Australian 4WD & SUV Buyer's Guide

HSV SPORTSCAT FROM $62,490

HSV’s Sportscat V, priced at $62,490 plus on-road costs, runs the standard Holden Colorado drivetrain: a VM Motori 2.8-litre turbodiesel with 147kW of power and 440Nm of torque, matched with a six-speed manual and part-time dual-range 4x4. A limited-slip differential is fitted, rather than the lockable unit in most rivals. A six-speed automatic adds $2200; autos also gain 60Nm of torque.

While the mechanicals are stock, HSV has made telling engineering changes

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