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Holden Ends 69-Year Production Run Down Under

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - 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.

The last Holden: GM closes plant, ends Australia auto production

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - 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.

Holden Boss: ‘We Left No Stone Unturned’ To Keep Manufacturing Operations Open

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - 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.

Holden Tests New Twin-Turbo V6 Supercars Engine And It Sounds Mighty Fine (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - 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.