Part of the HSV line-up for more than ten years, the Maloo (an aboriginal word for thunder or storm) takes the concept of the sports utility to the next level, with a range of 'unique-to-HSV' features including: Distinct sheet moulded compound (SMC) rear tailgate, 307kW LS2 V8 engine, AP Racing four piston brake package, Group A Walkinshaw inspired side skirt, New glore suede HSV 'performance' seats, Remote release hard tonneau with release button on main key, Reverse parking sensors and A 'performance pack' option consisting of full leather 'performance' seats and 20 inch wheels.
Managing Director of HSV, Mr Scott Grant, said the Maloo R8 Ute had redefined the Australian Ute market. "Maloos striking visual appearance, performance characteristics and range of luxury appointments will make this Ute just as comfortable and distinctive on a dirt track out the 'back of Bourke' or cruising around the inner city streets of Sydney, Melbourne or any number of provincial cities across Australia."
The Maloo R8 will retail from $59,990. Options include automatic transmission for an extra $2,000 and a 'performance pack' which consists of 20 inch wheels and GTS inspired performance seats. This pack will retail for an additional $3,750.