Cadillac's Australian connection.When Cadillac executives began researching what would become the V-Series performance line, they looked to Holden Special Vehicles Holden Special Vehicles (usually abbreviated to HSV) is the officially designated performance vehicle division of Australian motor car manufacturer Holden. Based in Clayton, Victoria and established in 1987, HSV modifies Holden products such as the Commodore, giving them (HSV (Hue Saturation Value) A color space similar to HSB. See HSB.
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3. John Crennan, HSV's chairman, "63% of our customers say they wouldn't have bought a GM product if it weren't for HSV." And one of those models has an average buyer's age of 25. You can imagine what the Cadillac executives were thinking, and why they strongly considered having HSV run the V-Series program.
That may prove to be a missed opportunity since, according to Crennan, one of HSV's key strengths is its independence from the GM bureaucracy. It can move quickly to develop new products. Despite having no financial stake in HSV, GM effectively treats it like an in-house entity when it comes to development. Holden provides early clay models of new vehicles so HSV can begin developing performance parts long before the base model hits showrooms.--KEW