Aussie pricing for Camaro and SportsCat ute reportedly leaked
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The death of the humble Aussie four-door sedan sucks, but in its wake V8 fans on either side of the ditch can finally buy America's two most well known pony cars in right-hand drive; the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. The Mustang of course has been available here for several years, but the Camaro's introduction to Australasia was only confirmed in August — alongside confirmation of the Silverado pick-up truck and the new Holden Colorado SportsCat by HSV.
And now, we're one step closer to knowing the prices on all of them.
A reported leak discovered by Wheels over the ditch, has supposedly uncovered the pricing for the Camaro, Silverado, and SportsCat. The information was leaked “through a dealer site” says the outlet.
The Camaro (in the 2SS model trim — the only model currently planned to be sold here) has a leaked price of AU$90,000. That's nearly twice the Aussie price of the comparable Ford Mustang GT. The difference is that this shipment of Camaros are a limited number; no doubt something that will effect the bottom line when they hit showroooms.
In Kiwi-speak, 90 grand Australian translates to nearly NZ$100,000. A lot of money, sure, but not too far removed from what you would pay for a VF Commodore–based V8 HSV product as the last ones get snapped up.
The Silverado, Wheels claim, will be priced at AU$130,000 (converted, that's NZ$142,000) — though it's unclear which of the five available Silverado trim levels that price will connect to.
Then there's the SportsCat and SportsCat+ [pictured above] — a pair of hotted-up utes that we sampled late last year. Reported leaked pricing places the entry-level SportsCat at AU$65,000 and the SportsCat+ at AU$72,000. Converted, those prices equate to NZ$71,000 and NZ$78,000 respectively.
Of course, it goes without saying that New Zealand's pricing on these models is unlikely to be perfectly identical to the Australian price. Things like on-road costs may also not be included in those figures. But, as ute sales continue to shape the New Zealand motoring market, and lovers of high-po rear-wheel drive machines mourn the loss of Australian manufacturing, the chatter around these new models is only going to rise and rise.