Australia obtained some awful news last month when Common Motors announced it was shutting down its Holden brand. Holden was by now a shell of its previous self as the Australian-based mostly brand ceased all producing when the last Commodore rolled off the assembly line in 2017. GM kept Holden open for a quick time, providing rebadged versions of other merchandise like the Chevrolet Equinox but in the finish, the American automaker determined it wasn’t worth holding its Australian division.
We imagined this would be the finish of the Holden tale but the Australian brand isn’t really supplying up without having a battle. According to a letter acquired by Australia’s Motor vehicle Advice, Holden dealerships are now threatening lawful motion in opposition to GM’s CEO, Mary Barra.
The letter, which comes from Australian legislation company HBL Ebsworth and was resolved to Barra, statements GM “have recognised for a significant period of time of time that [it] was considering exiting the ideal-hand-drive industry, which would end result in Holden’s organization currently being unviable.”