Holden Special Vehicles was once the official tuner of the Holden Commodore. Those days are long gone, and instead, HSV is more of a Holden lineup enhancer. Specifically, it’s responsible for re-engineering the Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado HD.
Yet, it may not stop there. HSV general manager of product planning and program management Gareth Brown told Australian website GoAuto that it’s open to working with more GM vehicles, and even electric cars. It sounds a lot like HSV is interested in bringing the latest-generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to Australia via a conversion process.
While not a confirmation, Brown said HSV is evaluating the Silverado 1500 for Australia. The re-engineering work consists of swapping the steering wheel to the right-hand side of the vehicle and moving other essential controls. The Ram 1500’s success down under may perhaps sway GM and HSV to kickstart a Silverado 1500 conversion program.
On the other end of the spectrum, HSV is absolutely interested in getting its hands on the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Holden previously confirmed the new sports car will be assembled in right-hand drive from the factory, but HSV could have its way with it to produce something special for Australian buyers.
Brown said it’s far too early to talk about if HSV can toy with the new Corvette and what exactly it may do and it’s not on the company’s radar right this moment.
Although HSV has long been known for amplifying internal-combustion engines, Brown admitted electric seems to be the future in some ways. Thus, HSV is not opposed to one day offering a performance EV. That kind of future largely depends on what GM announces in the future and if it suits the HSV brand.