Implications General Motors GM could shut down its Australian operations, placing into doubt the future of its 4, workers in the country, mainly at its Port Melbourne and Elizabeth plants. Outlook A complete exit from local production by GM would surely have knock-on effects on component suppliers in Australia.
In the s, the advertising jingle "braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet"  adapted from the US "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pies and Chevrolet" came to epitomise the ideal lifestyle of white male South Africans. However, since South Africa was right-hand drive and the US was left-hand drive, along with encouragement by the South African government to use local content, Chevrolets such as the Biscayne were eventually made entirely in South Africa, along with GM's "own car for South Africa": By the s, larger South African Chevrolets were based on Holden models, the Kommando being based on the Kingswood  and the Constantia on the Premier while the smaller Firenza was based on the Vauxhall Viva.
However, these were replaced by Opel models like the RekordCommodoreand Senatorand in the Chevrolet brand name was dropped in favour of Opel.
Because of the political climate at the time, GM decided to divest from South Africa inand a local group eventually bought out GM's South African operations including the Port Elizabeth plant and renamed the company as the Delta Motor Corporationwhich concentrated on Opels, Isuzus, and Suzukis, built under licence.
However, thanks to an improved political climate in the s, GM decided to reenter South Africa, eventually buying out the whole of Delta. Inthe Chevrolet name made a comeback, used on the Luminaa rebadged Holden Commodoreand later on, on the Daewoo range of cars.
The Corsa and Astra were built at a plant in HalolGujarat. The Optra and Tavera are built at the Halol plant. Chevrolet also is the sole Engine supplier for the Formula Rolon single seater series in India. As ofit is a rebadged Suzuki Solio. General Motors Japan directly imports and distributes the Corvettewhich is marketed under its own marque.
Thus there are three distinct distribution channels for Chevrolet-branded vehicles, and a separate network for Corvette-branded cars.
Pakistan Edit In PakistanChevrolet introduced its cars in collaboration with a local automobile manufacturer called Nexus Automotive. The current models available are the Chevrolet Optra and Chevrolet Joy.
As of Decemberthe Chevrolet Joy is being assembled locally in Pakistan. Russia In Russiavarious Chevrolet models are available. All of these models with the exception of the TrailBlazer and Tahoe are rebadged Daewoo models.
South Korea Chevrolet-branded vehicles are not sold in South Korea. General Motors is currently exploring cost cutting options as part of its restructuring plan. One of these options involve expanding the Rayong, Thailand plant to add additional capacity to export Colorado's to the U.
This would allow the Shreveport, Louisiana plant to be closed where the Colorado is also produced. This scenario is plausible only if a free-trade agreement is signed between the U. The United Auto Workers is the most vocal opponent to a change in the tariff structure.
Australia Edit Even though the Australian market of today mainly consists of Australia's own automotive companies alongside Asian and European automobile brands, Australia once had its fair share of American cars as well.
For many decades up until the very early s, Chevrolet cars were manufactured and sold in Australia in the Chevrolet brand in the state of South Australia. Vintage Chevrolet models such as Bel Air, Impala etc, are still found in many states around Australia. Manufacturing has now ceased, and to this day has been succeeded by Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler in terms of American Cars.
The current generation of North American-built Chevrolet Impala V-8 sedans has also been available in Europe in recent years, marketed as both large family sedans and more economically-priced alternatives to Jaguars and BMWs as high performance executive cars.
However the Daewoo name was retained in South Korea and Vietnam. In the rest of the world, most Daewoo models have worn the Chevrolet badge since The Corvette and Cadillac is marketed in Europe through a separate distribution channel operated by Netherlands-based Kroymans Corporation Group.
Kroymans is going to concentrate only on the importing, distribution, marketing and car retail sales in the Netherlands.
The current S10 and Blazer exemplify this strategy. However, more modern vehicles are now being marketed as market conditions change and competition increases. Besides those older models made in Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Mercosur countries, Korean sourced cars from former Daewoo factories some markets also get German Opel and US made Chevrolet on top of their local line-ups.
In Brazilthe Chevrolet Opala was based on the German Opel Rekord from the late s, continuing in production until the early s, when it was replaced by a version of the Opel Omega.The merger of General Motors (Australia) Pty Ltd with the troubled Holden Motor Body Builders in saw the creation of General Motors – Holden’s and the ongoing production of various GM products including Chevrolet.
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SILVERADO A PICK-ME-UP FOR UTE FANS The Camaro won’t be the only car wearing a Chevrolet badge in Holden showrooms next year; the Silverado pick-up is heading Down Under, also to be converted to right-hand-drive locally by HSV. General Motors has twelve brands: GMC, HSV, Opel, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Holden, Ravon, Jie Fang, Vauxhall, Wuling, Baojun.
GM targets middle- class consumers with its Chevrolet range and for wealthy buyers GM offers vehicles under Cadillac.