Chevrolet wants to offer the Camaro in right-hand drive for the UK in 2011
2 March 2010

Chevrolet could offer its iconic Camaro in the UK in right-hand drive next year, according to company insiders.

Company sources at the Geneva motor show told Autocar that a right-hand drive Camaro was a strong possibility for the UK as it’s based on the Australian Holden Commodore, which is originally engineered for a right-hand drive market.

There is a desire within the firm to produce the car for the UK, but there must be the economies of scale to justify it. Chevrolet has also revealed that the Corvette will be marketed again as Chevrolet in Europe, including in the UK.

Also confirmed at the show were the firm’s intentions to sell the Chevrolet Volt in the UK alongside the Vauxhall Ampera. It would be priced under the Ampera and pitched at the retail market, while the Ampera would mainly be for fleet sales.

Of the 30,000 Volts tipped to be sold in its first year of production, 1000 of these are likely to end up in the UK.

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2 March 2010

A RHD Camero.

Yes please!!!

2 March 2010

C A M A R O!,and no, not here,it's as cheap as chips in the good ol' US of A ,but here it'll be double the on road price in America and it'll still be shodily built, plastic an asmatic you could spit peas through, i tell you i'd sooner have a Monaro!

Peter Cavellini.

3 March 2010

I'm told its better built than most muscle cars and the v6 is supposed to be ok, as well as the handling. It could be a cheap bmw 335i rival perhaps in this guise

3 March 2010

where can I put down a deposit!?!

3 March 2010

Sorry, a little off-topic, but i am interested in the story's reporting of GM's plans for the Chevrolet Volt and Vauxhall Ampera.

The Volt will be cheaper and aimed at retail customers, while the Ampera will be dearer and aimed at fleets? How does that work???

lrh

3 March 2010

There's very few non-German sports cars left for sale in the UK so bring it on!

3 March 2010

Everytime I see this Camaro it reminds me of bumblebee from the transformers films l0l

I still think it looks pretty cool even though it will have the same usual Rubbish american interior

3 March 2010

It looked pretty good in yellow with black stripes on the show stand at Geneva yesterday but as ever American cars only sell in 'penny numbers' here and sad to say I doubt this will be any different. Two years ago when the recession was yet to bite GM UK were gathering names 'expression of interest' for the Camaro so it will be interesting to see how much more, or less names they have now we are all being shepherded towards green environmentally friendly machinery.

3 March 2010

[quote moe360]I still think it looks pretty cool even though it will have the same usual Rubbish american interior [/quote]

I think the interior is actually pretty nice. Ok, it wont be quite as good as a Mercedes, but then its cheaper. If you want to get anal about plastic, buy a German car. If you want somthing thats genuinely interesting and unique, and has a real feel good factor, I suspect you would go for the Camaro.

I know which I would rather.....

3 March 2010

Surely the intention here is just to further establish Chevrolet Europe by giving the model range an aspirational boost, the often quoted 'halo effect'?

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