable and the product design translate effectively...

HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is understood to have numerous irons in the fire, one of the most interesting being a plan to capitalise on the pickup boom with an aggressive HSV Colorado dual-cab for 2018. The Melbourne-based operation — tuning arm of the Walkinshaw Group, one of the remaining positive stories in Australian auto manufacturing — has a storied history tuning rear-wheel drive V8 Commodore sedans, wagons and utes...

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK

Strewth! It turns out 15 of our HSV GTSR supercharged specials are going to the Poms, badged as Vauxhalls. Dubbed the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, the 435kW/740Nm supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8-powered HSV GTSR will not only rock their limey socks off, it’ll also become the most-powerful car Vauxhall has ever sold in the company’s 114-year history...