Car reviews - HSV - Maloo - R8 2-dr utility
29 Jul 2002
PAYLOAD is a better word than luggage capacity when referring to how much you can haul in a ute. A base-spec automatic V6 Commodore Ute has the best payload capacity of its model line at 830kg, while that figure drops 655kg in the range-topping automatic V8 SS ute. The Maloo is clearly built for speed rather than hauling spanners, as its payload is a piddling 490kg in comparison. For keeping the weather off any cargo, the Maloo has a soft tonneau with HSV logo, while the Maloo R8 is fitted with a hard tonneau featuring three accent-coloured ribs or "spears" to break up the expansive lid, as well as a rear spoiler. The hard tonneau minus the spears and rear spoiler is an option on the Maloo. The tray is fitted with a plastic cargo liner that features an HSV logo imprinted into the cabin wall section.
Did you know?Payload figures include the mass of the vehicle occupants (driver and passenger) and air-conditioning. It is necessary to deduct the mass of these from the quoted payload to obtain the available payload mass
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