Next-gen Holden Commodore could be based on Alpha platform

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General Motors is seriously considering a plan to replace the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS sports sedan after Holden ceases production of the Commodore in Australia in 2017.

According to a report by Autocar, the next-generation Chevrolet SS could be based on the company’s rear-drive Alpha platform. The car will be developed and built in North America and potentially shipped to Australia as a top of the range Holden Commodore and HSV (shown above).

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“If you are a performance enthusiast, then rear-wheel drive is the way to go and that’s the part of the rear-drive Alpha platform will play,” said General Motors senior engineer, Dave Leone.

This exciting development will please the Holden Commodore and HSV fans as GM announced it will cease manufacturing in Australia by 2017, putting an end to 70 years of car making by Holden.

Source: Autocar

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