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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has been spied for the first time, giving us our first look at the sixth-generation ‘pony car’ that will go head-to-head with the new Ford Mustang...

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GM global recall woes expand past 28 million vehicles
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GM global recall woes expand past 28 million vehicles

General Motors has expanded its 2014 global recall count past 28 million vehicles following the recall of a further 8.4 million vehicles worldwide. Spread across six campaigns and covering model-year vehicles from 1997 to 2014, the latest crop of recalls, which takes GM's 2014 recall tally to 54 campaigns and around 28...


Amended airbag recall affects affects Nissan, Honda and Mazda in Australia
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Amended airbag recall affects affects Nissan, Honda and Mazda in Australia

Nissan, Honda and Mazda this week expanded their respective Australian recalls over potentially faulty airbags supplied by third-party Japanese company Takata.  The series of local recalls are part of a wider global recall announced in April-May 2013 and expanded this week, affecting millions of vehicles from seven car-makers — Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, BMW, Ford and Chrysler...


Chevrolet Volt owners want more space, sharper pricing
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Chevrolet Volt owners want more space, sharper pricing

General Motors is busy working on the second-generation Volt plug-in hybrid due around 2015/16, a car its US customers are reportedly hoping will have five seats (rather than four), a longer electric range and a sharper starting price. The customer wish list, reported by US industry journal Automotive News, was revealed around the same time as GM released findings from a 30-month study into the performance of 300 Volts in the real world...


Holden builds millionth High Feature V6 engine
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Holden builds millionth High Feature V6 engine

The millionth High Feature V6 has rolled off the production line at Holden’s Engine Operations (HEO) plant at Fishermans Bend in Port Melbourne. The milestone coincides with another landmark, with Holden celebrating 11 years since the first HFV6 was produced at the Victorian facility in 2003. The millionth engine – a 3...


Holden performance model additions to push HSV
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Holden performance model additions to push HSV

Should Holden have gifted its performance specialist arm Holden Special Vehicles the go-fast models it has just announced will join its line-up in 2015? Seems a mighty good question. Ever since Opel crashed out of the Australian market in late 2013 there have been rumours that Holden would introduce some of the run-of-the-mill models, while it was widely expected that HSV would offer the OPC range as a means of bolstering its line-up...


Holden Cruze recall: 2712 cars called back over driveshaft issue, including 600 repaired in 2013
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Holden Cruze recall: 2712 cars called back over driveshaft issue, including 600 repaired in 2013

A driveshaft issue affecting 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the US has also forced 2712 Holden Cruze sedans and hatchbacks to be recalled in Australia, including more than 600 for the second time in little more than six months. Unlike the US recall that affects Cruze sedans powered by the company’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, the local recall applies to Cruze 1...


Opel to exit China; start building Buicks for US
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Opel to exit China; start building Buicks for US

Opel will cease sales in China from January 2015 and begin production of two new models in the second half of the decade, one confirmed as a future US-bound Buick-branded vehicle. In a statement, the General Motors-owned German brand said: “Opel has decided to change the export strategy for the Chinese market. As of January 2015, sales of the Opel brand in China will cease...


GM expands faulty ignition switch recall to 2.6m vehicles
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GM expands faulty ignition switch recall to 2.6m vehicles

General Motors has expanded its faulty ignition switch recall by almost one million vehicles, taking the total number of affected cars to 2.6 million around the world. The expansion announcement follows GM’s original February recall that targeted 1.6 million Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and Saturn Ion and Sky vehicles built between 2003 and 2007...


General Motors reveals new engine range; confirms late-2014 debut for new Cruze
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General Motors reveals new engine range; confirms late-2014 debut for new Cruze

General Motors has unveiled an all-new range of small-capacity engines that will power a number of global vehicles - including the next-generation Cruze small car. The new modular Ecotec engine range will see 11 variations offered - the smallest of which will be a 1.0-litre three-cylinder, and the largest a 1.5-litre four-cylinder...


General Motors recalls another 1.76m vehicles after prioritising safety issues
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General Motors recalls another 1.76m vehicles after prioritising safety issues

General Motors – facing intense scrutiny over its handling of an ignition switch recall – has recalled a further 1.76 million vehicles overnight to address three new unrelated defects...


Cadillac could "easily flourish" in Australia, says marketing boss
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Cadillac could "easily flourish" in Australia, says marketing boss

Cadillac’s global marketing boss has shed more light on his aspirations to sell cars in Australia. Following his admission in January that General Motors’ luxury division was once again eyeing our market, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus told CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show a local introduction remains some years off, but believes the iconic American brand could “easily flourish” in our crowded market in the future...


Holden appoints Gerry Dorizas new chairman and managing director
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Holden appoints Gerry Dorizas new chairman and managing director

Gerry Dorizas has been appointed the new chairman and managing director of GM Holden. A 22-year veteran of the global automotive industry, Dorizas will be charged with the task of overseeing the shutdown of Holden’s South Australian and Victorian manufacturing operations and guiding its transition from vehicle producer to full-line importer by the end of 2017...


Chevrolet Adra concept : Holden designers play crucial role in new mini SUV
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Chevrolet Adra concept : Holden designers play crucial role in new mini SUV

Holden played a crucial role in the new Chevrolet Adra concept SUV that has been revealed ahead of the Delhi auto show. The new model has been designed as a global concept, with GM India initiating the conception, design and development of the car while Holden supported the development of the Adra concept, and also built the showcar in Australia...


Holden exit "won't crash" South Australian economy, says Deloitte
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Holden exit "won't crash" South Australian economy, says Deloitte

The planned closure of Holden's manufacturing operations in 2017 will slow but "won't crash" South Australia's economy, according to a new economic report. Despite the local car maker's impending exit, Deloitte Access Economics' quarterly Business Outlook report predicts continued annual economic growth in the state of around one per cent for the next four years – about half that of the rest of the country...


Industry minister dismisses SA premier's post-Holden plan as pre-election stunt
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Industry minister dismisses SA premier's post-Holden plan as pre-election stunt

Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has dismissed South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill's post-Holden plan for the state as a pre-election stunt with no substance. Weatherill yesterday announced his rescue plan for workers displaced by Holden's decision to cease production by the end of 2017, proposing 14 initiatives targeted at re-skilling and re-employing workers and supporting the diversification of industries and employment opportunities in South Australia...


South Australia reveals post-Holden job plan
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South Australia reveals post-Holden job plan

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced his rescue plan for workers displaced by Holden's decision to cease production by the end of 2017. Dubbed 'Our Jobs Plan', the proposal includes a four-year, $60 million state government commitment to 14 initiatives designed to prepare South Australia for Holden’s manufacturing exit, and asks for an additional $330 million commitment from the Federal Government...


Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor
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Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor

A rear-wheel-drive platform from Cadillac could be used for a next-generation Chevrolet SS and Holden Commodore twin, with a General Motors senior executive confirming the door is wide open to future platform-sharing between global brands. Speaking at the Detroit auto show, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus said that platform sharing needs to be a priority, but first rejected the suggestion that Holden could simply rebadge a Cadillac...


Cadillac "absolutely a chance" to return to Australia
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Cadillac "absolutely a chance" to return to Australia

Cadillac is back on the cards for Australia, likely to arrive in the mid-term future as a premium-performance rear-wheel-drive replacement for a locally built Holden large car...


GM president backs Holden, rules out Chevrolet takeover
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GM president backs Holden, rules out Chevrolet takeover

General Motors president Dan Ammann has commited to Holden in the long term, with the possibility of Chevrolet replacing the brand locally completely ruled out. "As someone who grew up in New Zealand it [Holden] means a lot to me," Ammann began. "We see the brand and its presence in New Zealand and Australia as critically important and we're going to continue to support the brand with all the right products...