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Holden boss Dave Buttner steps down after the company posts its lowest sales since 1948
News
2nd Dec 2019
4 min read

Holden boss Dave Buttner steps down after the company posts its lowest sales since 1948

EXCLUSIVE Holden boss Dave Buttner has stepped down as chairman and managing director after just 16 months in the job – one of the shortest tenures in the company’s 71-year history – following the lowest sales since the company was formed in 1948.
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Joshua Dowling
CarAdvice podcast 141: We drive the Ford Falcon Holy Grail!
News
22nd Feb 2019
1 min read

CarAdvice podcast 141: We drive the Ford Falcon Holy Grail!

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney for the EV mega test – listen out for the EV podcast special! – and is joined on the panel by Trent Nikolic and Tony Crawford. Geza emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com to ask if he should chip tune his 2014 Kia Rondo, used to haul the family and a camper trailer.
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Mandy Turner
GM considering proposal to shut Holden office and switch to independent importer - report
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7th Feb 2019
3 min read

GM considering proposal to shut Holden office and switch to independent importer - report

Holden's head office could be closed by its parent company General Motors and switch to importing cars via an independent distributor, according to a confidential proposal revealed by the Australian Financial Review newspaper. UK-based firm Inchcape – the distributor of Subaru, Peugeot and Citroen cars in Australia – has reportedly approached General Motors to take over the distribution of Holden cars.
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Joshua Dowling
CarAdvice podcast 112: How vibrations can make a driver drowsy
Toyota Supra 2018, BMW Z4 2018, Volkswagen Caddy 2018, BMW M5 2018 launch edition, Mercedes-AMG E43 2018 63 4matic+
podcast
20th Jul 2018

CarAdvice podcast 112: How vibrations can make a driver drowsy

Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Kez Casey join you this week. In car news, Holden has announced Dave Buttner as managing director, the 2019 Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 are getting a four-cylinder engine, and the Volkswagen Caddy Beach Camper is coming to Australia. Also, studies have found half of new car buyers don't prioritise safety, and the majority of buyers are keen on hybrids.
Toyota Australia confirms top-end management changes in shift to import business
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1st Apr 2017
2 min read

Toyota Australia confirms top-end management changes in shift to import business

Toyota Australia has announced a number of changes to its 2018 team, with key leadership saying their goodbyes at the end of this year. Those will include current president, Dave Buttner, along with sales and marketing director Tony Cramb - both major figures in the business globally and familiar identities in the industry.
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Mike Stevens