The rumor mill is churning as of recent in regard to what Holden’s future product lineup will look like. The newest bit out of Australia’s Car Advice is the possibility of Holden receiving the Chevrolet Silverado in right-hand drive guise. The Aussie publication rates the likelihood of the Silverado reaching the country as “high,” citing the lack of true large trucks in the country.
The market will also be losing its ‘Ute variants of the Commodore after 2017, further building a case for an official import. Big trucks are big business in the U.S. and General Motors has even gone on the record saying how the company would like to make more of its future US-centric vehicles in right-hand drive.
Due to the fact there isn’t a true production full-size truck, Aussies turn to aftermarket companies to expand the versatility of its current crop of mid-size and soft-core trucks. The Silverado would likely undercut the aftermarket conversion specialists’ creations, but would still sit at a premium of around $100,000 AUD, or close to $81,000 USD. Watch this space as more news of Holden’s future continues to unfold.
The Holden lineup currently carries its own variant of the global Colorado pickup, and its SUV brother, the Colorado7.