Holden Special Vehicles to Launch ClubSport GXP

Holden Special Vehicles, which is Holden’s performance division, decided to apply the styling of the Pontiac G8 to its most successful cars, ClubSport sedan and Maloo ute, in order to update the two models. As you might know, both Holden and Pontiac are part of General Motors.

Holden’s plans continue next year when HSV will start selling the ClubSport GXP, a limited edition car which will priced at $59,990, about $8,000 less that the HSV ClubSport R8. The price reduction policy will apply to the Maloo GXP too, as the car will be $9,000 cheaper. The limited edition means that only 750 GXP cars will be built: 400 sedans and 350 utes.

Both GXP models will have the Corvette-sourced LS3 V8 engine which produces 317kw/550Nm and 550 Nm. In standard, the car has a manual gearbox, while a automatic one is available for $2,000 extra.

“We receive lots of enquiries about introducing a model to sit as an entry level to our brand, and the GXP program provides us this opportunity,”
said HSV managing director Phil Harding."

“The HSV ClubSport GXP and HSV Maloo GXP represent an outstanding opportunity for HSV to complement its existing line-up with a limited-edition entry-level vehicle. Importantly, I have always said that in order for a car to wear the HSV badge it needs to satisfy three criteria - performance, handling and design. Clearly, these cars tick all three boxes."

“We have made the appropriate updates to ensure these vehicles are uniquely HSV yet still deliver for a customer looking for that entry level price point. The limited-edition ClubSport GXP and Maloo GXP represent an opportunity for us to attract new buyers to the HSV brand,”
he said.
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