Mixed News for Aussie Car Makers

Even though it’s only lunch time there’s been some good and not so good news announced for Aussie car makers.

In an announcement that must have stunned many in the car industry Toyota announced yesterday that it was going to close it’s plants for a total of 11 days in February and March because demand for the Toyota range has dropped considerably.

The good news for Australia is that Toyota won’t be closing it’s Australian plants … even for one day.

Last year Holden announced that it would be selling Commodore utes into the American market as part of the Pontiac G8 programme.

The bad news for Australia is that Pontiac has now axed that idea and while Commodore sedans will be sold under the G8 programme, Commodore utes … or trucks as the Americans like to call them … will now not be exported to the US.

Mixed News for Aussie Car Makers
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