GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

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GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by hanno » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:12 pm

Bye-bye Holden:

From the BBC:
General Motors has said it will retire the iconic Australian car brand Holden as it leaves more markets.

The American car giant said it will wind down Holden sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand by next year.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51499775
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by Spigzy » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:21 pm

A bit like Norton (lesser extent) in the UK, failed to adapt, abysmal management of iconic brands. Real shame to see Holden go though, it's right up there with kangaroos, VB beer & drop bears as national icons. Looking forward to "Ozzyman" reviews on this subject.
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by Deefer » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:31 pm

GM has announced that it is getting out of the RHD vehicle market worldwide.
As also just reported by the Bangkok Post: GM will stop selling Chevrolet vehicles in Thailand and sell its Rayong plant to Great Wall by the end of this year. Clearly GM is going through a big worldwide reset.
Sad to see Holden finish like this.

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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by Duncan » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:30 pm

Deefer wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:31 pm
GM has announced that it is getting out of the RHD vehicle market worldwide.
As also just reported by the Bangkok Post: GM will stop selling Chevrolet vehicles in Thailand and sell its Rayong plant to Great Wall by the end of this year. Clearly GM is going through a big worldwide reset.
Sad to see Holden finish like this.

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The answer would be to have '' center drive '' cars that could drive on the left or the right .
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by Kuroneko » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:41 pm

Duncan wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:30 pm
Deefer wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:31 pm
GM has announced that it is getting out of the RHD vehicle market worldwide.
As also just reported by the Bangkok Post: GM will stop selling Chevrolet vehicles in Thailand and sell its Rayong plant to Great Wall by the end of this year. Clearly GM is going through a big worldwide reset.
Sad to see Holden finish like this.

Deefer

The answer would be to have '' center drive '' cars that could drive on the left or the right .
Bring back the Messerschmitt KR200 :D
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:18 pm

bye bye chevy..
My first new car was a 1968 Chevelle ss 327/325 hp. 4 spd...miss that car
new was $3,500 . now over $30 grand
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DETROIT -- General Motors decision to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments raised dismay Monday from officials concerned over job losses.

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireSto ... d-69023837
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:32 pm

The great Aussie icon

what???
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by cptrelentless » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:49 pm

VB is revolting
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by Joker Poker » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:57 pm

cptrelentless wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:49 pm
VB is revolting
I had a red VB with a 308 engine, wasn't that bad.
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Post by Duncan » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:06 pm

I owned three Holdens !954, ute as in pic [ 1966 traveled around OZ with this mate.
a 1966 s/wagon and 1971 ute.
Spoiler:
All heaps of shit
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