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I don't see how, either way, you would have to re-engineer it for US safety standards, and rebadging costs even more money on top...
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Rebadging wouldn't cost more than bringing Holden overseas. I don't even know how you could think that. Does it cost more for GM to label the Chevy Equinox the Cadillac SRX, or would it be more expensive to bring a whole new brand with new platforms overseas?

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I dont like the charger's restyling....it went all euro-trash ricer-esque
It is only available as a 4 door? WTF, The origional chargers were only available as a 2 door. The only reason they sell well is because they fit big rims on them and the "brothers" like that.
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True... Didnt think of that. There´s a problem. If they dont meet the standards already?

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Rebadging wouldn't cost more than bringing Holden overseas. I don't even know how you could think that. Does it cost more for GM to label the Chevy Equinox the Cadillac SRX, or would it be more expensive to bring a whole new brand with new platforms overseas?
And the new SAAB is a Cadillac, rebadging... Dodge sells the Huyndai Accent as a Dodge here, poorly rebadged. It says Dodge in the back, but all the Huyndai logos are there on the car and even on the key. I happen to know since we rented a Huyndai/Dodge when our FORD broke down.

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Rebadging wouldn't cost more than bringing Holden overseas. I don't even know how you could think that. Does it cost more for GM to label the Chevy Equinox the Cadillac SRX, or would it be more expensive to bring a whole new brand with new platforms overseas?
Changing from chevy to cadillac just means changing bumper covers, emblems, most of which are already being made so no extra cost there.....and that's about it, see below for the difference between that and the costs of going from holden to chevy...


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True... Didnt think of that. There´s a problem. If they dont meet the standards already?
Safety standards are widely different from oversees to here, and include, but possibly not limited to, the following things

Safety glass is differently rated, we are more strict here

Bumper locations are differently rated, we require certain heights so that they conform to certain crash test standards, therefore requiring different mounting hardware

Crash test standards are different here, not just bumper location, but how it crumples too...

There's the added cost of EPA mpg certification that is required, and certain CAFE standards must be met here within that process.

Then there's the added costs of making all new badging, as well as changing fascias to match with new bumper locations...

All these things require quite a bit of re engineering and guite an added cost

It's not just a matter of putting on a different grille and adding a chevy bowtie..
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Maybe they should import it only to countries that doesnt require those standards. Id like one of those Holden pickups.

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LOL, they've been trying since the 90's to revive the El Camino using first what they had, then later a UTE from Holden, they've finally come to the conclusion that it can't be done, it just can't ever pass the current, and therefore future crash test standards. We will never again see a UTE on our shores..

You'll just have to live with a small truck like the rest of us.
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they were close a few years ago, but before they could get it out, new laws passed re-regulating the standards, so now it can't ever be done. They've given up on the concept.
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Changing from chevy to cadillac just means changing bumper covers, emblems, most of which are already being made so no extra cost there.....and that's about it, see below for the difference between that and the costs of going from holden to chevy...




Safety standards are widely different from oversees to here, and include, but possibly not limited to, the following things

Safety glass is differently rated, we are more strict here

Bumper locations are differently rated, we require certain heights so that they conform to certain crash test standards, therefore requiring different mounting hardware

Crash test standards are different here, not just bumper location, but how it crumples too...

There's the added cost of EPA mpg certification that is required, and certain CAFE standards must be met here within that process.

Then there's the added costs of making all new badging, as well as changing fascias to match with new bumper locations...

All these things require quite a bit of re engineering and guite an added cost

It's not just a matter of putting on a different grille and adding a chevy bowtie..

I was arguing your first comment on this page, which I think may have been mistaken. I thought you were arguing that rebadge is more expensive.

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ahhh they can have their caprice. Not really a big fan of the design, but I GUESS for a 4 door the police power packages can't be fought with :P

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Well....here is one that was "used" by police and is now for sale to the public. Oh, if I had the $$$$$$$........

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ehhh still not my taste lol

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It would be after a bit of magic touch

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is it weird to anyone else that the ad claims it was used by a police department in FL, but the History Report states that there's a lien on it....I would think the municipalities would buy them outright....
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