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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM's decision to pull out of the Australian market and its compensation for Australian dealers are being criticized. In fact, James McGrath, Senator for Queensland has offered GM one dollar in exchange for the brand to express his dissatisfaction with the situation. "If General Motors think the...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors is saying 'catch you later' to Australia and other international markets. The Holden brand is going away completely and the company is getting out of its three biggest remaining right-hand drive markets as the automaker works to strengthen the business and to move out of markets...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It seems that Holden is sick of having people buy its cars, so it's incentivizing people to buy cars from other manufacturers by offering them 500 Australian dollars if they test and buy another car. The dubious strategy, reports Australia's WhichCar, is called "The Test Drive Challenge" and is...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Maybe it's because Australia keeps trying so very hard to kill its people (venomous animals, overwhelming heat, miles and miles of bush, buff kangaroos, etc) that the country's car culture is so very interesting. After all, it was the post-war crowd that really helped hot rodding kick off...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Stocks of the Holden Commodore Ute are so low that they are believed to be completely sold out. I, meanwhile, am believed to be sad. When GM decided to stop making cars in Australia, it effectively decided to stop making Utes and the last Commodore Ute rolled off the line four months ago...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    In an effort to slow losses in South Korea, GM has decided to close one of its four manufacturing plants in the country. The move follows reports that GM might shutter its South Korean operations altogether if a clear path to profitability doesn't present itself. The closure will cost GM $850...
  7. GM Holden News
    General Motors' Australian division has trademarked the name Camaro.  According to Car Advice, this is the latest piece of evidence suggesting the sixth-gen Camaro will soon head to Australia potentially wearing the iconic Holden lion.  The trademark filing isn't a case of simple...
  8. GM Holden News
    According to Australian reports, the Chevrolet Camaro will fill the V8 void in Holden showrooms starting next year. Starting next year Holden will begin importing the Camaro SS before converting it to right-hand-drive specification in Melbourne through its performance partner, Holden Special...
  9. Global Chevrolet News
    An investigation from Australia has revealed General Motors has spent upwards of five-figures in a failed attempt to trademark the Corvette badge. According to Australia's Wheels GM has shelled out "tens of thousands of dollars" since 2013 as it fights with IP Australia to trademark the...
  10. GM Holden News
    GM's new VP of Global Design, Mike Simcoe, just promised Australians a new Holden sports car, again. During the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Stefan Jacoby, boss of GM International, hinted Aussies would get a new rear drive sports car eventually. Unfortunately, the trail went cold afterwards, with a...
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