VE Commodore launched as market shifted toward SUVs, small cars.
With the benefit of hindsight in 2013, Tony Hyde’s answer was shockingly optimistic. “If the VE doesn’t sell at least 6,000 cars a month, I’ll regard it as a failure,” GM Holden’s director of engineering said in April 2006 during a 4,700-mile (7,600 km) chassis-validation run across Australia. As the engineers swapped front struts, Hyde discussed the business case that led to creation of the VE. The all-new Holden was planned, designed and engineered ...
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