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Holden is on the verge of announcing its million-dollar US export deal
7 Feb 2007
By TERRY MARTIN
HOLDEN will this week confirm recent GoAuto reports that it has secured a deal with General Motors to export its VE Commodore to the United States when the 2008 Pontiac G8 is unveiled at the Chicago auto show.
GM said in a statement last week that the "G8 sedan represents Pontiac’s continuing commitment to rear-wheel drive performance" and that it would add to the G6 GXP and Torrent TXP models introduced at the Detroit auto show last month.
Holden is holding a press conference on Thursday morning to coincide with the unveiling, and will make "a major export announcement ... (that) marks a significant milestone in Holden’s export history".
In attendance will be Federal industry minister Ian Macfarlane, South Australian deputy premier Kevin Foley and Victorian industry minister Theo Theophanous.
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