This information matches our intel when we revealed Holden had three send-off editions brewing behind the scenes regarding its most well-known nameplate. In our original report, we stated a Motorsports, Director and Commemorative edition were all to be revealed in early 2017.
The latest report does not confirm which names will be used but does point to three additional named that have been trademarked. Those include the “LS-X”, “Magnum” and “Maxx” names.
We can almost certainly say there will be a Director, which revives a controversial name last associated with the late Peter Brock. This vehicle will likely see similar appointments to the American Chevrolet SS and be more luxury oriented. The Motorsports edition was likely once called the “Bathurst” edition, which Holden reportedly shelved. And, finally, the Commemorative edition is said to have many unique cues that are still being closely guarded by Holden.
As for the other three names mentioned, LS-X has long been used by Holden for value-oriented trim levels in various vehicles and Maxx was last used on a Captiva. The Magnum name, though, holds significant value.
Magnum was last used by HDT (Holden Dealer Team) with the VS generation of Commodore and was based on an HDT ute. It’s a very safe bet we will see the Magnum name return for a limited run of SS-V Redline utes.
Holden will open a microsite on December 15, 2016, to allow buyers to express interest in the limited edition, send-off models. Stay tuned as we bring you the latest.