Thursday 5 June 2008

Chevrolet confirms RHD Camaro's

Chevrolet has announced that a maximum of 1000 Camaro coupes and another 1000 Camaro convertibles will be produced for the RHD market.

Exact numbers of the 400bhp, 6.0-litre Camaro due to be officially imported to the UK are undecided but sources suggest that it will be about 300 units of each variant. If you're not a fan of the V8, a 3.6 litre V6 (used in the Cadillac CTS) and a turbo-charged 2.0 litre 4-cylinder will be available. A 425bhp Camaro SS model is still said to be under consideration. The V8 is expected to account for 30% of overall Camaro sales in the UK.

Wayne Brannon, Chief Executive of Chevrolet Europe, said “We can have a maximum of 1000 right-hand-drive coup├ęs, and 1000 right-hand drive cabriolets, so the UK should get a good number of models.”

Fans will get their first opportunity to see the new Camaro at the London motorshow, where the American company will have a big presence. It is also likely that the Excel event will reveal whether the Camaro is to get the Chevrolet badge or remain a standalone brand, in the same way as Corvette without Chevrolet.

The company had planned not to brand the Camaro with the Chevrolet name in order to preserve the firm’s budget philosophy, but with new plans being implemented to expand the range, sources have said that that the new model is likely to get the Chevrolet name and be sold through Chevrolet dealerships.

Expect UK sales of the Camaro coupe to begin in early 2010 with the convertible to follow later. Prices are unconfirmed but are likely to be in excess of £37,000.

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