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GM won’t sell Holden badge to Australia for $1, Chinese sale unlikely
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6 days ago
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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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Every car industry player that's donated to the bushfire appeal – UPDATED
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10th Jul 2020
11 min read

Every car industry player that's donated to the bushfire appeal – UPDATED

Some of the world's biggest car brands and drivers have pitched in to assist in recovery efforts following the Australian bushfire crisis – offering donations, cars and support to firefighters, wildlife and affected communities. UPDATE, 10/7/2020: Volkswagen has donated $1 million to bushfire reforestation efforts. Details in story.
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Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020
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28th May 2020
4 min read

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and 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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Holden dealer negotiations now under ACCC supervision
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22nd May 2020
3 min read

Holden dealer negotiations now under ACCC supervision

US car giant General Motors has agreed to “negotiate in good faith” over the compensation offers to dealers for the shutdown of the Holden brand, after intervention by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. In a media statement issued today, the ACCC said it was “preparing for court action had Holden not changed its position”.
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