Holden sets date for last local Cruze

In what is shaping up to be a very dark day for Australia’s automotive industry, Holden has announced it will end Cruze production at its Elizabeth plant in Adelaide on October 7 – the same day Ford closes its Broadmeadows production line. Holden had previously announced it would end Cruze production some time in October, taking with it 320 jobs. Holden will continue manufacturing the Commodore and its derivatives until late 2017. The company is yet to announce the final date for local manufacturing, which started in 1948.