HSV Launches New “GEN-F” Range

Published: 15 May 2013
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HSV Launches New “GEN-F” Range

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Australia’s leading performance car manufacturer, HSV, today released full details of its exciting new GEN-F range of vehicles.

Touted as the company’s most significant model range in its 25 year history, highlights include:

• The most significant exterior styling makeover since E-Series including new front and rear fascia’s, tail-lamps, wheels and spoilers

• An all-new, premium interior encompassing new seats and fabrics, instrument panel and cluster, gauges, centre console, trims and finishes

• The availability of four engine power outputs including the introduction of the most powerful engine ever fitted to a locally manufactured vehicle - a 430kW ’ 740Nm power-plant to be fitted as standard equipment to the company’s flagship model – GTS

• The availability of an “SV” option on the three “R8” derivatives – ClubSport R8, ClubSport R8 Tourer and Maloo R8 - providing a power upgrade to 340kW / 570Nm, a unique 20” SV Performance forged alloy wheel finished in Satin Graphite, a lo-line spoiler, also finished in Satin Graphite (ClubSport R8) and distinctive “pitch black” accents on the fender vents and exterior mirror scalps

• The addition of an extensive range of technological enhancements including Bi-Modal Air Intake, 3rd Generation Magnetic Ride Control, Torque Vectoring and a Driver Preference Dial which controls a range of electronic vehicle performance systems

• All-new forged brake calipers and larger rotors that combine to deliver significant improvements in pedal feel, stopping power and a reduction in unsprung mass

• The adoption of high performance Continental 5P tyres that deliver improvements in performance, ride quality and grip.

The GEN-F range will feature all of the models from the E Series line-up including the recently introduced ClubSport and Maloo models.

“It’s a really proud moment for the team at Clayton”, said HSV’s Managing Director, Phil Harding. “The GEN-F range is the culmination of over 4 years of design, development and testing and we’re really confident that we’ve developed the best HSVs ever”.

While pricing for the new range is yet to be announced, Harding confirmed that HSV remains committed to offering the best value high performance vehicles available in Australia. “Value for money has always been, and will continue to be, a key pillar of our success. While we’re not in a position to announce pricing just yet, I can assure our fans that they won’t be disappointed”, said Harding.

The company confirmed that production of the new HSV range will start in two weeks’ time with vehicles due to arrive in HSV showrooms mid-June. Production of GTS will commence late August.

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