Holden Special Vehicles and parent company Walkinshaw will show their first product in a world without an Australian-built Holden Commodore—and it’s going to be a pickup truck. HSV teased the hopped-up pickup on its official Facebook page and declared December 8 as its debut day.
HSV previously filed to trademark the “Wildfire” name, which could find a way to its modified Colorado. However, reports disagree over what the new pickup will focus on. Car Advice reported the HSV pickup will focus on off-road capabilities and boast a reworked design and special Continental off-road tires. Meanwhile, the standard 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbocharged engine will stick around.
Wheels reported otherwise and said Cadillac’s 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine will find a home under the hood. It’s the same engine fitted to the current CTS V-Sport, which makes 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. We certainly hope the latter report rings true.
It’s also unclear if the truck will sport an HSV badge or usher in the Walkinshaw name for future Holden-based products. Previous reports indicated HSV will go away with the parent company’s name tapped as a replacement. We’ll know more in a few short days.