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Holden dealers hire investigator to find out when GM decided to axe the brand

EXCLUSIVE Holden dealers have hired a private investigation firm to find out if US car giant General Motors knew it was going to axe the iconic Australian brand more than a year before the shutdown announcement...

General Motors axes Maven car rental service in US, Australian future uncertain

US car giant General Motors has announced it will close its Maven car-rental service after four years, citing COVID-19 as a contributing factor. It is unclear what this will mean for Holden's Maven program. The Maven car rental service was launched in the US in 2016, and made selected vehicles available to the public on short term leases: daily, weekly, or monthly...

General Motors closes in on agreement with Holden dealers

EXCLUSIVE US car giant General Motors has issued a deadline to reach an agreement with Holden dealers over compensation for ending their franchise agreements almost three years early – following a high level meeting of lawyers and executives representing both parties last week...

Exclusive: ACCC monitoring Holden compensation, calling for whistleblowers

EXCLUSIVE The federal government’s peak consumer and business watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is monitoring the compensation negotiations between US car giant General Motors and Holden dealers, the chair of the ACCC Rod Sims has confirmed...

Holden fights to the finish: massive sales increase as buyers grab bargains

Holden looks set to bow out of Australia on a high note, posting a massive sales increase last month in a market that saw most automotive brands hit reverse. Buyers rushed Holden showrooms to take advantage of discounts of between $7500 and $17,500 across the range...

General Motors shifts gear to produce 10,000 ventilators per month

General Motors will mass-produce more than 10,000 ventilators per month as it ramps up efforts to help health authorities combat the deadly coronavirus in the US.  The US car giant has formed a partnership with medical supplier Ventec Life Systems to manufacture “critical care” ventilators...

Holden dealers offer showrooms, logistics support to battle COVID-19

Holden dealers have offered their empty showrooms and workshops to authorities across Australia to help them battle the COVID-19 outbreak before they close their doors. A letter from the Holden Dealer Council to all states and territories, a copy of which has been obtained by CarAdvice, says its network of 185 dealerships which operate 203 showrooms and service facilities are ready to assist...

Supercars will continue despite COVID-19, but it won’t be with real cars

Following Supercars Championship’s decision to postpone events this year due to combat COVID-19, the season will continue in the form of the ‘Supercars All Stars Eseries’ – a competition between its real-life racers held online using racing simulators. The professional drivers will compete from their homes using ‘iRacing’, a simulator that is largely considered the most realistic offering available...

Exclusive: Holden dealers take on Detroit, allege “deceptive” conduct

EXCLUSIVE Holden dealers have written to the global boss of General Motors, Mary Barra, threatening legal action for what they claim was “deceptive” and “unconscionable” conduct in the lead-up to the shutdown of the iconic brand...

Exclusive: Holden offering five years car servicing back-up, not 10 years as promised to the public

EXCLUSIVE US car giant General Motors is offering Holden dealers car servicing contracts for only five years following the shutdown of the iconic brand – even though the company told the public it will provide customers with technical support for “at least 10 years”. A confidential proposal sent to dealers, a copy of which was obtained by CarAdvice, guarantees parts and servicing backup for Australia’s 1...

Exclusive: Holden letter to Federal Government outlines job losses in the dealer network

EXCLUSIVE US car giant General Motors has written to the Federal Government outlining what it claims is the true number of job losses in Holden showrooms across Australia – just days after all 185 dealers united to appoint a high powered law firm to represent them in negotiations over compensation...