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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

2018 Holden ZB Commodore review

The all-new and fully-imported 2018 Holden Commodore has some mighty big wheels to fill. But is it up to the task? Paul Maric drives a pre-production version to find out.

2017 Holden Astra Sedan LTZ review

The flagship Holden Astra sedan could be the pick of the range, though it misses out on safety tech offered in the hatch.

Inside Holden's Elizabeth plant

We already know that, come October 20, operations at the long-standing Holden plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, will cease. That's old news – we've known since January...

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report four – interior

Facelifts are a wonderful thing. Not only in the cosmetic sense – but more so when it refers to a car being updated, bringing it to the forefront of current technology and style. The Holden Colorado’s facelift back in Q3 2016 was a huge leap forward for the model, but one major area where it’s feeling a lot fresher is inside the cabin...

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Holden Videos

Holden Elizabeth plant factory tour: Rubbing shoulders with the local lion’s hometown heroes

Before local production draws to a close on October 20 this year, our own Dave Zalstein heads to Holden’s Elizabeth plant in South Australia to get a first-hand look at exactly how the final-ever Holden Commodores are built… including his very own. Video credit: Archive photos courtesy Steve McNicol/Railmac Publications.

2018 Holden ZB Commodore review

The all-new and fully-imported 2018 Holden Commodore has some mighty big wheels to fill. But is it up to the task? Paul Maric drives a pre-production version to find out. MORE: Read the full review here.

2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

It’s hard to imagine the noise of a rumbling exhaust and angry V8 could ever get old. But, with the passing of time, the lure of a meaty V8 in a large sedan has passed Australians. Sure, it’s sad that we’re going to lose local manufacturing, but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate one last blast in what will arguably be known as Australia’s best bang-for-buck car – the 2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline...

2018 Holden Acadia, Equinox quick drive review

As Holden moves towards its new life as a full-line vehicle importer, a new generation of models are beginning to touch down in Australia. Here, Paul drives the CX-5 rivalling Equinox, and the big Captiva-replacing Acadia. NOTE: We apologise for the shaky vision in some shots. Technical issues on the day!  ...

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Holden Comparisons

2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx v Holden Trax LS comparison

The sales growth of pint-sized SUVs seems to have become stunted in 2017 despite an expanding category, yet they still account for about 10 per cent of Australia's new-car market. Two of the top-sellers can’t be accused of resting on their laurels, either. Both the Holden Trax and Mazda CX-3 have been given notable updates this year...

2017 Holden Astra LT sedan v 2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent sedan comparison

From styling to equipment and value, Holden has take the offensive to the small-car market with its Euro-influenced Astra sedan range. An offer too good to be true? We pitch it against the evergreen, big-selling Corolla to test the measure of the Astra's goodness.

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...

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Holden News

2018 Holden Astra 'GSi' spied

A hotter version of the Holden Astra hatch has been spied undergoing testing with almost no disguise on. The development prototype wears new front and rear bumpers with new styling that's sportier, but not overly aggressive. The car's sporty intent is signalled by splashes of red piping at both ends...

Holden Commodore name here to stay: 'Calais' spotted testing in Victoria

Despite the negative feedback on Holden's decision to retain the Commodore name for the next-generation European sourced Commodore, Holden will stick to its guns. Further confirming Holden's plans to keep Commodore alive, CarAdvice reader Ryan sent through this image of a next-generation Commodore testing on the streets of Melbourne with a Holden badge and 'Calais' badge...

Holden launches Maven Gig ride-sharing brand with Uber

General Motors (GM), parent of Holden, has this week launched its car-sharing sub-brand Maven in Australia. Dubbed 'Maven Gig', the service allows drivers to get on the road quickly and join the rising gig economy - which includes various ride-sharing and food delivery services such as UberX and UberEats...

Holden kills SS badge, but we may yet see it again...

While the SS badge dies with the locally produced Commodore later this year, Holden hasn't ruled out returning the badge under another model. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the drive of Holden's yet-to-be-released Commodore at Lang Lang earlier this week, Holden director of communications Sean Poppitt reignited hope that the SS badge could make a comeback...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

For a couple of months now, every time I step into the garage I am confronted by a snarling face. And no, I am not a zookeeper. The face has black highlights and a chrome ‘LS3’ badge that shows, to me, the innovation of a country, and to people who have a four-wheel people mover view of cars, absolutely nothing...

2017 Holden Commodore SV6 review

I’ll admit, I’m slightly disappointed. You see, this review was originally intended to feature another car. None other than the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline VF Series II. It was to be my first, and potentially my last, blast in one of Aussie motoring’s V8 icons. (I’ve always been more of a Ford man)...

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 (4x4) review

This is my second Colorado as the first was very reliable. I went for the Z71 as I am swapping out of my GU Patrol. The appeal for the Z71 was the leather interior and the tech equipment. I love the auto headlights; saves me remembering to turn them off on dull rainy days. The rear-view camera is great and works in combination with the parking sensors...

2010 Holden Commodore Omega review

At the time of purchasing in December 2016, my 2010 VE Commodore Omega had travelled 134,000km. At the time of this review, it had just hit 150,000km. During my ownership, I have had to attend to little outside scheduled maintenance, except for a leaking air-con condenser. Maintenance costs have otherwise been minimal...

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