• Engineered for drivers who like to play hard.

New Zealand’s most advanced sports 4×4

Bold and undeniably dynamic, the new Colorado SportsCat is in a league of its own. Get behind the wheel and you’ll quickly discover you’re in complete control of a 4×4 that takes driving dynamics to a whole new level. While most 4×4 work utes just play at driving enjoyment, the new Colorado SportsCat delivers it in spades.

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  • Sportscat+ – Absolute Red

  • Sportscat+ – Satin Steel Grey

  • Sportscat+ – Summit White

  • Sportscat+ – Mineral Black

  • Sportscat – Absolute Red

  • Sportscat – Satin Steel Grey

  • Sportscat – Summit White

  • Sportscat – Mineral Black

Designed to impress

“Class-leading stature and stance, combined with bold graphics, sums up the design direction we wanted to take with the SportsCat program. We wanted our design to look strong and purposeful, yet beautifully integrated. At the same time, we also wanted to provide some visual distinction between SportsCat and SportsCat+.”

Julian Quincey, HSV Chief Designer

SportsCat+ by Design

A standout in the 4×4 field, the new SportsCat+ has it over the competition in more ways than one. An increased ride-height gives the vehicle an obvious ground clearance advantage, while a distinctive ‘bonnet bulge’, unique outer and upper grilles, striking wheel arch fender flares and a ‘splash tray’ create a look that is muscular and aggressive.

Hard Tonneau

In addition to its stylish good looks, SportsCat’s hard tonneau also features handy accessory rails to help accommodate a range of storage options. The clever design of the hard tonneau also includes a “quick-release” hinge mechanism for easy and rapid removal of the lid for those instances where further cargo height is required in the tub.

*SportsCat+ shown with optional Sail Plane.


The look of Colorado SportsCat’s rear-end is as unique and unmistakable as the front with the fitment of a custom rear applique. The tailgate also features “soft open” functionality for added convenience.

*SportsCat+ shown with optional Sail Plane.

Alloy Wheels

The rugged 18” x 10” 6-spoke forged alloys, matte black on SportsCat and matte black with a machined-face on SportsCat+, make a bold statement, with an offset that increases the overall track of both vehicles by 30mm.


SportsCat’s sportsbar delivers a rugged, yet sporty, profile to the rear of the cabin.

*SportsCat+ shown with optional Sail Plane.

Sail Plane

The stylish Sail Plane, optional on SportsCat+, features a design inspired by high-end wakeboarding boats to complement the vehicle’s aggressive wheel-arches.

*SportsCat+ shown with optional Sail Plane.

Sophisticated sports ergonomics

The interior of the SportsCat delivers the perfect marriage of form and function. Take the wheel of the new SportsCat and the first thing you’ll notice is the firm embrace of the front 6-way electric adjustable HSV Sports seats. Special treatments adorn the dash pad, door inserts, centre console cover and floor mats, while rear seat passengers enjoy a similar level of comfort and style.

Electronic Climate Control

Your cabin comfort is assured with SportsCat’s electronic climate control keeping interior climate at just the right temperature.

SV Sports Leather Seats

Adopting a unique profile to the seat base, along with larger bolsters for added driver and passenger support, SportsCat’s seats feature a combination of Jasmine Leather and Windsor Suede with red highlight twin-needle stitching.

Steering Wheel

SportsCat’s leather-wrapped steering wheel features red highlight stitching for that added touch of individuality and style.

Infotainment System

The MyLink Infotainment System includes an array of user-friendly technologies such as an 8” Colour Touch-screen, embedded Satellite Navigation, Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB+) Digital Radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto phone projection technology and a premium 7-speaker audio system.

Instrument Panel

SportsCat’s dash pad is covered in perforated leather and Windsor suede to enhance the premium appeal of the cabin.

Engineered To Excite

Rear De-coupling Anti-roll Bar

Developed specifically for the SportsCat+ by HSV’s chassis engineers, the rear de-coupling anti-roll bar improves the higher speed road driving performance of the vehicle by controlling rear roll, and thereby improving overall vehicle balance and turn-in transient response.

The de-coupling feature ensures that when heading into rugged 4×4 territory, the vehicle’s suspension settings can be optimised for off-road performance: the system is automatically de-activated upon the driver’s (“shift-on-the-fly”) selection of Four-Wheel Low.

AP Racing Brake Package

The same brand as used on the GTSR range, this premium brake package features forged 4-piston fixed head calipers with large brake master cylinders and 362mm x 32mm front rotors to deliver superior pedal feel and braking performance.


HSV Sports Suspension
Both SportsCat models feature HSV Sports suspension with the front spring rate stiffened to 110 Newtons/mm. This spring rate helps deliver outstanding front-end support with less body roll and more accurate transient response. The vehicle’s MTV dampers have also been tuned to suit this spring rate with the overall result being a more performance-based handling characteristic.

In addition to the increased spring rate, front ride height has been lifted by 25mm. This modification further improves the approach angle of the vehicle, increases ground clearance to the body and reduces the overall rake, delivering a more natural on-road stance.

SupaShock Suspension

SupaShock suspension, as introduced to the Australian market on HSV’s iconic GTSR W1, will also be available as a factory-fitted option on the SportsCat+, taking the vehicle’s suspension capabilities to another level yet again. These linear-style dampers are significantly larger than regular dampers, delivering the lowest frictional losses of any commercially available damper. Their adoption helps deliver superior performance and road grip without compromising ride quality or body control.

Engine & Transmissions

Both SportsCat models are powered by a 2.8 litre double overhead cam 4-cylinder common-rail injection Duramax Turbo Diesel engine that offers 147kW of power and up to 500Nm of torque when specified with the optional 6-speed automatic transmission. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard fitment.

Transfer Case (“Shift-on-the-fly”)

SportsCat’s 4WD system features a position shift control switch located on the centre floor console. Key settings include:

Two-Wheel High – this setting is ideal for driving in most street and highway situations. The front axle is not engaged in Two-Wheel High.

Four-Wheel High – this setting engages the front axle to help drive the vehicle. Four-Wheel High is useful when you require extra traction, such as on snowy or icy roads, or in most off-road situations.

Four-Wheel Low – this setting also engages the front axle for extra traction. It sends the maximum power to all four wheels and is an ideal selection when heading off-road. It is in this setting that the Rear De-Coupling Anti-Roll Bar is disengaged.


Colorado SportsCat’s stylish alloys are wrapped in Cooper Zeon LTZ Pro Sports All-Terrain tyres. These Cooper tyres are a hybrid between a sports-truck tyre and an all-terrain tyre and, in addition to their rugged off-road properties, were specially selected by HSV’s chassis engineers for their outstanding on-road performance characteristics, both on tarmac and dirt roads. The overall size of the tyres (285/60 R18), and their rolling radius, also delivers a 20mm increase in vehicle ride height.

Ride Height

SportsCat sits approximately 45mm higher (at the front) than the “donor” vehicle with ~20mm emanating from the adoption of the Cooper tyre package and a further 25mm as a consequence of the front-end having been lifted. This increased ride height assists ground clearance and aids the vehicle’s off-road competency.

Hill Start Assist / Hill Descent Control

Hill Start Assist prevents the vehicle from rolling away when trying to pull away on an upward or downward gradient. The system engages automatically when a gradient is detected; it then acts to hold the Sportscat stationary after the brake is released, giving the driver time to apply the throttle. Hill Descent Control utilises the active braking capability of the ESC to maintain a controlled speed when travelling down-hill.

Trailer Sway Control

The Trailer Sway Control system detects the onset of instability in trailer towing situations and intervenes to keep the trailer under control. It does this by activating the brakes and reducing engine torque. TSC utilises the combination of ABS, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Electronic Brake Assist to control wheel slip, reduce wheel-spin and enhance vehicle stability and predictability while accelerating and braking.

Roll-Over Mitigation

The Roll Over Mitigation function constantly monitors the vehicle’s behaviour with the help of the ESC sensors, and intervenes when the vehicle senses a roll-over situation. Roll Over Mitigation brakes individual wheels and reduces the driving torque to prevent roll over and to stabilize the vehicle.


Both SportsCat models have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500kg (braked) and 750kg (unbraked).

Rain Sensing Wipers

The rain sensor, located behind the internal rear-view mirror, detects the amount of water on the windscreen and automatically regulates the frequency of the windscreen wipers.

Forward Collision Alert

Forward Collision Alert, with Head Up Warning, uses a digital camera mounted on the windscreen with state-of-the-art image processing to observe and warn you of vehicles slowing down ahead. When approaching a vehicle too quickly, the system provides a flashing alert and rapidly beeps. The system also provides a visual alert if following a vehicle too closely.

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning helps to combat distraction and drowsiness on the road. It alerts you to any unintentional lane departures with an audible warning, keeping you and your passengers on the right track.

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Automatic Transmission

Both SportsCat models feature the optional availability of a 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select. The provision of this transmission option also sees maximum torque increase to 500Nm.

SupaShock Suspension

Available as an option on SportsCat+, these linear-style dampers are significantly larger than regular dampers, delivering superior performance and road grip without compromising ride quality or body control.

Load Rack

This durable and easy to load rack mounts seamlessly into the hard tonneau’s built-in accessory rails to provide increased carrying capability and the flexibility to carry those items that are difficult to fit in the cabin or the tub.

Load Master

The Load Master cargo management system allows you to partition the gear in the tub of your vehicle for easy access, while preventing it from sliding around and potentially causing damage to the tub and/or your equipment.

The Load Master cargo organiser simply slides into the T-channels on each side of the vehicle tub. An extending frame and flexible hinges on each end of the divider allow for both parallel and angled positioning, while two pockets along the length of the divider provide additional storage for smaller items.

The Load Master is made using high grade steel and fabric which is impact resistant, tough and durable. The clever construction means the Load Master can be adjusted and fixed or removed in seconds to allow maximum flexibility for any sized load.

Eye Bolt

The eyebolt attaches to the interior rail of the tub to assist you to tie down your equipment quickly and securely.


Custom moulded from highly durable materials, the bed-liner provides long lasting and stylish protection to help keep your SportsCat looking like new.

SportsCat Accessories

  • 12V Auxiliary Power System
  • Bonnet Protector (Smoked)
  • Cup Holder
  • Electric Trailer Brake Controller Package
  • Headlamp Protectors
  • Locking Wheel Nuts (Set of 4)
  • Off Road Vehicle Recovery Kit
  • Rear Steel Step Package
  • Load Racks
  • Seat Cover Package
  • Seat Inserts (Sheepskin)
  • Smartshades (Rear Doors)
  • Smartshades (Rear Window)
  • Snorkel Kit
  • Spare Wheel Lock Nut
  • Tie Down Strap Kit
  • Towing Package
  • Towing Package (Incl. Electric Trailer Brake Controller)
  • Tow Ball in Chrome (50mm)
  • Trailer Harness
  • Weathershields (Slimline)

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