Right-hand drive Camaro confirmed for Europe

Right-hand drive Camaro confirmed for Europe

The shift to small, economical cars isn't the only thing going on in General Motors' product development pipeline, despite what all the headlines may say. The Camaro is coming, and now it's confirmed to be coming to Europe as well, with a right-hand drive conversion going to the UK. About 600 cars - half convertibles, half hardtops - are set to make the switch.

The UK Camaro will be priced above its Zeta-platform cousin, the Vauxhall VXR8, when it arrives on British shores in the first part of 2010. The translation to RHD won't harm the car's power, as the models expected to be brought in to the UK are of the 400hp, 6.0L V8 variety, reports Autocar. So far there has been no talk of the V6 and rumored turbo four-cylinder making the trip across the Atlantic. What will be making the trip intact, however, is the Chevrolet nameplate.

Original plans to bring the Camaro to Europe had shied away from using the Chevrolet brand for the car, since it is more strongly associated with budget cars in the UK than it is in the U.S. That's changed, however, as GM has decided to expand its Chevrolet brand in the UK, doubling its models there by 2012.

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