Chevrolet circles VF Commodore wagon
16 February 2013
The new V8-powered Holden Commodore VF SS-V will be sold in the US as the Chevrolet SS.
Former Holden boss and now General Motors North America chief Mark Reuss has left the door open for the VF Commodore wagon to join the sedan in the USA, where it is sold as a Chevrolet SS.
But the bad news for American ute lovers is that Australia’s answer to a two-door sports car isn’t headed overseas.
Reuss ruled out importing the ute to the US because it would too hard to price and position the ute alongside the SS sedan, which is being pitched as a premium performance car.
“It’s a little bit late for Ute,” Reuss said. “[But] some people think it would really a really cool thing to do.”
Advertisement Crucially though, he didn’t say the same thing for the Sportwagon, saying there is space for it to be sold at a premium above the sedan, which would make it more viable.
“It’s not too late for the wagon,” Reuss said.
General Motors had originally planned to sell both the ute and wagon in the US during the Pontiac G8 program and it is understood all the engineering and design work was done. However, the global financial crisis forced GM to kill off the Pontiac brand and axe the G8 ute and wagon imports.
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