Revealed - All-New LS2 HSV Maloo utility

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  1. TriShield

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    Pontiac G8 utility anyone? It may be sold here in North America. We'll know for sure if it's unveiled as a Pontiac or GMC at the show this January.

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    Holden Special Vehicles launch new Maloo Ute

    Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has unveiled the hottest HSV Maloo R8 Ute ever as part of its 20th birthday celebrations at the 2007 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney today.

    Part of the HSV line-up for more than ten years, the Maloo (an aboriginal word for thunder or storm) takes the concept of the sports utility to the next level, with a range of 'unique-to-HSV' features including;

    Distinct sheet moulded compound (SMC) rear tailgate,
    307kW (412hp) LS2 V8 engine,
    AP Racing four piston brake package,
    Group A Walkinshaw inspired side skirt,
    New gore and suede HSV 'performance' seats,
    Remote release hard tonneau with release button on main key,
    Reverse parking sensors and
    A 'performance pack' option consisting of full leather 'performance' seats and 20 inch wheels
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    Managing Director of HSV, Mr Scott Grant, said the Maloo R8 Ute had redefined the Australian Ute market.

    "Our team have done an outstanding job on producing a Maloo Ute like no other," Scott Grant said.

    "Maloos striking visual appearance, performance characteristics and range of luxury appointments will make this Ute just as comfortable and distinctive on a dirt track out the 'back of Bourke' or cruising around the inner city streets of Sydney, Melbourne or any number of provincial cities across Australia where the Maloo nameplate has taken the iconic Ute to the next level."

    Chief Engineer John Clark said the HSV Maloo R8 truly was a 'coupe with a damn big boot!'

    "We began working on the all new Maloo Ute at about the same stage as the E series sedan, with the aim of building on the dynamics of the sedan," John Clark said.

    "This Ute is HSV's most responsive ever and the comprehensive testing program we undertook around Australia and in New Zealand and Sweden, has resulted in the complete driving package."

    The HSV Maloo R8 will make a dramatic visual impact on the road with its sleek sail plane and tough curves. Design Manager Julian Quincey and his team spent over two years working toward the end result.

    "The HSV product group continually pushed the design of our E Series Maloo Ute to the limits and I am extremely pleased with the end result. It really does look like a showcar for the road and it must rate as the sportiest production Ute the world has ever seen," Julian Quincey said.

    "As an English born and bred designer it is an honour to work on such an 'Aussie icon' as the HSV Maloo and I believe the end result reflects my team's passion for the product."

    The Maloo R8 will retail from $59,990 (m). Options include automatic transmission for an extra $2,000 and a 'performance pack' which consists of 20 inch wheels and GTS inspired performance seats. This pack will retail for an additional $3,750.

    The HSV Maloo R8 goes on sale from October at HSV Dealerships across Australia.

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    cool, cant imagine it would do well here though.

    is it AWD?
     
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    dowant!!!!!
     
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    I wouldn't buy it....
     
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    how many more of these shitty threads are you going to make?

    thread merge ftw
     
  7. bokhan

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    i'd get the wagon tho.
     
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    i think i would drive it, but not buy it
     
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    You are correct on the advertising:bowdown:
     
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    Love it.

    It'd flop here :hs:
     
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    Sir TriSheild sir, any confirmation on the G8 GXP model? :x:
     
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    pics without the bed cover and the thing behind the cab?
     
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    I concur. And I hope GM realizes this and doesn't waste resources.
     
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    do not want.

    just cannot get into utes.
     
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    Too radical for the US, it'll never come here. :wtc:
     
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    do want
     
  18. Uncle Ruckus

    Uncle Ruckus hey y'all

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    does it have back seats or just seat two people? :hsugh:
     
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    seats about 12 if ten of them lay in the back
     
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    i think this is the first ute/car-truck that ive liked, minus some old ones
     
  22. pontiac needs to put those fucking wheels on the GXP G8
     
  23. High Voltage

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    in on 1 on a Trisheld thread!
     
  24. _Ven

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    fuck yes! do want!
     
  25. art_VW_shark

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    sport ute :mamoru:


    hawt car
     

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