Holden hanging on to more engineering talent: Manufacturing shutdown plans get positive twist

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Holden hanging on to more engineering talent: Manufacturing shutdown plans get positive twist

Holden has confirmed that it will retain a larger engineering capacity than originally planned when its Australian manufacturing winds up in 2017...

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2018 Holden Commodore captured?
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2018 Holden Commodore captured?

Here are the first spy images of the 2017 Open Insignia, a car tipped by many to be the basis for the forthcoming, first fully-imported Holden Commodore. The new Opel Insignia, which our spy photographers predict will premiere in September 2017 at the Frankfurt motor show but which could easily appear as early as 2016, is set to grow significantly over the current version, sold here in hot VXR AWD turbo guise...


Weekend deals on wheels: Big discounts on new cars
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Weekend deals on wheels: Big discounts on new cars

It’s time for the latest installment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


How does all-wheel drive work? All-wheel drive demonstration on snow
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How does all-wheel drive work? All-wheel drive demonstration on snow

Read the article here. All-wheel drive is an integral part of many modern sports cars. Adaptive all-wheel drive in the Holden Insignia VXR works by shuffling torque between the front and rear axles and between the two rear wheels. In this demonstration, we joined V8 Supercars driver James Courtney and setup an ice handling circuit to see what the difference is between a front-wheel drive car and an all-wheel drive car...


2016 Holden VF Commodore SS V spy photos : Final locally produced SS Commodore to get 6.2L V8, paddle shifters and bi-modal exhaust
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2016 Holden VF Commodore SS V spy photos : Final locally produced SS Commodore to get 6.2L V8, paddle shifters and bi-modal exhaust

Update: 14/08/2015 — A Holden spokesperson has responded to the photographs saying, “Holden constantly test a number of vehicles on local roads to ensure they continue to be suited to Australian conditions.  We have nothing to announce at this time.” Following on from our exclusive story about the new 6...


2016 Holden Insignia VXR Review
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2016 Holden Insignia VXR Review

Holden's huge product onslaught has just commenced and one of the first cabs off the rank may look familiar. Last seen in Australia wearing the Opel Insignia OPC badge, Holden has just taken the wraps off the Holden Insignia VXR and we're about to put it through its paces. Priced at $51,990, the Holden Insignia VXR launches at $8000 less than the less time it was here wearing an Opel badge...


Citroen DS3 DSport v Holden Astra GTC Sport v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Kia Pro_cee'd GT : Comparison Review
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Citroen DS3 DSport v Holden Astra GTC Sport v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Kia Pro_cee'd GT : Comparison Review

The finest mid-$30k 'warm' hatchback on the market? The Kia Pro_cee'd staked its claim 12 months ago, dispatching Hyundai’s poster boy Veloster SR Turbo and Renault’s potent and racy Megane RS265 Sport as the best all-rounder in the sweet spot bridging humble $20k-something conveniences and properly hot $40k-plus hatchbacks...


How does stability control work? ESC demonstration on ice with the Holden Insignia
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How does stability control work? ESC demonstration on ice with the Holden Insignia

Read the article here. Electronic Stability Control was developed in the late 80's and has become a mainstay in the automotive industry. We went to the Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground in New Zealand to put the technology to the test with V8 Supercars driver James Courtney and the new Holden Insignia VXR.  ...


What is all-wheel drive? Does all-wheel drive give my car more grip?
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What is all-wheel drive? Does all-wheel drive give my car more grip?

A common misconception about all-wheel drive cars is that they offer you more grip. When CarAdvice reader Tony contacted us with this question, we thought it would be time to set the record straight and show you how an all-wheel drive car differs from a front-wheel drive car...


Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM
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Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM

At the halfway mark of 2015, Volkswagen leads both Toyota and GM in the quest for the global sales crown. To the end of June 2015, the Volkswagen Group sold a total of 5.04 million vehicles, placing it around 20,000 units ahead of the Toyota family, which managed to shift 5.02 million vehicles in the same timeframe. General Motors remained in third place with 4...


2016 Holden Barina CDX Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Holden Barina CDX Review

Mildly updated for the 2016 model year, the mid-spec Holden Barina CDX hatch still faces some stiff competition...

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2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report three
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report three

Saying goodbye is never easy, but the time has come to bid farewell to CarAdvice Melbourne's long-term Holden Trax LTZ...

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$28,890

2016 Holden Commodore SS Series II to get 6.2L V8 with 304kW
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2016 Holden Commodore SS Series II to get 6.2L V8 with 304kW

The 2016 Holden VF Commodore SS Series II looks set to be powered by an updated version of the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 currently used in the HSV range, called the L99, and will also receive a minor front-end facelift along with some interior changes. The details come off the back of exclusive details we obtained surrounding a more major facelift of the 2016 Holden WN Caprice V, which we expect to share the same engine...


2016 Holden Caprice V : Major facelift looms, bigger V8 to be added, LPG V6 axed
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2016 Holden Caprice V : Major facelift looms, bigger V8 to be added, LPG V6 axed

The 2016 WN Holden Caprice V — official details on which we expect to be revealed around September — looks set to sport a series of significant updates and an uprated V8 engine to see it through to the end of production in late 2017...


2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied
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2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied

The all-new 2016 Astra is out in force this month, with a hot GSi variant spied testing recently and the new Sports Tourer wagon version caught on the road just this week. These new photos, taken outside of Opel’s Ruesselsheim headquarters in Germany, confirm that we can expect the Astra Sports Tourer to maintain a practical wagon design focused on cargo capacity...


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...


Holden announces $255 million loss in 2014, but improvements showing
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Holden announces $255 million loss in 2014, but improvements showing

Holden has today confirmed an after-tax loss of $255.2 million for the 2014 financial year. But, although significant, the loss was far from unexpected for the Lion brand, having already forecast major financial losses as it works through a costly transition to a sales and import-only operation...


Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015
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Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015

What new vehicles have seen the biggest sales drops in 2015 to date? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV or commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, if a brand is struggling to sell one of its volume cars, there's every chance you could get yourself a good deal. Most of the cars on this list are pretty good vehicles...


2015 Holden Commodore SS V Review : Craig Lowndes Special Edition
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Commodore SS V Review : Craig Lowndes Special Edition

Craig Lowndes has notched up his 100th V8 Supercars victory, but the latest special edition Holden Commodore to wear his name isn't quite as sweet...

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