HSV SportsCat Series 2 Sequel Brings Enhanced Styling, Equipment

In December 2017, the Holden Colorado pickup got the HSV treatment and the result was named the SportsCat 4×4.

Fast forward to July 2019 and the off-road performance version of the Colorado sees its first round of updates under the Series 2 moniker. Aimed mainly at improving the SportsCat’s looks, the modifications include a new gloss black treatment for the grille, fascia, and lower inserts, as well as additional HSV branding and new 18×10-inch six-spoke forged alloy wheels in matte black.

The rims are shod with Cooper Zeon LTZ Pro Sports All-terrain tires that are a hybrid between a sports-truck and an all-terrain tire. HSV says is has selected the rubber for its “outstanding on-road performance characteristics, most notably on tarmac and dirt roads.”

Also Read: HSV Unveils SportsCat RS Limited Edition Model, Yours For 63,990 AUD

Inside, the HSV SportsCat 4×4 Series 2 gains new HSV Performance seats with Windsor suede inserts and “substantially enhanced bolsters,” a sports-profile steering wheel wrapped in leather, and HSV-branded front seat headrests, floor mats, and instrument panel. In addition to these rather minor styling tweaks, the SportsCat Series 2 gains several chassis updates.

The off-road pickup continues to be offered in two variants, albeit with new names. The SportsCat Look Pack is now called the SportsCat V (the red truck in the gallery), while the SportsCat+ switches to the SportsCat SV (the grey truck) moniker. Both feature the same engine as before, a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel rated at 200 PS (197 hp) and up to 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque when linked to the optional six-speed automatic transmission (a six-speed manual gearbox is standard).

The off-road suspension (with optional SupaShock dampers) and safety technology remain unchanged as well. Prices stay the same too, with the SportsCat V starting at AU$62,490 (approximately $43,900) and the SportsCat SV starting at AU$66,790 ($47,000).

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  • Six_Tymes

    it amazes me how much better this looks over the Chevy version.

    • Zandit75

      Which one, the ZR2? Do you know how many Australians would give their left nut to have the ZR2 here?
      Tell you what, you can have this crap, and we’ll take the Chevy!

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