Holden, GM’s main brand in Australia, has confirmed that it will be building a compact 4-cylinder car as a response to the changing buyer behavior. Holden will take advantage of the government’s $6 billion car plan to produce new Chevrolet Cruze based small car at its Holden”s Elizabeth plant in Adelaide alongside the Commodore.
Holden says that the 4-cylinder engine and an optional diesel will use 20 percent less fuel than the brand’s V6 powered Commodore. The Australian brand says that it will also have a hybrid system for the car later down the road.
Holden’s version of the Chevrolet Cruze will create more than 1,000 jobs when production kicks off in the fourth-quarter.
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