New Holden Compact


Instead of getting a version of the upcoming Opel Astra, Holden’s next compact car will be based on the Chevrolet/Daewoo Cruze.
I guess it’ll make things cheaper.

Holden claims the car will have its own design, but by looking at this “overly optimistic” illustration of the car, it does look a lot like the Cruze. With a new front.

GM did mention the idea of basically turning Pontiac into a sort of US Holden. I wonder if this might end up over here as, let say, a Pontiac G4 or G5….

Conversation 5 comments

  1. I agree with the previous post, this car will be the Cruze with a Holden styled front end treatment (grille and possibly headlights). Holden already has 4 GMDAT based vehicles (which is what the Cruze happens to be) in its lineup and I assume that trend will continue.

    As for Pontiac, consider them dead. After the current generation of the Solstice, Vibe, and G8 reach the end of their model runs (I think the rest of the brand’s lineup will be discontinued or relegated to fleet sales even sooner), GM will pull the plug. Once Buick is given some smaller products (probably based on North American built next gen Opels), Pontiac will be discontinued. It’s sad and unfortunate, but probably true.

  2. I would think Buick would be dropped before Pontiac…Buick and Cadillac are too close and Pontiac could compete with BMW with Holden/Opel stuff.

  3. It will look better than the Chevy version – Holden has the best design studio in the GM world.

    As for Pontiac’s future – I dont think even GM know what the future might hold.. Its gonna be very hard to kill Pontiac – Pontiac sales in the US actually exceed Buick sales.

  4. It will look better than the Chevy version – Holden has the best design studio in the GM world.

    As for Pontiac’s future – I dont think even GM know what the future might hold.. Its gonna be very hard to kill Pontiac – Pontiac sales in the US actually exceed Buick sales.

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