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Video: Craig Lowndes tests screaming twin-turbo V6 Commodore supercar

Set to make its debut appearance for the Australian Supercars Championship in 2018, Triple Eight has revealed a preview of its new turbocharged V6 engine at full song...

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2018 Holden Acadia, Equinox quick drive review
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2018 Holden Acadia, Equinox quick drive review

As Holden moves towards its new life as a full-line vehicle importer, a new generation of models are beginning to touch down in Australia. Here, Paul drives the CX-5 rivalling Equinox, and the big Captiva-replacing Acadia. NOTE: We apologise for the shaky vision in some shots. Technical issues on the day!  ...


2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling for all three brands, new Opel and Buick-badged versions of the car we'll see as the 2018 Holden Commodore VXR have been revealed today. Identical to the Holden-badged car revealed earlier today, these new Opel Insignia GSi and Buick Regal GS performance models will go on sale in Europe and the US respectively...


2018 Holden Equinox quick drive review

2018 Holden Equinox quick drive review

In 2018, the newest player in the hotly-contested medium SUV segment will be the fully-imported Holden Equinox. Paul Maric sampled a pre-production version to see how it stacks up.


2018 Holden Acadia quick drive review

2018 Holden Acadia quick drive review

General Motors' Australian arm is pinning a lot of hope on the fully-imported, US-built, seven-seat 2018 Holden Acadia. Paul Maric drives a pre-production model to see how it stacks up.


2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed

Holden has officially revealed its replacement for the SS Commodore, the new 2018 Holden Commodore VXR, set to go on sale as part of Holden's Insignia-based Commodore line-up. Due for release in 2018, the Commodore VXR boasts a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine that produces 235kW of power and 381Nm of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive...


2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR unveiled in Buick form - UPDATE
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2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR unveiled in Buick form - UPDATE

UPDATE: Two glossy new marketing images have made their way online, published by Russian site AutoWP. The images reveal a crisp view of the new model's front, and of its more sports-inspired cabin. This article is otherwise unchanged. May 1, 2017: Here it is, folks...


2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

There's not long now until we bid farewell to the Aussie-built Commodore. So it's only timely we go for one last fang in one of Australia's best cars, the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline.

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$54,990

2017 Holden Trax LS manual review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Holden Trax LS manual review

The most affordable model in the 2017 Holden Trax range is the LS. Here we drive the manual. But is it just as fun as the auto?

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$23 - $30

2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed
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2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed

What you're looking at here is the beefed up Holden Colorado that will wear an HSV or Walkinshaw badge from 2018. Trademark images submitted by HSV were exclusively sourced by CarAdvice to build these renders, which indicate that the HSV Colorado will be a big cosmetic step up from the current version offered by Holden...


HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018
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HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018

Rumours within the automotive industry have been building on this topic for some time, and this week further confirmation suggests the HSV brand name will be dropped from 2018. HSV is expected to be rebranded as Walkinshaw from 2018, with all new products modified by the company to wear Walkinshaw branding exclusively...


Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'
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Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'

Holden Motorsport has undertaken its first test of the turbo V6 engine it will race in the Supercars series from 2019. The new powerplant, sourced from the forthcoming and fully imported Opel Insignia that will replace the Holden Commodore in Australian showrooms from next year, was transplanted into the Red Bull Holden Racing Team ‘Sandman’ test mule for its initial shakedown at Norwell Motorplex on the Gold Coast this week...


2014-16 Chevrolet SS recalled for steering fix, Commodore not affected
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2014-16 Chevrolet SS recalled for steering fix, Commodore not affected

The Aussie-built 2014-16 Chevrolet SS has been recalled over concerns a faulty power steering module could cause a loss of steering assistance, with around 6200 vehicles affected. Chevrolet reports that corrosion of the connector between the electric power steering model and the torque sensor connector may cause a loss of power steering assistance...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Holden Astra sedan pricing and specs: New Four-door cruises in to join hatch
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2017 Holden Astra sedan pricing and specs: New Four-door cruises in to join hatch

NOTE: This article was first published on June 1. The Astra sedan has now made its Australian debut, and you can read our launch review here. June 1: Local pricing and specifications for the new 2017 Holden Astra sedan have been released this week, ahead of the new model's arrival in Australia...


2017 Holden Astra sedan review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Holden Astra sedan review

The 2017 Holden Astra sedan will form an important cog in the Australian company's attempts to recover lost ground following the end of local manufacturing. It might just be the sweet spot in the range too.


2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report three – off-roading
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2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report three – off-roading

The last time we checked in with our 2017 Holden Colorado Z71, it was getting kitted-out for off-road adventures. Now, we didn’t go all-out throwing the full ARB catalogue at it just yet – but as I’m sure you’ll agree, it does look the part. So, it can talk the talk, but now it’s time to put its extra kit into practice off the beaten track...


2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon confirmed for late 2017 launch
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2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon confirmed for late 2017 launch

The Holden Astra Sportwagon has been confirmed the Australian market, and will go on sale towards the end of 2017. The new wagon variant will join the existing Opel-sourced hatchback, and the Astra sedan, as part of the company's three-prong attack on the small car segment. For the Australian market, the Astra Sportwagon will be exclusively powered by a 1...


HSV exports a longer-term desire
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HSV exports a longer-term desire

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has some exciting things coming beyond the end of Commodore production in Australia - including a HSV Colorado - but one idea it has shelved for the short-term is exports. However, beyond 2020 there seems every chance of Melbourne-tuned HSV spinoffs of GM products being sent overseas like the final HSV Maloo was, should a business case become viable and the product design translate effectively...


HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded
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HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is understood to have numerous irons in the fire, one of the most interesting being a plan to capitalise on the pickup boom with an aggressive HSV Colorado dual-cab for 2018. The Melbourne-based operation — tuning arm of the Walkinshaw Group, one of the remaining positive stories in Australian auto manufacturing — has a storied history tuning rear-wheel drive V8 Commodore sedans, wagons and utes...