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Performance variant of Holden Commodore coming to North America as Chevrolet SS

Australia-based Holden confirmed that the Commodore will return to North America in late 2013 as the new Chevrolet SS performance sedan. The limited production derivative of the yet-to-be-launched VF Commodore will will benefit from significant technology advances including innovations in light weighting and fuel efficiency, according to Holden.

The car will be the first Chevy rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the US in 17 years. The SS will also become Chevrolet’s next NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar debuting next year in its race configuration at the world renowned Daytona 500.

GM Holden’s Executive Director of Engineering Greg Tyus, said Chevrolet and its customers would benefit from Holden’s proven expertise in developing and manufacturing rear wheel drive vehicles.

We were responsible for the design and engineering of the Chevrolet Camaro, VE Commodore was sold as the Pontiac G8 and we are currently exporting the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle—so we understand the needs of the North American market.

—Greg Tyus

Holden vehicle exports were up 54% last year compared to 2010.


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