• Aug 18, 2009
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Sales of the born-again Chevrolet Camaro have been notably strong in its first few months on the market here in the United States, even beating its longtime crosstown rival from Ford in June and July.

Now, word comes from General Motors Asia Pacific that the Bowtie's latest muscle car is a hit (of sorts) in Japan as well. We must qualify the term "hit," as the car's total number of takers in Japan is very small, at "over 120 orders" – we could see at least that many within eyesight at any given time last weekend at the Woodward Dream Cruise. However, that's reportedly the American automaker's quota for Japan, although it isn't clear if the tiny allotment is part of General Motors' brand strategy or if the volume is limited by local government regulations. Either way, if you live in Japan and you want a new Camaro, you'd better put your name on Chevy's list for next year.

According to Inside Line, the new Camaro is expected to sell in Japan for the equivalent of $45,325 to $56,390, depending on the buyer's choice of either the six-cylinder or muscular V8 powerplant.



[Source: Inside Line]


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      mary
      • 5 Years Ago
      Carlos, using the word retard and pretending that you are Ben Stiller is very uncool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just love fair trade!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Yakuza have always been into Pony cars.

      The higher ups like Caddys.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "or if the volume is limited by local government regulations." Yep to echo P.V.'s comment above..
      And we get accused of being protectionist.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Look at the jacked up price, $56K plus. We should trade with the Japanese like they do with us. We American have better wake up! I know many will leave negative comments about buying American, but many will not be Americans, although they will claim to be. Click on the link below and find how Japan trades with the USA.

      http://www.uwsa.com/issues/trade/japanyes.html
      • 5 Years Ago
      I sell a lot of GM and Camaro part to Japan.

      The people with money over there love American cars. It takes a lot of money to buy, import and to pay the taxes.

      The reason there are so few is things are not one world as some would like you to thing.

      The funny thing is two of the most popular cars are the Caprice wagon from the 90's and the Astro Van. They import many of these. Go figure?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the 2010 chevy camaro i wanted to get one in a metallic black color with red lights.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They did the Toyota Cavalier. How about a Toyota Camaro? :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      this makes sense, even at a big markup. imports of all types are pretty exclusive in japan (american and euro). even the V6 packs over 300 hp. im not sure where M7 is coming from, the DI 3.6 is a pretty stout motor. it has a bit less power than the VQ, but it also has a bit less displacement. and if you can talk disparagingly about the LSx you need to have your head examined. sure its still OHV, but its so well engineered it still performs better than many other V8's.

      tl;dr- this would turn heads in downtown tokyo for sure.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks more like Treasure Island and the Oakland Hills to me.
      Carlos
      • 5 Years Ago
      Peter Sellers, "Being There." Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard.

      • 5 Years Ago
      You mean the Dodge Challenger that has 50 fewer horsepower, a lower torque rating by 10, smaller front and rear disk brakes (14.0/14.4 vs. 13.6/12.6), 7.3 inches longer (with less legroom, of course), 2.9 inches taller, .4 seconds slower to 60, 1.9 seconds slower to 100, 30 feet longer braking distance from 60 mph, .08g poorer lateral accelleration, nearly $7,000 more expensive in top trim ($6,780), and 400 pounds heavier? You're right, the Challenger is a better car.

      http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0903_2010_chevrolet_camaro_ss_vs_2009_dodge_challenger_rt_vs_2010_ford_mustang_gt/specs_and_road_test_data.html
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