Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Fareo, Aug 8, 2005.
whats the latest on the Zeta platform and Camaro/GTO??
zeta is dead
Zeta is the name of Holden's next generation of RWD cars. GM was planning to use them for a slew of US products until they started losing billions this year.
Officially the plans are on hold, there are also rumored to be dead. I don't think it's dead since work seems to be progressing in Oz on the next generation Holden Monaro/Pontiac GTO.
I hear GM will be trotting out a Camaro concept car this winter as a potential 2009 model. I don't know if it's based on the next Commodore, Pontiac Solstice, or Cadillacs.
.. the bottom line is .. it will be a new series commodore platform, available most likely as both the traditional coupe but also a convertible using the saab engineering already done.
Mustang success motivating GM engineers, reviving talk of Camaro, performance chief says
Posted Date: 8/5/05
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- The continued success of Ford’s red-hot Mustang is being noticed at General Motors. There has been talk reviving the Chevrolet Camaro as a competitor to Ford’s pony car.
Mark Reuss, GM’s executive director of vehicle architecture and Performance Division, says his engineers are looking to develop a low-cost rear-wheel drive platform that makes good business sense. Reuss spoke to Automotive News staff reporter Richard Truett at the Management Briefing Seminars.
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From what I've heard they will be building the commodore body platform in North America or Mexico for the USA market... and the Monaro..while being publically paraded as being discontinued.. may in fact be brought out from the USA in reverse to the way they are exporting currently...
Date Posted 08-04-2005
DETROIT — Chevrolet plans to take the wraps off a concept Camaro at the 2006 Detroit auto show in January.
Also, Inside Line has learned the automaker is evaluating proposals to revive the classic performance-car nameplate in 2009-2010 on a new low-cost rear-wheel-drive platform.
Among the scenarios under discussion inside General Motors is the development of a lower-cost version of the Sigma rear-drive platform that underpins the Cadillac CTS and STS sedans. Another proposal would take the new rear-drive platform that's being developed in Australia for the next-generation Holden Commodore sedan and spin off a low-cost variant for North America.
GM planners are said to have targeted several body styles for the Chevy and Pontiac brands on a new rear-drive platform, including a sport sedan, a sporty coupe and a convertible. The Camaro and GTO badges could be used on those vehicles, according to company sources.
thanx guys, someone should make a thread about the Challenger concept? i wanna know more.