STREWTH! NO V8, MATE!

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HOLDEN is not likely to have a V8 in its show­rooms from 2018.

GM global boss Dan Ak­er­son has once again caused con­fu­sion over Holden’s fu­ture. In Wash­ing­ton this week, Ak­er­son, who re­tires next month, said “iconic” Chevro­let V8s such as the Ca­maro and Corvette would sup­ple­ment the brand and Cadil­lac might be re­vived.

He told the Wall Street Jour­nal: “We will im­port from dif­fer­ent coun­tries, not just South Korea.”

How­ever, he has been con­tra­dicted by se­nior GM ex­ec­u­tives be­fore.

At the Detroit mo­tor show in Jan­uary, Ak­er­son told Carsguide the new Corvette would be sold in Aus­tralia.

Head of in­ter­na­tional op­er­a­tions Tim Lee later said the Corvette would not be made in right­hand-drive, adding: “This is a non-story... we have no plan to put a right­hand-drive un­der that bon­net. The Corvette is a Chevro­let, not a Holden.”

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