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Old 08-10-2006, 07:18 PM   #20
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- General Motors will put the Chevrolet Camaro sports car into production in late 2008, and put it on sale in early 2009, CEO Rick Wagoner said today.

The Camaro will closely resemble the concept car unveiled in January at the Detroit auto show, Wagoner said at the Management Briefing Seminars here.

The new Camaro will be a rear-wheel-drive car with independent rear suspension. The car's styling work is being done in the United States, while the rear-drive platform is being engineered in Australia, Wagoner said. Buyers will have a choice of V-6 and V-8 engines, and manual and automatic transmissions.

GM will announce the car's production site later, Wagoner said. He said that it would be built in North America.

Asked if there would be a convertible version, Wagoner said, "It will come in many shapes and sizes."

He made no comment on the potential for a Pontiac Firebird version of the car.

Richard Truett contributed to this report
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