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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by stooge, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. stooge

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    I wonder how much they will sell it for and how will this sale impact parts and warranty over the long term.
    some places might end up not having a local holden dealer if inchcape closes the current holden dealers.

    interesting times ahead :D
     
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    regardless of who is presenting it if inchcape is looking through holdens "books" then gm is entertaining the idea of selling the holden brand.
    gm already sold opel to psa, selling holden is probably just the the next step in the big gm plan.
     
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    Not a big shock. Holden died when the plant closed down.
     
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    This. It seems GM aren't really interested in markets outside the US, probably because the cars they seem to make the biggest profits out of are heavy light-commercial trucks & luxury cars where the luxuriousness comes from size & equipment rather than quality … and they can't sell much of that stuff outside the US.
     
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    What about China? That is their biggest market.
     
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    Yeah, fair call. They may even think that by dropping all other markets they can put their resources into focusing on China?
     
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    Buick is huge in China otherwise they seem happy with north/ south America. Companies that want to expand need to be thinking India now.
     
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    The big bit that I don't get is that Opel/PSA actually build cars in their backyard. Holden doesn't.
    It is virtually a 'shell' company with an emblem. And their design/engineering expertise will diminish quickly when it not under the GM umbrella.
    How can a car brand sell stuff under their logo when it not their own product. Consumers are not that stupid.
    ( I wonder if a Kia Stinger will fit over a V8 supercar chassis ?)
     
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    GM would have got more for it selling it as a on going entity with manufacturing operations, Zeta IP etc rather than just a 'name'.

    how much have GM spent closing up Elizabeth?
     
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    They had their chance. That Belgium billionaire wanted to buy the lot, but GM said 'no'. They must have had their (misguided) reasons, .
     
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    just a part of GM's scorched earth policy?
     
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    GM just don't want to be involved in engineering and building for RHD markets. There are few RHD markets left that they are involved in.
     
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    Ah wait ... now I’ve read the actual story here rather than refusing to watch Old Mate and going by the comments of others. :)

    So they’re looking at selling the rights to import the cars to Inchcape, badged as Opels, and they’ll continue to sell all the other despicable rubbish (yet which actually sells because people are downright stupid) under the Holden badge. I can’t see that working out for Inchcape, to be honest!
     
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    Like old mate pointed out...
    a few years back gm made the statement that they would continue to manufacture vehicles here for atleast a decade which worked out to be around 2022 and then they shut down in 2017 so taking gms current statements as proof of what is going to happen might not pan out.

    Gm could just dump the entire holden brand and inchcape could just throw other vehicles into aus with holden badges.
    So a holden might end up being any one of the number of vehicles they import.

    Thats why i said there is some interesting times ahead.

    How it will play out is anyones guess but they are doing a good job of destroying the holden brand while they are at it.
     
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    I think you'll find, that billionaire wanted to buy the plant, complete with equipment, to start manufacturing his own brand cars, but I think the local gov't stuck their two bobs worth in, preventing the sale.....

    Might be wrong, as it is going back 2 to 3 years ago now and the memory isn't that great anymore
     
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    As I said above, history repeating with Opel. Although this time they may actually promote them.
     
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    Just to jog your memory …… https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-21/plans-to-keep-adelaides-holden-plant-producing-cars/7103566

    My memory is that it was reported Mr Dumarey met with honchos at GM HQ, and was given a flat ‘no’ within 5 minutes.
    Conspiracy theory time ….. his company, at that time, made transmissions and other large mechanical bits for GM. Perhaps these contracts were looked at closely by GM, and he may have been asked to sharpen his pencil, or advised that it was not a wise move to continue producing a RWD VF-like vehicle or variant.
     
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    Maybe the price wasn't right and the equipment could be used elsewhere in the GM world.
     

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