I wouldn't think too hard on that. Unless Cadillac. Com. AU is taken, why wouldn't you take that if for nothing more than perception.
chicken coming home to roost
You are too optimistic Mik Mak. Holden is dying and GM can not save it. I could save Holden but GM isn't about to make me the new Holden GM are they or do the necessary things that I would require to be done to save Holden.I wouldn't think too hard on that. Unless Cadillac. Com. AU is taken, why wouldn't you take that if for nothing more than perception.
As for Mr. Butners departure, I hope everything works out for him and any personal issues are remedied.
I was shocked to hear him leave. From what I've heard, he's not one to quit (literally or figuratively).
I don't think Holden is dead. They just have different stuff. The loss of manufacturing was a ****ty and damaging outcome, both for the brand and more importantly the employees.
I don't think it fit into the long term plans 5 years ago, so Holden as it currently sits, is a pale doppelganger of what was intended. There's still a year or two for Mr Corvette (Mark Reuss) effect /response to the closure to be felt. Hopefully his tenure here, gave him a good idea of what is needed.
Julian Blissett (VP GMIO) should have a good understanding of what we can get from where.
Is only been two years. Having said that, it's been six years since the announcement.
Having said THAT GM has closed the SK plant where the Cruze *cough* Astra sedan was bring built and sold the European arm to Europeans. Only a janitor could see that set of events coming...
Do a Whois search on it and says it was created 2005-05-30
I suspect a Chinese Buick will be the next Commodore and possibly another Buick for an Astra replacement. The Chinese Buicks are getting pretty bloody good.Volvo is sourcing their XC40 from there for the Australian market, consumers will get slowly used to it if there is a value story, it wont work if you are charging German Commodore money.There's a big push to clear the remaining ZB stocks. Don't be surprised to see the December number being above average and for there to be exceptional deals in the marketplace in the early months of 2020.
I don't believe Holden has a plan, other than downsizing their overheads here in Australia and bringing their cost structure in line with their peers. I think their target next year is still going to be around the 40,000 unit mark. They have no new models in the works other than Corvette, which is still quite some time away from arriving, maybe in 2021 if we're lucky.
It wouldn't surprise me if future products were sourced from China.
Countless other manufacturers have no problem investing in and selling RHD vehicles in Australia, why is it a problem for GM?Australia is a really small market to invest in. It's easy to become unprofitable in Australia very quickly. It either succeeds on GM's global footprint, or it doesn't.
Fixed it for you, none of the other manufacturers seem to have the issues that GM does.Australia is a really small market to invest in. It's easy for GM to become unprofitable in Australia very quickly. It either succeeds on GM's global footprint, or it doesn't.