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New Monaro in 2018 ?

Discussion in 'News/Updates' started by Tsunamix, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Tsunamix

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    From News.com.au
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    IT’S a new Holden Monaro, but not as we know it!
    This sleek coupe unveiled in Detroit overnight is set to become the successor to the Holden Monaro.
    The concept car might be wearing Buick badges but the grille has been designed to accommodate the proud Holden symbol as the company looks to source 24 new imported models from around the world by 2020.
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    Sleek lines ... The Buick Avista has a twin turbo V6 engine. Picture: Supplied.Source:Supplied
    While there is not a V8 under the bonnet, the next generation Holden Monaro will have a twin turbo V6 with just as much grunt as a V8. For the tech heads: that’s 300kW of power.
    Most importantly for performance-car fans, however, the sporty coupe is rear-wheel-drive — just like every Holden Monaro since 1968.
    Holden is yet to officially confirm the arrival of the two-door Buick — or if it will wear the iconic Monaro badge — but News Corp Australia understands the coupe will arrive in local showrooms in 2018 to challenge the Ford Mustang, which has become an instant sellout success.
    Behind the wheel ... Get into gear in the new Buick Avista. Picture: Supplied.
    Behind the wheel ... Get into gear in the new Buick Avista. Picture: Supplied.Source:Supplied
    The Buick-sourced coupe will at least be some consolation after General Motors executives confirmed last year there would not be a V8 version of the next generation Holden Commodore, likely to come from Opel in Germany once the Holden factory in Elizabeth closes in 2017.
    The Holden Commodore of the future is expected to be powered by a choice of four-cylinder or V6 power, and front-drive or all-wheel-drive only, which is perhaps why enthusiasts are rushing Holden showrooms to get the last of the V8 model.
    Although Commodore sales were their second lowest on record last year, more than one-third built was a V8, the highest proportion in the nameplate’s 38-year history.
    Luxury ... The cockpit of the Buick Avista is designed to be comfortable and stylish. Picture: Supplied.
    Luxury ... The cockpit of the Buick Avista is designed to be comfortable and stylish. Picture: Supplied.Source:Supplied
    Holden sold the Monaro from 1968 to 1977 based on the Kingswood, and then from 2001 to 2006 based on the Commodore.
    Holden secretly designed a two-door version of the latest Commodore but it was scrapped having never seen the light of day after General Motors went bankrupt in the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis.
     
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    Holy **** a 2 Door GM Vehicle.

    BETTER LINK THE NAME MONARO WITH IT!!!!
     
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    Not designed and built in Australia by Australians, not a Monaro....

    oic, news.com.au - clickbait.
     
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    Considering it's ass end looks like ****, no thanks.
     
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    no V8 either.............
     
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    The ass looks like a Chrysler crossfire.
    It won't find its way into my driveway.
     
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    Camaro anyone.........
     
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    100% agree with you.

    Monaro my arse
    Looks like a cut & shut job from a few different models of European sports cars. And it's butt f@#king ugly too in my opinion
    And no V8 option, Who are these tossers trying to fool by calling this a Monaro
    You can put this one back on the boat, addressed "Return To Sender"
     
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    No thanks, looks more like a Toyota.
     
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    We arent getting it, but by golly if we ever do we will call that a ####ing Monaro as well!
     
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    So every 2 door GM car is a Monaro then? And pretty sure you can slap any badge on any car. I can easily fit a Ferrari badge on the bonnet of my Maloo doesn't mean HSV designed the Maloo to be a Ferrari.

    That said it looks pretty nice, Some Euro lines at American muscle prices, cant see them not putting an LS3 in it though if it does go into production.
     
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    I know but I'd rather a Camaro than that thing. Someone at GM needs to get their head outa their collective arses.
     
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    I think that GM unfortunately will be looking at this Euro style vehicle because that it what sells. The muscle car is low volume. I will keep my SSV Redline that I buy later this year.
     
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    Or the media need to stop talking sh1t.
     
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    ... but that's not news to anyone.

    "Unfortunately"?
    I don't see anything wrong with it (apart from the fact that it will never be built), it's a platform that the LS-series apparently fits in.
    I guess it doesn't look old fashioned ... ?
     
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    I dig it. AWD turbo with good displacement (for a turbo engine), could be something revvy and awesome particularly if it's manual. Does seem like a 2 door version of the Insignia that Holden are already selling though.

    Setting that car up to compete with the Mustang is retarded though (particularly if they do call it a Monaro). I do get the feeling it will be rediculously overpriced too.
     
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    It's a Camaro, same as ... a 2005 Focus is a 2005 Mazda3.
    So it's RWD, V6 with room for turbos; but the LS V8's have been designed to fit.
    Hasn't been engineered for RHD.

    But only a concept car, won't ever be built.
     
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    I kind of like it. Very Euro, hints of Jag and Aston.
    There is a tiny hint of commodore in the headlights and grille.
    6 cylinder turbo is the logical eco credential + Muscle choice.
    Torana ?
     
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    The Camaro platform costs more to build than Zeta did, and also more than Mustang (in the US, Camaros are more expensive than Mustangs).
    So even though it's very unlikely to be built because the Chinese market is the only place Buick exists & the Chinese market doesn't do coupés, it'd be a bit of an ask to get people to buy a "Torana" for $60k+. :)
     
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    People buy 40 yr old Toranas now for $60k+

    That Buick is nowhere near deserving of wearing a Torana nameplate.
     

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