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Old 04-24-2018, 04:56 PM
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Does GM have any plans to build the C8 in right hand drive?
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They never have, so I'm not sure that will change. See here https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...australia.html
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They never have, so I'm not sure that will change. See here https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...australia.html
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According to articles on the intenet they would make you think that they will be made RHD from factory.

But I am not sold on that. Be interesting to see what happens.
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Here's a list of countries that use RHD cars:
  • Australia
  • Caribbean Islands*
  • Channel Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Isle of Man
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Malta
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • UK
I'd see a niche market at best in the UK and Japan. Maybe a bit better in Australia and NZ. But hardly enough to justify RHD production I'd think.
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According to articles on the intenet they would make you think that they will be made RHD from factory.

But I am not sold on that. Be interesting to see what happens.
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Originally Posted by Bikerjulio View Post
Here's a list of countries that use RHD cars:
  • Australia
  • Caribbean Islands*
  • Channel Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Isle of Man
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Malta
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • UK
I'd see a niche market at best in the UK and Japan. Maybe a bit better in Australia and NZ. But hardly enough to justify RHD production I'd think.
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Originally Posted by C7 Vett View Post
Does GM have any plans to build the C8 in right hand drive?
You never know, I know comparing apples to oranges but Ford has now started producing RHD Mustangs (selling in India).
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Originally Posted by Mad*Max View Post
You never know, I know comparing apples to oranges but Ford has now started producing RHD Mustangs (selling in India).
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I did some more research into this and got some info. I can say it is looking extremely doubtful they will come RHD from factory.
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Originally Posted by sprayer View Post
I did some more research into this and got some info. I can say it is looking extremely doubtful they will come RHD from factory.
What type of information did you get back.

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A ME car is easier to adapt to the steering wheel on the wrong side market than a FE car.
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Originally Posted by MitchAlsup View Post
A ME car is easier to adapt to the steering wheel on the wrong side market than a FE car.
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Originally Posted by Mad*Max View Post
You never know, I know comparing apples to oranges but Ford has now started producing RHD Mustangs (selling in India).
Also selling very well in Australia as well. Mustangs have been selling in Australia for 18 months since the Ford manufacturing stopped here. Holden/ GM has stopped car manufacturing here too. ie Commodore/ the US SS you imported. So, GM has to come up with a RHD vehicle muscle car to Australia in the next few years. Will it be a corvette or a Camaro? My guess is the Camaro because it has back seats.

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I did some more research into this and got some info. I can say it is looking extremely doubtful they will come RHD from factory



You just contradicted yourself? As you said, a mid engine car is easier for the steering to be put on either side. ie lhd or rhd. So, that does give the c8 a chance to be both and exported to rhd countries!

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Originally Posted by rajahhindi View Post
Also selling very well in Australia as well. Mustangs have been selling in Australia for 18 months since the Ford manufacturing stopped here. Holden/ GM has stopped car manufacturing here too. ie Commodore/ the US SS you imported. So, GM has to come up with a RHD vehicle muscle car to Australia in the next few years. Will it be a corvette or a Camaro? My guess is the Camaro because it has back seats.
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wouldn't be that hard
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Originally Posted by Bikerjulio View Post
Here's a list of countries that use RHD cars:
  • Australia
  • Caribbean Islands*
  • Channel Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Isle of Man
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Malta
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • UK
I'd see a niche market at best in the UK and Japan. Maybe a bit better in Australia and NZ. But hardly enough to justify RHD production I'd think.
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