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.
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...

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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?

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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...


Favourite to replace Commodore “one of the most beautiful cars seen in years”
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Favourite to replace Commodore “one of the most beautiful cars seen in years”

The car that is favourite to replace the Holden Commodore in 2017 will be a visually stunning vehicle, says one of its key designers. Opel’s next-generation Insignia medium car is due in 2016, almost perfectly timed to step in for the current model that will stop being produced when Holden shuts its manufacturing plants in 2017...


GM to slash platforms to four by 2025
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GM to slash platforms to four by 2025

General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, has committed the company to reducing its number of platforms to just four. While the eyes of the world were on Paris, over in Detroit Barra and her executive team were the headline act at an investor briefing session in Detroit. There she told Reuters, among others, that the company would slash its number of platforms from today's 26 to four by the year 2025...


Holden range to comprise one-third Opel models
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Holden range to comprise one-third Opel models

More than a third of Holden’s future model line-up will comprise vehicles from European sister brand Opel. General Motors’ Australian and German divisions made the joint product announcement at this week’s 2014 Paris motor show. Holden has already committed to bringing the Astra GTC three-door, Astra VXR hot-hatch, Cascada convertible and Insignia OPC to Australia in 2015 as it targets becoming Australia's most popular brand by 2020...


GM talks camouflage, shows a little of the next-generation Holden Volt
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GM talks camouflage, shows a little of the next-generation Holden Volt

Overnight GM showed off a heavily camouflaged photo of its next-generation Chevrolet Volt, which we'll again know as the Holden Volt. The side-on shot (above), with Volt chief engineer Andrew Farah parked in front it, reveals nothing that our earlier spy photos haven't already shown. What was more interesting was what the company said about the car's camouflage...


Holden Colorado Black Edition revealed
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Holden Colorado Black Edition revealed

The Holden Colorado Black Edition crew cab ute is about to roll into town, just ahead of an eerily similar take on the Toyota HiLux.  Appropriately making its premiere at next weekend’s Deni Ute Muster — a gathering of ute aficionados in the regional town of Deniliquin — the Black Edition comes with a number of Holden cosmetic accessories bundled together at a reduced price...


2015 Holden Captiva 7 : Final facelift for ageing SUV spied
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2015 Holden Captiva 7 : Final facelift for ageing SUV spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured what is believed to be the final update for the ageing Chevrolet Captiva, known as the Holden Captiva 7 in Australia. The 2015 Captiva will become the fourth iteration of General Motors’ current-generation large SUV following its initial launch in 2006 and subsequent facelifts in 2011 and 2013...


Holden Commodore Sportwagon SV6 LPG review
Rating: 810 /10
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Holden Commodore Sportwagon SV6 LPG review

The cost equation doesn't entirely add up, but the Holden Commodore Sportwagon SV6 LPG shows you need not be afraid of gas power

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Holden Trax LTZ: week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Holden Trax LTZ: week with Review

James Ward spends a week in Holden's pint-sized urban adventurer - the Trax LTZ


Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed
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Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed

Holden has confirmed it will build a new special edition Craig Lowndes SS V model as a tribute to the driver's impending 20-year anniversary in V8 Supercars. News of the new model - which is based upon the Holden SS V Redline Commodore - was rumoured earlier this year, but Holden has now offered up some details on what makes the Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition different to the the standard car...


Holden to look at Vauxhall Viva city car
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Holden to look at Vauxhall Viva city car

The Holden Viva nameplate may be on the verge of a comeback, with the local brand confirming it will take at look at Vauxhall’s all-new entry-level model. General Motors’ British arm has released a teaser image of the Viva, which will join the Adam and Corsa city cars in Vauxhall’s line-up in mid-2015...


Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition : V8 supercharger pack boosts HSV to 550kW, Holden to 500kW
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Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition : V8 supercharger pack boosts HSV to 550kW, Holden to 500kW

Walkinshaw Performance has released its most powerful V8 package ever, boosting 6.0-litre Holden Commodore models to 500kW and 6.2-litre HSVs to a whopping 550kW. The Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition Supercharger Package is an enhanced version of the WPP230 Supercharger pack, and is limited to just 50 units...


Filling Up an LPG Holden Commodore
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Filling Up an LPG Holden Commodore

Filling up an LPG car is easy, but there are a few differences from the standard procedure for petrol and diesel that you may not be aware of. Holden’s Commodore LPG range plugs a long-running hole in the company’s large car line-up. Available across sedan, Sportwagon, ute and long wheelbase body shapes, the LPG Commodore is determined to shake up long-standing perceptions of the alternative fuel technology...


Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage
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Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage

Call our original small SUV comparison test the elimination round. Earlier this year when we tested this new breed of fully loaded, sub-$30,000 sub-compact ‘softroaders’, the competition was fresh but clearly green (read the full comparison here). Six months on, and the class has shifted up several gears...


2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring
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2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring

Our wily spy photographers have snapped the first photos of the 2015 Opel Astra's interior whilst the car was undergoing testing at the Nurburgring. Although it's covered in plenty of shrouding and tape, the interior of the next-generation Astra will feature a clearly delineated two-tier dashboard, with controls for the entertainment and navigation systems on the top level, while the climate control buttons and knobs reside on the lower level...


Holden increases prices across almost all model lines
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Holden increases prices across almost all model lines

Almost the entire range of Holden models has seen a price hike. A yearly price realignment for the Australian arm of General Motors has seen the brand's manufacturers' list prices rise by between $400 and $1000. "Our retail price has increased approximately one per cent across the range to bring it in line with business costs," said Mark Flintoft, Holden product communications manager...


Grey imports could cut the new-car market in two, says Holden boss
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Grey imports could cut the new-car market in two, says Holden boss

A Productivity Commission recommendation that Australia open its doors to imported used vehicles, or so-called ‘grey imports’, could slash the new car market by up to 50 per cent, according to GM Holden chairman and managing director Gerry Dorizas...


2015 Holden Trax Review : 1.4 turbo LTZ
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Trax Review : 1.4 turbo LTZ

Holden gives its high-riding Trax baby SUV a boost with the Barina RS's 1.4-litre turbo engine, and it becomes a much better offering for it.

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Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making
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Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making

GM Holden chairman and managing director Gerry Dorizas has warned the Australian car industry and the nearly 50,000 jobs it directly supports could shut down earlier than planned if the Federal Government’s proposed funding cuts go ahead...


Holden Commodore successor revealed to New Zealand dealers - report
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Holden Commodore successor revealed to New Zealand dealers - report

The boss of Holden New Zealand has reportedly revealed to his dealers the car that will replace the Commodore when Australian production ends in 2017. Managing director of Holden NZ Jeff Murray told the New Zealand Herald he privately showed dealers the new large sedan in June, giving them a glimpse of the new model roughly three and a half years before it is destined to go on sale in Australia and across the ditch...