GM has announced that it has no interest in right-hand-drive vehicles, ( & Isuzu in Nippon?),
hence it is adding Australia's Holden to Oldsmobile/Pontiac, as regards recently deleted brands.
While Australian production of GM vehicles ceased a couple of years ago, both the R & D centre
& the 'V8 Supercars' race series were ongoing 'downunder', but they are both 'up for the chop' now.
With the French outfit Citroen/Peugeot having taken over Opel & thus production of British RHD GM
Vauxhall cars, the question is, will Peugeot - which coincidentally also has a 'Lion' - as brand icon
also take over the Holden brand itself, to effectively use the cultural context to marketing advantage.
What has been a bit of a suprise, is that most Australians seemed unaware thw Holden was,
& always had been as a mass producer of cars, wholly owned by GM Detroit, & thus was not
really as 'local-homegrown' as they'd imagined ( albeit any check of the stock-market, duly showed it).
Dr Moreau sez..
"Who breaks the law... goes back to the House of Pain!"