The only small car built in Australia is celebrating a significant milestone with the production of the 100,000th Holden Cruze at the company's vehicle assembly facility in Elizabeth, South Australia.
The vehicle, a "Red Hot" SRi Z-Series hatch, is destined for Commonwealth Motors in Australia's capital, Canberra.
Holden executive director of manufacturing, Richard Phillips, said building the 100,000th Cruze was a great milestone for Holden and the Elizabeth plant.
"The Cruze competes in the most hotly-contested segment of the most competitive car market in the world, but it's the only small car made here in Australia. That's something we're very proud of," he said.
"Small car buyers get incredible value with a Cruze, as well as outstanding quality - we put a huge emphasis on build quality for our customers and our internal measures show we are currently building the best-quality cars to ever roll out of this factory."
A global model produced and sold by GM throughout the world, Cruze celebrated its three millionth global sale in August this year - highlighting the huge appeal of this small car.
Cruze was first produced in sedan form at Elizabeth in March 2011, joining the Commodore range on the production line.
But Cruze's Australian ties run deeper than manufacturing. Cruze hatch - introduced into the Elizabeth plant alongside the sedan later in 2011 - was designed by Holden in its Port Melbourne design centre.
Holden's talented designers led the hatch-specific exterior and interior styling for this global model that is sold in 118 countries around the world.