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Opel to return to Australia, Holden to lose Commodore and Astra?
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11th Feb 2019
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Opel to return to Australia, Holden to lose Commodore and Astra?

German brand Opel could make a return to Australia in a move that would see Commodore and Astra vacate Holden showrooms and leave it with a range of SUVs and utes. The bold plan is one of two confidential proposals reportedly being discussed with General Motors and independent importer Inchcape, a UK-based firm which distributes Subaru, Peugeot and Citroen cars in Australia.
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Joshua Dowling
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General Motors has 'no exit plan' for Holden
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22nd Aug 2018
2 min read

General Motors has 'no exit plan' for Holden

General Motors (GM) has reinforced its commitment to Holden and Australia, with Mark Reuss, ex-Holden managing director and current vice president at GM, describing Australia as a "worthwhile place to do business". Speaking after announcing an extra $28 million in Holden funding and 150 new jobs in autonomous and electric vehicle development Down Under, Reuss said it's "really tough to win here", but stressed the fact General Motors is along for the ride.
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CarAdvice podcast 112: How vibrations can make a driver drowsy
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20th Jul 2018
1 min read

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.
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Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle headed to Australia next month
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7th Sep 2015
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Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle headed to Australia next month

The Toyota Mirai will be showcased at the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in Sydney next month. Unveiled for the first time last year, the Mirai is already on sale in Japan and will soon launch in North America and Europe. Australia will be one of the first countries outside these regions to experience the Mirai – the company’s first commercially available hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
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Tim Beissmann
Toyota begins global vehicle development drive program in Australia
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3rd Sep 2014
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Toyota begins global vehicle development drive program in Australia

Toyota Motor Corporation has kicked off a new driving program in Australia today to help the car maker develop vehicle specifications and set-ups for future models. More than 30 executives and employees involved in the global development of Toyota vehicles will take part in the program that will cover approximately 18,000 kilometres between now and mid-November. The fleet comprises a range of models, including the 86, Corolla, Camry, HiLux, Prado and LandCruiser.
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Tim Beissmann