https://www.autocar.co.uk - The lines of Australia’s final car production plant have now ground to a halt. Holden, the country’s final car producer, will follow Ford and Toyota’s lead by moving production elsewhere.
http://www.carscoops.com - After 69 years of automotive production, Holden marked a somber moment as the last Australian-built model rolled off the assembly line earlier today.
http://gmauthority.com - Holden's Elizabeth manufacturing plant in Australia today churned out its last Commodore.
http://www.motortrend.com - After 69 years of making vehicles in Australia, GM has officially shuttered its Holden plant in the city of Adelaide. The plant closure signals the end of vehicle production in Australia.
http://www.thedetroitbureau.com - A 100-plus year era came to an end today in the form of a bright red Holden VF Commodore — the last car produced in Australia rolled off the line.
http://wardsauto.com - After Ford and Toyota already pulled the plug on Australian production, GM Holden follows suit today. The company will continue to employ about 1,000 direct staff and an additional 6,000 across its 200-strong national dealer network.
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https://www.autoblog.com - Australia's near 100-year automotive industry ended on Friday as Holden, a unit of General Motors, closed its plant in South Australia to move manufacturing to cheaper locations. The closure comes a year after Toyota and Ford similarly moved out, eliminating thousands of manufacturing jobs. It adds pressure on the government to help those made redundant find work in a battleground state ahead of a federal election in 18 months.
http://gmauthority.com - Tomorrow, Holden will become a full importer of vehicles as the final Australian-built Commodore rolls off of the assembly line. It marks an end to 69 years of continuous production in the country. Ahead of the announced shutdown in 2013, Holden pulled every lever possible to ensure its factories would continue humming well into the 2020s, but ultimately, the plans fell through after the local government failed to co-invest in the operations alongside General Motors.
http://gmauthority.com - It's no V8, but it'll do. Holden will potentially run a twin-turbo V6-powered car as a wildcard entry at some V8 Supercar races next season and it will be interesting to see how it performs.