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2018 Holden Equinox LS+ v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport comparison

Holden thinks it finally has a convincing mid-sized SUV, addressing a major gap in its range. The model is called the Equinox, and the company calls it “Australia’s most user-friendly SUV”...

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2018 Holden Commodore review: Australian launch
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2018 Holden Commodore review: Australian launch

The new-generation and fully imported 2018 Holden Commodore is now on sale in Australia. Is it worthy of the badge? That's the big question.


2018 Holden Astra R+ review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Holden Astra R+ review

The Euro Holden Astra R+ hatch is steadily becoming one of the market's true bargain buys, if you know where to look. The fact that it happens to be genuinely quite good is something of a bonus.

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2018 Holden ZB Commodore review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Holden ZB Commodore review

There's a lot riding on the 2018 Holden ZB Commodore. Is it worth the wait and, more importantly, is it worthy of the Commodore badge?


2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing and specs
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2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the new HSV Colorado SportsCat range have been released this week, with the modified ute priced from $60,790 before on-road costs. Based on the Holden Colorado ute, the HSV SportsCat features a range of cosmetic and chassis upgrades, though there aren't any boosts to the power and torque figures of the 147kW/500Nm 2...


Holden online retail: Haggling, test drives may become part of the process
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Holden online retail: Haggling, test drives may become part of the process

Research suggests car buyers will be increasingly willing to forego the money-saving ‘dealership haggle’ in return for the heightened convenience of buying online, says Holden. The brand today announced a click-and-collect online retail model to be piloted in Melbourne, in partnership with its dealers, walking buyers from research to delivery of their wheels, with finance and trade-ins sorted on the way...


Holden launches online sales pilot
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Holden launches online sales pilot

A Holden pilot will allow Melbourne metro buyers to research, spec and buy cars online, removing the need to visit a showroom. The company's research indicates 30 per cent of consumers would consider buying a car online...


Holden: Dealer cuts and factory closure remove the shackles
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Holden: Dealer cuts and factory closure remove the shackles

Last year was a big year for Holden, both emotionally and financially. Now, the local boss says the shackles have finally been released. 2017 saw the closure of local manufacturing and the termination of 30 dealer franchise agreements, with the brand electing not to renew them beyond December 31, 2017...


VFACTS Flashbacks: January in history
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VFACTS Flashbacks: January in history

Every month, the latest VFACTS report sends CarAdvice into meltdown. Last month, the HiLux and Ranger maintained their spots atop the sales charts, continuing Australia's love affair with the dual-cab ute. But it wasn't always this way. Here's a look at VFACTS data from January 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 for a better understanding of how the average Australian buyer's preferences have changed...


Chevrolet Bolt: Business case hinges on legislation
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Chevrolet Bolt: Business case hinges on legislation

Holden has taken steps to bring a fully-electric car to the Australian market, but the business case depends on government support. In August 2017, Holden lodged a trademark application to protect the use of Chevrolet Bolt. The company then transported a vehicle to Australia for local testing – and display at the Holden Dream Cruise in 2017...


Holden Commodore: "Drive the car and then have an opinion"
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Holden Commodore: "Drive the car and then have an opinion"

As the launch of Holden's first imported Commodore, the ZB, rolls around, the company's boss has challenged the Holden heartland to drive the car before they offer an opinion. This week Holden hosts Australian media for a first drive of the ZB Commodore across a variety of roads and tracks at Holden's Lang Lang proving ground, but company boss, Mark Bernhard, wants fans to reserve judgement until they've had a go themselves...


Holden Colorado the new Victoria Police divvy van
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Holden Colorado the new Victoria Police divvy van

The Holden Colorado will replace the Commodore as Victoria Police's divisional van of choice. Announced today, the new 'divvy vans' will be built in both two- and four-door configurations, running with greater ground clearance than the standard car for police duties. There are six airbags in the cabin, along with a specially-designed "pod" at the rear, with room for two people...


2018 Holden Commodore gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2018 Holden Commodore gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2018 Holden Commodore has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing firm, ANCAP. It's the first score issued by ANCAP this year, and fittingly it's given to the first imported Commodore. The 'ZB' Commodore managed 35.54 out of 38 for adult occupant protection, equating to 93 per cent...


2017 Holden Trax LS review
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2017 Holden Trax LS review

Holden's Trax needs to succeed in one of the most competitive segments in the Australian new car market – and do it on a budget.


Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trade agreement opens door for cheaper imports
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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trade agreement opens door for cheaper imports

Australia appears likely to sign a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, ending the five per cent import duty imposed on cars from Mexico and Canada in the process. The agreement, dubbed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, has been revived after a backflip from Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...


HSV: SportsCat, Camaro and Silverado pricing revealed
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HSV: SportsCat, Camaro and Silverado pricing revealed

Pricing for HSV's 2018 range has been revealed on a dealer website, showing prices for the SportsCat, SportsCat+, Camaro and Silverado. The range kicks off from $65,000 for the entry-level HSV SportsCat, which is based on the Holden Colorado Z71. As we reported late last year, the HSV SportsCat will feature a design that veers away from the current Colorado Z71 offering, but will carryover the same engine and power outputs...


Editor's Pick: 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline
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Editor's Pick: 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline

See the full article here. First published October 15, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  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...


New year, new Commodore: Farewelling Australian manufacturing
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New year, new Commodore: Farewelling Australian manufacturing

2017 is over. It's time for sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at a huge part of the Australian motoring landscape: Holden. With a new year comes a fresh beginning for Holden...


Our biggest disappointments of 2017
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Our biggest disappointments of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


Top 5 news stories of 2017
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Top 5 news stories of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most popular news stories published this year. For this instalment, we're covering off the five most visited CarAdvice news stories of the year...