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A bit of a mixed message coming from our friend mark Reuss, GM Product Chief. Have a quick read of part of his interview with Automobile.
What do these answers mean for the future of SS manufacturing? What can we decipher?Automobile: Australia’s Holden is being closed as a manufacturing base. What does that portend for the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS? It seems to fill a need.
Reuss: It does fill a need. I don’t know how we’re going to sell it. What’s going to happen with it now that we’ve announced [Holden manufacturing is] gone? It’s either going to be hot or it’s not.
Automobile: It’s almost like a curse for American GM cars—being built in Australia. I’m thinking of the GTO and G8.
Reuss: I know. But because we don’t have a replacement product on [SS’s] heels, I tell the guys at Holden we ought not go out there broadcasting dates on this stuff because as long as people buy ‘em, we’ll make some. There’s no reason we can’t.