2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing and specifications

2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing

HSV has today confirmed pricing and specs for its first off-road machine, the 2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat.

Speculation had run rife on the web that the SportsCat would be kicking off at $65,000, but no-one knew whether that included on-road costs.

Now, HSV has confirmed that its hotted-up Colorado will start at $60,790, with the higher trim level SportsCat+ coming in at $66,790. Both prices are plus on roads.

2018 Holden Colorado Sportscat by HSV rear three quarter

While the engine is left unchanged, HSV has turned its attention to the interior and exterior styling, as well as the chassis.

HSV claims that the Colorado SportsCat will “position the vehicle as the most advanced sports 4×4 on the market.” That’s a bold claim with the impending arrival of the Ford Ranger Raptor, but we’ll wait to see on that front.

You can click here to see a full run-down on the specific changes to the Colorado SportsCat, but the grille, fascia, fenders, wheels, tailgate, and tonneau cover all come in for a change.

There’s also a new sports bar with “sail plane”, and inside the seats have been turfed, replaced with sports seats that have more bolstering, while featuring a combination of both leather and suede inserts.

Underneath, HSV has fitted its own suspension, along with a rear sway bar that can decouple when off-road, AP race brakes and on the SportsCat+, you can option the same suspension components as used in the GTS-R W1 (SupaShock).

“Given the breadth of styling, comfort and engineering enhancements, we’re confident the SportsCat range represents outstanding value”, said HSV’s Managing Director, Tim Jackson. “Our two-tier product strategy provides buyers with the flexibility to choose the model that best suits their work and lifestyle requirements”, he said.

2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing

Colorado SportsCat (manual): $60,790
Colorado SportsCat+ (manual): $66,790


Sail Plane (SportsCat+ only): $1,300
SupaShock suspension (SportsCat+ only): $3,600
Prestige Paint (Satin Steel Grey & Mineral Black): $550
Tub-liner: $300
Load Master: $795
Eye-Bolt: $75
Roof Rack: $647

2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat specifications

  • 2.8L 4-cylinder DOHC Duramax Turbo Diesel engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select (option)
  • Shift-on-the-fly 4WD
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Engine sump guard
  • HSV Sports suspension
  • SupaShock suspension (option on SportsCat+)
  • Rear De-coupling Anti-roll Bar (SportsCat+ only)
  • 30mm wider track than Colorado Z71
  • Ride height 45mm higher at front than Colorado Z71
  • Cooper Zeon LTZ Pro Sports All-terrain tyres (285/60 R18)
  • Electric Power Steering

Exterior Design

  • Unique front fascias & grilles
  • Unique fender flares
  • 18” x 10” 6-spoke forged alloy wheels (matte black) – SportsCat
  • 18” x 10” 6-spoke forged alloy wheels (matte black with machined face) – SportsCat+
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED tail lights
  • Bonnet bulge (SportsCat+ only)
  • Tubular side-steps
  • Hard tonneau
  • Alloy Sports Bar
  • Sail Plane (option on SportsCat+)
  • Tailgate applique’

Interior Design

  • SV Sports seats (Jasmine leather / Windsor suede)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with red highlight stitching
  • Perforated leather / suede dash-pad trim
  • Red stitching highlights
  • SportsCat floor mats


  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Front airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Full length side curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Front disc brakes (SportsCat)
  • Front AP Racing forged 4-piston brake calipers with 362mm discs (SportsCat+ only)
  • 25.4mm brake master cylinder
  • Electronic Stability Control incorporating:
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Traction Control System
  • Hill Descent Control & Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Roll Over Mitigation
  • Front & rear park assist
  • Rear-view camera

Cabin Comfort & Conveniences

  • Electronic climate control
  • Remote window activation (via key-fob)
  • Heated 6-way electric adjustable driver seat
  • MyLink infotainment system with 8” touch-screen
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB+) multi-media
  • 7-speaker audio
  • USB input with iPod® connectivity
  • Phone projection featuring Apple® CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Embedded satellite navigation

Practicality & Versatility

  • Remote start (auto only)
  • Roof rails
  • Recovery hooks (front)
  • “Soft-open” tailgate strut
  • Hard tonneau features “quick-release” mechanism & load-rail provision
  • Tub-liner (option)
  • Load Master (option)
  • Eye-bolt (option)
  • Roof rack (option)

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