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New Monaro in 2018 ?

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

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    Because GM have decided against manufacturing it in RHD. After seeing how well the Mustang has done in RHD markets they might have to look into starting RHD production.

    Although I think it's more likely that they have decided that a RHD premium coupe from Opel will suit RHD markets more so than the Camaro
     
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    They didn't design current Camaro for RHD production, and due to modern packaging/build processes it'd be really difficult to build it in RHD now as a result. If we ever get a Camaro it'll be the next model, but fads & fashion being what they are, the coupe thing is likely to be on the wane again by then.

    They DID design Corvette to be RHD, probably because they make about 19000x as much profit per car on those.
     
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    When you think that Monaros were marketed as GTO's, I wonder how the VE coupe might have sold as the new Camaro instead of the retro model that eventuated. After all, both cars were developed here and I can't help thinking the Coupe would have been a better car.
     
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    I don't think that the Coupe would have gone over all that well in the US, it was not 'in your face aggressive' enough for them. The Monaro/GTO got criticised for being being 'soft' in look and performance (acceleration and noise), whereas here and UK the design was applauded.
    My reading memories of the Coupe and Camaro development, Holden stated that they could have done the B pillarless Monaro, but could not get the Camaro to pass the side impact test, so they had to utilize a B pillar. With the V2 Monaro, the computer predictions were spot on for the real test.
    Personal opinion, but having seen a Camaro in car park, it is as big a retro dog's breakfast as the current Mustang.
     
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    TV show... Wisdom of the crowd...
    the detective Cavanaugh was driving a GM Buick 4 door that had a grille with that little top bit of grille like that Holden 4 cylinder FWD thing they made here.

    I thought the car might be a version of Insignia, then I thought I saw some large capital letters written on the front doors.
    AVISTA (maybe).

    In a carpark, car chase, it did a J-turn so I assumed it must be a rear wheel drive. It seemed roomy enough for two blokes in the front seat, I wonder if it is the 4 door version of the AVISTA car being chatted about in this thread, or the US version of an Insignia?
     
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    I agree about the styling of the retro Camaro and Mustang. The Yanks are welcome to both. I'm amused at the drooling on this forum about the impending Camaro. Will it be a better driver's car than the SSV or Redline? Will it really be a better performer and will it be better built? I suspect no on all three counts. Styling is subjective but the retro look, to me, fails to capture the neat, clean styling and originality if the originals. The Coupe would/could have been developed to look like a car for its time. The retro look is already starting to look like it's had its time IMO.
     
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    Found this image, and now that the dust has settled and we're free to dream I adjusted the emblem and imagined this amazing design with an LS9 or LT4. Or maybe a Tesla style electric monster motor?

    2016_buick_avista_concept_1_2560x1440-lo-def.jpg
     
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    Looks like a curvier version of a recent (2 years ago) Audi coupe. *yawn* already dated by the time they make it.

    Just bring limited numbers of Corvette (someone said they already have RHD versions)

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    Corvette has 2 doors …………… therefore a Monaro...… again.
     
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    Although Wheels website has some wishful thinking article suggesting that GMNA might be persuaded to make a RHD V8 Caddy for the Australian market.
    How much would it cost? Probably more than a Stinger or Genesis. And Dodge seem unable to decide whether to bring the Charger to Australia.
     
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    Our performance car market is too small to justify the expense of building specific Oz spec RHD cars. Look at what GM is focused on these days and you start to see that we really don't mean much to the company any more. Increased large HD truck production at Flint plant and major involvement with a Chinese plant for just about everything else. Shut down Cruze plant. Sell off Opel and Vauxhall. Sales here are the lowest they've been since FX days. How could anybody believe GM is here for the long run? Most of my cars over nearly 50 years have been Holdens or at least, been called Holden. This is the last one. My next car will probably be Korean again, but not badged as a Holden.
     

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