Holden workers have accepted a redundancy package but the union representing them fears they may lose their jobs before the planned 2017 exit date.
The chairman and managing director of Holden in Australia and New Zealand Gerry Dorizas has suddenly resigned.
When Holden finishes its manufacturing operations in 2017, over a third of Holdens will be made in Germany.
Holden is set to release the world’s fastest ute, the HSV GTS Maloo and has decided to make more vehicles than originally planned.
Holden may replace the last Australian-made Commodore with cars made by General Motors brand Opel in Germany.
The site of Holden’s Elizabeth manufacturing plant could become a manufacturing hub after the company leaves in 2017, according to an expert.
Holden has recalled the Cruze small car for a third time because of a driveshaft problem that could cause the car to stop.
Holden is recalling 27,074 Commodores, Commodore Utes and Caprices because of a problem with their windscreen wiper motors.
The updated Holden Commodore VF has avoided the recall applied to Chevrolet Camaros in the US, even though both cars use the same key and ignition system.
Holden posted a $554 million loss last year, as a result of its decision to quit manufacturing in Australia by 2017.
Holden may stop its Australian car making operations before its planned departure date of 2017 because its component suppliers may not last that long.
Holden has done an about face and decided to keep its Lang Lang proving ground after its ends its Australian manufacturing operations by 2017.
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Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane began talks in Melbourne about the $100 million assistance package for Holden workers who will lose their jobs in 2017.
The South Australian government wants $333 million from the federal government to help the state cope with Holden’s closure in 2017.
The federal government has accepted General Motors’ claim that it would have shut Holden no matter the level of taxpayer support it received.
The South Australian government will soon release its plan to deal with the effects of Holden’s decision to stop car manufacturing in the state in 2017.
Holden had the worst sales year ever for its locally built models and the company sold less than 28,000 Commodores in 2013.
The coalition government is considering providing Holden with short term funding before Christmas as it waits to finalise long term plans for the industry.
Holden boss Mike Devereux says that the carbon tax has made it more difficult to continue manufacturing cars in Australia.