The announcement by Ford today is a reminder of just how tough it is for manufacturers in Australia, even the most committed, like Holden, which is bringing out the most technologically advanced car ever made in Australia.
Holden’s highly-anticipated VF Commodore and WN Caprice range has been awarded a maximum five star ANCAP safety rating just weeks before it officially arrives in Australian showrooms.
The most advanced car ever created in Australia will soon be arriving at Holden dealers across the country with the first series production VF Commodores rolling down the line at Holden Vehicle Operations (HVO) today.
The final example of the VE Commodore – recently named by Wheels Magazine as the “the best Australian car ever” – has rolled off the line at Holden Vehicle Operations in South Australia.
Holden has added cutting-edge technology and luxury appointments to its long wheel base Caprice and Caprice V models and rolled back recommended retail prices by $10,000.
Holden has added cutting-edge technology and features to its famous Ute and reduced recommended retail prices (RRP) by up to $5,500 across the range.
Holden’s all-new mid-size car, the Malibu has been awarded a maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating ahead of its showroom debut next month.
Holden has significantly increased the value of Commodore with new features and reduced recommended retail prices across the VF sedan and Sportwagon range by between $5,000 and $9,800.
Holden today announced its 2012 financial results, recording a net loss of $152.8 million. The result included $226 million in special one-off charges associated with the restructure of the business – predominantly due to revaluing the company’s manufacturing assets to align with reduced demand.
Holden will strengthen its popular Captiva SUV range by adding a top-spec Captiva 5 LTZ and a new generation six-speed automatic transmission across both Captiva 5 and seven-seat Captiva 7 models.
Holden is pleased to support the opening of Melbourne based supplier, Diver Consolidated Industries’ (DCI), new Instrument Panel (IP) Beam line.
Australia’s longest established motoring magazine, Wheels, has celebrated its 60th anniversary by naming the best Australian cars of all time – and Holden’s VE Commodore tops the charts.
Holden today announced a restructure of its South Australian manufacturing operations and product development operations in Melbourne. This is due primarily to a reduction in demand for its locally made Cruze small car led by a high Australian dollar, combined with one of the most open and competitive car markets in the world.
Holden has today confirmed that the Barina CDX is the first car in Australia to offer full Siri Eyes Free Integration.
An Australian team led by the former lead engineer for the Chevrolet Camaro program has brought its collective expertise to bear on the new Model Year 2014 Cruze, delivering the best handling, best performing Holden Cruze to date.