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General Motors New Zealand Limited was incorporated on 4 January 1926. By the end of August that year the doors of the first New Zealand factory opened.

In 1987 the Labour government slashed tariffs on completely built up cars, effectively putting an end to car manufacturing in New Zealand. By the early 1990s GM New Zealand was no longer a manufacturer and instead focused on importing vehicles to sell to its dealer network.

In 1994 GM New Zealand became Holden New Zealand. Holden New Zealand currently comprises 37 staff members who are actively involved in sales and marketing, aftersales, parts sales as well as finance and accounting activities.


Commodore is one of New Zealand's most popular large cars. To view all of Holden New Zealand's product range please click the link below.

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Corporate Office: Tower Two, Level 2 Stanway Business Park 646 Great South Rd. Ellerslie, Auckland, New ZealandPhone: 649-9783600Fax: 649-97836310.

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Holden produced Australia's first locally developed car - the 48-215 - in 1948.

Holden's 7,000,000 vehicles rolled off the production line in 2008.

Holden exports vehicles to every continent except Antarctica.

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