Corvette heading to Oz?
January 14, 2013 - 3:12PM
Chevrolet is reportedly preparing a right-hand drive version of its new Corvette Stingray to be sold in Australia, but don't rush out to your local Holden dealer to lay down a deposit just yet.
According to reports from News Limited, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson and other executives have confirmed the plan to make the Corvette a global car, Akerson saying it would come "soon".
"We want the Corvette to come to Australia. I get letters from Australia all the time," Corvette chief engineer Tadje Juechter, told News Limited.
“Our primary competition sells left- and right-hand-drive, so that’s what we want to do. Our plan is to make this a truly global car. But I would say [Akerson’s] timetable is a little faster than what you’re probably thinking. It’ll be years away [rather than soon].”