NEW HOLDEN EXPORT PROGRAM BOUND FOR DAYTONA
Finally, after endless threads, hopes, dreams and non-believers, BELIEVE IT. RWD Aussie muscle (with a heartbeat from America) is once again heading across the pacific. If you're not excited, see a doctor.
This is all great news for Rear Wheel Drive Chevrolet fans of course, but even more so for Holden. With a very unfavourable relationship between the Australian and US Dollars, many doubted that any export deals would be possible. Although Ex-Holden Boss and now GM Vice President and President, North America, did try to establish the longevity of Holden to be less reliant on export sales, it is fair to say that even the reported limited volumes of the Chevrolet SS will be a welcome addition to the production schedule.
Beyond bringing some Rear Wheel Drive excitement back the Chevrolet Sedans in North America, the VF Commodore on which it will be based, should provide revitalisation to the large car market in Australia through improved fuel economy. The use of unspecified lightweight materials are rumoured to reduce weight by anywhere upto 100kgs. This will represent the first drop in weight for a large Holden since the changeover from Kingswood to Commodore way back in 1978.
If you haven't been to your Chevrolet dealer with your check book yet, I would recommend you head there right now. By time the Chevrolet SS hits Daytona, the first allocation will likely be sold.
Read GMInsidenews coverage from the Chevrolet end HERE: Chevy Confirms What We Already Knew, 2014 SS Sedan ComingOriginally Posted by Press Release