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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-07-02, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Some Holden news!

Info from mate at Holden.
  • Holden will be releasing a SS wagon next year.
  • Holden will not be releasing a Turbo V6.......ever.
  • SSX will not go into production
  • Limited Edition SS with 19" wheels due mid next year
  • Rear lights of new Statesman/Caprice looks similar to current Fairlane and it looks gorgeous
  • Caprice comes with DVD screens standard, mounted behind the front seats
  • Caprice SS due out next year
  • Holden were going to release a sports version Calais called the 'Calais Plus' with more Kw, leather interior, body Kit and 18" wheels for $70,000+ but it has now been canned.
  • VY spec Monaro due out 2-3 weeks with a new purple colour
    VY interior, Exterior will be unchanged except for new 18" wheels
  • I also know how many Kw the new GTO has but i can't say because i don't want to spoil CSV_LS1's little party on LS1.com....sorry!

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good news i reckon. i thought it was supercharged 6's that holden does?

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Hope they make the SS Wagon, hopefully that'll promp Ford to do it too.
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My mate also said that he drove the XR6 Turbo and said it's a sensational car but drinks like a fish.

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Yup SS wagon would certainly be a market leader. There are plenty of people lineing up for a high powered, hot handling Barge!

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Im a little suprised that holden arent making a turbo because i can see the XR6t selling in the bucket loads!

Good news for ford :)


How cool would a HSV or a FPV v8 wagon fully done up the features and a body kit look ?

im guessing that the VY wagon will look pretty good IMO

thanks for the info 00 lowndes :)

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Quote:
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*Holden will be releasing a SS wagon next year.
Will sell initially then be dropped rather quick I reckon.. Not a big enough market for it long term.

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*SSX will not go into production.
Couldn't see that happening anyway.. They have too much online in the plants as it is..

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*Limited Edition SS with 19" wheels due mid next year.
It'll be like a Special Pack.. aka XR8 Rebel. Nothing special there IMO.

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*I also know how many Kw the new GTO has but i can't say because i don't want to spoil CSV_LS1's little party on LS1.com....sorry!
275-280 from memory..

Holden seem to be getting right into the niche markets & special packs of late. Could harm them in the long run as they won't have to capacity to build them all. Good luck to 'em but..

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275-280 from memory..
Higher.......much higher !

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Ford had an XR6 Wagon in EF(very rare if you find one), I think, and it did'nt sell, so went the way of the Fairmont Ghia wagon.

There was a Chevy badged WH Caprice SS in LHD at Melbourne Motorshow in 2001.
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Higher.......much higher !
? if the GTS is still with 300KW, why should the GTO be higher than the GTS coupe???Lowndes can you PM me with that figure??thanks

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