2013 HSV Gen-F Prices Announced, GTS Priced From $92,990

TMR Team | May 29, 2013

NOTE: For a full report on the new 6.2 litre supercharged GTS and the Gen-F range, see our in-depth articles published May 15: GTS | full HSV range.


HSV has at last revealed pricing for the new Gen-F range, following its early May unveiling. The range will hit showrooms in June, except for the top-shelf GTS, which is due in late August.

As promised, the utterly massive power boost gifted to the hero GTS has had (relatively) little impact on its price, which now starts at $92,990.

That's a sizeable $10,000 increase over the outgoing E3 GTS, but the extra investment will net you a factory-backed increase from 325 to 430kW, and 550 to 740Nm.

Most importantly for buyers, the price of the new GTS means getting into a large sedan with the power to rival BMW's M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG... but at less than half the price.

"The GEN-F GTS will have no peer when it comes to value. Its price, power, performance and specification levels are unrivalled in the market place," HSV Managing Director, Phil Harding, said today.

You'll get into a six-speed manual GTS for $92,990 plus on-roads, and the six-speed Active Select auto for $95,490 plus on-roads.

MORE: Click here for the full spec & feature breakdown on the Gen-F GTS.

Below the GTS is the equally familiar Clubsport, which offers a $4000 price cut to bring it down to $60,990 in manual form.

HSV's LS3 engine remains the giver of power here, producing 317kW and 550Nm. Gearbox choices remain either the TR6060 six-speed manual, or the 6L80E six-speed automatic.

While the engine is largely carried over, the brake package has been extensively reworked.

The standard Clubsport and Maloo still get four-piston calipers front and rear, but the rotors are larger (367x32mm front, 367x28mm rear), and the calipers have been upgraded to forged items.

Among the Clubsport's new standard features are front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, a blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, an automatic parallel parking system and an electric parking brake - all borrowed from the VF Commodore.

“We’re really pleased with the way our ClubSport range has shaped up. Our entry level ClubSport is very competitively priced," HSV's Tim Jackson said.

"In fact, the last time we offered a ClubSport for less than $60,990 was way back in 2003 at specification levels not even comparable to today’s model."

The 325kW Clubsport R8 starts at $71,290 - a $210 decrease, while adding leather trim, machined faced alloy wheels, BOSE audio, Bi-Modal mufflers and HSV’s Enhanced Driver Interface system.

Pricing for the ClubSport R8 Tourer will start from $72,290 which is also a $210 decrease on the outgoing E3 model.

Also available with R8 models is the $4995 SV Enhanced pack, boosting outputs to 340kW and 570Nm.

There's also 20-inch forged alloy rims, 'pitch black' accents to the fender vents and mirror scalps, and, with the ClubSport R8, a 'lo-line' spoiler finished in satin graphite colour.

Ute fans will be served by the $58,990 Maloo and $68,290 Maloo R8 models, with power and feature levels matching their Clubsport and Clubsport R8 counterparts.

Combining performance with luxury is the $83,990 Senator Signature, with the same 340kW/570Nm power pack, along with heated front seats, a chrome single-slot front grille, 20-inch matte silver forged wheels and a subtle bootlip spoiler.

At the top of the Gen-F family is the Caprice-based $85,990 Grange, offering a $3000 saving over its E3 predecessor.

Like the Senator Signature, the Grange is driven by the 340kW/ 570Nm LS3 engine, bringing a new and more luxurious interior. The Grange is available with automatic transmission only.

The HSV Grange gets frontal collision alert, lane departure warning, rain-sensing wipers and head-up display, along with Driver Preference Dial and two-stage MRC suspension.

The Grange's brakes are the same AP-sourced forged four-piston stoppers used by the Clubsport R8.

NOTE: For a full report on the new 6.2 litre supercharged GTS and the Gen-F range, see our in-depth articles published May 15: GTS | full HSV range.

The HSV Gen-F range officially goes on sale on June 16.

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  • Buzz says,
    11 months ago
    3 likes
    Plus on roads would place this at 100K.... It's a Holden.. laugh
    • Balthazaaaaaargh says,
      11 months ago
      7 likes
      You don't see the value equation?

      What's an M5 cost on-road? An E 63?
      You don't reckon 430kW is worth 100k?
      Come on.
      • Roger says,
        11 months ago
        3 likes
        Anywhere else in the world the M5 and E63 cost $100k Australian. In fact in UK Porsche 911 starts at £74k. This is the effect of market protection we had suffered a decade ago. We get ripped off here.
        • Balthazaaaaaargh says,
          11 months ago
          1 like
          Sorry, yes, I was speaking within the scope of the Australian market. Obviously if I were in a better market, I'd be looking elsewhere (or buying this for a lot less).
  • Peto says,
    11 months ago
    3 likes
    Yep! At the end of the day you are still driving a Holden. Spend your money on something that's more refined like a BMW or Porsche. A second hand Carrera would still be miles ahead of a new Dunnie Door.
    • cartester says,
      10 months ago
      8 likes
      Ha ha. Another import car promoter concerned of real quality being brewed locally. BMWs and Porsches are refined?? IMHO they are nothing more than sheer ripoffs - start from their asking price to servicing cost to insurance etc. Just becuz they are 'considered' prestige by some ignorant people doesnt make them any good mate. Its all targeted at ignorant audience who dont know the difference between rwd and fwd. You just can't compare the beemers with HSVs which are far better cars than any euro tinny. These are v8 muscles on properly made chasis unlike the flimsy beemers. Euro tinnies also have much olders core tech - but they are good at paint finish and promoting vanity!
      • Houwi says,
        10 months ago
        5 likes
        My sentiments are with you. I'm pretty sure Porsche means "small penis" in another language.
        • Houwi says,
          10 months ago
          My sentiments are with you.


  • Sean says,
    11 months ago
    4 likes
    mad
    I have a HSV R8 Tourer right now and been awaiting the new version to get Clubsport R8 or Senator and with Holden dropping there prices so much and HSV now ripping people off is horrible and will not be getting another HSV this time.
    Very annoyed.
    • Bob says,
      11 months ago
      I agree. I don't understand how the vf commodore which the hsv's are based on drops by 10k yet the hsv's don't follow suit. It is annoying. Does this mean that the profit margin has increased by 10k?
  • 580HP says,
    11 months ago
    1 like
    They will sell like hot cakes.....If I had a cool $100k to burn, i'd happly lay it down for this, nothing comes close for the money.
  • FrugalOne says,
    11 months ago
    For $90k i would take "almost as quick" AUDI SQ5 SUV

    BTW, what is the top speed of the GTS HSV?
    • steve says,
      11 months ago
      Restricted to 250km/h
    • gts says,
      9 months ago
      Either car would be governed by Australian law. I'm not saying the sq5 is anything less of the fastest diesel suv to my knowledge, but in a cloud of black smoke the diesel suv would struggle with traction and it's own stability control whilst torque vectoring would allow a leadfoot to storm off the mark and not hurt the diff
  • gts says,
    9 months ago
    Surely you wouldn't compare a Audi sq5 to a 6.2 lt supercharged hsv.
    What would you rather a self proclaimed and overpriced "prestige" vehicle, or a justified performance vehicle that simply casts a shadow over the limited edition 427 wm which was formerly the most powerfull Holden ever built at that time...... Think about it.
  • jimmy says,
    9 months ago
    OMG that is the ugliest back to a car in the world apart from the new Camry Sportivo. $100k LOL

    Give me a BMW 535D with ECU remap and M Sport, sub 5 sec 0-100 and 6l/100km plus all the luxury and feautures known to man. Yes we get ripped off here but it is local production and this BS LCT that are the cause. Time to buy a Helicopter, apparently that is a mode of transport not considered a luxury....

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