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Chevy Camaro headed to Europe

 Chevy Camaro headed to Europe
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Chevrolet Germany's general manager confirms export plans

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is off to an impressive start in the U.S., with inventories sold out in spite of the general economic slowdown. The resurrected muscle car will get the opportunity to repeat this success overseas, as GM has confirmed that the Camaro will be sold in Europe. No on-sale dates or pricing have been released.

Auto Motor und Sport reports that Jurgen Keller, general manager at Chevrolet Germany, confirmed GM's plans to export the Camaro to Europe. Sale dates will likely be forthcoming as production catches up.

There's no word as to which of the Camaro's three available engines will make the leap across the Atlantic. In the U.S., the Camaro is available with a 304-horsepower 3.6 liter V6 and a choice of 400 or 426-horsepower 6.2 liter V8s, depending on transmission choice. GM's fuel-saving Active Fuel Management is available on the 400-horse V8. The Camaro also sports a four-wheel independent suspension and available stability control. The ride and handling are uniquely American, a fact that will be considered a good thing to some European buyers and a bad thing to others.

Possible styling changes to meet Euro regulations have also not been discussed.

U.S. pricing for the Camaro starts at $23,040 for the V6 and $35,425 for the V8-powered SS. That's about €16,400 and €25,215, respectively. GM has not yet released German or any other European pricing information for an exported Camaro.

 

Published Jul 3, 2009 2:17 pm By Christopher Jackson
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 Razz Razz
Hey guys, I would buy it if the price will be competitive, that's for sure ! At a simple formula you get : ((MSRP Price in USD * EUR rate for 1$) * 10 % (non EU tax))*1.(VAT) = the DDP (total duty paid) price, without adding the transport, handling and other adm. expenses of the official importing company GM Europe. In the case that GM will bring here the Camaro, i bet that Ford will do the same with the Mustang and Challenger will be brought by Fiat, now that they have a share in the Dodge as part of Chrysler LLC. And about the crapy quality of US cars, i could say that Cadillac is doing quite well and as the pictures are showing it, the Challenger's interior looks pretty qualitative. For a big succes, GM should mantain the price in EU under the tag of the independent dealers who are importing it now and have a good profit without offering a real guarantee. With some nice financing offers, 5 years guarantee for the car and paint and 10 for corrosion, the looks and the "new" element could gain some market share .. but only offering more for less (US formula, so much car for so less money). Let's just hope that they have learned the lesson with the Corvette, wich i a very good car with a very bad interior, every possible EURO magazine is saying that. Good work GM, let us have the pony !!
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July 12, 2009 10:45 pm
 astonmartindbrs09 astonmartindbrs09
who wouldn't what one of them on the drive and then at half six in the morning when you set off to work roar down the road and wake your nabours up with the orgasmic sound. Gives the nabours something real to complain about.
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July 7, 2009 6:17 pm
 EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
all i know is when i test drove a v6 i fell in love the v8 would be nice but its hard to come by 35k right now so 22 is perfect it still does 0-60 in the 5s and for a v6 thats perfect
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July 7, 2009 4:36 am
 kumbo kumbo
Only people like Scratchy996 loves to pay more for a "higher grade" plastic than overall performance...
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July 6, 2009 9:21 pm
 dima23 dima23
the article says that the ride and handling is uniquly american??? how is this so? the car was developed in australia! dont give the yanks the kudos for our engineering excellence!
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July 6, 2009 4:38 am
 Lemon Lemon
Regardless of perceptions on quality and performance, there is one thing for sure: this car will stand out and turn lots of heads in Europe.
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July 5, 2009 8:39 pm
 RzGTmorio RzGTmorio
I like the colour of the first photo, but now the other one's photos I don't like the colour
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July 5, 2009 4:48 am
 Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
I can't see how anyone expects the success story to continue in Europe. The Camaro has no history here. It won't succeed on the nostalgic vote as no one has ever had one r lusted after one. And it won't succeed on its own merits as a car because it isn't perceived to be that great a car compared to European offerings, even at a bargain price (the Corvette has never done that well in Europe for much the same reason, in spite of being fantastic). Seriously, this car will never break beyond the niche of people who wish they were American. And they are a dying breed these days.
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July 4, 2009 1:43 pm
 C-KING C-KING
In my country (EU) brand new 6.2L Corvette Coupe with manual gearbox starting at $92937. In US startig at $49k?
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July 4, 2009 12:24 pm
 dino1969aaa dino1969aaa
What a car! Designed in Australia by GM brand Holden, but may not make it on sale in Australia- what a dissapointment...Instead we do get the rebadged Daewoo CRUDZE (CRUZE) ....yawn
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July 4, 2009 10:51 am
 phobos phobos
..in the US it starts at 16,400 and 25 grand , perhaps higher in europe..i think it is a good move from GM to make them self more open to global market
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July 4, 2009 9:27 am
 BabyMilo BabyMilo
This isnt what is popular in Europe, in Europe we want quality interiors and fuel efficient cars becuase petrol is so expensive. I like the car but i would still rather have a hot hatch.
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July 4, 2009 8:54 am
 norther norther
this article is full of bull... if the camaro will start as they say at 16,400 and 25 grand for the SS, well.... I, i'll cut my ..... off, and eat it.
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July 4, 2009 7:59 am
 AMGBrabusMercTuners AMGBrabusMercTuners
the engine in the camaro is a push-rod design which is a very old design and makes less power per Litre than the type of engine in the E63 AMG and alot of new cars just letting you know (but i also think that they could have squeezed a bit more power from the engine)
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July 4, 2009 1:10 am
 GermanCarsRule GermanCarsRule
A V8 6.2 liter engine = only 426 HP? The new ass kickin' e63 amg = 525 PS!!!
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July 4, 2009 12:18 am
 EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
god how much i love this car my dream would to have an rs with a twintturbo set up make around 500hp id rather have a dohc v6 than the v8 still the v8 is nice i just wish they moved on to something more adavanced than ohv
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July 3, 2009 11:10 pm
 bt21d bt21d
best car ever.... camarro rules. it's a shame will be so expensive like mustang in europe...
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July 3, 2009 10:59 pm
 MusTang MusTang
The real, modern Muscle Car. You can love it or hate it. If you love it, you will buy this Camaro despite everything. If you hate it, you will buy "CLK 55 AMG for a lot less money".
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July 3, 2009 10:02 pm
 ivanadrive ivanadrive
You'd have to double the prices in euro to get a realistic price, and then add at least another 5 grand for registration tax. That combined with excessively high fuel prices and road tax will make this car a very rare sight on European roads.
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July 3, 2009 8:25 pm
 Renegade Renegade
That Dale Earnhardt Jr. Camaro looks amazing.
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July 3, 2009 7:35 pm