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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

2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Does shifting the value equation make the Holden Colorado a better proposition? The $37,990 drive-away LS-X says yes...

ISOFIX-compatible child seats: your questions answered

ISOFIX-compatible child seats have been legal to use on Australian roads since September 2014, yet there still seems to be a bit of confusion among parents. Are ISOFIX seats mandatory? Is the top-tether necessary? Is the old way still okay? We regularly field questions regarding ISOFIX, including this one from Catriona. Q: Hi CarAdvice...

2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report one

The turbocharged all-wheel drive Holden Insignia VXR joins the Melbourne long-term fleet.

2016 Holden Cascada Review: Mornington Peninsula weekender

Reviving the long lost art of taking the scenic route, CarAdvice shooter Tom Fraser heads to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula in the 2016 Holden Cascada...

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Holden Videos

How does rear cross-traffic alert work?

Read the article here. Safety features like rear-view cameras and parking sensors are a huge help for drivers, taking this technology a step further to help in those in those tricky situations – the new Holden Captiva is available with rear cross-traffic alert. Radar sensors are located here in the rear corners of the vehicle scan for approaching traffic to the left and right...

2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Read the article here. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the humble ute grow from a basic working tool into something a bit more flashy, not to mention expensive. All while being the same fundamental machine underneath. With most passenger cars and SUVs, we find ourselves recommending the mid-to-high spec variants, as that is where the value is...

How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Read the article here. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are popping up everywhere – with the majority of manufacturers either already offering the technology in cars in Australia, or planning to in the very near future. It’s essentially software, installed into the infotainment system that gives you access to a simple version of your phones operating system on the car’s media display...

2016 Australia Day Special - Ford Everest v Holden Sportwagon

Last year CarAdvice held its first ever Australia Day challenge. We pitted a Holden Ute against a Holden wagon and James won. This year Dave reckons his learned his lesson and for 2016, he’s opted for the latest version of last year’s winner, the VF Series II Holden Commodore Sportwagon SS V Redline. Mixing things up a little, James has decided to go with the new Ford Everest...

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Holden Comparisons

Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Utes, pick-ups, trucks, dual-cabs, double-cabs – whatever you call them, these big four-door 4x4 haulers are massively important to buyers in Australia. The 4x4 utility segment has boomed in recent years, and it remains one of the strongest parts of the Australian new car market – indeed, roughly one in every 10 vehicles sold in this country will be a four-wheel-drive commercial vehicle...

Holden Commodore SS V Redline Sportwagon v Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Comparison

At CarAdvice, we argue about cars. A lot. On almost a daily basis, protagonists will stake claims, draw battle lines, spit dummies, and grudge matches play out around the office with rarely any resolution reached. It’s not the imbalanced bravado and colourful language that makes such conflict unfit for publication, it just doesn’t really fit the largely objective mould of critical review...

Ford Everest v Holden Sportwagon: 2016 Australia Day Special

January 26 is one of our great nation's most contentious days of the year – Australia Day. Now being the simple folk we are at CarAdvice, we'll leave debate about this country's origins to others, and instead focus on enjoying this big island we all live on. Plus, we can use the day as an excuse to have some fun in cars...

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Holden News

2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne

The 2017 Holden Trailblazer (the new name for the Colorado 7) has been spied testing in Melbourne by a CarAdvice reader. As confirmed in April, the Colorado and Trailblazer models have undergone a substantial amount of Australian engineering input, which is why we're likely to see more of these test vehicles on the road leading up their launches later this year...

2013 Holden Trax recalled for wiring issue

Holden is recalling six vehicles from its 2013-model year ‘TJ’ Trax SUV line over concerns that loose wiring could affect the car’s steering. The car maker reports that, due to a manufacturing fault, an electrical wiring harness connector may not be completely secured to the steering column...

2010 Holden Cruze diesel recalled over wiring corrosion risk

Holden has this week announced a recall of vehicles in its 2010 'JG' Cruze small car range, affecting those fitted with the company's 2.0-litre diesel engine. The car maker reports that in some vehicles, and over "an extended period of time", a wiring connector for the Engine Control Module may fret and become corroded...

2017 Holden Captiva spied testing in Chevrolet guise

The now long-anticipated replacement for the Holden Captiva may have surfaced this week, with a new mid-sized Chevrolet SUV prototype hitting the road overseas. The new SUV is likely to be the new-generation Chevrolet Captiva, which could also make its way to the US as the downsized new Equinox reported last year...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2005 Holden Astra Classic Equipe Review

The car drives great and handles well. I've noticed great fuel performance and ease when it comes to driving start stop all the time. Only flaw is that the paint has faded and seems to be common on this model of car. The air-con is really cold as well. Love the boot space of the car and think that the sedan should of been continued but in the newer style...

2016 Holden Captiva 7 Ltz (AWD) Review

Absolutely LOVE THIS SUV!! This is by far the best SUV for price and comfort on the road for 2016. Holden has definitely delivered a first prize SUV for 2016! The Captiva 7 LTZ wins hands down above all the rest! I love the new idea of no cd player with 2 USB ports in its place and much easier to manage your music with a Awesome sound system...

2013 Holden Commodore SV6 Z-series Review

We bought this VE Sportswagon near the end of the VE run, it was discounted and we traded a VS wagon on it. At first it felt big and clumsy after the VS but that all changed on a quick trip to Toowoomba one weekend. It is great on the highways, smooth, quick and handles like it is on rails. It's now done 40,000 klms and is performing very well indeed...

2014 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Review

Nice and refined in the cabin. I've come from a GU Nissan Patrol so wow, very modern feel and well finished look. Love the mixture of textures from the leather seats, chrome, carbon fibre and suede combo looks great. The Mylink is awesome, steering wheel and controls are comfy and easy to use. The kids and wife all love the sun roof...

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