News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice

Holden closure

  1. Home
  2. Category
  3. Holden closure
Ford Ranger to replace Holden Colorado on Victoria Police general duties fleet
News
12th May 2021
4 min read

Ford Ranger to replace Holden Colorado on Victoria Police general duties fleet

The Ford Ranger has earned its police stripes in Victoria and will replace the current fleet of Holden Colorado utes – at a rate of 200 vehicles per year, as each example comes up for retirement. A third-party supplier has developed a new prisoner module to be fitted to the back of two-door space cab and four-door crew cab vehicles, and Ford says it has tested the new set-up at its engineering centre near Geelong.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling
Holden: Commodore V8 prices soar one year on from the shutdown announcement
News
16th Feb 2021
3 min read

Holden: Commodore V8 prices soar one year on from the shutdown announcement

There was a time Holden had to discount its V8s to shift them off the showroom floor, now some are fetching close to or more than $1 million. It’s amazing what scarcity does to the price of a car – and how we never truly value something until it’s gone. Since US car giant General Motors announced the axing of the Holden brand on this day 12 months ago, enthusiasts have gone nuts paying top dollar for pristine examples of cars they once could only dream about.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling
Holden over and out with zero sales in January 2021
News
3rd Feb 2021
2 min read

Holden over and out with zero sales in January 2021

The iconic Holden brand appears to have taken its last breath, with zero cars reported as sold in January 2021 – after just 28 vehicles were delivered in December 2020. It is the first time since November 1948 – when the first Holden rolled off the line – that the brand has not recorded a single sale in a given month. MORE: New-car sales wrap for January 2021 US car giant General Motors declared in February last year that 31 December 2020 would be Holden’s last day.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling
Car dealers slam franchise agreement inaction, warn motorists could be left high and dry
News
13th Dec 2020
3 min read

Car dealers slam franchise agreement inaction, warn motorists could be left high and dry

The future of new-car dealerships in Australia – and long-term certainty on parts, warranty, and service back-up for motorists and fleets – received a major setback last week. After a two-year investigation into the power imbalance between multi-national car companies and new-car dealers – many of which are small family businesses – the Federal Government has decided not to introduce a special franchise code for the motor vehicle industry.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling
Holden closure: ‘Weak’ franchise laws could see other brands leave Australia, dealer group warns
News
22nd Nov 2020
5 min read

Holden closure: ‘Weak’ franchise laws could see other brands leave Australia, dealer group warns

With Holden only five weeks away from closing its doors in Australia – and after 31 months in a row of new-car sales decline – a Senate Inquiry in Canberra has been told current franchise laws make it too easy for multinational car companies to shut-up shop locally, wipe out jobs, and leave customers high and dry.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling