Report: Chevrolet Camaro headed to Europe
The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro may be Americana summed up on four-wheels, but the modern day muscle is reportedly headed for the European market. General Motors had been on the fence about sending the Camaro to Europe, but the popular pony car will spearhead the Chevrolet brand's product expansion on the other side of the Atlantic.
In a recent interview with Auto Motor und Sport, General Motors executive Jurgen Keller revealed the Detroit automaker will officially offer the Camaro in the European market, likely sometime in 2010. Other details remain scarce, but Keller's confirmation supports several previous reports of a Euro-spec Camaro model.
GM was mulling selling the Camaro in Europe as its own brand - as it currently does with the Corvette - but has decided to market the two-door under the Chevrolet banner. The Chevrolet brand is considered more of a budget brand in Europe, making the prospect of a $30,000+ muscle car all the more difficult, but GM has decided to use the Camaro as part of its plan to double its European offerings by 2012.
No official timeline was give of the European Camaro, but next year would be the earliest the new age pony car would hit the market. GM currently has a backlog of Camaro orders for the U.S. market, undoubtedly putting any foreign market plans on the backburner.