From Oscar-winning Nicole Kidman to cuddly koala bears and boomerangs, there is appeal in all things Australian. General Motors recognizes this. And it is tapping its Australian-based Holden unit for a new performance car for the U.S. The Holden Monaro will be imported as the next Pontiac GTO for North America. And there is talk that it is but the start of a series of cooperative ventures between the two regions. Many expect the midsize Chevy TrailBlazer SUV to be shipped Down Under. ...

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