Holden Attains 9.4 Percent Market Share In May: By The Numbers5
Holden, GM’s Australian division, sold 9,017 vehicles, good for a 9.4 percent market share, in May. The company earned 9.6 percent market share the previous month of April.
The special edition Thunder Ute, which adds alloy wheels, satellite navigation, leather seat bolsters, and iPod compatibility at no extra cost, sold 817 units. With 2,860 units sold, the Cruze was the brand’s top-selling model during the month, followed closely by the Commodore at 2,521. The Captiva crossover, including the 5- and 7-passenger versions, moved 1,385 units.
Unfortunately, stock shortages of the Colorado and Barina (Sonic/New Aveo) limited Holden’s total sales potential, with the Barina selling 1,000 units (including hatch and sedan); even still, this represents the nameplate’s best May results since 1996.
“The new-generation Colorado is only days away and we can’t wait to start delivering the first cars to customers in the coming weeks”, said Holden Director of Sales Philip Brook. “June is historically one of the strongest months of the year, and we hope to post some solid results helped along by a number of compelling offers we’ve got available in the marketplace”, he continued.
For instance, the 3-2-1 sales campaign offers clients three years of extra free roadside assistance, two years extra of free factory warranty, and their first standard service free of charge.
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Hey Alex, it would be great if you could do a Photoshop montage of all the Cruze grilles around the world.
Upon further inspection – the Cruze “refresh” of the 2013 Korean iteration aint much of a refresh = a couple differently shaped fog light surround/ brake intake plastic covers on the lower front fascia. Look for those on 2014 NA Cruzes – no big woop.
I’m glad Holden is Holden it’s own down unda… Let’s ship those Holden Volt/Amperas and Camaros down unda as fast as we can stamp ’em out , mates! I prefer Made In USA GMs sold here as much as I like the Aussies.
Hmmm I think there are only 2 iterations of the grille worldwide: the one we have currently and the one we see in the 2013 refresh. Some of the global models have different lower valances I the front (Holden), but that’s limited as well. So there’s really nothing to chop, you know?
Also, the refresh is supposed to bring MyLink and some improvements on the interior (like a trunk release button?).
WAIT, the Cruze doesnt have a trunk release button, are you kidding me, you cant open the trunk from the inside, that CRAZY!
It doesn’t have a trunk release per se, but unlocking the doors will allow one to pop the trunk from the outside. It’s not problematic in my experience, but it could be seen as a minor inconvenience once people have gotten used to a in-cabin trunk release.