: Weak Dollar May Put More U.S. Cars in Other Markets



HotRodSaint
02-17-05, 08:10 PM
Among programs being kicked about: (http://wardsauto.com/ar/auto_weak_dollar_may/index.htm)

GM also is considering producing cars here for its Holden subsidiary in Australia. Holden is running its main assembly plant around the clock and still canít meet demand in a market that has been on fire of late. A new U.S.-Australia free-trade agreement Ė and the U.S. dollarís continued decline against the Australian dollar Ė reportedly could pave the way for exports as early as 2007. An all-new rear- and all-wheel-drive platform, dubbed Zeta, is under development and will serve as the basis for future Holden models, as well as the next Pontiac GTO, Chevrolet Monte Carlo and several U.S. fullsize cars. Building some of the Australian vehicles here would allow GM to maximize North American capacity, better meet demand in Oz and possibly even save a few bucks.

davesdeville
02-17-05, 10:29 PM
That means the Monte after the 06 version will be RWD and the world will be in harmony.