Why should the Australians have all the fun? Surely there are thousands of British workers who d quite like to drive to work every day in a 6.2 litre V8 pick up truck, aren t there? Vauxhall thought there were and promptly got on the phone to Holden to arrange a subtle rebadging of the HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) Maloo.
Rebadged as a Vauxhall VXR Maloo, the HSV super ute exploded on to the British commercial vehicle scene and instantly made our domestic market pick ups look rather inadequate. This E3 version of the Maloo has 425hp and can power to 60mph (100kph) in 4.9s. Unfortunately, 21mpg fuel consumption and a