Holden future rests in imported cars as the brand loses its long-standing manufacturing arm this month. However, Holden promised exciting things are ahead, including a mysterious sports car the brand has alluded to for years.
Whether that’s the Chevrolet Camaro or mid-engine C8 Corvette remains to be seen, but most recently, reports indicate the sixth-generation Camaro will head down under and be converted to right-hand drive, thanks to Holden Special Vehicles (HSV). Speaking rather openly about the Camaro’s potential in Australia, Sean Poppitt, Holden Director of Communications, told The Motor Report the Camaro “has to wear” the Chevrolet badge, rather than a Holden lion or HSV emblem.
“I think it has to wear a Chevrolet badge, it absolutely does. It’s intrinsic to its DNA and to what it stood for for decades in the U.S. and globally,” he said. However, he answered the question hypothetically and did not confirm Holden of HSV’s plans to bring the Camaro to Australia.
“It’s certainly a massively exciting product and we’d definitely love to see it on the roads but I can’t talk about what or when that might be,” Poppitt said of the Camaro.
The idea of an imported Camaro wearing a Chevrolet badge in Australia is rather odd, especially if it’s sold under HSV, per reports. Furthermore, Holden reportedly received the green light for the seventh-generation Camaro, which will come from the factory in right-hand drive. It would mark an obscure point in history for Holden, should its sports car wear a Chevy bowtie.