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The Holden Dream Cruise: A fitting way to celebrate Australian engineering, ingenuity and passion

Part of the reason I fell in love with cars was because of Australia's take on engineering the perfect automobile for our roads. Since the late '70s, Holden, Ford, and Toyota have been busy creating cars that suit Australia and its tough conditions...

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Holden Colorado Storm arrives from $52,490 - UPDATE
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Holden Colorado Storm arrives from $52,490 - UPDATE

The Holden Colorado Storm has joined the range as a limited-edition model, kicking off at $52,490 before on-road costs. Based on the LTZ Crew Cab, the Colorado Storm gets $3000 worth of additional equipment, including heated leather seats, a polished nudge bar with parking sensors, accessory cupholders, a bonnet protector, 'Storm badging' and carpet floor mats...


GM CEO shares concerns about China's planned petrol and diesel car ban
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GM CEO shares concerns about China's planned petrol and diesel car ban

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has voiced concerns about China's plan to ban cars powered by petrol and diesel engines. Speaking at an event to mark her inclusion in Most Powerful Women list by Fortune in Washington DC last week, she clarified earlier comments about plans to accelerate the adoption of electric and partially electric cars in China...


California Dreamin' in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

California Dreamin' in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Ever heard of the saying “hard act to follow”? Well, succeeding the Holden Captiva, the incoming 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will have little to worry about. When it arrives later this year wearing a Holden badge, the five-seat Equinox will be sold alongside the ageing Captiva until early 2018 – talk about chalk and cheese...


Holden to auction last three limited-edition Commodores
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Holden to auction last three limited-edition Commodores

The last three limited-edition Holden Commodores to roll off the production line in Elizabeth will be auctioned by Manheim this weekend. Hoping to raise $360,000 for charity, the auction coincides with the Holden Dream Cruise in the South Australian town, as Australia bids farewell to locally-manufactured GM cars...


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...


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

See the full article here. 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...


The Shortlist: Four-cylinder auto for $15,000

The Shortlist: Four-cylinder auto for $15,000

Jas is on a tight budget, looking for a new or ex-demonstrator car with practicality and a compact footprint. Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: Which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...


Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline: 1/4 mile and 0-100km/h
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Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline: 1/4 mile and 0-100km/h

While we put the finishing touches on our Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison, we thought we'd share this with you. We lined up both cars over a stretch of road at the Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC) to measure 0-100km/h and 1/4 mile times...


Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline: 1/4 mile and 0-100km/h
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Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline: 1/4 mile and 0-100km/h

As part of our larger Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison, we lined up both cars over a stretch of road at the Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC) to measure 0-100km/h and 1/4 mile times. Check out the video to see how they went!


2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo v Holden Ute SS-V Redline comparison
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2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo v Holden Ute SS-V Redline comparison

The Commodore name may be living on but the Holden Ute passes away officially on 20 October when production of that most Australian of icons end. And uncertainty surrounding the future of Nissan’s legendary Z-series means the 370Z Nismo could be the last hurrah for a lineage that runs back nearly 50 years – to the original, 1969 Datsun 240Z...


Holden OnStar review
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Holden OnStar review

What happens when someone steals your car? Or you forget the keys? Worst of all, what happens when you have a serious car accident? For most of us, that last reality has thankfully never eventuated so the thought of consequent actions has been unnecessary. Sure, we probably assume or hope that passers-by will call an ambulance if we are unable to, and we also hope that emergency services can find us quickly...


Holden confirms OnStar coming in 2019
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Holden confirms OnStar coming in 2019

  Holden has confirmed that from 2019 it will begin fitting its models with the OnStar in-car system that utilises a full suite of connectivity and safety features that take the idea of a connected car to the next level. OnStar, which is a General Motors platform of in-car technologies, was first launched in North America in 1996...


GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability
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GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability

The director of autonomous integration at General Motors says claims by Tesla of its cars being able to conduct full level five SAE-certified autonomous driving are entirely false. Speaking to the Australian media in Detroit today, Scott Miller, GM's director of autonomous vehicle integration, said Elon Musk is "full of crap" when it comes to claims of the level five capability of current and upcoming Tesla vehicles...


General Motors says ride-sharing economy unlikely to affect sales
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General Motors says ride-sharing economy unlikely to affect sales

General Motors says the rise of the ride-sharing economy is unlikely to have a negative impact on its long-term business, not only because the brand is involved with helping power that automotive shift directly, but also because it believes ride-sharing will cap out in due time...


GM: Millennial disinterest in cars is a ‘myth’
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GM: Millennial disinterest in cars is a ‘myth’

  General Motors says the popular conception that millennials are not interested in owning a car, or have no desire to get their driver's licence, is a media myth that holds little relevance when put up against its own internal data...


GM’s commitment to Holden is strong and for the long-term
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GM’s commitment to Holden is strong and for the long-term

General Motors (GM) says that despite the continued sales challenge and the shutting down of its local Holden manufacturing plant, the American brand remains highly committed to its Australian operation going forward...


GM launching 20 electric vehicles by 2023; Holden to lead Australian charge
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GM launching 20 electric vehicles by 2023; Holden to lead Australian charge

General Motors has announced plans to launch 20 electric vehicles by 2023, the first two of which are expected in the next 18 months alone. According to Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of product development, GM believes in an electric future but is realistic about its rollout and timeframe...


Holden confirms 7-year, 175,000km warranty - UPDATE
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Holden confirms 7-year, 175,000km warranty - UPDATE

UPDATE: Holden has now confirmed that the seven-year warranty will run through to the end of 2017, and will be available for the new Equinox SUV. See additional details at end of story. Holden is set to announce a seven-year warranty for all new cars sold from October, according to an industry insider and advertising promoted, prematurely, on Instagram...