We’ve reported that the 2021 C8 Corvette will arrive in the Australian market next year–200 units of these supercars, to be exact. Reports show that there will be less than 200 C8s exported from the US to the Land Down Under. These vehicles are unique, as they will feature a right-hand-drive. Of course, the production of the RHD C8 will be at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
One of their stark differences with the standard C8 Corvettes is that their price is twice that of the US model. Australian Corvettes will have a starting cost of AUD 149,990.
However, Corvette is not the only GM vehicle that might arrive in Australia. Reports are speculating that Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban might hit the Australian roads in the future. These vehicles would fall under the banner of the General Motors Special Vehicles.
Insider reports suggest that these two vehicles are in high consideration to be a part of the GMSV portfolio. Similar to the conversion made by GMSV to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, these full-size SUVs will export to Australia. From the conventional left-hand drive, they will become right-hand-drive. The Walkinshaw Automotive Group will handle the conversion.
One should know that the Suburban and Tahoe have not yet entered the Australian market. However, GM could always test the waters now. The demand for large, high-performance SUVs in the country is high. Notably, Toyota’s Land Cruiser Prado is a top-selling SUV in the region. And just like the Suburban and Tahoe, the Land Cruiser also equips a four-wheel drive and body-on-frame construction.
However, there’s a possibility that these GM SUVs will only be available in limited trim levels if they get in Australia. A similar case to the GMSV-converted Chevy Silverado 1500, which is only available in the LTZ trim.