Holden loyalists left sour after the demise of the V8-powered Commodore have a new hero car incoming. Last year, Holden Special Vehicles revealed the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro would join the lineup with HSV performing the necessary left to right-hand drive conversion. Now, we know how much it will cost.
CarAdvice reported on Tuesday that the Camaro SS will start at $90,000 AUD ($71,000 USD), which is about $30,000 more than an Australian-spec Ford Mustang. The Mustang ships to Oz in right-hand drive from the factory. It could be a tough pill to swallow for those keen on a rear-wheel drive V8-powered car from General Motors.
The $90,000 price tag will earn buyers a Camaro in 2SS trimmings with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission at launch. Brembo brakes, power adjustable heated and ventilated leather seats, a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, dual zone climate control, keyless entry, rear parking assist and a nine-speaker Bose audio system are all standard as well.
We think the high price will keep many buyers out of the Camaro in Oz, but we have no doubt the car will receive a warm welcome down under—even with the standard Chev badge.