HSV launches limited edition ‘2015 GTS Maloo’

2015 HSV GTS Maloo 1 HSV launches limited edition ‘2015 GTS Maloo’

2015 HSV GTS Maloo 3 HSV launches limited edition ‘2015 GTS Maloo’

Australian manufacturer Holden was originally founded in 1856 as saddle manufacturer. In 1908, the company decided to enter the automotive field. In 1931 it was acquired by General Motors. Currently its official name is GM Holden ltd. Holden also has a performance division known as the Holden Special Vehicles (HSV). HSV was established in 1987 as a joint venture between Holden and British auto engineering firm and racing team, Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR). It was only a year ago that HSV had launched the ‘GTS Gen F’. Now the company is ready with another exciting vehicle, the limited edition ‘GTS Maloo’. After confirming the new launch, HSV MD Tim Jackson said that they have been involved with this project for some years now. He also described the ‘GTS Maloo’ as something special and a benchmark of the performance market. Since it is a limited edition, only 250 units will be produced, 240 for Australian market and 10 units for New Zealand. The first deliveries will start from November.

The ‘GTS Maloo’ has followed the footsteps of the previously launched GTS sedan and has an aggressive looking front. There are honeycomb mesh inserts for the grille and also LED daytime running lights. The Holden ute is also fitted with a hard tonneau cover (with remote locking), 20-inch alloy wheels and an exhaust system with four tail-pipes. The company has released only few interior photos. From the photos it can be seen that there is sport steering wheel, sports seats and alloy pedals. Other features include- trim of faux carbon fiber, auxiliary gauges and MyLink infotainment with GPS navigation.

Power to the engine will be supplied by a 6.2 liter supercharged 6 LSA V8 engine that can create power of 585 PS (430 kW) and torque of 740 Nm (546 lb-ft). It can be paired with a either a manual six-speed or an automatic six speed transmission.

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