While You Were Sleeping: No Holden Volt, Super Troopers 2, and Meeke Gets a Win
April 27th, 2015 6:08 AM Share
The second-generation Chevrolet Volt won’t go on sale in Australia as GM will not convert it to right-hand drive.
- The Holden Volt is dead (CarAdvice)
It appears a Holden version of the second-generation Volt will not come to fruition as General Motors has decided not to build the car in right-hand drive. Bolt still on the table.
- Confirmed: Rams going to Australia, NZ (Allpar)
Specialist company Auto Distributors Asia – Pacific Limited in New Zealand will be importing and converting Ram 2500 and 2500 series trucks for sale in NZ and Australia.
- Outsider’s Perspective: Peak Marketing (Hooniverse)
Be careful of car dealer ads in Honduras. Thanks to a devalued local currency, you could pay much, much more toward the end of your loan term.
- Jaguar adds horsepower to the dashboard (Automotive News, sub. req.)
Jaguar Land Rover’s infotainment systems have typically been horribly slow and clunky. A new Linux-based quad-core system aims to change that.
- $800 Two Stroke: Running 1966 Saab 96 3 Cylinder Project (Bring A Trailer)
This Swedish beauty exists solely so you and your rag-tag team of masochist idiots can go to LeMons.
- Super Troopers 2’s crowdfunding campaign ends with over $4 million donated (AV Club)
Adding this for one reason: the original Super Troopers is the only movie (that I know of) to ever feature a Miata vs. Crown Victoria car chase.
- McRae’s protégé breaks his WRC duck (AutoCar)
British WRC driver Kris Meeke brings 13 year losing streak to end for UK
#Australia #Chevrolet #Ford #Holden #Jaguar #Rally #Ram #Saab #SuperTroopers #Volt #Wrc #WhileYouWereSleeping
Published April 27th, 2015 6:03 AM
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Well good riddance to a vehicle, the Volt, that none wanted
Super Troopers 2??? I want to see it meow!!
How does one make a RHD version of the dash without factory assistance?
The irony is that the GM decision reflects what I think is one of the big planning flaws within GM. Some companies will design vehicles at the initial stages to include both LHD & RHD as its cheaper to includes this in the early stages. I think Ford with its one world philosophy and Toyota because of its local market reflect this (Yes, I know there are local market exceptions to this rule, mainly reflected in US specific models). Whereas GM seems to put together individual business cases for each market and wonders why it has so many fails. A RHD Volt platform would have indicated Holden pretends to care for the environment. And meant potential for RHD Opel Ampera for the UK and/or a RHD Caddy for UK/Japan/Australia/India markets. Still I'm not surprised given how many failed models and business models GM has tried in Australia. They can't seem to work out what they stand for in the market and continue to lose market share.