It looks like we have plenty of things to be excited about following the announcement this morning from Holden. Not only will we have two all-new cars hitting the roads this decade, but they’ll be locally built securing local jobs.
Holden says that this commitment will be worth $4 billion to the economy, and has been made possible due to the investment from the South Australian and Federal Governments. An initial component of $275 million will be invested out of the total $1 billion agreement.
We can expect that not only securing local jobs at Holden’s Elizabeth Plant and supporting original equipment parts suppliers will benefit, but a bigger government role in support green car technologies.
Holden’s Managing Director Mike Devereux says that “the two new Australian-made cars will be world-class”. He also said that the vehicles will use some technology from cars in General Motors portfolio.
So there you go! We here at Daily Auto Fix were hoping that one of the new vehicles would be along the lines of the Holden Hurricane concept. However we a feeling this is unlikely.
Are you like us and want to see one of the new vehicles be a lean green machine? If so, let us know in the comments!