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AutoBlog: Big in Japan: Chevrolet Camaro reportedly already sold out in Nippon

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Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Japan, Chevrolet

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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]

Big in Japan: Chevrolet Camaro reportedly already sold out in Nippon originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:39:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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FAPTurbo    1,040

North America ought to limit Prius imports to 120 units a year. That'd be way better for the environment.

Edited by TheCaptain

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hyperv6    774

I export a ton of Chevy parts to Japan. They can not get enough of them.

The sad part is not the Quota's but the taxes and cost of owning a large older car over there is only for the rich. Not to mention how much to park it or fuel it.

We would sell a lot of cars over there if they not only could get them and afford them. China is not the only country that loves American culture.

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EMan    3
Alright, time to quota the Camary. That way when they are "sold out" at 120 units Toyota can celebrate :)

Now, now lets be fair, the US is about 25 time bigger than Japan, so we should make it fair and limit the Camary to 3,000.

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