Holden

Holden was started back 1856 as a saddlery business in South Australia. Holden designs, builds and sells vehicles such as the Commodore, Barina & Cruze to the world and particularly in Australia where it has 300+ dealers. Holden is based in Port Melbourne and makes use of an engine manufacturing plant in Victoria plus a vehicle manufacturing operation located in Adelaide South Australia.
Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage

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Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage

Call our original small SUV comparison test the elimination round. Earlier this year when we tested this new breed of fully loaded, sub-$30,000 sub-compact ‘softroaders’, the competition was fresh but clearly green (read the full comparison here)...

Recent Holden News & Reviews
2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring
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2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring

Our wily spy photographers have snapped the first photos of the 2015 Opel Astra's interior whilst the car was undergoing testing at the Nurburgring. Although it's covered in plenty of shrouding and tape, the interior of the next-generation Astra will feature a clearly delineated two-tier dashboard, with controls for the entertainment and navigation systems on the top level, while the climate control buttons and knobs reside on the lower level...


Holden increases prices across almost all model lines
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Holden increases prices across almost all model lines

Almost the entire range of Holden models has seen a price hike. A yearly price realignment for the Australian arm of General Motors has seen the brand's manufacturers' list prices rise by between $400 and $1000. "Our retail price has increased approximately one per cent across the range to bring it in line with business costs," said Mark Flintoft, Holden product communications manager...


Grey imports could cut the new-car market in two, says Holden boss
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Grey imports could cut the new-car market in two, says Holden boss

A Productivity Commission recommendation that Australia open its doors to imported used vehicles, or so-called ‘grey imports’, could slash the new car market by up to 50 per cent, according to GM Holden chairman and managing director Gerry Dorizas...


2015 Holden Trax Review : 1.4 turbo LTZ
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Trax Review : 1.4 turbo LTZ

Holden gives its high-riding Trax baby SUV a boost with the Barina RS's 1.4-litre turbo engine, and it becomes a much better offering for it.

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$29,990

Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making
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Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making

GM Holden chairman and managing director Gerry Dorizas has warned the Australian car industry and the nearly 50,000 jobs it directly supports could shut down earlier than planned if the Federal Government’s proposed funding cuts go ahead...


Holden Commodore successor revealed to New Zealand dealers - report
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Holden Commodore successor revealed to New Zealand dealers - report

The boss of Holden New Zealand has reportedly revealed to his dealers the car that will replace the Commodore when Australian production ends in 2017. Managing director of Holden NZ Jeff Murray told the New Zealand Herald he privately showed dealers the new large sedan in June, giving them a glimpse of the new model roughly three and a half years before it is destined to go on sale in Australia and across the ditch...


2015 Holden Trax: pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Trax: pricing and specifications

The new range-topping MY15 Holden Trax LTZ 1.4-litre turbo will hit the market on August 18 priced from $29,990 plus on-road costs. Featuring a 103kW/200Nm 1.4-litre engine familiar from the Barina RS and Cruze family, the new flagship Trax urban SUV complements the existing 12-month old LS and LTZ versions powered by the carryover 1...


Holden Colorado Review : Walkinshaw Xtreme Low Rider
Rating: 710 /10
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Holden Colorado Review : Walkinshaw Xtreme Low Rider

The Walkinshaw Colorado Xtreme Low Rider improves the Holden Colorado's dynamics no end, but is that enough...


2016 Chevrolet Volt teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show debut
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2016 Chevrolet Volt teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show debut

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car will make its international debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show in early January, it has been revealed. The all-new Volt is expected to bring with a more modern design, as has been hinted at in spy photos of the car. Changes are expected to include a more streamlined roof, smaller glasshouse, and as the above image suggests, a sloping boot-line...


2014 Holden Cruze Review: Z-Series and SRi-Z
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Holden Cruze Review: Z-Series and SRi-Z

A better-value version of Holden’s small car is brought to you by the letter Z.

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$21,490 to $28,690

Holden Ute Review : SS Storm
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Holden Ute Review : SS Storm

Combining additional equipment with monstrous V8 pep, the latest Holden Ute SS Storm special edition is sure to signal a sales flood

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$39,990

Holden embraces its feminine side

Holden embraces its feminine side

A lot has changed since the 1970’s. For Holden, gone are the days of the Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars jingle, and Torana and Gemini are no longer in the showrooms. Women have changed the automotive industry, and I didn’t realise the extent of it until recently when I was invited to attend Holden’s SUV media breakfast, held at The Grounds in Alexandria and hosted by Melissa Doyle...


Holden Trax MyLink demonstration
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Holden Trax MyLink demonstration

James Ward jumps in the Holden Trax to demonstrate the local car maker’s MyLink infotainment system. As well as controlling your phone and audio, the MyLink touchscreen can connect to internet applications and even let you watch a movie.


Opel not planning Dacia rival, will make sub-Adam vehicle
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Opel not planning Dacia rival, will make sub-Adam vehicle

A day after General Motors announced that it was consolidating its European operations under Opel, its boss has clarified the company's position on producing a rival to low cost brands, such as Dacia and Datsun. After GM's announcement that it had moved all of its European operations, including Chevrolet in Russia, to the recently created Opel Group, rumours began to swirl that Opel was planning a low-cost rival to the Dacia range...


Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours
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Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours

The Australian-made Holden Commodore model that is exported to the US as the Chevrolet SS is about to get a number of new options. Sections of a fleet order sheet published on US site Jalopnik confirms CarAdvice's previous report that the Chevrolet SS will gain a manual transmission option, as well as HSV's magnetic ride control system...


2014 Holden Caprice V Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Holden Caprice V Review

The Holden Caprice V offers maximum space and luxury for minimum money, but the Hyundai Genesis looms...

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$59,990

Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October

A special edition Holden Commodore celebrating 20 years since three-time V8 Supercars champion Craig Lowndes first drove for the local lion is expected to launch just in time for this year's Bathurst 1000. Publicised early on a Holden dealer's Facebook page, the Special Edition Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore is yet to be officially announced by Holden, but we understand it will be based on the existing SS V Redline...


Holden Caprice V Self Parking
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Holden Caprice V Self Parking

Ever wanted to see how automated parking actually works? Mike Costello lets Holden's largest sedan, the 6.0-litre V8-powered Holden Caprice V, park itself.


Holden Captiva 7 Review: LT 3.0-litre V6 petrol
Rating: 6.510 /10
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Holden Captiva 7 Review: LT 3.0-litre V6 petrol

It's one of Australia's most popular SUVs - Matt Campbell reviews the Holden Captiva 7.

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$34,990

Holden offers five-year warranty, three-year free servicing on cars sold in July
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Holden offers five-year warranty, three-year free servicing on cars sold in July

Holden is offering a five-year warranty and three years of free servicing for all cars sold and delivered during July. According to Holden, the free servicing deal covers the first three years or 60,000km of the car's life, whichever comes first, and is valid for the first four scheduled standard services...


Holden Commodore Review : SS Storm
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Holden Commodore Review : SS Storm

Calm after the local manufacturing closure Storm brings a new Holden Commodore limited edition.

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$45,190

Holden records best sales in three years
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Holden records best sales in three years

Holden enjoyed its best sales in three years last month on the back of aggressive end of financial year offers and its continuing growth against the tide of the market. Preliminary figures reveal June sales of 12,332 vehicles for Holden – its highest total since June 2011 when it delivered 12,827 cars. June was also Holden’s 10th consecutive month outperforming the market average...


Holden design chief says studio is "flat out" with projects
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Holden design chief says studio is "flat out" with projects

Holden design director Richard Ferlazzo says the company’s Port Melbourne studio is running at capacity with its current staff levels, having been assigned plentiful development work within the wider General Motors empire...


Holden Cruze under investigation following US stop-sale for faulty airbags
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Holden Cruze under investigation following US stop-sale for faulty airbags

The Australian-made Holden Cruze may be affected by faulty airbag module that has forced General Motors in North America to stop selling the Chevrolet Cruze. The problem that has forced General Motors to issue a stop-sale notice for the Chevrolet Cruze is a "suspect driver's airbag inflator module that may have been assembled with an incorrect part", according to spokesman Jim Cain...


Chevrolet Cruze cabin revealed
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Chevrolet Cruze cabin revealed

General Motors has released the first official image of the cabin of the new-generation 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, though it will be years before any such design is seen in Australia.  The image seen here is taken from the Chinese-market Cruze, the exterior of which was premiered at the 2014 Beijing motor show in April...


Next Holden Astra spied at the Nurburgring
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Next Holden Astra spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation 2015 Holden Astra, a car critical to the Lion-badged brand’s bold plan to usurp Toyota at the top of the Australian sales charts by 2020, has been caught once again by our spy photographers in Europe.  The car seen here is the Opel version in heavy disguise, preparing for high-speed testing in its native Germany at the Nürburgring ahead of its expected premiere at the Paris motor show this October...


Holden VE, VF Commodore and WM, WN Caprice models recalled
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Holden VE, VF Commodore and WM, WN Caprice models recalled

A second recall for the Holden VF Commodore and WN Caprice in the space of a month has been announced, with the latest problem centred around the car's windscreen wipers. The recall involves both the newer VF Commodore and WN Caprice models and the previous-generation VE Commodore and WM Caprice, with the vehicles affected having been built between 27 February 2013 and 31 October 2013...


Chevrolet Volt owners want more space, sharper pricing
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Chevrolet Volt owners want more space, sharper pricing

General Motors is busy working on the second-generation Volt plug-in hybrid due around 2015/16, a car its US customers are reportedly hoping will have five seats (rather than four), a longer electric range and a sharper starting price. The customer wish list, reported by US industry journal Automotive News, was revealed around the same time as GM released findings from a 30-month study into the performance of 300 Volts in the real world...


Holden Trax range to get turbo boost
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Holden Trax range to get turbo boost

The Holden Trax will be given a boost to its sales potential with the addition of a new 1.4 turbocharged petrol version. Holden’s baby SUV has been sold in just one variant since its launch in August 2013, powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to either a manual or automatic transmission...