The Vauxhall VXR Maloo is the only performance pick up sold officially in the UK, and it’s now available in latest E3 guise, with heavily revised front- and rear-end styling, a new cabin and a raft of new technology to enhance its appeal to drivers in search of a load-carrier like no other.
Priced at £51,500 and available to order now, the new Maloo packs the VXR8 super-saloon’s 431PS V8 engine up front, with drive being sent through a six-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels. And yes, there’s a mechanical limited-slip differential to ensure that no ounce of power is lost in smoke.
A new, ‘Shockwave’ grille, LED daytime running lights and sleek new wing-vents mark the new car out from the front, while the rear features new ’sailplane’ styling behind the cab, sloping down to the hard tonneau, which protects the 1208-litre deck from prying eyes. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the Maloo’s road presence: no other load carrier in the UK looks like it or sounds like it.
Source: Vauxhall Press Release