HSV slows down
Holden Special Vehicles has switched from V8-powered sports sedans to dual-cab utes with a much less powerful diesel engine.
The HSV SportsCat uses the body and 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel of the Colorado ute but picks up styling and suspension changes to beef it up. Riding on chunky 18-inch Cooper off-road tyres, the car also has raised front springs to sit higher off the ground, for better clearance.
It’s appealing to the booming top end of the ute segment, where buyers increasingly spend upwards of $50,000 for an off-roader that can carry plenty. Expect pricing to start around $60,000 when it lands in February.
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