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Senator offers to buy Holden for $1
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14th May 2020
5 min read

Senator offers to buy Holden for $1

Queensland Senator James McGrath offered to buy the Holden brand from US car giant General Motors for $1 in an extraordinary speech in federal parliament last night. Senator McGrath also accused General Motors of using the global coronavirus crisis to prolong compensation negotiations with Holden dealers, after announcing in February it would axe the iconic Australian car brand by the end of this year.
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Joshua Dowling
Chevrolet Camaro reaches the end of the line in Australia
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20th Apr 2020
2 min read

Chevrolet Camaro reaches the end of the line in Australia

The Chevrolet Camaro muscle car has reached the end of the line in Australia, with the last example rolling off the Holden Special Vehicles assembly line in the past few weeks. The Chevrolet Camaro SS was introduced locally in September 2018 while the high performance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 went on sale in the middle of 2019. Both were remanufactured to right-hand-drive – to factory standards – by Holden Special Vehicles in Clayton and sold through selected Holden dealers.
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US car companies ramp up coronavirus relief efforts
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15th Apr 2020
3 min read

US car companies ramp up coronavirus relief efforts

Car companies across North America – including the Detroit 'Big Three' – are going above and beyond to assist health authorities battle the coronavirus US car giant General Motors is about to make its first significant shipment of ventilators after transforming one of its manufacturing facilities, while Ford is making hospital gowns out of airbag material, and FCA (Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge) is urging its customers to "#StayOffTheRoad".
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Susannah Guthrie
Car companies provide payment relief for US customers amid coronavirus outbreak
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19th Mar 2020
3 min read

Car companies provide payment relief for US customers amid coronavirus outbreak

Several carmakers in the United States are allowing new car buyers to delay or reschedule their car finance payments amid closures and financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In an effort to maintain new car sales during a time of financial uncertainty, manufacturers like Ford, Hyundai, General Motors, Toyota and Nissan are offering their US customers alternate options if they can't continue to make payments.
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Susannah Guthrie
Federal Government launches Senate Inquiry into Holden shutdown
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27th Feb 2020
3 min read

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.
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Joshua Dowling