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by George Skentzos

While the web is rife with speculation suggesting the Camaro would debut at the Melbourne motor show with a Holden badge, a new report has surfaced all but quashing any prospect of a right-hand drive model.

British motoring magazine Autocar reported that GM has abandoned plans to produce a right-hand drive model at full production capacity, instead planning to import just 100 examples into the UK.

This limited-production run will apparently allow GM to avoid meeting type-approval regulations in the UK by keeping numbers below the requirements threshold.

All Camaros destined for the UK will feature the LS3 V8-engine aimed at enthusiasts and collectors, with no plans to introduce the entry-level V6 model.

The report indicates this move would be profitable for the UK market thanks to a much higher price tag and exclusivity compared to US-bound models.

While this does not completely eliminate any chance for an Australian-delivered Camaro, these trends do suggest that if it were to arrive down under it would do so in low-volume with a much higher price tag.

Regardless, there has never been any official acknowledgement of any plans to introduce the Camaro into Australia despite having been developed at Holden’s Fishermans Bend facility on the Zeta platform which it shares with the VE Commodore.

Certainly all will be revealed at this year’s Melbourne International Motor Show, stay with CarAdvice for full coverage in the coming weeks.




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