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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...

ACDelco here to stay, Holden’s Project Monaro still up for grabs

For ACDelco – General Motors' in-house parts division – it’s business as usual for the foreseeable future, with the brand reaffirming it’s here to stay and assist with keeping Holden’s existing car park running in the wake of the brand's announcement that it will withdraw from the Australian market...

Holden dealers unite against General Motors to negotiate better compensation deal

EXCLUSIVE Holden’s national network of 185 dealers – operating 203 showrooms – have appointed law firm HWL Ebsworth and forensic accountants KPMG to negotiate with US car giant General Motors over compensation offers they claim are “grossly inadequate” and not a fair reflection of the financial impact on their businesses and staff...

The real reason Holden sales hit the brakes last month

Holden sales hit the brakes last month as the brand announced its shock exit from Australia, but its lowest tally since 1948 was not due to a lack of interest from buyers. Holden reported just 1367 cars as sold in February 2020 as the brand slipped to 15th outright for the first time ever, but the number of people negotiating to buy a new Holden was in fact much higher than this...

General Motors executive who shut thousands of dealerships around the world arrives in Australia to close Holden

EXCLUSIVE US car giant General Motors has flown in a man who has closed more dealerships globally than anyone else in the company, as Holden showroom owners prepare to negotiate the terms of their compensation packages in the wake of the iconic brand's shock shutdown announcement...

Federal Government launches Senate Inquiry into Holden shutdown

The Federal Government will launch a Senate Inquiry into the sudden announcement that Holden will exit the Australian car market by the end of this year. The Senate Inquiry – which has been supported by both sides of politics – was announced 24 hours after a delegation of Holden dealers met with Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra on Wednesday...

Holden dealers expected to sell out of cars “within weeks” after buyers rush showrooms

Buyers looking to snap up a new-car bargain – driven by discounts of up to $17,500 – are running out of time and choice as Holden dealers sell out of stock faster than expected. An investigation by CarAdvice has found most Holden dealers are keen to clear their remaining stock as quickly as possible, and some are now likely to run out of vehicles “within weeks”, while a small number of outlets are trying to stockpile and keep trading for a few months...

Exclusive: Holden dealer suffers heart complication, admitted to hospital on way to compensation meeting with General Motors

EXCLUSIVE A veteran Holden car dealer has been admitted to hospital after reportedly suffering a heart complication on the way to a meeting with General Motors to discuss compensation for axing the brand in Australia...