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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.

Holden Reviews

2017 Holden Trax LTZ review

The 2017 Holden Trax gets a number of worthy upgrades that make it a better alternative to Mazda's CX-3 and Honda's HR-V than ever before.

2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport, Magnum and Director review: Race-certified Commodores driven

This is it, the final three new locally-produced Commodore models ever. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel.

2017 Holden Trax review: Quick drive

It wasn’t that long ago that we had a Holden Trax as part of our long-term vehicle fleet. We remember it as being cheap, cheerful and fun to drive with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The only real negatives we spoke of had to do with the infotainment system and the design, which looked a little too cheerful for our liking – but styling is subjective, so we could have been wrong on that front...

2017 Holden Astra sedan review

While local production may have ended, Holden hasn't given up on the small sedan. The new Astra sedan is coming and Paul Maric heads to the States for a drive.

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Holden Videos

2017 Holden Astra sedan review

Read the full article here. With Holden winding up local manufacturing, it wasn’t just the Commodore that would no longer be produced in Australia. The Holden Cruze also met a similar fate, with a little over 126,000 units produced locally over five years. Replacing the locally produced Cruze is a brand new one, built off a global architecture and the D2 platform, which is shared with the Holden Astra hatch...

2016 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series Hatch Review

Read the full article here. Don’t judge a book by its cover. It’s a mantra imparted by generations of mild-mannered grandparents and other learned and worldly individuals, to encourage the younger set to look past what is immediately presented and discover true value beneath. It has been applied to people, environments, media, books (obviously) and in the case of the 2016 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series, cars...

2017 Holden Astra review

Read the full article here. Apparently this is a big deal – it’s the 2017 Holden Astra, the seventh generation model to bear that nameplate to be sold in Australia. From its early roots as a badge-engineered offshoot of the Nissan Pulsar to the glory days of the late 1990s and early 2000s where the Holden Astra ran second only to the Toyota Corolla in the small car segment with 28,500 sales (in 2001), the new model is, the brand claims, vital...

2017 Holden Trailblazer Review

Read the full article here. Colorado 7 who? Holden have thrown a major update at its seven-seat, off-road wagon, which includes a name change to Trailblazer. There’s a new face, new interior and a stack of new equipment. Engineers have also dealt with ride, steering, noise and vibration to produce a much better vehicle...

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Holden Comparisons

2017 Holden Spark LT v Suzuki Ignis GLX comparison

The market’s smallest vehicles aren’t selling quite as well as they used to, but you can’t attribute this decline to any lack of quality on the part of car makers. Two of the best, and newest, entrants are compared here: the Australian-tuned Holden Spark from Korea, and the just-launched Suzuki Ignis from Japan...

Holden Astra RS-V v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI comparison

The Volkswagen Golf has been a massive sales success for Volkswagen Australia. While Dieselgate had the potential to dampen spirits and kill sales, the Golf remains one of the best selling small cars on the market. So you can imagine why Holden was so keen to get the all-new 2017 Holden Astra into Australia, launching the vehicle in late 2016, following on from it winning the prestigious 2016 European Car of the Year award...

Holden Colorado LTZ v Toyota HiLux SR5 comparison

I’m sure that deep inside a fortune cookie somewhere is a pseudo-cryptic message that suggests being first doesn’t immediately equate with being the best. Take this pair of pick-ups for example. For 2016, the Toyota HiLux was not only the highest selling ute in Australia, it was the highest selling passenger vehicle. Period...

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Holden News

PSA plan to buy Opel advancing - UPDATE

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares will meet UK prime minister Theresa May to discuss the company's intention to buy the money-losing Opel and Vauxhall brands from General Motors. The planned talks must be construed as a clear indication that PSA's intent to take-over GM's European arms is serious and advanced...

Order books closing on Holden-built Chevrolet SS

The Chevrolet SS sports sedan - basically the rebadged US-market version of our Holden Commodore - is taking its final orders this month. According to online blog, GM Authority, February is the final month for US customers to place an order for the Aussie-built sports sedan, leaving little more than a week to secure the Chevrolet-badged Commodore...

CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review

Right from the CarAdvice Melbourne office couch, Mandy and Mike Costello bring you the latest car news, including the Hyundai i30 N official details revealed, BMW demands Australian government for EV support, 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion and GM could sell Opel to PSA...

In talks: GM could sell Opel to Peugeot parent

General Motors and the PSA Group, owners of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS marques, have confirmed they are discussing a sale of Opel and Vauxhall to the French car maker. Overnight, the automakers released a statement to the media and the markets that they are discussing the "potential acquisition of Opel [and] Vauxhall" by the PSA Group...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2016 Holden Commodore S Black Edition Review

What can I say, ever since I first saw the advert for this car I fell in love with it, but unfortunately couldn't afford one. Then last November 2016 I saw at my local Holden dealership this beautiful model on sale I just had to have it. I took one for a test drive on the November 24 and by the end of the November 26 I drove it off the showroom floor...

2015 Holden Colorado Z71 (4x4) Review

My 2015 Z71 blows my traded in VE Thunder ute out of the water as both my daily driver and as a weekend toy tower. With fuel use at around 8.4l/100km unladen and 10.5/100km towing my racecar. I am regularly complimented on colour choice (Orange Rock). I never saw myself as a 4x4 ute owner, now after 10 months and 40,000 kms, I wonder why I never bought one before...

2009 Holden Commodore International review

I am suitably impressed by the stylish and spirited features of the Omega International. Its leather seats and well-appointed instruments provide an executive experience from the moment you land in the driver's seat and turn the key. Touch the accelerator and the car launches forward not even hesitating as it climbs seamlessly though the gears, attaining a crushing speed if 100kms in no time at all...

2016 Holden Commodore SS Black Edition review

I purchased a 2016 manual SS Black edition commodore in September 2016, and have owned it for just 6 weeks. With Holden shutting the doors for manufacturing in Australia soon, I couldn't help but feel like I would be missing out one of the best cars Australia has ever made had I decided against purchasing the Commodore...

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