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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 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.

The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car do you recommend for me? Most people can usually identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. In this new series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

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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

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...

Small hatchback comparison: Holden Astra v Renault Megane v Subaru Impreza

The small car market is one of the busiest segments of the Australian automotive landscape, both in terms of sales and for new product – and 2016 in particular proved to be a big year for the humble hatchback. Sales of small cars may have slowed off a little as people move towards the plethora of small SUV alternatives, but make no mistake: this segment still makes up the single biggest proportion of overall new vehicle sales, and it’s dominated by a couple of big-name models...

Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...

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Holden News

CarAdvice podcast 36: Commodore limited editions, new Mustang, Ignis review, Jamie Whincup and HiLux v Colorado!

Broadcasting from the Melbourne CarAdvice office this week, join Paul, Mandy and Mike Stevens where they keep you up to date with the biggest car news of the week, including 2017 MG GS pricing and specs, Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled, Holden Commodore limited-edition models, 2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power, 2017 Suzuki Ignis pricing and specs and  New Suzuki Jimny Sierra to remain a hardcore ladder-frame 4×4...

Holden Commodore Magnum: New record breaking Nurburgring lap time still on the cards

In June 2013 Holden set a world record — the fastest ute to lap the famous Nurburgring circuit. The time set was 8:19:47, making it not only the fastest ute, but one of the fastest cars to lap the German track. Now, Holden is saying a new record could still be on the cards. Using a Holden Commodore SS-V Redline ute with the previous generation 6...

2017 Holden Commodore Magnum, Director and Motorsport are level 3 track-certified

In a bid to ensure its three limited edition models — the Commodore Magnum, Director and Motorsport — are taken seriously, Holden has tested them to the same extreme standards required for GM's global track capable cars. Testing is undertaken at General Motors' Milford Race Course. It's a gruelling track used to certify cars as track capable with GM's stamp of approval...

Holden Commodore limited-edition models garner over 2000 registrations of interest

With full details of Holden's three limited-edition Holden Commodores due tomorrow, there have been over 2000 people register interest in the cars - with most putting money down at dealers, despite limited information being available. CarAdvice has driven all three models and will have a full review with video Thursday January 19, 2:00 pm (so make sure you check back then)...

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Holden Owner Reviews

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...

2016 Holden Captiva 5 LS (FWD) Review

We shopped the entry-model Captiva against the entry-model Hyundai Tucson. The interior of the Captiva seemed more upmarket, the size was bigger and the price was about $4000 cheaper. We were impressed with the economy of such a large car when using regular petrol and liked that it was smooth and quiet...

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Holden Galleries

2017 Holden Astra sedan review

2017 Holden Astra sedan review

Confirmed:: Holden plant will shut October 20
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