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Post by ZA Perana » Thu 18 May 2017, 12:37

Based on this article, for all purposes it appears GM is leaving South Africa.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Industry ... a-20170518
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Post by Johann66 » Thu 18 May 2017, 12:51

The personnel were informed this morning! Chev to be discontinued, Plant sold to Susuki, Opel sold to Peugeot!
GM in India also to close! Wish I knew what they knew!!

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Post by ZA Perana » Thu 18 May 2017, 12:58

Johann66 wrote:The personnel were informed this morning! Chev to be discontinued, Plant sold to Susuki, Opel sold to Peugeot!
GM in India also to close! Wish I knew what they knew!!
Holden is also closing at the end of the year, seems a co-ordinated programme.

Came close to buying a GM product earlier this week...having drastic second thoughts now.
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Post by Johann66 » Thu 18 May 2017, 12:59

"GM plans to stop building Chevrolet vehicles in South Africa and sell its South African factory to Japan’s Isuzu Motors Ltd, along with the 30 percent stake the U.S. automaker owns in a truck venture with Isuzu Motors. Isuzu agreed in February to buy out GM's 57.7 percent stake in a joint venture in Kenya."

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Post by parkerya » Thu 18 May 2017, 13:55

that is sad news.

maybe the chev guys can convert to Mopar now.

After a particularly lengthy teaser campaign, the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has finally been fully revealed, with the US brand billing the tyre-smoking drag monster as “the most powerful muscle car ever”.

Unveiled ahead of its official bow at the New York International Auto Show, the Challenger SRT Demon employs a supercharged 6,2-litre Hemi V8 (mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission) that Dodge says makes more power than any volume production V8 before it.

How much exactly? A whopping 626 kW and 1 044 N.m. That, according to Dodge, is enough for a 0-100 km/h time of a smidgen more than 2,3 seconds and the fastest production car quarter-mile time in the world: 9,65 seconds at 225 km/h.

The automaker also says the Demon serves up the first-ever instance of front-wheel lift in a production car (of some 890 mm), as certified by Guinness World Records, as well as the highest G-force acceleration of any production car (at 1,8 G).

Of course, since the Demon was designed to spend a large chunk of its life pummelling opponents down at the drag strip, weight-saving was a crucial part of its development. And, if you want to take that idea even further (and have no friends), Dodge says it will optionally delete the front passenger seat and the rear seats … for $1 apiece.

Dodge says it plans to build 3 000 units for the United States market and another 300 vehicles for Canada. And the rest of the world? Well, we’ll just have to look on in awe…
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Post by Mustang Sally » Thu 18 May 2017, 17:01

Are we losing the Braaivleis, Rugby and Sunny skies too? :cry:
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Post by ZA Perana » Thu 18 May 2017, 18:18

Mustang Sally wrote:Are we losing the Braaivleis, Rugby and Sunny skies too? :cry:
Hopefully not! :D
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Post by Johann66 » Thu 18 May 2017, 19:11

ZA Perana wrote:
Mustang Sally wrote:Are we losing the Braaivleis, Rugby and Sunny skies too? :cry:
Hopefully not! :D
Chevrolet is to be discontinued! :cry: Isuzu will continue :mrgreen:

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Post by Johann66 » Thu 18 May 2017, 19:12

ZA Perana wrote:
Mustang Sally wrote:Are we losing the Braaivleis, Rugby and Sunny skies too? :cry:
Hopefully not! :D
Chevrolet is to be discontinued! :cry: Isuzu will continue :mrgreen:

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Post by ZA Perana » Thu 18 May 2017, 19:22

Johann66 wrote:
ZA Perana wrote:
Mustang Sally wrote:Are we losing the Braaivleis, Rugby and Sunny skies too? :cry:
Hopefully not! :D
Chevrolet is to be discontinued! :cry: Isuzu will continue :mrgreen:
I am guessing when you were at GM such an eventuality could never have been imagined.
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