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Australia’s most dynamic sports 4x4

Bold and undeniably dynamic, the new Series 2 SportsCat V and SportsCat SV are in a league of their own. One glance at their striking and sophisticated lines is enough to get your heart pumping. Get behind the wheel and you’ll quickly discover you’re in complete control of a 4x4 that takes driving dynamics to a whole new level. If you’re looking for Australia’s premium sports 4x4 range, you’ve found it.

Absolute Red

Absolute Red

Designed to impress

"Class-leading stature and stance, combined with bold graphics, sums up the design direction we wanted to take with the SportsCat program. We wanted our design to look strong and purposeful, yet beautifully integrated, and the enhancements we’ve introduced with Series 2 accentuate that theme and deliver a road presence that’s truly distinctive and unique."

SportsCat by Design

A standout in the sports 4x4 field, the new Series 2 SportsCat has it over the competition in more ways than one. Bold and aggressive HSV design cues and a wider track^ give the vehicle a stance and presence unlike any other. One look at the distinctive bonnet bulge and striking front fascia with integrated gloss black ‘3D’ grille and outer inserts, splash tray, recovery hooks and LED fog lamps, and you know this is a sports 4x4 to be reckoned with.

^Compared to Holden Colorado Z71.


The look of SportsCat’s rear-end is as unique and unmistakable as the front with the fitment of a custom rear applique. The tailgate also features “soft open” functionality for added convenience.

Hard Tonneau

Adding form to function on both SportsCat models is a unique hard tonneau with alloy sports bar. This stylish hard cover features load rails for easy attachment of the genuine HSV roof-rack accessory, plus a quick-release mechanism for those times when you want to remove the hard tonneau to maximise storage height in the tub.

*SportsCat SV shown with optional Sailplane.


Alloy Wheels

The rugged 18” x 10” 6-spoke forged alloys, matte black on SportsCat and matte black with a machined-face on SportsCat Look Pack and SportsCat+, make a bold statement, with an offset that increases the overall track of both vehicles by 30mm.


Inspired by high-end wakeboarding boats, and available as an option on SportsCat SV, a unique sailplane complements the striking design of the vehicle.


SportsCat’s sportsbar delivers a rugged, yet sporty, profile to the rear of the cabin.


Sophisticated sports ergonomics

The interior of the SportsCat delivers the perfect marriage of form and function. Take the wheel of the new SportsCat and the first thing you’ll notice is the firm embrace of the front 6-way electric adjustable HSV Sports seats. Special treatments adorn the dash pad, door inserts, centre console cover and floor mats, while rear seat passengers enjoy a similar level of comfort and style.

Sports Profile Steering Wheel

SportsCat’s leather-wrapped sports profile steering wheel features red highlight stitching for that added touch of individuality and style.

Infotainment System

The MyLink Infotainment System includes an array of user-friendly technologies such as an 8” Colour Touch-screen, embedded Satellite Navigation, Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB+) Digital Radio, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto phone projection technology and a premium 7-speaker audio system.

Rear De-coupling Anti-roll Bar

Developed specifically for the SportsCat by HSV’s chassis engineers, the rear de-coupling anti-roll bar improves the higher speed road driving performance of the vehicle by controlling rear roll, and thereby improving overall vehicle balance and turn-in transient response.

The de-coupling feature ensures that when heading into rugged 4x4 territory, the vehicle’s suspension settings can be optimised for off-road performance: the system is automatically de-activated upon the driver’s (“shift-on-the-fly”) selection of Four-Wheel Low.

The rear de-coupling anti roll bar comes standard on the SportsCat SV and is available as an option on the SportsCat V.

AP Racing Brake Package

The same brand as used on the GTSR range, this premium brake package features forged 4-piston fixed head calipers with large brake master cylinders and 362mm x 32mm front rotors to deliver superior pedal feel and braking performance, and comes standard on SportsCat SV and is available as an option on SportsCat V.


HSV Sports Suspension

Both SportsCat models feature HSV Sports suspension with the front spring rate stiffened to 110 Newtons/mm. This spring rate helps deliver outstanding front-end support with less body roll and more accurate transient response. The vehicle’s MTV dampers have also been tuned to suit this spring rate with the overall result being a more performance-based handling characteristic.

In addition to the increased spring rate, front ride height has been lifted by 25mm. This modification further improves the approach angle of the vehicle, increases ground clearance to the body and reduces the overall rake, delivering a more natural on-road stance.


SupaShock Suspension

SupaShock Suspension, as introduced to the Australian market on HSV’s iconic GTSR W1, will also be available as a factory-fitted option on the SportsCat+, taking the vehicle’s suspension capabilities to another level yet again. These linear-style dampers are significantly larger than regular dampers, delivering the lowest frictional losses of any commercially available damper. Their adoption helps deliver superior performance and road grip without compromising ride quality or body control.

Engine & Transmissions

Both SportsCat models are powered by a 2.8 litre double overhead cam 4-cylinder common-rail injection Duramax Turbo Diesel engine that offers 147kW of power and up to 500Nm of torque when specified with the optional 6-speed automatic transmission. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard fitment.

Transfer Case (“Shift-on-the-fly”)

SportsCat’s 4WD system features a position shift control switch located on the centre floor console. Key settings include:

  • Two-Wheel High – this setting is ideal for driving in most street and highway situations. The front axle is not engaged in Two-Wheel High.
  • Four-Wheel High – this setting engages the front axle to help drive the vehicle. Four-Wheel High is useful when you require extra traction, such as on snowy or icy roads, or in most off-road situations.
  • Four-Wheel Low – this setting also engages the front axle for extra traction. It sends the maximum power to all four wheels and is an ideal selection when heading off-road. It is in this setting that the Rear De-Coupling Anti-Roll Bar is disengaged.


SportsCat’s stylish alloys are wrapped in Cooper Zeon LTZ Pro Sports All-Terrain tyres. These Cooper tyres are a hybrid between a sports-truck tyre and an all-terrain tyre and, in addition to their rugged off-road properties, were specially selected by HSV’s chassis engineers for their outstanding on-road performance characteristics, both on tarmac and dirt roads. The overall size of the tyres (285/60 R18), and their rolling radius, also delivers a 20mm increase in vehicle ride height^.

Ride Height

SportsCat sits approximately 45mm higher at the front^ with ~20mm emanating from the adoption of the Cooper tyre package and a further 25mm as a consequence of the front-end having been lifted. This increased ride height assists ground clearance and aids the vehicle’s off-road competency.

Hill Start Assist / Hill Descent Control

Hill Start Assist prevents the vehicle from rolling away when trying to pull away on an upward or downward gradient. The system engages automatically when a gradient is detected; it then acts to hold the Sportscat stationary after the brake is released, giving the driver time to apply the throttle. Hill Descent Control utilises the active braking capability of the ESC to maintain a controlled speed when travelling down-hill.

Trailer Sway Control

The Trailer Sway Control system detects the onset of instability in trailer towing situations and intervenes to keep the trailer under control. It does this by activating the brakes and reducing engine torque. TSC utilises the combination of ABS, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Electronic Brake Assist to control wheel slip, reduce wheel-spin and enhance vehicle stability and predictability while accelerating and braking.

Roll-Over Mitigation

The Roll Over Mitigation function constantly monitors the vehicle’s behaviour with the help of the ESC sensors, and intervenes when the vehicle senses a roll-over situation. Roll Over Mitigation brakes individual wheels and reduces the driving torque to prevent roll over and to stabilize the vehicle.


All SportsCat models have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500kg (braked) and 750kg (unbraked).

Rain Sensing Wipers

The rain sensor, located behind the internal rear-view mirror, detects the amount of water on the windscreen and automatically regulates the frequency of the windscreen wipers.

Forward Collision Alert

Forward Collision Alert, with Head Up Warning, uses a digital camera mounted on the windscreen with state-of-the-art image processing to observe and warn you of vehicles slowing down ahead. When approaching a vehicle too quickly, the system provides a flashing alert and rapidly beeps. The system also provides a visual alert if following a vehicle too closely.

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning helps to combat distraction and drowsiness on the road. It alerts you to any unintentional lane departures with an audible warning, keeping you and your passengers on the right track.

Explore Specifications

Engine/Transmission SportsCat SportsCat Look Pack SportsCat+
2.8L 4-cylinder Duramax 2 Diesel
6-speed manual transmission
6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select
Shift on the fly 4WD
Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
Engine sump guard
Safety/Handling SportsCat SportsCat Look Pack SportsCat+
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Front airbags for driver and front passenger
Front seat side impact airbags
Full length side curtain airbags
Driver knee airbag
AP Racing forged 4-piston brake calipers (362mm discs) - front - -
Front disc brakes -
Tyre pressure monitoring / indicator
High ride height
HSV Sports Suspension (independent double wishbone, coil spring – front; leaf spring - rear)
SupaShock Suspension - -
Rear De-coupling anti-roll bar - -
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) incorporating: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Roll Over Mitigation (ROM)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Front seatbelt sash height adjust
Rear 3-point lap sash seatbelts
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) - Rear Seat
Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning lamp and tone
Rear seat seatbelt warning reminder
Rear seat child restraint anchor points (3)
ISOFIX child restraint anchor point
Remote keyless entry
Tailgate lock
Engine immobiliser
Flip keys (2)
Driver SportsCat SportsCat Look Pack SportsCat+
Remote Start (auto only)
Bluetooth® connectivity
Electronic cruise control
Driver’s foot rest
Rear-view camera
Rear Park Assist
Front Park Assist
Enhanced multi-function display: vehicle information menu, trip information menu, fuel economy menu, warning/messages
Power adjustable exterior mirrors
Power folding exterior mirrors
Electrochromatic (light sensitive) rear view mirror
Steering wheel height adjust
Multifunction steering wheel controls featuring: Bluetooth®, Cruise control, Audio controls
Leather wrap steering wheel
Premium gear selector (manual)
Chrome gear selector (automatic)
Variable intermittent wipers
Rain sensing wipers
Rear window demister
Cabin Comfort
Air conditioning with pollen filter
Electronic climate control
Power windows, with express driver and passenger up and down
Power windows, with express rear passenger up and down
Remote window activation via keyfob
Dual front reading lamps
Centre dome lamp
Two 12 volt power outlets in centre dash
12 volt power outlet in rear of centre console
Vanity mirror on front passenger sunvisor with cover
Chrome interior door handles
Aluminium door insert - brushed
Driver and front passenger pillar assist handle
Front passenger overhead assist handle
Rear passenger overhead assist handles with coat hooks
Floor covering – carpet
HSV floor mats
SV Sports seats (Jasmine leather / Windsor suede)
Front heated seats
Front bucket seats
6-way electric adjustable driver’s seat
6-way adjustable front passenger seat
Head restraints – driver and front passenger
Head restraints – three rear passengers
Rear seat centre armrest
Front dual cup holders in centre console
Door pockets with integrated bottle storage
Front seat cushion pocket driver and passenger
Driver and front passenger seat back pocket
Rear seats with 60/40 split fold base and under seat storage
Coat hooks (2)
Roof console - sunglass holder & dual reading lamps
Wheels/Tyres SportsCat SportsCat Look Pack SportsCat+
18” x 10” 6-spoke forged alloy wheels (Matte Black) - -
18” x 10” 6-spoke forged alloy wheels (Matte Black with machined-face) -
285/60 R18 Cooper Zeon LTZ Pro Sports All-terrain tyres
Spare wheel - 18” x 10” forged alloy wheel
LED Daytime running lamps
Automatic on/off headlights
Halogen reflector headlights
Manual levelling headlights
Chrome headlamp bezel
LED tail lights
Front LED fog lamps
HSV recover hooks – front (2)
Front and rear mudflaps
Bonnet Bulge -
Black exterior door handles
Black exterior mirrors
HSV designed front fascia with lower integrated splash tray
Black rear bumper
HSV upper grille finished in satin black - -
HSV ‘3D’ upper grille finished in satin black -
HSV wheel arch flares in satin black - -
HSV ‘3D’ wheel arch flares in satin black -
Soft open tail gate strut
COLORADO tail gate applique
HSV hard tonneau with load rail provision
HSV alloy sports bar
HSV sail plane -
Tubular side steps
Roof Rails
Entertainment SportsCat SportsCat Look Pack SportsCat+
Phone projection featuring Apple® CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
MyLink infotainment system with 8” touchscreen
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB+) multimedia
Embedded satellite navigation
7-speaker audio
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB input with iPod® connectivity
Auxiliary input
Roof mounted antenna

Standard      Optional