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General Motors Australia Developing Cars With China

Posted: April 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Holden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on General Motors Australia Developing Cars With China

GENERAL MOTORS AUSTRALIA - HOLDENGeneral Motors Austalian Subsidiary – Holden – has struck a deal with two Chinese companies to design and engineer two cars at its Port Melbourne site. The deal with Shanghai General Motors and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Centre PATAC – doesn’t include the manufacturing of the vehicles. The agreement will involve a team of Melbourne-based engineers and designers tailoring vehicles for the Chinese market based on GM global platforms.

Holden says it cannot provide details of the cars for commercial reasons. In striking this latest deal, GM Holden chairman and managing director Mike Devereux said Holden was a valued source of expertise within GM’s international operations and was one of only seven fully integrated design, engineering and manufacturing operations in the GM group. Read the full article »»»»


AUSTRALIA: The Cost of Keeping General Motors ‘Holden’ Local

Posted: March 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, General Motors, Holden | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on AUSTRALIA: The Cost of Keeping General Motors ‘Holden’ Local

General Motors HoldenBack in January we posted ‘The Cost of  Keeping Automakers Local’ Reporting that sales of the Australian made large cars – Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon – had dropped alarmingly in recent years. The Commodore’s 15-year run as Australia’s best-selling vehicle was ended abruptly in 2011 by the Japanese manufactured Mazda3, while Ford Falcon sales plummeted to fewer than 19,000 units in 2011.

And asking the question: So Exactly How Much Does it Cost to Keep Auto Makers in Australia? This past week Australian Government has answered the question by handing General Motors Holden more than $AU275 Million. Read the full article »»»»


GM Australia Good Shape

Posted: June 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Auto News, gm, Grilled | Tags: , , | Comments Off on GM Australia Good Shape

It seems the Australian subsidiary of GM (Holden) has managed to hitch a ride with New GM and is not being left behind like SAAB and Hummer, or sold like Opel in Germany and Vauxhall in the UK.

Whether this is good or bad remains to be seen. The Opel example is not great – the plan for it to be taken over by Canadian parts maker, Magna, with government support, is already turning messy and may yet fall apart in the German parliament.
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