Another blow for the automotive industry on both sides of the Tasman.
General Motors have announced that they are retiring the Holden brand.
Holden was one of the mainstays, workhorses when it came to cars and utes here and Australia.
This was back in the day when you either had a Holden, Ford or Chrysler. Or maybe a Hilman Hunter or some other British car, nothing wrong with those.
Did you ever own a Holden? Have you still got it?
Please post pics of your fav Holden here and any memories that we can publish. Remember this is a family friendly page.
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RNZ story below.
Holden to ‘retire’ its car brand across NZ and Australia by 2021
The Holden car brand is being axed after decades making and selling cars such as the Commodore, Astra and Barina.
The company’s owner, General Motors, announced it would “retire” the brand from sales, design and engineering across Australia and New Zealand by 2021.
In a statement, GM said the brand was no longer competitive in the current market.
Holden ended its Australian manufacturing operations in October 2017, forcing hundreds of job losses.
Some 700 Holden employees had remained in Melbourne, focusing on designing cars for the Australian market.
Late last year, the company quietly announced it was axing the Commodore and Astra lines.
GM said it would now focus on speciality vehicles in Australia and New Zealand.
In the statement, GM Holden interim chairman and managing director Kristian Aquilina said it was critical the company worked with all stakeholders to deliver a “dignified and respectful wind-down”.
Story: whatsoninvers.nz and rnz.co.nz Republished by arrangement.
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