Hello Solstice_uk,solstice_uk said:hi
can anyone please tell me the possibility of importing a right hand drive solstice to england and possibly how much it would all cost?
no dealer markup's please.
Actually I read somewhere we are exempt because Solstice is out to market prior to the law taking effect (guess 2006 or 2007?). This includes any other car born out of Solstice (Sky, Opel). Think the right-hand drive is the issue for UK.achieftain said:And you run up against the pedestrian impact rules in Europe which I presume also afect the UK and which prohibit sales of Solstice in EU.
From Feb 2005, Ward's AutoWorld:More significantly, company executives told Ward's earlier this year the 2005 legislation killed GM's plan to offer a version of its '06 Pontiac Solstice in Europe.
"Sadly, we were not able to get (Solstice) in on time under the 2005 pedestrian protection legislation in Europe, which is just going to radically change the look of automobiles in Europe, post-2005. The next generation of European cars is going to look different," says Bob Lutz, GM vice chairman-product development.
The Saturn Sky "most probably will be re-exported to Europe as an Opel/Vauxhall within the next two years," he says in an interview.
GM showed the Vauxhall Lightning concept roadster with other Kappa-platform cars (including a different Saturn concept called the Curve and the upcoming '06 Pontiac Solstice) at last year's Detroit auto show. But the auto maker later said it would not be able to sell the car in Europe because it would not meet 2005 pedestrian-impact requirements there.
Saturn subsequently co-opted the Lightning styling for the Sky, and GM insiders now say the auto maker is looking for ways to satisfy regional safety standards in order to sell the car through its European brands.
Bring in a new MG-ZT or new TF and I don't care if teh steering wheel is in the back seat. And I actually don't even care if it were Ford or Hyundai under the hood. Just bring me back my MG's.mikefred1952 said:Still, it would be nice if all American auto makers made right hand drive versions to sell overseas. How many people here would buy from an overseas company that only imported right hand drive vehicles to us here?