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HSV: Chevrolet Camaro confirmed for Australia

The Chevrolet Camaro will be converted to right-hand drive by HSV, giving Holden a response to Australia’s best-selling sports car. HSV this week confirmed long-running rumours that the Camaro would bring its rivalry with the Mustang from America to local showrooms, giving Holden fans a V8 option following the demise of the home-grown Commodore in the process...

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Holden registers Camaro trademark
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Holden registers Camaro trademark

In news that's sure to excite Holden fans, General Motors Holden has just registered the Camaro trademark for Australia. If history is any indication, trademarks registered for Australia generally don't mean much beyond the brand protection steps taken by most multinational companies. But, in the case of the Camaro trademark, extra work has gone into ensuring it covers all elements of the sale process...


Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary bound for SEMA
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Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary bound for SEMA

Chevrolet will use the 2017 SEMA show to unveil the Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition, a full-sized Camaro inspired by, you guessed it, Hot Wheels cars, along with a drag racing-focused COPO Camaro. The partnership between Chevrolet and Hot Wheels stretches back to 1968, when the original Camaro was recreated as a tiny die-cast model for pint-sized motoring enthusiasts...


Holden kills SS badge, but we may yet see it again...
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Holden kills SS badge, but we may yet see it again...

While the SS badge dies with the locally produced Commodore later this year, Holden hasn't ruled out returning the badge under another model. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the drive of Holden's yet-to-be-released Commodore at Lang Lang earlier this week, Holden director of communications Sean Poppitt reignited hope that the SS badge could make a comeback...


Chevrolet Camaro Track concept revealed
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Chevrolet Camaro Track concept revealed

The Chevrolet Camaro Track concept has been revealed, debuting at the Geneva motor show in all its green glory. Based on the V8-powered Camaro SS variant, the Track concept features a number of enhancements to give it more bite on the track, while still being comfortable enough for everyday use. Under the bonnet is a 6...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R: track-ready terror teased in tasty-looking sketch
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R: track-ready terror teased in tasty-looking sketch

As if the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 wasn't tough enough, the US brand has just released a sketch of the race-only 2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R… and it looks good. Set to go racing in the US and around the world later this year, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4...


Holden: new V8 sports car "will blow your socks off"
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Holden: new V8 sports car "will blow your socks off"

With the end of local Commodore production a little over a year away, there has been a good deal of uncertainty about which model in GM's global stable will debut as the hero performer in the Holden line-up. Hopes appeared to dim earlier this year, when new GM global design chief and former Australian styling boss, Mike Simcoe, told CarAdvice he would steer well clear of discussing the topic...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition revealed
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition revealed

Chevrolet is celebrating 50 years of its Camaro muscle car, releasing details of a new 50th Anniversary Edition along with a pair of videos that feature rare historic footage of the first generation Camaros...


'Bumblebee' Chevrolet Camaro revealed for new Transformers film
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'Bumblebee' Chevrolet Camaro revealed for new Transformers film

The next instalment in the popular Transformers movie franchise is set to hit cinemas mid next year, which means the return of one its most popular characters, Bumblebee. The new look of the Chevrolet Camaro-based Autobot was revealed by the film’s director, Michael Bay via Twitter last week. Bee is back! @generalmotors really got it done with this custom-built 2016 Camaro...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro 'Z/28' spied
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 'Z/28' spied

Our photographers have spotted the hottest version yet of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro on and around the Nurburgring. At the front, this Camaro prototype sports a refashioned front apron with massive lower air intake complete with a large honeycomb pattern. This is flanked by canards, while underneath there's an aggressive front splitter...


Chevrolet Camaro ‘will be built’ in right-hand drive if demand is high enough, says product chief
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Chevrolet Camaro ‘will be built’ in right-hand drive if demand is high enough, says product chief

The muscle car madness could continue in Australia, with a General Motors spokesperson confirming it is looking into whether a right-hand-drive version of the Chevrolet Camaro could work. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2016 New York motor show, Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said that the US company is looking at opportunities in right-hand-drive markets, meaning a Camaro with a Holden badge could become a reality...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed, promises to best all-comers
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed, promises to best all-comers

The monstrous new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has been revealed. GM isn't holding its ego in check for this one, either, declaring that the new hero coupe is “designed to excel at everything”. Set to go on sale in the US later this year, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is claimed to feature “unprecedented levels” of technology, refinement, acceleration and track capability...


Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally?: Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car
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Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally? Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car

The Ford Mustang, only recently launched in Australia, is already subject to huge waiting lists. With the market's interest in the new Mustang now patently clear, we wanted to compare two potential options for Holden's rear-wheel drive sports car, post Commodore. This week, we saddled up with the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Corvette Stingray, checking out both models at the 2016 Delhi motor show...


Holden unconcerned by lack of Camaro, despite huge Mustang pre-orders
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Holden unconcerned by lack of Camaro, despite huge Mustang pre-orders

Holden insists it is not annoyed at the lack of right-hand drive availability on the Chevrolet Camaro, at the same time as nemesis Ford Australia is having sell-out success with the new Mustang. As we reported this week, Ford’s entire 2016 allocation of 4000 Mustangs is apparently sold out, with 80 per cent secured via deposit before even going on sale...


Ford Mustang sold out until 2017
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Ford Mustang sold out until 2017

The Ford Mustang is now completely sold out in Australia for all of 2016. Ford said today that its Australian Mustang order bank ahead of the January launch now sat at 4000 units, 80 per cent of which had been secured with deposits. This is the entire 2016 allocation. First customer cars landed in Melbourne today, with three more shipments arriving inside a few days...


SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts
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SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts

With its mix of outlandish enhancements and 'what were they thinking' concepts, the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas might not be everybody's cup of tea - but it does throw up its fair share of interesting automobiles. To give you a taster of what that all means, we've put together a handful of the most eye-catching machines at this year's show...


Chevrolet Camaro, Nova restomods debut new crate engines at SEMA 2015
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Chevrolet Camaro, Nova restomods debut new crate engines at SEMA 2015

Two restomods, a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS and a 1967 Chevrolet Nova, have been unveiled by GM at 2015 SEMA to show off its new crate engines. The restored 1970 Camaro RS (above and below) has been given the LT4 crate engine. The 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine is also used to power the Corvette Z06, and develops 485kW of power and 881Nm of torque...


Chevrolet Camaro SS Black and Red Accent Package concepts to debut at SEMA
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Chevrolet Camaro SS Black and Red Accent Package concepts to debut at SEMA

Two concept cars, the Chevrolet Camaro SS Black Accent Package and Chevrolet Camaro SS Red Accent Package, will be part of the bow tie brand's display at the 2015 SEMA show. Unlike some vehicles that will be displayed at the show, such as 521kW "Brute Ute" based on the Hyundai Tuscon, the Chevrolet Camaro SS Black Accent Package and Red Accent Package concepts are fairly sedate...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible officially revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible officially revealed

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible was revealed in Detroit overnight, precisely five weeks after the coupe version premiered, and ahead of its UK-market showroom launch at the start of 2016. The official reveal comes a day after images leaked online...