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Holden closure: ‘Weak’ franchise laws could see other brands leave Australia, dealer group warns
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3 days ago
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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.
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Joshua Dowling
Barely Holden on: 165 cars sold in October as dealers clear final stock 
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5th Nov 2020
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Barely Holden on: 165 cars sold in October as dealers clear final stock 

More than half of Holden’s dealer network have taken down their iconic signs and it now seems the brand is close to clearing all its cars, with just 165 vehicles reported as sold last month – and fewer than 300 estimated as remaining in the network. Perhaps some consolation for diehard Holden fans, the Commodore was the brand’s biggest selling nameplate in its final days, due in part to a fleet order for NSW Police general duties vehicles.
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Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020
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26th Oct 2020
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Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

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
Holden Special Vehicles, Walkinshaw Automotive Group appoint new boss as GMSV ramps up
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31st Aug 2020
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Holden Special Vehicles, Walkinshaw Automotive Group appoint new boss as GMSV ramps up

Holden Special Vehicles and the Walkinshaw Automotive Group have appointed a new boss, Joel Stoddart, as the company prepares to broaden its engineering business across multiple brands and ramp up production for General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV). And although Holden Special Vehicles branding will disappear with Holden showroom signage by the end of the year, the company says it will preserve three decades of history of HSV cars and continue to support them with parts and service.
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Joshua Dowling