Australia’s hottest market segment presently is the sports Ute and the 2015 HSV GTS Maloo is set to impress. It is big and powerful, both the exterior and under the hood. It is reported that it is currently the worlds fastest Ute with a top speed of just under 180 mph and also Holden’s final before they close their doors in 2017.
The front fascia design of the GTS Maloo is not only providing it with an aggressive stance, but also an aero designed air-intake, which is required to cool the powerful engine. Side skirts, HSV’s Daytime Running Lamps, performance, and twin-hump hard tonneau sailplane beef up styling. Color availability are either Jungle Green or a hot and rich Bronze/Red. In a Dark Stainless finish, the wheels are lightweight 20-inch “Blade” forged-alloy.
2015 HSV GTS Maloo Limited Edition Specs.
The rear end’s look is strengthened with a number plate surround paint-out and Shadow-Chrome Quad Exhaust tips. On the tailgate are both GTS and LSA badges. Its exterior dimensions are height of 57.67 inches, width of 74.76, and length of 201.61-inches and wheelbase of 118.46-inches.
The interior boast the twin HSV performance seats, which come with Red Hot or Onyx leather trim, and the seats covered with Onyx leather. HSV also added a Driver Preference Dial, which allows drivers to adjust the GTS Maloo’s Bi Model Exhaust, torque vectoring, launch control, traction control, ESC to three distinct pre-set modes. The 2015 HSV GTS Maloo Limited Edition is also equipped with rain-sensing wipers, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, head-up display as well as an Enhanced Driver Interface to provide a driver with any performance data of their truck.
Engine options of this limited edition GTS Maloo will be only the 6.2-litre Supercharged V8 LA motor with a stirring torque of 740Nm and 430kW of power. This power sprint from 0-60 mph in an estimated 4.5 seconds. Transmission options of the 2015 HSV GTS Maloo will be 6L90E heavy-duty six-speed auto transmission, with oil cooler, or TR6060 manual six-speed with twin plate clutch and oil cooler.
Being a limited edition with only 250 to be produced, only 10 will be shipped outside Australia, the world nonetheless speculate about price. The price range will be around $ 87,990 for a manual and $ 90,490 for the automatic transmission. The production of the GTS Maloo was scheduled from beginning of November 2014 and HSV predicted that it should be available at their dealerships at the beginning of December. The one downside apart from the fact that the world would probably never be able to drive one of these power-Ute, with it probably going to become a collector’s item, is that its fuel consumption is reported to be hectic.