According to a report coming from News.com.au, Australia’s Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia (APESMA) chief Chris Walton claims that Holden has mentioned to him that it was “highly likely” that the Holden Commodore would begin to be engineered and designed overseas after the year 2014. Does this mean that the all-Aussie Commodore will be developed in a country such as Korea or China? Not according to Mike Devereux, Holden’s chairman and managing director.
“All I can tell you is that Holden is, for example the Commodore, 100 per cent designed, engineered, manufactured in Australia today, and the next Commodore, 100 per cent designed, engineered, manufactured in Australia, for many, many, many, many more years,” is what Devereux told Melbourne’s ABC Radio, which brings a polarizing statement compared to what Walton claims. It doesn’t help that the two parties have been reported to hold a deal of animosity towards each other, but considering that Devereux is the face of Holden, we’re going to believe him. For now.