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2002 Holden SSX Concept

The 2002 Holden SSX Concept is a striking prototype sports hatchback based on the Holden VY Commodore, boasting a more aggressive design. At the front, it features a bold fascia with twin projector headlights, fog lamps, and an exclusive grille, giving it a commanding presence on the road. The rear of the vehicle has undergone a complete redesign, sporting a deep, aggressive bumper and blackened taillights, along with a hatchback entry, making it one of the world's first V8 hatchback cars alongside the likes of the Rover SD1 and Holden Torana.

Dressed in a distinctive "Kryptonite" green metallic paint job, the SSX Concept exudes an aura of power and style. Inside, the cabin boasts a black and silver interior, with dials that light up in a deep red when the lights are on, adding to the sporty ambiance.

Under the hood, the SSX Concept is equipped with a potent Generation III/Holden 5.7 L V8 engine, delivering an impressive 225 kW (302 hp) of power to all four wheels. This power is managed through Holden's "crossXtrac" all-wheel-drive system, which provides enhanced traction and stability. Designed by Max Wolff, the Holden SSX Concept made its debut as part of the extensive Holden display at the Sydney International Motor Show from October 18 to October 27, 2002.

While the SSX Concept remained a concept car and never entered production, it showcased Holden's commitment to pushing boundaries and exploring new avenues in automotive design and performance.

Source & Images: GM

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