HSV has announced specs and pricing for the SportsCat Series 2 ute which gets a new naming structure and tweaked styling.
 
The revised nomenclature sees the base SportsCat become the SportsCat V and the SportsCat+ now called the SportsCat SV.
 
Styling changes include a gloss black grille, fascia and lower inserts, new 18-inch forged alloy wheels, upgraded HSV performance seats, a thicker sports steering wheel and additional HSV badging.
 
According to HSV, the extra branding is in response to customer feedback, meaning there’s now HSV logos on the side and rear of the tub as well as the front seat headrests, instrument panel and the floor mats.
 
The new performance seats remain wrapped in leather with Windsor suede inserts, however, the pattern has been revised and bolsters have been “substantially enhanced” for superior comfort and support.
 
The new rims are wrapped in the same Cooper Zeon LTZ Pro Sports All-terrain tyres as before.
 
Before anyone gets overexcited, there has been no power or torque improvements to the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine shared with the Holden Colorado, it continues to develop 147kW and 500Nm. It’s matched to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
 
Braked towing capacity is rated at 3500k, while the maximum payload is approximately 1 tonne.
 
Underneath the SportsCat remains the same, both SportsCat models feature HSV Sports Suspension with the front spring rate stiffened to 110 Newtons/mm with beefier spring rates, thicker strut braces up front and revised dampers for more performance-based handling characteristics.
 
Buyers can now choose from a broadened array of personalisation. Notably, those purchasing the SV variant can delete the hard tonneau and sports bar to save $2500 from the final price.
 
HSV SportsCat Series 2 pricing (excludes on-road costs):
 
SportsCat V manual - $62,490
SportsCat V auto - $64,690
SportsCat SV manual - $66,790
SportsCat SV auto - $68,990
  
Options
 
AP Racing premium front brakes (SportsCat V only, standard on SV) - $2295
Rear De-coupling Anti-Roll Bar (SportsCat V only, standard on SV) - $2795
Sail Plane (SportsCat V only, standard on SV) - $1300
SupaShock suspension (optional on V and SV) - $2990
Tub-liner (optional on V and SV) - $300
Prestige paint (optional on V and SV) - $550
Delete hard tonneau and sports bar (SportsCat V only) - subtract $2500 from the RRP
 
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