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HSV has delivered some very tidy performance cars and the Maloo ute is one of them

2 Aug 2002

IS IT a ute or is it a coupe? That's a question that begs to be answered when it comes to HSV's latest Maloo utility. The answer? Well it's both really, depending, of course, on how you look at it and what you want to do with it. Until the Monaro-based Coupe models came along it was the definitive two-door model from the hot Holden workshop. Very few two-door sports cars would see it off in terms of outright acceleration and performance, while it has the added benefit of commercial vehicle practicality. And for the most part, its Australian through and through, even down to its name, which is taken from an Aboriginal word for thunder.
Model release date: 1 September 2001 to 1 April 2008

Previous model

HSV VS Maloo utility

Released: April 1995
Ended: October 2000
Family Tree: Maloo

THE Maloo nameplate has been around for almost as long as the Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) organisation itself. It first appeared as a VG (VN Commodore-based) model in October 1990, followed by VP, VP 5th Anniversary, VR and VS models. The VS was the longest running example, spanning April 1995, to October 2000, and including VS, VS Series II, VSII at VT, and VSIII iterations. There was also a 10th Anniversary Maloo during the VS life cycle, of which only 10 were produced and all finished in 10th Anniversary Bronze.

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