Australia's most powerful HSV GTS to start below $100,000
AUSTRALIA'S fastest, most powerful homegrown sedan, the HSV GTS, will be priced below $100,000 when it hits showrooms next month.
HSV has released pricing figures for its upcoming range, with the flagship GTS confirmed at $92,990 (plus on-road and dealer costs) in manual guise and $95,490 in six-speed automatic.
That makes the GTS a cheaper proposition than the similarly-minded BMW M5, Audi RS6 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
In addition, HSV has rolled back the prices across its Gen F range:
- The base ClubSport has been reduced by $4000, to $60,990 in manual guise.
- The ClubSport R8, which gets a power upgrade to 325kW, leather trim, machined faced alloy wheels, Bose audio and bi-modal mufflers, will retail from $71,290, a $210 decrease on the outgoing E3 model.
- And pricing for the ClubSport R8 Tourer will start from $72,290, another small saving on its predecessor.
HSV sales and marketing director Tim Jackson said the new Gen F range offered increased value to performance buyers.
"Continuing to deliver more value each time we launch a new range has been at the heart of HSV's success, and Gen F is no different," he said.
"The raft of performance and technology enhancements has taken our vehicles to a whole new level, and we are excited that customers will shortly have the opportunity to experience Gen F for themselves.
"The Gen F GTS will have no peer when it comes to value. Its price, power, performance and specification levels are unrivalled in the market place."
As revealed by Drive last month the new Gen F version of the HSV GTS gets a new 6.2-litre supercharged V8 with 430kW of power - more than any Australian-made car - and a hefty 740Nm of torque.
Recommended retail pricing:
ClubSport (6-speed manual) $60,990*
ClubSport R8 (6-speed manual) $71,290*
ClubSport R8 Tourer (6-speed manual) $72,290*
Maloo (6-speed manual) $58,990*
Maloo R8 (6-speed manual) $68,290*
Senator Signature (6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic) $83,990*
Grange (6-speed automatic) $85,990*
GTS (6-speed manual) $92,990*
*Model pricing quoted is recommended retail pricing and includes Luxury Car Tax (where applicable) but does not include either Dealer Delivery Fee or Statutory Government Charges.
6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select (All models excluding GTS; NCO on Senator Signature; standard on Grange) $2000
6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select (GTS) $2500
SV Enhanced (R8 models only) $4995
20" SV Performance forged wheels in Satin Graphite (Maloo/Maloo R8/ClubSport/ClubSport R8/ClubSport R8 Tourer) $1495
20" SV Performance forged wheels in Satin Graphite (GTS/Senator Signature/Grange) NCO
HSV Performance Seats in "Red Hot" Leather Trim (exc. Maloo/ClubSport/Grange) $695
HSV Lo-line Spoiler in Satin Graphite (GTS only) NCO
Sunroof (exc. Maloo/Maloo R8/ClubSport R8 Tourer) $1,990
Floor Mats (Maloo) $112
Floor Mats (ClubSport) $154
20" Temporary Spare Wheel (all models exc. GTS) $199
20" Temporary Spare Wheel (GTS) $499