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Holden HSV GXP (2010)

by Barry Green,reviewed October 2010

Exclusivity doesn’t always align with entry level, but the HSV GXP is an exception.

Just 400 of the sedan and 350 of the ute will be made, at $59,990 and $53,990 respectively, the lowest pricing seen on a HSV in nearly 10 years.

There’s enough of the dearer and higher profile ClubSport R8 in the GXP to add some true street cred, including a thumping, 317 kW, 550 Nm V8 and various interior trim. It goes hard, steers and handles like a HSV, although the ride is softer than the R8, which arguably makes the GXP easier to live with day-to-day. Our test sedan’s optional six-speed auto was not the smoothest performance transmission we’ve driven, but still brings out the best in the beast.

Bang for buck, the GXP is compelling buying.

Holden HSV GXP 2010

For

Value for money, V8 grunt

Against

Auto lacks smoothness

Key features

4-piston Brembo front brakes, DataDot theft recovery, premium audio system, height/reach steering adjustment, 19-inch alloy wheels, limited slip differential, four-way power adjustment driver’s seat, trip computer, airconditioning

Safety

Dual front/side/side curtain airbags, ABS, EBD, BA, ESC and TC

Car Details

Vehicle make Holden
Vehicle model HSV GXP
Vehicle type Sports Under $80,000
Year 2010
Price when new $59,990 MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 6.2-litre OHV alloy V8

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.