STREWTH! NO V8, MATE!
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.”