South Australia reveals post-Holden job plan
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South Australia reveals post-Holden job plan

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced his rescue plan for workers displaced by Holden's decision to cease production by the end of 2017. Dubbed 'Our Jobs Plan', the proposal includes a four-year, $60 million state government commitment to 14 initiatives designed to prepare South Australia for Holden’s manufacturing exit, and asks for an additional $330 million commitment from the Federal Government...


Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor
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Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor

A rear-wheel-drive platform from Cadillac could be used for a next-generation Chevrolet SS and Holden Commodore twin, with a General Motors senior executive confirming the door is wide open to future platform-sharing between global brands. Speaking at the Detroit auto show, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus said that platform sharing needs to be a priority, but first rejected the suggestion that Holden could simply rebadge a Cadillac...


Cadillac "absolutely a chance" to return to Australia
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Cadillac "absolutely a chance" to return to Australia

Cadillac is back on the cards for Australia, likely to arrive in the mid-term future as a premium-performance rear-wheel-drive replacement for a locally built Holden large car...


GM president backs Holden, rules out Chevrolet takeover
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GM president backs Holden, rules out Chevrolet takeover

General Motors president Dan Ammann has commited to Holden in the long term, with the possibility of Chevrolet replacing the brand locally completely ruled out. "As someone who grew up in New Zealand it [Holden] means a lot to me," Ammann began. "We see the brand and its presence in New Zealand and Australia as critically important and we're going to continue to support the brand with all the right products...


Holden Astra set to return to Australia alongside new Euro line-up
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Holden Astra set to return to Australia alongside new Euro line-up

Holden will switch its import line-up from the current US-based, South Korean-built cars back to European-based Opel models in time for a next-generation model renewal, a General Motors executive has revealed...


Holden Commodore will still be designed for Australia from 2017
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Holden Commodore will still be designed for Australia from 2017

General Motors' Australian design centre will still have a hand in styling the next Holden Commodore despite last year's announcement that the large car will no longer be made locally from 2017. General Motors executive vice president of design Ed Welburn told CarAdvice at this week's 2014 Detroit motor show that future Holden product can still be designed locally if it isn’t produced locally...


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado sweep 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards
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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado sweep 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado have swept the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACOTY) awards. The double win is a first for the bowtie brand, and the first clean sweep for General Motors since the Saturn Aura and the previous-generation Silverado were victorious in 2007...


Holden Camaro a chance as GM plans right-hand drive for future models
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Holden Camaro a chance as GM plans right-hand drive for future models

Holden may follow Ford Australia's lead in offering right-hand-drive versions of its parent company's iconic US-built muscle cars, including the Camaro and Corvette, to fill the hole created by the loss of its homegrown sports models when local production ceases in 2017...


GMC Canyon : Colorado-based mid-size pick-up revealed
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GMC Canyon : Colorado-based mid-size pick-up revealed

The all-new GMC Canyon has been revealed a day ahead of its official Detroit auto show debut, aiming to set new standards for refinement in the US market's mid-size truck segment. Based on the new Chevrolet Colorado that debuted at November’s LA auto show – a car related to our own Holden Colorado ute and Colorado 7, albeit with a different front end borrowed from the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado – the Canyon completes GMC’s three-truck family alongside the Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD...


Google automotive alliance targets Android-compatible cars in 2014
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Google automotive alliance targets Android-compatible cars in 2014

Google has formed a new industry alliance committed to bringing the tech giant's Android operating platform to cars by the end of 2014. Dubbed the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) and comprising Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and US technology company Nvidia, the group says it is dedicated to driving innovation and vehicle safety via a more intuitive common platform...


GM to cut South Korean workforce ahead of European Chevrolet exit
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GM to cut South Korean workforce ahead of European Chevrolet exit

General Motors will axe thousands of workers in South Korea from next year ahead of Chevrolet's exit from the European market in 2015. US media reports GM Korea CEO Sergio Rocha has said the manufacturer plans to open up a "voluntary retirement" scheme to 6000 salaried office workers by March, however, it does not plan to cut any of its 10,000 factory jobs...


Prime Minister announces $100m fund for displaced Holden workers
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Prime Minister announces $100m fund for displaced Holden workers

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a $100 million fund to help displaced automotive manufacturing industry workers find new jobs in South Australia and Victoria following Holden's decision to stop production in 2017. Abbott told reporters the $100 million fund would be used to "invest in potential employment-generating projects in South Australia and in Victoria"...


GM to invest $1.45 billion in US manufacturing
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GM to invest $1.45 billion in US manufacturing

General Motors will invest just shy of US$1.3 billion ($1.45 billion) across five of its US manufacturing sites, with funding going towards production of a new V6 engine, an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission and an existing six-speed automatic transmission...


GM to sell stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen, scale back partnership
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GM to sell stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen, scale back partnership

General Motors will sell its entire seven per cent stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen and scale back its collaborative efforts with the French car maker. GM vice chairman Steve Girsky says the US-based manufacturer plans to sell the 24,839,429 shares – which it acquired for approximately US$400 million ($446 million) when it entered the strategic alliance with PSA in March 2012 – through a private placement to institutional investors...


HSV shortlisting imports for post-Commodore era
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HSV shortlisting imports for post-Commodore era

HSV is already eyeing a number of vehicles for its 2018 showroom once production of the Holden Commodore ceases at the end of 2017. HSV managing director Phil Harding this week vowed the Melbourne-based manufacturer would continue producing high-performance vehicles after the last locally made Holden rolled off the line at Elizabeth, despite HSV's current line-up comprising only Australian-made Commodore-based products...


Holden won't be replaced by Chevrolet in 2018, says Devereux
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Holden won't be replaced by Chevrolet in 2018, says Devereux

Holden chairman and managing director Mike Devereux says the iconic brand will remain a "great part of the automotive culture" long after the company stops building cars in Australia in 2017. Amid rumours the Holden brand and famous lion logo could be replaced with General Motors' global Chevrolet division and its bowtie badge from 2018, Devereux says the homegrown brand is here to stay...


Holden workers should stand tall, says Devereux
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Holden workers should stand tall, says Devereux

Holden chairman and managing director Mike Devereux has thanked the car maker's 2900 workers for their commitment to the brand and has promised the company will do everything in its power to support them in the years leading up to its 2017 closure...


Holden exit decision made after Productivity Commission hearing, says Devereux
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Holden exit decision made after Productivity Commission hearing, says Devereux

Holden chairman and managing director Mike Devereux insists he was telling the truth at yesterday's Productivity Commission hearing when he said no decision had been made on the company's local manufacturing future...


GM names Barra first female CEO
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GM names Barra first female CEO

Mary Barra will become the first female CEO of General Motors when she succeeds current boss Dan Akerson early next year. A GM employee for 33 years and the US car maker’s current executive vice president of global product development, 51-year-old Barra was elected to the top job by GM's board of directors. She will also become a member of the board of directors in the new role...


US government sells remaining GM shares: loses $11.5 billion
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US government sells remaining GM shares: loses $11.5 billion

The US government has sold its last remaining shares in General Motors at an approximate loss of US$10.5 billion ($11.5 billion). Ending a more than four-year era of GM government ownership, initiated in 2008 by President George W. Bush, industry journal Automotive News reports the US Department of Treasury recovered US$39 billion ($42...