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For those of you who have been left besotted by HSV’s new ute, the Colorado SportsCat, good news! HSV has released pricing details for the two upgraded utes, that bear HSV badging along with various refinements that you’d expect from it, and promises to be “Australia’s most stylish and advanced sports 4x4.”
Anyway. The 2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat will hit the market in two variations: The standard SportsCat at $60,790, as well as a more extensively-upgraded SportsCat+ for $66,790. Both cars will be motivated by the same 2.8-litre Duramax turbodiesel mill up front, which sports a power output of 147kW/500Nm, identical to lesser Holden Colorado and Trailblazer models. Power goes to all four wheels with a six-speed manual as standard, though a six-speed automatic can be optioned on (for $2200).
The SportsCat aims to be visually bolder and more dynamically capable. On the former subject, there are 18-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in Cooper Zeon LTZ Pro all-terrain rubbers, along with a 45mm raised ride height. There’s a unique fascia and grille, completed with LED fog lights, while the rest of the car gets unique wheel arch flares, a unique sports-bar, and a tailgate appliqué that screams ‘Colorado’ (no really, it does).
The cabin of the Colorado SportsCat gets SV Sports seats, trimmed in a combination of (Jasmine) leather and (Windsor) suede, which has also been applied to the dashboard. There are also HSV-branded carpets, replete with red contrast stitching.
AP Racing brakes come as standard, with 4-pot callipers up front biting on 362mm rotors. Also standard are the inclusion of an HSV sports suspension setup, along with a limited-slip differential. The SportsCat+ gets things like SupaShock absorbers and a decoupling rear sway bar, that can be engaged for better cornering performance (namely less body roll) or disengaged for improved off-road performance (greater wheel articulation, mostly).
The SportsCat+ also gets a sail pane as standard, which like the SupaShock abosrbers, can be added to the standard SportsCat for an additional $1300 (the absorbers are $3600). Further options include the automatic transmission we mentioned earlier ($2200), along with a tub liner ($300), prestige paint ($550), load master ($795), eye bolt ($75), and roof rails ($647).