SHEEN DULLED: Holden fancier Jamie Ferguson of South Grafton gives his VT SS Commodore and ’74 HQ Holden a polish despite the disappointing news of Holden’s decision to end Australian manufacturing.
SHEEN DULLED: Holden fancier Jamie Ferguson of South Grafton gives his VT SS Commodore and ’74 HQ Holden a polish despite the disappointing news of Holden’s decision to end Australian manufacturing. Adam Hourigan

Business as usual after Holden’s closing news

CLARENCE Valley Holden dealers do not expect the company's decision to stop manufacturing cars in Australia from 2017 to have any major effects on business locally.

The sales manager at O'Halloran Motors, Maclean, Bill Day said that while it was sad news and a shock to the system Holden would continue to have a strong presence.

"The Holden dealer network in Australia and New Zealand is among the strongest in the region and I expect it to remain that way," Mr Day said.

But he said the decision represented a monumental change of direction for Australian industry.

Grafton dealer Steve Casson, from Ken Casson Holden, said he expected it be pretty much business as usual.

"We haven't have had anyone cancel orders for their new Commodores," he said. "From a personal view the biggest loss will be Australia no longer making motor cars."

"It's disappointing a country of our size will not be manufacturing its own cars."



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