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MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating

The new MG ZS has scored a disappointing four stars in ANCAP safety testing, while the Holden Equinox and Hyundai Kona managed five-star ratings. Hindering the MG's success was a below-average 10...

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HSV SportsCat? That's not the whackiest name in history, but it's up there…
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HSV SportsCat? That's not the whackiest name in history, but it's up there…

When Sir Jez Spinks returned from HSV's big event last week with news of the performance company's latest offering, I cringed. Not at its over-the-top design, and not even at the absence of any additional power. But… that name. SportsCat. Not just HSV SportsCat, either...


Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV review
Rating: 810 /10
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Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV review

HSV has modified another Holden… but this time it’s a Colorado dual-cab ute, and this time there’s no extra performance. We drive a pre-production version to see if tougher styling and upgraded underpinnings improve this Ford Ranger Wildtrak/Raptor rival.


Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV revealed as new product era begins
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Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV revealed as new product era begins

Holden Special Vehicles has unveiled the first product in its new, post-Commodore-V8 world: the Colorado SportsCat by HSV. The “enhanced” version of the Holden Colorado goes on sale in February, and is indicative of the more diversified portfolio as HSV enters a new era after decades of high-performance muscle cars...


HSV: Chevrolet Camaro confirmed for Australia
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HSV: Chevrolet Camaro confirmed for Australia

The Chevrolet Camaro will be converted to right-hand drive by HSV, giving Holden a response to Australia’s best-selling sports car. HSV this week confirmed long-running rumours that the Camaro would bring its rivalry with the Mustang from America to local showrooms, giving Holden fans a V8 option following the demise of the home-grown Commodore in the process...


HSV: Chevrolet Silverado coming to Australia
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HSV: Chevrolet Silverado coming to Australia

The Chevrolet Silverado full-size ute will become an official member of the Holden/HSV stable in the second quarter of 2018. HSV is converting the renowned American ‘truck’ to right-hand drive, along with the Camaro muscle car, as part of a new partnership with Holden...


HSV ZB Commodore ruled out as SUVs and dual-cabs take priority
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HSV ZB Commodore ruled out as SUVs and dual-cabs take priority

A new HSV 'ZB' Commodore is not part of the local design and engineering division’s future product plan, the company has confirmed. Holden Special Vehicles this week unveiled the Colorado SportsCat By HSV, and the dual-cab due in February is more indicative of the vehicle segments the company plans to go for viable business cases...


Holden won't extend temporary seven-year warranty offer
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Holden won't extend temporary seven-year warranty offer

Holden isn't planning to extend its current promotional seven year /175,000km warranty beyond the scheduled December 31 end date. From January 1, 2018, the company will once again offer only three years/100,000km of free cover for buyers, leaving them to negotiate the cost of an extended warranty if they want more...


2018 Holden Equinox review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Holden Equinox review

The Equinox is Holden's long-awaited rival for the Mazda CX-5 and about 10 other hot-selling medium SUVs. The company has a hard road ahead of it, but there's not much wrong with the product.

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$27,990 - $46,290

2018 Holden Equinox review
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2018 Holden Equinox review

The Holden Equinox is here to replace the dull five-seat Captiva, bringing new technology and a more refined drive to the Australian market. Can it take on the best offerings in a hugely competitive SUV market?


Holden sees growth potential in 2018, as full importer
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Holden sees growth potential in 2018, as full importer

Holden is no longer “the Commodore car company” and aims to grow its sales in 2018 by getting far more consistent volume out of its entire core model range. The company is demanding growth from the existing Astra, Trax and Colorado, big sales from the new Equinox mid sized SUV, and success for the seven-seat Acadia crossover, out of North America, that arrives later next year to challenge the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9...


Holden's dealer network is getting up to $200 million worth of upgrades
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Holden's dealer network is getting up to $200 million worth of upgrades

Holden hopes a couple of big new investments into its Australian dealer network and proving ground will convince doubters that parent company GM is committed to its future. The newly fledged sales, marketing and development company announced it will co-fund a $150- to $200 million cash injection, with its franchise dealers, into its 200-site network...


Holden registers Camaro trademark
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Holden registers Camaro trademark

In news that's sure to excite Holden fans, General Motors Holden has just registered the Camaro trademark for Australia. If history is any indication, trademarks registered for Australia generally don't mean much beyond the brand protection steps taken by most multinational companies. But, in the case of the Camaro trademark, extra work has gone into ensuring it covers all elements of the sale process...


2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon LS+ review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon LS+ review

Wagons are an increasingly rare breed these days, but the Holden Astra Sportwagon proves that you don't really 'need' an SUV.

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2018 Holden Equinox pricing and specs
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2018 Holden Equinox pricing and specs

Holden's long overdue medium SUV contender, the Equinox, is about to enter the market to take on the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, and fellow cabin-space leaders the Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail. Today the Lion brand announced a very competitive sub-$30,000 starting price for the entry automatic version in a bid to make up for lost time, plus a very well-specified LS+ grade at $32,990 primed to lure a number of buyers away from better-known rivals...


2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year
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2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year

The Opel Insignia, near-identical twin to the Holden Commodore, has been nominated for World Car of the Year. The replacement for the locally-built Commodore, set to arrive in dealerships in February next year, is among 35 cars nominated for the award, won by the Jaguar F-Pace last year. Previous winners also include the Mazda MX-5, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class...


2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison
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2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison

Every single time we mention the word Stinger on the CarAdvice website, a small smoke haze rises out of the server as the comments section descends into a chest-beating war of words. A car has never been so divisive and it's not hard to see why. The all-new Kia Stinger is encroaching on territory long held by an Australian mob in the form of the Blue Oval and red lion...


Interview: Holden Supercars driver, Garth Tander looks towards the V6 engine
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Interview: Holden Supercars driver, Garth Tander looks towards the V6 engine

The Holden V8 is no more, after manufacturing in Australia wrapped up on Friday. Holden’s involvement in the Supercars Championship will see all motorsport teams race with a twin-turbo V6 engine from 2019. Garth Tander has been racing Holden Commodores for 19 years and has the record for the most amount of years with the same manufacturer...


Interview: GM Australia Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo
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Interview: GM Australia Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo

To celebrate the history of Holden's local manufacturing, Motorclassica in Melbourne displayed a vast collection of production and concept cars, along with the 2018 Commodore. GM Australia Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo made an appearance, talking to enthusiasts while standing beside his most famous design, the Efijy...