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Holden officially slams takeover talk but concedes it’s now a “challenger brand”
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21st Feb 2019
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Holden officially slams takeover talk but concedes it’s now a “challenger brand”

Holden boss Dave Buttner has officially dismissed talks of a takeover in the distribution of its cars – but in a shock move the former Number One has raised the white flag and admitted it is now a “challenger brand” in the wake of record low sales. In wide-ranging media interviews this week, Holden executives conceded the company needs to reinvent itself to remain relevant amid changing buyer tastes, and has even vowed to take on “keyboard warriors” who give it grief on social media.
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Joshua Dowling
GM 'certainly capable' of bringing Cadillac to Australia
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22nd Aug 2018
2 min read

GM 'certainly capable' of bringing Cadillac to Australia

General Motors (GM) hasn't ruled out another tilt at bringing Cadillac to Australia, suggesting its entire product cupboard is open to our market, provided the business case stacks up. Speaking with media in Port Melbourne, Mark Reuss, General Motors vice president and head of global product, said head office is "certainly capable" of putting right-hand drive Cadillacs on Australian roads.
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Scott Collie
Holden: Buttner talks on return from retirement
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2nd Aug 2018
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Holden: Buttner talks on return from retirement

Calling time last year on a four-decade career in the automotive industry – leaving his role at the top of Toyota Australia as it completed the transition from manufacturer to full-line importer – Buttner expected, proverbially, to retire to a quiet life on the farm.
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Mike Stevens
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+
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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.
2016 Toyota HiLux pricing and specifications
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28th Sep 2015
7 min read

2016 Toyota HiLux pricing and specifications

Pricing and specifications for the 2016 Toyota HiLux have finally been revealed. The launch of the new, eighth-generation Toyota HiLux ute comes at a crucial time – there has been more activity in the light-commercial vehicle segment this year than in recent memory, with new models and updates all taking the shine off what has been the best-selling model in the segment for years.
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Matt Campbell
Toyota Australia to close Sydney offices, consolidate in Melbourne
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3rd Dec 2014
2 min read

Toyota Australia to close Sydney offices, consolidate in Melbourne

Toyota Australia will consolidate its corporate operations in Melbourne after it ceases local production in 2017, forcing roughly 100 white-collar workers into redundancy and others at its Sydney headquarters to consider a move south. In a statement released on Wednesday, the company confirmed it would close its Sydney offices – currently home to more than 300 sales and marketing employees – before 2018.
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Tim Beissmann