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Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020 – UPDATE
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15th Sep 2020
5 min read

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020 – UPDATE

It's been a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether.
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Susannah Guthrie
Vietnamese car company Vinfast the likely buyer for Holden test track
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17th Aug 2020
4 min read

Vietnamese car company Vinfast the likely buyer for Holden test track

Little-known Vietnamese car company Vinfast is believed to be the winning bidder for Holden’s test track, however a local green group is continuing to lobby for the preservation of more than half the site for environmental conservation. The iconic Holden test track on the south-eastern outskirts of Melbourne is being sold after General Motors announced in February it was axing the Holden brand from the end of this year.
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Joshua Dowling
GM won’t sell Holden badge to Australia for $1, Chinese sale unlikely
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3rd Aug 2020
6 min read

GM won’t sell Holden badge to Australia for $1, Chinese sale unlikely

General Motors will not sell the iconic Holden logo to Australia for $1 – or offer it to a Chinese car company that might use the famous badge to rebrand its vehicles. Holden boss Kristian Aquilina told a Senate Inquiry in Canberra today that General Motors in Detroit will formally decline a request earlier this year by Queensland Senator James McGrath to offer the Holden badge to Australia for $1 to preserve its future.
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Joshua Dowling
Buyers close in on Holden’s Lang Lang test track
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4th Jun 2020
4 min read

Buyers close in on Holden’s Lang Lang test track

The birthplace of every Holden built in Australia over the past 60 years – the Lang Lang test track on the south-eastern outskirts of Melbourne – has caught the interest of a number of potential bidders, CarAdvice has learned. The property has been listed for sale on behalf of US car giant General Motors by industrial real estate specialist CBRE, who also handled the sale of former Holden manufacturing sites at Elizabeth and Port Melbourne.
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Joshua Dowling
Holden Special Vehicles reaches the end of the line with last Colorado SportsCat
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24th May 2020
4 min read

Holden Special Vehicles reaches the end of the line with last Colorado SportsCat

EXCLUSIVE A white HSV Colorado SportsCat SV has become the last vehicle to wear the Holden Special Vehicles badge, as the final example rolled off the Melbourne assembly line late last week, marking the end of a 32-year run for the brand which put its name to more than 92,000 cars. The vehicle, completed on 22 May 2020, has been bought by a Holden dealer in Queensland and is expected to be kept as a collector’s item.
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Joshua Dowling