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Opel being sold

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ditchin...ive-1487083422

I wonder how this affects the commodore /holden if it happens. The next one is supposed to be an Opel insignia. Mebbe holden might still make something? Or another platform takes its place. What do you guys think?
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Looks like GM may be exiting Europe.

Peugeot owner exploring acquisition of GM?s Opel

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Sure, you can rebadge a Chinese Buick as easy as you could an Opel. Or GM could kiss Europe and OZ both goodbye.
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This will be the nail in the coffin / demise of GMH if this proceeds - Peugeot / Citroen already have a major presence in Australia. Unless Chevrolet or Cadillac start importing to Australia (not likely), there is no product to sell or support....
The Holden is a keeper - nothing close to replacing it!

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This will be the nail in the coffin / demise of GMH if this proceeds - Peugeot / Citroen already have a major presence in Australia. Unless Chevrolet or Cadillac start importing to Australia (not likely), there is no product to sell or support....
The Holden is a keeper - nothing close to replacing it!
They already have captive imports of Chevrolet to Holden, don't they?

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They already have captive imports of Chevrolet to Holden, don't they?
The only Chevys in the Holden lineup sell virtually zero quantites.

Korean built Spark
Korean built Barina (Sonic)
Thai built Colorado
Thai built Trailblazer

The Colorado is the only one that sells in any numbers, but is still a long way behind the Commodore.

They have plans to add others like
Korean built 'Astra' sedan (Cruze)
Acadia

It makes sense to drop Opel. GM do North America competently, and the rest of the world woefully.

Although I didn't see it coming, it only supports my assertion that Holden will cease to exist in the next 5-10 years.
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This will be the nail in the coffin / demise of GMH if this proceeds - Peugeot / Citroen already have a major presence in Australia. Unless Chevrolet or Cadillac start importing to Australia (not likely), there is no product to sell or support....
The Holden is a keeper - nothing close to replacing it!
Peugeot/Citroen have a presence in Australia, but I wouldn't call it major. They are about 26th and 31st manufacturers respectively. However, take away the Commmodore and its replacement, and the Astra, and Holden won't be much bigger.

Holden will really only be left with the Thai built, Asian specific (different to US model) Colorado as its volume seller.



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