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Right-hand-drive Corvette in doubt for Australia as GM stops development
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28th Apr 2020
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Right-hand-drive Corvette in doubt for Australia as GM stops development

The Chevrolet Corvette is in danger of not making it to Australia after General Motors in Detroit stopped engineering development of all vehicles during the COVID-19 lockdowns. A report out of the US – based on a leaked copy of a secret internal General Motors document – claims GM’s executive director in charge of program management, Michelle Braun, “recently issued a blanket order pausing all future car and truck development, including for the Corvette”.
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Joshua Dowling
Coronavirus: Holden Special Vehicles offers to help manufacture hospital ventilators
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23rd Mar 2020
2 min read

Coronavirus: Holden Special Vehicles offers to help manufacture hospital ventilators

The company that used to make high-performance Holdens has offered to help health authorities in Australia manufacture makeshift emergency medical equipment to treat coronavirus patients. While Holden as a brand will close by the end of this year, its separately-owned performance-car offshoot has maintained its engineering and manufacturing resources because it will continue to sell US vehicles here, such as the Chevrolet Silverado (pictured below).
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Joshua Dowling
Holden Special Vehicles says it's “business as usual” as it negotiates with General Motors to establish GMSV
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4th Mar 2020
2 min read

Holden Special Vehicles says it's “business as usual” as it negotiates with General Motors to establish GMSV

Holden Special Vehicles says it is “business as usual” as US car giant General Motors negotiates the shutdown of Holden dealers across the country following the shock closure of the brand. As the company prepares to launch its latest model, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pick-up (pictured below), early indications are that Holden’s performance-car partner HSV will continue to operate in Australia but under a new name: General Motors Specialised Vehicles (GMSV).
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Joshua Dowling
Chevrolet Camaro future up in the air
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26th Jun 2019
2 min read

Chevrolet Camaro future up in the air

Reports from the USA claim the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro due in 2023 has been put on hold to prioritise utes, SUVs and the rollout of electric cars. However, the iconic muscle car is understood to be safe for the remainder of its current model life – including in Australia, where it is converted to right-hand drive and sold locally by Holden Special Vehicles.
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Scott Collie
2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option
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28th Feb 2019
2 min read

2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option

HSV has confirmed it'll bring the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro to Australia, complete with the option of a manual transmission and a higher $86,990 starting price before on-road costs. Headline news is the addition of a six-speed manual option to the Camaro, which now becomes the standard transmission. A 10-speed automatic is an option ($2200) and brings customisable launch control and line-lock.
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Scott Collie