To begin HSV’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, they’ve released an updated model range, dubbed model year 12.5. The changes to the range see most vehicles coming up in specs, but also down in price, making them an even more attractive offering. Ad to this two new models to the lineup, and you’ve got the most comprehensive and price competitive HSV lineup ever seen.
The first of the new models to be (re)introduced is the Clubsport. The Clubsport has all the same features as the current R8, with the exception of EDI (available as a $1520 option). At $86,990 (manual) it’s a great new affordable entry into the HSV range.
The MY12.5 R8 sees an upgrade to 325kw and will come stock with the previously option only Bi-modal exhaust as well as leather interior. Gloss black forged wheels are available as a no cost option also. RRP for the R8 has been dropped down to $92,990.
The second new model is the Maloo, previously available as Maloo R8 only. The base spec Maloo is comparable to the Clubsport, and thanks to the hard tonneau and sailplane being removed comes in at a very competitive $80,990 (manual). The Maloo R8 maintains the tonneau and sailplane, and receives a bump in power up to 325kW, again with Bi-modal exhaust and full leather interior.
The R8 Tourer, (now $93,990) also receives 325kW, and the no-cost gloss black wheel option, while the Senator Signature receives side blind zone alert as standard, and the increase in power also.
All MY12.5 HSV’s will feature a special 25th anniversary startup screen, unique build plate, anniversary sill plates (sedan and tourer only) and unique decals to help identify them.
While at this stage there’s been no mention of any changes to the GTS model, we’re expecting that HSV must have something in the works, and if so, we’d be guessing to hear something before the end of the year. If the above is anything to go by, whatever HSV come up with next it’s going to be something special!
The cars will arrive in New Zealand around late September, depending on shipping.