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2016 Holden Calais V Sedan Review

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2016 Holden Calais V Sedan Review

The Holden Calais V sedan remains the best large luxury car in its price bracket, even as the end approaches.

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Holden Colorado LS-X edition revived
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Holden Colorado LS-X edition revived

Holden has re-added a familiar model to the Colorado ute range, the LS-X. Set to go on sale this month, the revived LS-X nameplate continues from where it left off as a special edition that was first introduced last year, however, this time around it is nearly $15,000 cheaper in real terms...


Australia's cheapest new cars

Australia's cheapest new cars

Looking for a new car on a small budget? Here are eight of the cheapest new cars available Australia-wide, right now. As you would expect, they are all micro or light cars and, unless otherwise stated, the price excludes on-road costs like registration, stamp duty and CTP. If you shop around, though, you can find great drive-away deals and special offers...


2017 Holden Colorado revealed in Brazil, Australian input significant
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2017 Holden Colorado revealed in Brazil, Australian input significant

Chevrolet has today revealed its refreshed Brazilian-market S10 ute, which will form the basis for the 2017 Holden Colorado, expected to launch locally before the end of this year. Changes to the model include a new exterior design, along with a refreshed interior. At the front, new headlights with LED daytime running lights team with a split front grille that features chrome highlights...


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

Last year CarAdvice held its first ever Australia Day challenge. We pitted a Holden Ute against a Holden wagon and James won. This year Dave reckons his learned his lesson and for 2016, he’s opted for the latest version of last year’s winner, the VF Series II Holden Commodore Sportwagon SS V Redline. Mixing things up a little, James has decided to go with the new Ford Everest...


How does a car go from prototype to production? Holden engineering interview
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How does a car go from prototype to production? Holden engineering interview

Read the article here. While most of the questions we receive are related to recommending new cars, there's an element of new car buying that many people don't know about. CarAdvice reader Stefan wanted to know how manufacturers take cars from the prototype stage through to production...


Holden Commodore Black: SV6, SS drive-away specials on sale - UPDATE
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Holden Commodore Black: SV6, SS drive-away specials on sale - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally listed driveaway prices from launch,  see bottom of article for details. The Holden Commodore may be reaching the end of its life (as we know it), but that hasn’t stopped the Aussie brand from introducing a new special variant to the range: the Commodore Black...


2018 Holden Commodore/2017 Opel Insignia interior and exterior spied
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2018 Holden Commodore/2017 Opel Insignia interior and exterior spied

The interior and exterior of the next-generation Opel Insignia has been snapped by our spy photography team during testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. It's widely expected that the new Insignia will be sold in Australia from 2018 as the new Holden Commodore. This new Commodore will be the first to be imported, as Holden's local manufacturing facilities are set to close in the second half of 2017...


2016 Holden Colorado Storm on sale from $51,490
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2016 Holden Colorado Storm on sale from $51,490

The 2016 Holden Colorado Storm will see out the current-look ute range for the lion brand ahead of an updated version of the Holden Colorado ute arriving later this year. The special-edition model is back for a second time, after first appearing early in 2015. Before that, the Storm badge had been reserved for the Commodore line...


2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer lands at $48,990 drive-away: Name change on the way?
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2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer lands at $48,990 drive-away: Name change on the way?

A new 2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer special has launched in Australia this week, adding a number of light styling touches to the car maker’s large family-hauler SUV. Already known as the Trailblazer in overseas markets, the Colorado 7’s latest limited-edition pack grabs the badges from its international siblings, while adding a handful of other exterior and interior items...


2016 Holden Trax Active arrives at $23,990 drive-away
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2016 Holden Trax Active arrives at $23,990 drive-away

Holden has re-introduced the Trax Active special edition, a better-equipped and cheaper iteration of the base Trax LS. The Holden Trax Active adds 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, roof racks, chrome door handles and… an Active badge, to the entry Trax LS. The price is $23,990 drive-away, which compares to the $23,990 list price (as in, before on-road costs) of the regular base Trax LS without these features...


2016 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series Hatch Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series Hatch Review

The last Australian-made Holden Cruze has some pretty solid value under the skin, but is there enough reward for buyers to look past the polarising styling?

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$29,340

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline night review
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2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline night review

Read the article here. You want to see something a bit different? Well this is the 2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline... oh you've seen it before? Well not like this you haven't. Now to many of us, the Commodore is just everyday transport but switch out the lights and the SS particularly in its nitrate silver paint begins to look a little bit more impressive...


Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb score five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb score five-star ANCAP safety rating

The latest round of ANCAP safety ratings heralds maximum five-star ratings for a quartet of newly launched cars — the Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb. The new Holden Spark - our class leader in the micro car segment - is the first in class to get five stars against ANCAP’s most strenuous 2016 rating criteria. It managed 33...


GM design at the top of its game: Simcoe
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GM design at the top of its game: Simcoe

Incoming new design boss for General Motors, Mike Simcoe, says there’s little for him to do in his new role but for supporting the work of his predecessor, retiring 43-year GM veteran Ed Welburn. Simcoe was announced as Welburn’s replacement today, having only found out on Tuesday that he’d got the gig...


Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1
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Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1

Australian designer Michael Simcoe will take over from Ed Welburn as the vice president of General Motors Global Design on May 1. In the process, Simcoe will become the seventh global design leader at GM, following in the footsteps of Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irvin Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and the soon-to-depart Ed Welburn...


How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Read the article here. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are popping up everywhere – with the majority of manufacturers either already offering the technology in cars in Australia, or planning to in the very near future. It’s essentially software, installed into the infotainment system that gives you access to a simple version of your phones operating system on the car’s media display...


2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Review: Driving the city at night
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Review: Driving the city at night

We've looked at the 2016 SS Commodore before, but we've never looked at it quite like this...

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$56,690

2016 Holden Captiva LTZ Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Holden Captiva LTZ Review

The updated 2016 Holden Captiva LTZ diesel is a seven-seat flagship aimed at pleasing families, but is the ageing model still up to the task...

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$40,490 - $41,490