According to local publication AutoTalk.com.au, Holden sold 1,113 new vehicles in July 2020 and now has just under 2,000 units left in stock between dealership inventory, storage yards and in-transit vehicles.
There are still some Holden Colorado pickup trucks on their way to Australia from GM’s Rayong Assembly plant in Thailand, while some Holden Commodore sedans are also en route to the country from Germany. It is understood that these will be the last shipments of either vehicle to Australia. Some Holden Equinox and Holden Acadia units are still in storage yards, as well, so there are still a good deal of new cars on their way to Holden dealerships to help pad inventory for the latter half of 2020.
AutoTalk.com.au also reports that some Holden dealerships have already begun removing their Holden signage, while others have gone an extra step and already begun representing other vehicle makes. Other former Holden dealerships are using their dealership space to sell used cars until they can sign on a new make to replace Holden.
GM announced it would pull Holden out of Australia back in February. In a statement, the automaker said the move was a “decisive action to transform its international operations, building on the comprehensive strategy it laid out in 2015 to strengthen its core business, drive significant cost efficiencies and take action in markets that cannot earn an adequate return for its shareholders.”