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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.
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Chevrolet adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility to its 2016 model range - UPDATE

Chevrolet will begin adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality to its North American vehicles from the middle of 2015. All up, the company claims that 14 models in its 2016 model year range will be available with headunits that support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...

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Fiat Chrysler boss asked GM for a merger, was rebuffed - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss asked GM for a merger, was rebuffed - report

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, reportedly asked his counterpart at General Motors, Mary Barra, about the possibility of merger earlier this year, but was turned down. A report in The New York Times claims that in March of this year, Marchionne sent Barra an email requesting a meeting to talk about a potential merger between the two automakers...


Holden issues forced redundancies at Elizabeth plant
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Holden issues forced redundancies at Elizabeth plant

Holden has been forced to issue involuntary redundancies at its Elizabeth assembly plant in South Australia for the first time in 28 years after it failed to convince enough workers to voluntarily accept redundancy packages announced in April. Last month, Holden confirmed plans to cut 270 full-time workers from its production line by May 25 and had hoped the majority of redundancies would be voluntary rather than forced...


Chevrolet Camaro not coming to Australia, Holden confirms no RHD for now
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Chevrolet Camaro not coming to Australia, Holden confirms no RHD for now

Hopes of a Holden-badged version of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro revealed over the weekend have been snuffed out for now, with a right-hand-drive version not in the current pipeline. General Motors’ decision to ignore RHD production for the Camaro mirrors its strategy with the new-generation Volt plug-in hybrid, announced last month...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro unveiled
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro unveiled

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been unveiled at an enthusiast's event in Detroit after a succession of teasers and leaks. Buyers of the sixth-gen Camaro can choose between three different engines at launch: an in-line four-cylinder, a V6 and a V8. A 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 205kW of power and 400Nm of torque is billed by the company as the most efficient Camaro ever...


2015 Holden Commodore SV6 Review
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2015 Holden Commodore SV6 Review

The VF Holden Commodore is the most advanced car to be built in Australia and is consistently amongst the best selling cars in the country. With the range starting at $35,490 for the entry level Evoke, the SV6 costs an additional $1300 at $36,790...


Chevrolet Camaro leaked completely undisguised on cable TV show
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Chevrolet Camaro leaked completely undisguised on cable TV show

The Chevrolet Camaro has been accidentally revealed a day ahead of its official unveiling by a cable business news channel that's available across the world. CNBC aired several images of the sixth-generation Camaro during its breakfast show Squawk Box. The photos you see were posted on the GM Inside News forums, and were captured by users HuJass and FenwickHockey65 with their smartphones...


Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze
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Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze

When reader Cammie emailed us with a simple question — should I buy a big or small car for country driving? — we knew that there was an opportunity to prove or dispel the myth of how well a small car performs on country roads in comparison to a big car...


2015 Holden Ute SS V Sandman - walkaround
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2015 Holden Ute SS V Sandman - walkaround

Back in the 70's there was one name equally well known by surfers as it was concerned parents...

The Holden Sandman.

And now, for 2015, it's back!

While most people will remember the panel van, across four generations of Holden Kingswood, the Sandman was also sold as a ute...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro teased again ahead of debut
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro teased again ahead of debut

With just days to go until the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is unveiled in full, General Motors has revealed more photos and details about its new pony car. According to the company, the new Camaro has been subjected to 350 hours in wind tunnels. Its design and engineering teams reportedly wanted to fine tune the car's air flow to reduce aerodynamic lift, improve engine cooling and eliminate unwanted drag...


2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report two
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report two

Traxy the orange Holden Trax wins more friends as a likeable little runabout - but is it good enough to take on the newcomers in the segment?

Priced At
$29,990

2015 Holden Cascada Review
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2015 Holden Cascada Review

When you think of affordable, European convertibles, Holden probably doesn't spring straight to mind. But the Lion brand has just added a new budget-conscious, fashion-conscious drop-top to its line-up - the new Cascada.

The Cascada is Holden's first convertible model since the 2000s when it had the Astra twin-top...


Holden Insignia VXR sedan pricing and specifications
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Holden Insignia VXR sedan pricing and specifications

The Holden Insignia VXR all-wheel-drive, turbocharged sedan will arrive in dealers next month priced at $51,990 plus on-road costs. This means Holden’s new German-made sports sedan is about $8000 cheaper than it was when it wore Opel Insignia OPC badges here, between September 2012 and August 2013, before GM’s Euro brand pulled the pin in Australia...


New Opel Astra to debut in September, hot hatch version spied
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New Opel Astra to debut in September, hot hatch version spied

On the same day that GM's European arm confirmed that next-generation Opel Astra will debut in September, our spy photographers snapped photos of the hot hatch version undergoing testing. In a video with previous generations of the Kadett and Astra in the background, Karl-Thomas Neumann, CEO of Opel, confirmed that he would take the covers off the next-gen Astra at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show in September...


2015 Holden Commodore Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Holden Commodore Review

The Holden Commodore has been one of the best-selling Australian cars for years. Does the latest iteration live up to the Commodore nameplate?

Priced At
$36,790

ISOFIX Child Seats : The benefits and how to fit correctly
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ISOFIX Child Seats : The benefits and how to fit correctly

ISOFIX child restraints that are compliant under the Australian Standard can now be used legally, but the old way is still ok.

There are however, a number of reasons parents are being encouraged to make the move to ISOFIX.

The ISOFIX system is the norm for many countries across the world, making Australia a little late to the party...


2015 Holden Astra GTC Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Holden Astra GTC Review

The Holden Astra GTC is stylish in a sporty way - Matt Campbell finds out if the drive experience matches the appearance.

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$26,990 - $32,190

Holden Commodore Storm special edition returns
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Holden Commodore Storm special edition returns

The Holden Commodore Storm special edition has been reintroduced for all body styles of the sporty 2015 SV6 and SS model variants. The Storm package adds satellite navigation, front foglights, unique 18-inch dark-finish alloy wheels, red contrast stitching, and Storm exterior badging and dashboard embroidery to the SV6 and SS sedan Sportwagon and ute for just $500 more than each model’s recommended retail price...


2015 Holden Ute SS V Sandman:: Week with Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Holden Ute SS V Sandman: Week with Review

If it's rocking - don't bother knocking. James heads back to the 1970s in the 2015 Holden Sandman.

Priced At
$45,190

ISOFIX Seats Australia: The benefits and how to fit correctly
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ISOFIX Seats Australia: The benefits and how to fit correctly

What is ISOFIX? And should you have queued up like a crazed Apple iPhone fan to buy one when they first hit the shelves? To answer the second question first, no. ISOFIX child restraints that are compliant under the Australian Standard can now be used legally. The old way is still ok, but for a number of reasons, parents are being encouraged to make the move to ISOFIX...


Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway
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Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway

The special edition Holden Trax Active will spearhead the car maker’s ‘Step Up At Holden’ sale running throughout May and June. Arriving in showrooms soon, the Trax Active builds on the features of the LS, adding unique 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, roof racks, chrome exterior door handles and Active badging...


Holden Colorado 7: Boating on Lake Macquarie
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Holden Colorado 7: Boating on Lake Macquarie

Sponsored by Holden

Learn more about the Holden Colorado 7 here.

With it’s gorgeous coastline and stunning beaches, Newcastle and the surrounding areas offer us plenty of places to explore.

The top-spec Colorado 7 LTZ and the Bayliner 170 are our weapons of choice to discover more about this beautiful part of the world.

The Holden Colorado 7 has a 2...


Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro rear end and bonnet teased
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Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro rear end and bonnet teased

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been teased, once again, ahead of its official debut and unveiling next month. Ed Welburn, GM's global design chief, says that the next-gen Camaro features "a more expressive evolution of the Camaro’s iconic character, and one that complements its leaner size and sharper reflexes"...


2015 Holden Astra VXR Review
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2015 Holden Astra VXR Review

The 2015 Holden Astra VXR has arrived to set the Lion brand amongst the pigeons in the lucrative, highly competitive hot-hatch segment.

We’ve seen an Astra VXR in the past – under the HSV brand – and like that European-made performance hatch, the new model is born and bred in Germany under the guidance of Opel...


2016 Holden Spark "an important entry" for the brand
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2016 Holden Spark "an important entry" for the brand

It won't be called the Holden Barina Spark anymore, but the 2016 Holden Spark micro car could shake things up at the entry point to the Lion brand's range. The current Barina Spark is the budget book-end to the Holden range, with pricing starting from $13,990 driveaway for the five-speed manual version and $15,990 driveaway for the four-speed automatic...


Holden shrugs off loss of Volt plug-in hybrid
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Holden shrugs off loss of Volt plug-in hybrid

There was plenty of fanfare surrounding the launch of the first-ever Holden Volt back in 2012, but lacklustre sales in right-hand-drive markets has lead to General Motors to pull the plug on a replacement version for those markets. As CarAdvice reported recently, the new, second-generation Volt will be sold only as a left-hand-drive car...


2015 Holden Cascada Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Holden Cascada Review

As far as European entry-level convertibles go, the 2015 Holden Cascada offers plenty of kit for not a lot of coin.

Priced At
$41,990

2015 Holden Astra VXR Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Astra VXR Review

The hottest Holden hatchback to date has arrived - and it may look a little familiar. It's the Holden Astra VXR.

Priced At
$39,990

Holden to replace entire SUV range by 2020, brand banking on high-riding models to boost sales
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Holden to replace entire SUV range by 2020, brand banking on high-riding models to boost sales

Holden has confirmed plans to replace its entire SUV range by the end of this decade, and there are plans afoot to add new high-riding models to the line-up, too. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of Holden's two new European-sourced models - the Astra and Cascada - the brand's executive director of sales, Peter Keley, suggested that SUVs hold the key to improving sales in Australia...


Holden "will always have a V8 sports car"
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Holden "will always have a V8 sports car"

We know that Holden is working on bringing some form of V8-powered sports car to Australia, but the brand has now stated it "will always have a V8 sports car"...