General Motors’ Holden saga is far from being over in Australia regardless of The General having introduced the loss of life of its Aussie model earlier this 12 months.
Many Holden sellers are usually not happy with the compensation bundle provided by GM and likelihood is the negotiations will keep it up for some time. That, nevertheless, doesn’t cease the U.S. carmaker from making ready for a post-Holden future in Australia.
In a press launch, GM introduced its new enterprise GMSV (General Motors Specialty Vehicles) is scheduled to begin buying and selling in Australia and New Zealand within the fourth quarter of 2020.
Effectively changing HSV (Holden Special Vehicles), GMSV will get help from the Walkinshaw Automotive Group (WAG), which is able to proceed to re-manufacture the Chevrolet Silverado vary at its Clayton, Victoria premises. WAG additionally says it seems ahead “to working closely with GM on future models and projects.”
Australian Corvette followers might be glad to study that a type of future fashions is the all-new C8. Confirmed for Australia and New Zealand in December 2019 as a right-hand-drive model for the primary time, the mid-engined sports activities automobile grew to become unsure Down Under after GM introduced it might pull the plug on Holden.
Now, nevertheless, GM has acknowledged that the Corvette C8 will come to Australia subsequent 12 months in RHD type below the brand new GMSV model. The Corvette and Silverado would be the halo fashions of the brand new model of U.S. imports, and a variety of current Holden or HSV dealerships might be rebranded GMSV.
“I am proud to be announcing GM Specialty Vehicles which represents an important new investment by GM in Australia,” GM Holden Interim Chairman and Managing Director, Kristian Aquilina, was quoted as saying by Cars Guide.
“The initial product line-up will feature the latest Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ, with other derivatives, including the Silverado 2500 and spectacular mid-engine Corvette anticipated to follow in 2021.”
For now, it’s not clear what different fashions GM will convey to Australia, however GMSV will most likely be greater than only a two-model model. Other autos that could possibly be into consideration are the brand new Chevrolet Tahoe SUV in addition to electric GMC Hummer and Cadillac fashions.