Commodore coming to the USA!

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Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by ParaLanche on Wed May 16, 2012 1:14 pm

VIA Jayski

Holden to announce export of the Commodore to U.S. as Chevrolet SS: Holden will announce tomorrow an export program for the Commodore, which will see the Adelaide [Australia] made car become a race and showroom star in the United States. Though sales of the Elizabeth-produced sedan continue to slide in Australia, a Commodore V8 will be exported to America where it will be sold with the Chevrolet SS Performance badge. In that guise, it would also star for the heartland brand in the NASCAR stock car racing series, which runs second only to Formula One in global popularity. Holden has been testing left-hand drive cars on public roads in Victoria in recent weeks and running it head-to-head with one of its strongest potential rivals, the Dodge Charger, as it finalises its end of the important new deal. Motorsport sources in the USA hint that an announcement of the Chevrolet SS program is imminent, including the Holden connection. The coming VF Commodore as the donor car for the program ticks the boxes for American muscle car fans, and NASCAR stock car racing as well, thanks to its V8 engine, large body and rear-wheel drive. Former GM Holden president Mark Reuss, now the head of GM operations in the US and a known fan and supporter of the Commodore, dodged Carsguide's questions on a link between the SS program and the Commodore. Holden chairman Mike Devereux also refused to comment on the strengthening rumours in the US, which were triggered by the announcement. Full-scale testing of the racer is expected to begin soon, and the bodywork expected to be revealed at the same time.
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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by PYLrulz on Wed May 16, 2012 1:56 pm

You can't allow foreign made cars into NASCAR... oh wait, you said Chevy, nevermind, move along, nothing to see here Rolling Eyes
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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by BWard on Wed May 16, 2012 1:58 pm

If this is true, then they aren't lying.
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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Wed May 16, 2012 3:48 pm

I wouldn't jump on this yet. Remember that bunch of Commodore pictures that was leaked earlier? Remember how much the car looked like the 2013 Malibu? Yeah.

If it is true, however, Chevrolet has made a very dumb decision. SS. Way to invoke any sort of creativity at all for the name there, guys. Really.

Also:

BWardboy88 wrote:If this is true, then they aren't lying.



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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by Cardinals5 on Wed May 16, 2012 4:25 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:If this is true, then they aren't lying.

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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by Racerfan275 on Wed May 16, 2012 5:42 pm

interesting, wonder how this goes out.

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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by conrail1990 on Wed May 16, 2012 6:32 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:If this is true, then they aren't lying.
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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by PYLrulz on Thu May 17, 2012 1:53 am

BWardboy88 wrote:If this is true, then they aren't lying.

No s**t sherlock
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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by RACECAR on Thu May 17, 2012 3:01 am

BWardboy88 wrote:If this is true, then they aren't lying.



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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by AntmanB on Thu May 17, 2012 5:20 am

lol at everyone mad at bwardboy.

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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by Mystrsyko on Thu May 17, 2012 2:05 pm

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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by BWard on Thu May 17, 2012 3:33 pm

AntmanB wrote:lol at everyone mad at bwardboy.


yeah I can completely understand that Very Happy
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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by bartman97 on Thu May 17, 2012 10:04 pm

From Holden's facebook page:
We were stoked to announce overnight that Holden will be exporting the VF Commodore to the US next year as the Chevrolet SS sedan.

The SS will also become Chevrolet’s next NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar which gets its debut next year at the world renowned Daytona 500.

Here's a picture showing the camouflaged Chevrolet SS racecar being tested in the States.

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/467523_10150879874779898_5730024897_9437749_392183780_o.jpg

If you want to feel illusions then look at that picture.
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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by Jason Hamilton on Fri May 18, 2012 1:59 am

Yes, a car made half an hour from where I live is going to NASCAR. Very Happy
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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by Sparkz47 on Fri May 18, 2012 2:06 am

From what I can see past the paint scheme, looks like a nice car. Seems to have a larger, more arched cockpit, and maybe a larger rear end. I like it.
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Re: Commodore coming to the USA!

Post by Rykia on Fri May 18, 2012 6:38 pm

I like this. I think the Commorade is cool, and bringing it to America, sounds like a good deal.
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