The iconic Chevrolet Camaro is going to be arriving in Australia but it isn’t going to have the Chevrolet badge, instead it will have the Holden branding.
While this is good news for the people of Australia, the bad news is that the Chevrolet Camaro isn’t going to arrive until the next generation, which is said to be arriving in 2021.
This means that consumers do have a long wait to get behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Camaro in Australia and there has also been internal frustration at Holden too. They have promised the rear-wheel V8 version in 2020 but the next gen isn’t going to arrive until 2021. The 8th gen could sit with the imported Commodores when it arrives.
The person in charge of the planning for GM International said that right hand drive is very important for the company and it will pave the way for more vehicles for Holden. Along with the V8 four-cylinder Chevrolet Camaro you can expect a package-protected hybrid system, which will ensure it is future proof in regards to the stricter emission regulations.
The next gen Chevrolet Camaro is going to be right hand drive but the program was designed so that if the plug is pulled last minute, if the four-wheel world changes a lot over the next couple of years and Australia decides it doesn’t US muscle cars, it isn’t going to hurt the bottom line. This is something that could be decided around 2018 or 2019.
So for now the Australian version of the Chevrolet Camaro is a done deal and is heading your way in 2021.