Even though it’s Canada Day today, my fair nation has never managed to build its own local auto industry with any sort of distinct brand.
Ok, that’s not entirely accurate. In the 1960′s, GM tried establishing some Canadian brands (like Acadian) that died quickly. We’ve never had anything like Holden.
The Commodore gets the lion’s share of attention when it comes time to discuss Australian cars, but Tamerlane’s Thoughts posted this interesting creature that will surely stoke the fires of the B&B’s heart.
The Holden Adventra was a Commodore wagon, raised up ala an Audi Allroad. Underneath the skin was the familiar GM small-block V8 and AWD, meant to compete with the delicious Ford Territory and its turbo I6 engines. The Adventra was a massive flop. And Cadillac gave us the CTS wagon instead.