Vauxhall and Opel are for all intents and purposes, twin brands. But the one vehicle that has separated the British brand from the German one is the VXR8, a performance model based on the Holden Commodore. The VXR8 sells at a painfully slow clip of 50 units a year, and is made to order. So when the question arose as to whether or not there would be another Zeta-based sedan in Vauxhall’s lineup akin to the upcoming Chevrolet SS, Vauxall’s people retorted with an obvious no.
“We’re glad to have cars like the VXR8 as they add spice to the brand, but we have no plans to expand the range… the core cars of the VXR range will remain the Astra and the Corsa – that’s where we make the money.” The language is a little vague, as it doesn’t really say the 2014 Holden VF Commodore will even be sold as an updated VXR8 either. However, Chevrolet hasn’t dismissed the notion of bringing its SS to UK line-up.
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