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GM CEO promises more right-hand-drive vehicles
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GM CEO promises more right-hand-drive vehicles

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has promised a “more planned and very proactive” approach to the development and production of right-hand-drive vehicles going forward, to ensure Holden can offer Australians the best of GM’s global portfolio...


Three-cylinder Holden Commodore ruled out, but smallest-ever engine likely for 2018
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Three-cylinder Holden Commodore ruled out, but smallest-ever engine likely for 2018

Fans still drying their eyes over the impending demise of the V8-powered Holden Commodore may take some solace in knowing that the company has ruled out offering a three-cylinder version of its next-generation large car...


Holden Commodore V8 fans must embrace downsizing or watch brand die, says GM exec
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Holden Commodore V8 fans must embrace downsizing or watch brand die, says GM exec

Fans of the traditional V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive Holden Commodore sports sedan need to accept that the world is moving on and embrace the future of engine downsizing, says the head of General Motors in our region...


2016 Chevrolet SS facelift mirrors Commodore update
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2016 Chevrolet SS facelift mirrors Commodore update

The final Australian-made American muscle car, the 2016 Chevrolet SS, has been revealed just days after the unveiling of its Holden Commodore donor car. Already equipped with the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 that’s just been dropped into our Commodore, the changes to the updated Chevy SS are limited to cosmetic tweaks and a new exhaust...


Holden Astra hatch confirmed for late-2016 launch: Early end for Cruze hatch production?
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Holden Astra hatch confirmed for late-2016 launch: Early end for Cruze hatch production?

The Holden Astra hatch will once again go head to head with the Toyota Corolla in Australia’s small car sales battle when the company launches the all-new model on our shores next year. Holden announced the return of the five-door Astra hatchback during the car’s unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show today, revealing the new model is currently on track to reach local showrooms toward the end of 2016...


Chevrolet Corvette firms as Holden's new V8 sports car
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Chevrolet Corvette firms as Holden's new V8 sports car

The man in charge of General Motors in our region has given the best indication yet that the Chevrolet Corvette is the V8 sports car destined to fly the performance flag for the company post-Commodore...


Cadillac chief argues for more autonomy from GM - report
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Cadillac chief argues for more autonomy from GM - report

Johan de Nysschen, the head of Cadillac, has said his brand should have more autonomy within GM and rewarded for the profits that it generates. According to Automotive News, de Nysschen told a gathering of financial analysts that Cadillac will, by 2017, enjoy "a far higher degree of autonomy and self sufficiency" within the General Motors corporate structure, and outsiders will be able to see how much money it is making or losing...


Performax International recalls: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ford Mustang models with Takata airbags affected
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Performax International recalls: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ford Mustang models with Takata airbags affected

Queensland-based importer and right-hand drive conversion house, Performax International, has announced that a number of vehicles it sold between 1 December 2006 and 31 December 2008 are affected by the wide-ranging international recall over Takata airbags...


Fiat Chrysler chairman confirms email from CEO requesting GM merger
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Fiat Chrysler chairman confirms email from CEO requesting GM merger

The chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, John Elkann, confirmed that his company's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, had sent an email to his counterpart at General Motors, Mary Barra, requesting for a merger between the two automakers. Earlier this week Automotive News reported that Marchionne approached Barra via email in March this year...


Holden issues forced redundancies at Elizabeth plant
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Holden issues forced redundancies at Elizabeth plant

Holden has been forced to issue involuntary redundancies at its Elizabeth assembly plant in South Australia for the first time in 28 years after it failed to convince enough workers to voluntarily accept redundancy packages announced in April. Last month, Holden confirmed plans to cut 270 full-time workers from its production line by May 25 and had hoped the majority of redundancies would be voluntary rather than forced...


Holden shrugs off loss of Volt plug-in hybrid
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Holden shrugs off loss of Volt plug-in hybrid

There was plenty of fanfare surrounding the launch of the first-ever Holden Volt back in 2012, but lacklustre sales in right-hand-drive markets has lead to General Motors to pull the plug on a replacement version for those markets. As CarAdvice reported recently, the new, second-generation Volt will be sold only as a left-hand-drive car...


Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true
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Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true

Canada has sold its last remaining shares in General Motors, ending a period of government investment in the American automaker. The move was announced earlier this week, as the federal government sold 73.4 million shares in GM to Goldman Sachs. The Canadian government's block of shares represent around 4.6 percent of GM's outstanding stock...


2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED
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2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has been unveiled simultaneously at the New York and Seoul motor shows, previewing the design of the new-generation Holden Barina Spark that will launch in Australia early next year. General Motors’ completely redesigned micro hatch claims to take big steps forward in performance, efficiency and refinement, while gaining a host of new connectivity and safety features...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu revealed

The larger, lighter, more efficient and more technologically advanced 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has been unveiled at the New York motor show. The ninth-generation Malibu is now almost five metres long, growing 58mm to 4.92m, while its wheelbase is also 91mm longer than the outgoing eighth-generation sedan, measuring 2.83m...


GM pulls Opel, mainstream Chevrolet models out of Russian market
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GM pulls Opel, mainstream Chevrolet models out of Russian market

General Motors has decided to cease sales of mainstream Opel and Chevrolet models in Russia due to the worsening economic situation in the world's largest country. Opel will exit Russia by the end of 2015, while Chevrolet "will minimise its presence" in the country to high profit, made in the USA products, such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Camaro and Corvette...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be revealed in May
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be revealed in May

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be revealed in two months’ time, breaking cover at a day-long celebration of the iconic American muscle car in Detroit on May 16. Chevrolet overnight released a video teasing the new Camaro’s rorty engine note along with a new silver badge with the red, white and blue of the American flag...


Former GM CEO advises Apple not to enter car making business
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Former GM CEO advises Apple not to enter car making business

Former GM CEO, Daniel Akerson, has spoken on the record about Apple's rumoured plans to build an electric car. In the wake of news that Apple has reportedly setup a top secret car development project, Akerson told Bloomberg Business: "I think somebody is kind of trying to cough up a hairball here. If I were an Apple shareholder, I wouldn’t be very happy...


Holden Cruze : Local production unlikely to survive until 2017
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Holden Cruze : Local production unlikely to survive until 2017

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that local assembly of the Holden Cruze will continue until the company’s planned production shutdown at the end of 2017, meaning an early exit for potentially hundreds of manufacturing workers...


Holden may not be No.1 by 2020, concedes GM executive
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Holden may not be No.1 by 2020, concedes GM executive

The General Motors executive in charge of our region has conceded that Holden may not achieve its ambitious target of dethroning Toyota to become the number one automotive brand in Australia by 2020. GM executive vice president and president of GM International Stefan Jacoby today presented somewhat softened ambitions for the brand following the announcement of the appointment of Australian and former Holden chief financial officer Mark Bernhard to the role of chairman and managing director...


Holden appoints new managing director, announces 24 vehicle launches by 2020
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Holden appoints new managing director, announces 24 vehicle launches by 2020

Holden today named Australian and former CFO Mark Bernhard its new chairman and managing director and announced plans for 24 major vehicle launches by 2020 - by which time it has committed to being Australia's top-selling brand. General Motors executive vice president and president of GM International Stefan Jacoby today announced that Bernhard would leave his current position as vice president and CFO of Shanghai GM to head up Holden...