Chevrolet’s Camaro has actually been an off-again, on-again recommendation for Australians because Holden got the fifth-generation vehicle in 2010, and General Motors remains to hint that the all-new sixth-generation muscular tissue vehicle will have to lastly be sold here.
In January during the 2015 Detroit motor program, Stefan Jacoby, GM’s executive vice president for worldwide operations, mentioned: “We will have to bring a real cars to Australia for the brand name portfolio. It is not currently in production.
“It will be more than likely a V8, it will be a cars and also it will have to be a global automobile,” claimed Jacoby.
That resulted in widespread speculation the Mk6 Camaro– which will make its worldwide launching in Detroit on May 16– will certainly pertain to Holden display rooms as a direct competitor for the brand-new Ford Horse due right here from December.
Ever since GM has actually begun to drip-feed info regarding the new Camaro, which it claims will be the most vibrant ever and almost 100kg lighter than before, because it’s based on the same Alpha platform as the Cadillac ATS.
Mark Reuss, president of GM North America as well as a former Holden employer who has intimate understanding of the Australian market, informed motoring.com.au the brand-new Camaro’s Australian release was much from a done deal.
“Yeah I read what you guys wrote of what he [Jacoby] said,” replied Reuss at the New York electric motor show overnight, in response to our inquiry about the Jacoby comments.
Asked if there were any kind of fact to his colleague’s words, Reuss reacted tersely: “No remark”.
GM’s N. American president confirmed that development of the Mk6 Camaro was coming along nicely, saying he was “excited” about its arrival, and noted that the engine range would be higher than the current version.
However when doubted about the possibility of a right-hand drive variation for export markets like Australia, he said: “We have not chatted regarding that yet”.
Reuss did, however, say that “all of our architectures [are designed] to be capable for right-hand drive” and brought in that “decisions [are made] on a motor vehicle by vehicle, market by market basis.”. If the Camaro did sign up with the Mustang on sale in Australia, the V8-powered coupes would properly fill the rear-drive performance roles long played by the native Ford Falcon as well as Holden Commodore, which will be axed by the end of the 2016 as well as 2017 specifically.