It's Official Holden will stop production in Australia 2017 it was officially announced here this evening.... U heard it first here...
GM has GOT to learn that if they don't sell what people want people go buy else where. That and GM's horrible customer service its no wonder they're closing up shop. At the rate GM is going they'll be bankrupt again and the govt. once again will bail them out, they should be allowed to go under.
I don't think we should bring politics into this.Also Oz got slamed by the Labor Party. They ruined all trade deals. Their Labor Party is like the Democrats in the US. Set the stage for a debacle. The VE and VF are a very true 100% Aussie cars. GM also fell in the 2008 Financial debacle. GM chopped Pontiac and their future source for US exports went down the tube. Pontiac would had pretty much the Ute, the Clubsport, Sportwagon and many other trims.
Ford ended on the same trap. They had an SUV based on the Falcon platform, the best Ford ever driven on Dearborn Proving Ground on that time. They decided to pass on it.
Mitsubishi... down that hole too along with Toyota.
The monetary system died in 08, we are on a 10+ years life support, is not going to end well. I hope all of you are prepared for a financial sh¡t storm.
Watch this Aussie Motor History on 4 parts. The 3rd and 4th, will give you an idea on what went wrong. Is very sad, their industry is 100% gone, no cars or parts are produced in Down Under.