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2016 Delhi Auto Expo - Chevrolet Essentia and Spark/Beat Activ

Read the article here. Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the Essentia and Spark/Beat Activ concept at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The sub-4m compact vehicles have been designed with India in mind and will be produced at the country's General Motors factory...

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GM's latest platforms could last for 12 years or more
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GM's latest platforms could last for 12 years or more

The lifespan of the latest-generation of GM platforms could be stretched out to a dozen years or more under a recently announced new cost reduction plan. Dan Ammann, president of GM, has told Reuters that the platform that underpins the second-generation Chevrolet Cruze could last for 12 years or even longer...


Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally?: Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car
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Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally? Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car

The Ford Mustang, only recently launched in Australia, is already subject to huge waiting lists. With the market's interest in the new Mustang now patently clear, we wanted to compare two potential options for Holden's rear-wheel drive sports car, post Commodore. This week, we saddled up with the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Corvette Stingray, checking out both models at the 2016 Delhi motor show...


Opel Mokka X facelift unveiled
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Opel Mokka X facelift unveiled

GM's European arm has revealed the Opel Mokka X, a facelifted and heavily revised version of the brand's smallest crossover, which made its debut back in 2012. Although the only body panels that have been altered are the bonnet and front wings, the exterior makeover has significantly altered the vehicle's looks...


2017 Opel Ampera spied in Europe: Holden Ampera to follow in Australia?
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2017 Opel Ampera spied in Europe: Holden Ampera to follow in Australia?

Chevrolet’s new Volt plug-in hybrid EV has been spied this week in its European-market Opel and Vauxhall form, opening the door once again to potential for an Australian launch...


Chevrolet reveals Essentia sedan, Spark Activ crossover concept: Unlikely for Australia
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Chevrolet reveals Essentia sedan, Spark Activ crossover concept: Unlikely for Australia

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the Chevrolet Essentia sedan and Spark Activ crossover concept at the 2016 Delhi motor show. Built off the Spark platform, the Essentia and Spark Activ concept convert the pint-sized Spark into a functional sedan and lifestyle crossover respectively. Both models are derived from the Spark Cross concept, which was revealed earlier in the year...


2016 Holden Spark detailed ahead of April launch: Local tuning, advanced tech on board
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2016 Holden Spark detailed ahead of April launch: Local tuning, advanced tech on board

The all-new 2016 Holden Spark will make its Australian debut in April, the car maker has confirmed today as part of a detailed look at the new model’s features. Revealed simultaneously in April last year at the New York and Seoul motor shows, the new Spark - which will no longer be branded as part of the Barina line - will launch as Holden’s new entrant in the micro car market...


Opel GT Concept — an Aussie-built Geneva motor show star — UPDATED
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Opel GT Concept — an Aussie-built Geneva motor show star — UPDATED

  Updated: Opel's manager of international product and brand communications, Jean-Philippe Kempf, told CarAdvice that the Opel GT concept was proudly built here in Australia alongside the Australian design department. "As a matter of fact, our Design studio in Melbourne has built the car, as they have already done for a few other GM concept cars," he said...


Ford Everest v Holden Sportwagon: 2016 Australia Day Special
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Ford Everest v Holden Sportwagon: 2016 Australia Day Special

January 26 is one of our great nation's most contentious days of the year – Australia Day. Now being the simple folk we are at CarAdvice, we'll leave debate about this country's origins to others, and instead focus on enjoying this big island we all live on. Plus, we can use the day as an excuse to have some fun in cars...


2016 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA Review
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2016 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA Review

If the garden-variety HSV Clubsport R8 didn't have quite enough grunt for you, HSV has come to the party with an LSA-powered variant. It's a monster of an engine and a comparative bargain.

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Opel Insignia/2018 Holden Commodore winter testing spy photos
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Opel Insignia/2018 Holden Commodore winter testing spy photos

The next-generation Opel Insignia, which is likely to show up in Australia as the next Holden Commodore, has been spotted during cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle. The prototype seen here is wearing the same amount of camouflage and disguise as the vehicle that was spotted back in August 2015...


2016 Holden Cruze pricing and specifications: Updated Z-Series and SRi-Z variants join Equipe
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2016 Holden Cruze pricing and specifications: Updated Z-Series and SRi-Z variants join Equipe

An updated and trimmed-back 2016 Holden Cruze sedan and hatch range is rolling into showrooms from today. The new Holden Cruze line-up comprises just three trim variants in each body style, with the base Equipe containing, and joined by revised Z-Series and SRi-Z variants...


Opel GT revealed further in new preview video, teaser image
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Opel GT revealed further in new preview video, teaser image

The European arm of General Motors has handed down a first genuine look at its coming Opel GT coupe concept, following last week’s lightweight teaser clip. Due to be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva motor show in March, Opel’s latest concept is expected to preview a future production coupe that will form a key part in the car maker’s plan to “reinvent itself”...


Minister Pyne supports bid to save Holden plant
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Minister Pyne supports bid to save Holden plant

The federal government will actively support talks between General Motors and the Belgian entrepreneur who wants to save GM Holden’s South Australian car plant from closure. Industry minister Christopher Pyne has written a letter of support for Guido Dumarey, of Punch International, to use in negotiations with GM to buy the Elizabeth plant and thereby secure its operational future beyond the end of 2017...


2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid spied, Australia a hot chance
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2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid spied, Australia a hot chance

The 2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid Sedan has been spied testing in Detroit ahead of its expected announcement and release later this year. The regular Cruze Sedan, which will be sold locally alongside the new-generation Astra hatch, is expected to be sourced from Korea, while it remains unclear where the Cruze Hybrid Sedan could be sourced...


2016 Holden VFII Commodore - bimodal exhaust sound-off
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2016 Holden VFII Commodore - bimodal exhaust sound-off

Read the article here. One of the key selling points of the new Holden Commodore VF-Series II is the bimodal exhaust fitted to LS3-powered SS models. A V8 engine is nothing new for the SS, but does the new exhaust make much of a difference? We put a VF-Series I car up against a VF-Series II so you can hear the difference  ...


Chevrolet Spark : Detroit Auto Show 2016
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Chevrolet Spark : Detroit Auto Show 2016

Read the article here. The all-new Spark – which was revealed at the Seoul and New York auto shows in April, and is sold in most markets as a Chevrolet – is quite a different beast to the car it replaces. It has a longer wheelbase, but its height has been reduced by about 40 millimetres...


Chevrolet Cruze hatchback : Detroit Auto Show 2016
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Chevrolet Cruze hatchback : Detroit Auto Show 2016

Read the article here. The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed, but the Australian position on the new-generation sedan remains unclear. The new hatch shares most of its components with the next-generation Cruze sedan, including its 2700mm wheelbase. The hatch does feature a unique roof and abbreviated rear-end design...


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...