Holden

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.
Ford Falcon G6E v Holden Calais : Comparison review

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Ford Falcon G6E v Holden Calais : Comparison review

Luxury versions of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore have for decades enticed Australians into their sumptuous cabins with a clear marketing message. “World-class luxury” became the tagline that accompanied the very first Holden Calais, the VK of 1984...

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Ford Falcon v Holden Commodore Evoke : Comparison review
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Ford Falcon v Holden Commodore Evoke : Comparison review

Once upon a time, if you worked for a big company that gave you a fleet car, chances are it was one of this pair’s ancestors. Entry versions of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore — Forte and Executive anyone? — dominated the nation’s car parks and driveways, a source of national pride and limited choice in equal portions...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes edition : Racing legend takes delivery of personally created sports car
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes edition : Racing legend takes delivery of personally created sports car

Australian motorsport legend Craig Lowndes has taken delivery of his personal Holden Commodore SS V Redline Craig Lowndes special edition. The three-time V8 Supercars champion and five-time Bathurst 1000 victor collected Craig Lowndes special edition Commodore build number 001 at his local dealership, Eager’s Holden, in Brisbane...


Holden Commodore SV6 Ute: a bogan birthday weekend
Rating: 810 /10
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Holden Commodore SV6 Ute: a bogan birthday weekend

The Holden Commodore SV6 Ute is put through its paces in a variety of situations, on a very busy weekend.

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$33,490

Vauxhall Viva city hatch unveiled
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Vauxhall Viva city hatch unveiled

General Motors has taken the wraps off its affordable city car for the European market, which will be sold as either the Vauxhall Viva or Opel Karl depending on the market. At 3680mm from front to rear, the new five-door, five-seat Viva is just 40mm longer than the Holden Barina Spark. In the UK and Europe, the Viva/Karl will initially be offered only with a 55kW 1...


GM begins monitoring social media, internet forums to detect potential safety problems
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GM begins monitoring social media, internet forums to detect potential safety problems

General Motors says it is now monitoring social media and automotive discussion boards to detect potential safety issues, and deal with them earlier rather than later. Dan Ammann, GM's president, told Bloomberg this week that the company has "to identify issues before they become a problem"...


Holden Cruze : Elizabeth plant celebrates production of 100,000th small car
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Holden Cruze : Elizabeth plant celebrates production of 100,000th small car

The 100,000th locally produced Holden Cruze has rolled off the car maker’s assembly line in Elizabeth, South Australia. The milestone vehicle, a Cruze SRi Z-Series hatch in Red Hot paint, was completed on Tuesday and is destined for Commonwealth Motors in Canberra...


Utes and Tradies

Utes and Tradies

Utes and tradies go together like meat pies and tomato sauce, like Queensland and XXXX – like tradies and a cold beer at knock off on a Friday arvo for that matter. Our hardworking Aussie tradies rely on their vehicles for their livelihood, so any work ute worth its salt needs to be practical, functional and hard wearing...

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$45,990

Utes and Tradies
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Utes and Tradies

Tradies share a special bond with their utes, relying on them for work as well as hauling the family around. CarAdvice introduces four tradies to four very different styles of work utes - the Volkswagen Amarok, Renault Master, Holden Commodore SV6 and the Mahindra Genio.


Holden in line for German-built flagship SUV due by 2018
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Holden in line for German-built flagship SUV due by 2018

Holden could get a new German-built flagship SUV before the end of the decade after the boss of parent company General Motors confirmed Opel would begin production of the model by 2018. GM CEO Mary Barra (below) announced the new SUV would be built at Holden sister brand Opel’s headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany, and would be “the brand’s second flagship alongside the Insignia”...


Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event
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Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event

The next-generation Chevrolet Volt has poked its head out from beneath a white veil at an exclusive owners event in Hollywood, revealing its front-end design for the first time. The teaser image confirms the Volt will be at home in General Motors’ global line-up, with a face reminiscent of both North America’s Chevrolet Impala and Australia’s own Holden Commodore...


2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 Review

Holden has released a subtly upgraded Colorado for MY15. The competition isn't getting any easier though.


2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7: pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7: pricing and specifications

Holden has announced a series of upgrades for its Colorado ute and Colorado 7 SUV models aimed at improving their urban drive comfort and increasing their overall appeal. Chief among the changes is a new comfort suspension package that has been added to the LTZ variants of the Colorado. Crucially, the suspension enhancements don’t affect the Colorado's 3500kg towing capacity...


V8 Supercars and the real world

V8 Supercars and the real world

The end of the 2014 V8 Supercars season is almost upon us, following a cracking (and controversial) Bathurst 1000 that saw Ford win for the second year in a row and Nissan claim its first podium finish in the great race since the Skyline GT-R’s infamous 1992 victory...

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$41,190

Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS
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Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS

GM's next-generation entertainment and navigation system will be built on the Android OS, although it's not clear when, or even if, the next-gen units will begin to appear in Holden cars. Dinesh Paliwal, Harman CEO, spoke to Automotive News about the next-generation entertainment and navigation system that his company is building for GM as part of a US$900 million ($1...


GM details cleaner 2015 Chevrolet Volt
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GM details cleaner 2015 Chevrolet Volt

General Motors has shed some light on the lighter, sprightlier and more efficient plug-in hybrid drivetrain that will underpin its second-generation 2015 Chevrolet Volt. As we know, the new and improved Volt will make its world premiere at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit this coming January before hitting US roads by the second half of 2015...


Holden boss resigns after just seven months
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Holden boss resigns after just seven months

The boss of Holden has resigned a little over seven months after taking the reins and declaring the company would target overtaking Toyota as Australia's No.1 car brand by 2020. Gerry Dorizas joined Holden as chairman and managing director on 1st March 2014, only months after the company announced it would end local manufacturing in 2017...


Walkinshaw Racing Supercharger for Holden and HSV : first drive
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Walkinshaw Racing Supercharger for Holden and HSV : first drive

Walkinshaw Performance has released their most powerful upgrade kit yet - the Limited Edition Supercharger Package unleashing 500kW from a Holden Commodore SS, and a staggering 550kW from an HSV R8. David Zalstein and James Ward put them through their paces at the Driver Education Centre in Shepparton, Victoria.


Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic
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Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic

Red Bull Racing Australia and GM Holden’s Design Department have joined forces for a one-off creation that is part V8 Supercar and all Aussie icon: the Holden Sandman Tribute Edition. Set to debut at this weekend’s round of the V8 Supercar Championship on the Gold Coast, the silver Sandman special edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original homegrown Holden panel van...


Holden Barina Trio : Bonus features for base city car
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Holden Barina Trio : Bonus features for base city car

The special edition Holden Barina Trio has joined the brand’s city car line-up, adding three new features to the base model for just $1000. Based on the entry-level Holden Barina CD hatch, the Trio gets an electric sunroof, front fog lights, and the brand’s MyLink infotainment system – features that Holden claims have a combined value of more than $2000...


Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show
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Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show

The iconic Holden badge will take centre stage at next month’s SEMA aftermarket and accessories show in Las Vegas, appearing on the star of the Chevrolet stand. The Chevrolet SS Sport concept will feature a host of styling enhancements, including familiar high-gloss black 20-inch wheels, floor mats and boot cargo tray all adorned with Holden’s lion logo...


Holden Colorado 7 recalled over third-row seat problem
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Holden Colorado 7 recalled over third-row seat problem

A recall notice has been issued for the Holden Colorado 7 SUV due to an issue with the car's third-row seating. The notice - posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recalls.gov.au website - states that Colorado 7 vehicles produced between 24 January 2012 and 24 September 2014 are affected by a fault with the rearmost seat belts...


Sporty small hatch comparison : Mazda 3 v Ford Focus v Holden Cruze v Hyundai i30 v Nissan Pulsar
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Sporty small hatch comparison : Mazda 3 v Ford Focus v Holden Cruze v Hyundai i30 v Nissan Pulsar

Almost anyone can throw on a pair of gym shorts and runners and look reasonably sporting in the checkout line at Coles, and the same is true with cars – the addition of alloy wheels, a spoiler and foglights can suddenly make your small hatchback look at least a bit athletic. As ever, though, it's the muscles beneath the clothes that counts...


2015 Holden Commodore SS V Redline Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Holden Commodore SS V Redline Review

Is this is the best Australian made performance car to date?


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

It’s been badged an HSV, an Opel, and now the hottest Astra will return in 2015 as the Holden Astra VXR to put the Lion badge back in the hot-hatch game for the first time since 2009. Australians could buy this very car only last year as an Opel Astra OPC, of course, before the German brand’s failed return to the market gave Holden the opportunity to steal back a bunch of Opels...


GM working on a new all-electric car with 320km range - report
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GM working on a new all-electric car with 320km range - report

GM's product development chief, Mark Reuss, has confirmed that the company is working on a new electric car. According to Automotive News, Reuss, formerly the head of Holden, made this statement at an investors' conference held last week, but wouldn't elaborate further on the project...


2015 Holden Commodore unveiled
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2015 Holden Commodore unveiled

The 2015 Holden Commodore has been unveiled with a range of updates including new colours, paddleshifters and a range of other minor improvements. Since its launch in May 2013, the Holden VF Commodore has gone on the dominate the shrinking large car segment, currently commanding an impressive 72 per cent market share ahead of the Ford Falcon and Toyota Aurion...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition sedan launched
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition sedan launched

Deliveries of the Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition sedan will commence at the end of October, but more than half of the 233-unit production run is already spoken for.  Full details of the new V8 Supercars-inspired limited edition were revealed today, at the same time as the rest of the upgraded MY15 Holden Commodore range...


Holden Commodore V8 achieves highest sales percentage in nameplate’s history
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Holden Commodore V8 achieves highest sales percentage in nameplate’s history

Despite the apparent doom and gloom of modern buyers abandoning thirsty performance-oriented large cars, V8-powered Holden Commodores are enjoying their highest sales percentage on record. Since the launch of the Holden VF Commodore in May 2013, around 37 per cent of new Commodore buyers have picked the V8 engine option...


2016 Holden Astra: First secrets uncovered
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2016 Holden Astra: First secrets uncovered

The next-generation Astra hatchback expected to spearhead Holden’s future assault on the vital small-car class will be smaller, lighter, feature turbocharged three-cylinder engines, and introduce a faster VXR - this time in five-door form...