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1st Gear: RIP Australian Auto Industry
As we told you very early this morning, GM has decided to phase out all manufacturing in Australia by the end of 2017. It's another big blow to Australia's car industry, since Ford announced there would be no more Australian manufacturing of their cars as of 2016.