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Chevrolet Camaro Confirmed For Australia In 2018

HSV have announced plans to bring a factory-approved right-hand drive conversion of the Chevrolet Camaro to home soil.
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It's coming. The age-old battle for muscle car saturation across the ditch among our American friends will soon fight a new front on Australian shores.

In response to Ford's illustrious success of the Mustang GT, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) have since announced their plans to bring a factory-approved right-hand drive conversion of the Chevrolet Camaro to home soil.

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General Motors head honchos in Detroit have permitted the 339kW V8 mid-line Camaro SS to be sold in Australia by late next year for a price in the sub-$90,000 range.

Australia's infatuation with American two-door V8's has strong precedent with the popularity of the Ford Mustang over the last 12 months, which starts at $57,490, with GM hoping to cater to a more exclusive market in the slightly higher price bracket.

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The vehicle is likely to be badged as 'Chevrolet' as opposed to 'HSV Camaro' in the hope to fuel the link between the Camaro brand and its American muscle heritage - basically GM's way of picking an explicit fight with the Ford Mustang.

To ease the conversion process, it is expected HSV will proceed with its new 10-speed automatic transmission and avoid manual transmission variants.

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There are no plans as yet to introduce the top-shelf Camaro ZL1 which boasts a 485kW/881Nm LT4 supercharged 6.2-litre V8. Should the market demand an even further premium offering, however, it's more than likely HSV will explore the possibility of bringing the circa-$150k vehicle to Australia down the line.