http://www.theage.com.au/business/h...manufacturing-winds-down-20170504-gvymrw.html https://www.wheelsmag.com.au/news/1...most-overtakes-rival-april-sales-figures-show These are very worrying signs indeed. Once the lights go out at Elizabeth that's roughly another 2000 sales per month they will lose. Sadly, the only way is down, way down. I blame the decision to rebadge Daewoos as Holdens for this spectacular fall from grace. This would have to be the worst business decision ever made in the company's history, and those responsible for it should be hung by the scrotum. These rebadged Daewoos have done immeasurable damage to Holden's brand image and reputation. You only have to take a look on a forum like Whirlpool - every time somebody asks for an opinion on buying a Captiva, Barina, Cruze, Trax etc you get a barrage of posts telling them to avoid like the plague and run as far away as they can. And Holden scratches their head and wonders where all their customers have gone... So what does the future hold? I hate to say it but it looks rather grim to me. Colorado is the only vehicle that will sell in decent numbers. NG will struggle, and it's future is up in the air even before it has been released. Astra is a good car but sales haven't exactly set the world on fire and its future too is uncertain. Holden desperately needs some quality product to rebuild its image, otherwise they are finished. What was once an automotive powerhouse in this country will become a niche brand.