Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) announced a major shift in direction for 2018. After Holden manufacturing was laid to rest in October of 2017, the company will actually expand its relationship with Holden to offer a wider range of vehicles, including the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro. But, and we didn’t see this coming, it will also sell the Chevrolet Silverado HD.
HSV confirmed it will convert the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD to right-hand drive and sell the full-size pickup in Australia and New Zealand. Specifically, HSV will offer the 2500HD work truck, LTZ, and 3500HD LTZ. Two special editions will round out the portfolio: a Midnight Edtion and a Custom Sport edition.
The company’s new deal with Holden is markedly different from its past doings. HSV has long been Holden’s go-to performance partner, taking standard Holden Commodores and fitting them with performance upgrades. Now, HSV will compliment Holden’s import-only future to expand its vehicle portfolio.
Neither the Silverado or Camaro will wear HSV or Holden branding, though. The company noted the Chevy bowtie will stay for heritage reasons. Additionally, HSV also revealed its own product, the Colorado SportsCat, alongside the Silverado and Camaro today.
No word on price, but HSV plans to begin work on right-hand drive Silverados soon and offer them for sale in early 2018.