DEC 17th 2014

Video: Truck on track – Holden's Maloo super‑ute gets sideways

I think one of the great branding mistakes of the past decade was GM’s decision to import Holdens into the UK and re-brand them as Vauxhalls. No offence to the boys and girls of Luton, but there’s always something a little exotic about anything foreign. Why not celebrate that situation?

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Holden – the name, the resonance – suggests clear blue skies, engineering simplicity and Peter Brock over Skyline. Vauxhall suggests something rather different (and it’s probably not typically this).

You cannot officially buy a UK Maloo pick-up featured in my latest video, but you could probably import one, even in the face of the unhelpful exchange rate.

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But you can buy the GTS saloon over here. It costs £54,599 and it cannot match the very best German super-rockets, but it has so much character. If I bought one, the first thing I’d do is swap back all the HSV branding.

Enjoy the vid and I now expect all of you to hit the classifieds and look for used HSVs. I’d like a last generation HSV Clubsport estate.

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