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Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1

Australian designer Michael Simcoe will take over from Ed Welburn as the vice president of General Motors Global Design on May 1. In the process, Simcoe will become the seventh global design leader at GM, following in the footsteps of Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irvin Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and the soon-to-depart Ed Welburn...

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Buick Avista concept : Detroit Auto Show 2016
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Buick Avista concept : Detroit Auto Show 2016

Read the article here. This week’s Detroit auto show has brought GM fans their first look at the most exciting new Buick in decades – but it could also be a preview of what’s to come for Holden fans in Australia.  ...


Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath
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Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath

When the covers came off the stunning Buick Avista coupe concept at this week’s 2016 Detroit motor show, many Australians understandably started asking — could this preview a potential new ‘Holden Monaro’? It’s understandable why the idea is a tantalising one...


Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva
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Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva

As Holden rolls out what is likely to be the final update to its now streamlined Captiva range, the SUV that may be its replacement has debuted at the 2016 Detroit auto show. That model is the 2017 Buick Envision, revealed for the Chinese market early last year and confirmed for an American debut in just months later...


Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro
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Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro

Buick Avista: new Holden Coupe previewed in Detroit? This week’s Detroit auto show has brought GM fans their first look at the most exciting new Buick in decades - but it could also be a preview of what’s to come for Holden fans in Australia. It was this time last year when GM’s chief of international operations, Stefan Jacoby, confirmed that Holden has a V8-powered sports coupe in its future...


Buick LaCrosse - future Holden design : 2015 LA Auto Show
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Buick LaCrosse - future Holden design : 2015 LA Auto Show

While the Aussie-built Commodore may be discontinued in 2017, the design team are still hard at work on models for the larger GM empire. The Buick LaCrosse gives us a taste of what a future Holden large car could like moving forward.  ...


New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles
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New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles

The third-generation Buick LaCrosse has made its full debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Although it's unlikely that the new near-luxury sedan will ever be sold in Australia, it might shed some light on the look of the next-generation Commodore. That's because the fully imported 2017/2018 Commodore is believed to be a lightly reworked version of the next-gen Opel Insignia...


Holden’s Captiva replacements firming as details of new Chevrolet SUVs surface
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Holden’s Captiva replacements firming as details of new Chevrolet SUVs surface

Holden’s coming replacements for the Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 twins are slowly coming into focus, with reports this week that GM’s Chevrolet arm is preparing new mid-sized and large SUVs. According to industry paper Automotive News, sources within Chevrolet have confirmed plans for a smaller next-generation Equinox - not currently offered in Australia - along with a new large seven-seater that would rival models like the Ford Edge and Toyota Kluger...


Australian designers claim top two awards at 2015 Detroit motor show
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Australian designers claim top two awards at 2015 Detroit motor show

Australians have cleaned up at the 2015 Detroit motor show, claiming the top two design awards for their work on the Buick Avenir and the Ford GT. The Buick Avenir concept was named the best-designed concept vehicle of the show by the EyesOn Design jury, while the judges voted the Ford GT the best-designed production vehicle...


Buick Avenir First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015
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Buick Avenir First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015

It’s no surprise that only General Motors insiders have confirmed the just-released, Australian-designed Buick Avenir concept is underpinned by the company’s brand new Omega platform set for application in the 2016 Cadillac CT6 – or the American luxury division’s new S-Class and 7 Series rival...


Buick Avenir : Holden-designed Caprice-sized sedan debuts
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Buick Avenir : Holden-designed Caprice-sized sedan debuts

Designed and built in Australia by local Holden designers, the Buick Avenir concept has been revealed the night before the official opening of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Designed to be a proper Buick of the traditional fashion, the large coupe-like four-door sedan has the same 5...