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Old 17 Feb 2020, 00:51 (Ref:3957879)   #1
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Old 17 Feb 2020, 01:12 (Ref:3957880)   #2
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Sad news

Although that article does contain some stunning journalism.
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Globally, more than 75 per cent of all vehicles sold are left-hand-drive, while right-hand-drive countries account for the remaining 25 per cent of sales.


More seriously, it is interesting that they have now closed or sold pretty much everything in the right hand drive world.
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Old 17 Feb 2020, 01:17 (Ref:3957881)   #3
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If you have previously put a Chevy bowtie on a Holden Commodore, now you won't have to bother.....

Sad the brand is being retired but it kinda hasn't been Holden for a bit now
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Old 17 Feb 2020, 02:06 (Ref:3957884)   #4
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Red Bull Chevrolet Racing Team presumably. Guess that will mean those who like to refer to Holdens competing in Supercars as Chevrolets, based on the origin of the engine block, will now have to find a new putdown.
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Chevrolet won't have any RHD cars to sell. General motors are leaving the Australian market.

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Old 17 Feb 2020, 02:37 (Ref:3957887)   #6
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Quelle surprise! Looks like a lot of new car showrooms are going to have to be re-purposed ...

Not sure we needed a new thread for this, IIRC there is at least one other thread discussing the Commodore disappearance that canvassed this development.
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Old 17 Feb 2020, 03:50 (Ref:3957894)   #7
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Ah, no - Holden is leaving the market. General Motors will still be selling RHD vehicles converted here, according to what has come out so far.

May change of course but that is the current info.
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Old 17 Feb 2020, 04:03 (Ref:3957896)   #8
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Ah, no - Holden is leaving the market. General Motors will still be selling RHD vehicles converted here, according to what has come out so far.
They will not be making ANY RHD vehicles anywhere, so I don't think there will be a place to sell the converted Camaros.
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Old 17 Feb 2020, 04:18 (Ref:3957899)   #9
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They will not be making ANY RHD vehicles anywhere, so I don't think there will be a place to sell the converted Camaros.


They can sell them where they sell them now - here in Oz, converted here, same as happens now.
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They can sell them where they sell them now - here in Oz, converted here, same as happens now.
Are they not selling them in Holden dealerships?
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Are they not selling them in Holden dealerships?
They are currently, and dealer signage can be changed fairly readlily. GM have announced that it intends to stay in the market here with its speciality vehicle range and is working with its partner (Walkinshaw) re that.
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The official statement is that the RHD Corvette is not dead but that any GM vehicles sold here in the future will be on a minimal scale compared to the present set up.
So likely just a niche market for some conversions as is the case now but not on the scale that would justify dealerships or motorsport sponsorships.
We will see but it does not look optimistic now no matter how rose-coloured your glasses are.
Looks like a case of glass half empty or glass half full of poison.
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Old 17 Feb 2020, 04:53 (Ref:3957906)   #13
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Numbers definitely much smaller & maybe not all the current 56 dealers selling the converted vehicles will want to keep doing so, maybe more will.

More will no doubt come out in due course but agree completely that from the locally sold numbers alone, Motorsport feels unlikely - although the brand internationally may choose to support local Motorsport, all remains to be seen.
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Old 17 Feb 2020, 05:05 (Ref:3957908)   #14
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Ah, no - Holden is leaving the market. General Motors will still be selling RHD vehicles converted here, according to what has come out so far.



May change of course but that is the current info.
More likely GM sell LHD cars to Walkinshaw post 2020. With Walkinshaw left to do the conversions, marketing, sales, warranty, etc.


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So likely just a niche market for some conversions as is the case now but not on the scale that would justify dealerships or motorsport sponsorships.
This. Unless Walkinshaw is going to pay for the Camaro homologation and hope for fan loyalty to help bring in sponsors bigger than an electrical wholesaler.

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