Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:37 AM
I guess this means the end of the Vauxhall VXR8 pick up and saloon then.
I also wonder what they will do for a Commodore and Astra replacement with the current Astra being the same as ours and the 2018 Commodore being basically an Insignia, now that PSA own Vauxhall Opel who’s cars these effectively are, will they stop being allowed to use them or was part of the deal to sell to PSA that PSA had to allow GM to use the Astra and Insignia to sell as Holden, Chevrolet, Buick etc models?
It seems to me the reason they had to end car production is because the stuff they were producing over there was built solely for the domestic market in the way a lot of US stuff is, so stuff which couldn’t be sold in Europe for example due to huge engines, poor fuel economy etc. But whilst the US was big enough to produce domestic cars and have the potential to be profitable due to population, Aus wasn’t, if they were producing “world cars” or exporting to Europe or whatever then it would be a different story but the stuff they were producing there wouldn’t really have sold elsewhere, which is a shame because I liked their cars, they were different, had a bit more character, weren’t as clinical and thus more endearing cars.
Previous Car History:
97 R Vauxhall Astra 1.6 LS
02 51 Peugeot 206 1.4 LX
04 04 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique
98 S Hyundai Accent 1.3 Si Coupe
05 55 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi
02 52 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Comfort
97 P Volkswagen Golf 1.4 SE
05 05 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Design
09 59 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique
15 15 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi
09 09 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 CR TDi Sport 140bhp (Current)