Following calls from South Australian Premier Mike Rann to manufacture the Volt electric car in South Australia, General Motors Holden has said that it remains committed to bringing the US-made version to Ausralia in 2012 but it would then consider whether the car would be built in Australia.

The comapany has already taken the first step towards local production with its decision to build the Cruze, which shares its platform with the Volt, in South Australia from next year.

The Holden Cruze replaced the Astra as Holden’s small car offerring in May. It is currently imported from Korea.