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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 Barina CDX Review

Mildly updated for the 2016 model year, the mid-spec Holden Barina CDX hatch still faces some stiff competition...

2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report three

Saying goodbye is never easy, but the time has come to bid farewell to CarAdvice Melbourne's long-term Holden Trax LTZ...

2015 Holden Commodore SS V Review : Craig Lowndes Special Edition

Craig Lowndes has notched up his 100th V8 Supercars victory, but the latest special edition Holden Commodore to wear his name isn't quite as sweet...

2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review

It's back — this time it wears a Holden badge. The Holden Insignia VXR marks one of the raft of new vehicles being launched in Australia by Holden over the coming years.

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Holden Comparisons

Ford Focus ST v Holden Astra VXR: Comparison Review

Ford versus Holden, the definitive Australian automotive rivalry, seen here but not as we know it. There's not a V8 engine, a sedan body or a rear-wheel-drive configuration in sight. Instead, we have a pair of hot hatches, both (re)launched inside the past few months, that go about doing broadly the same thing as each other in notably different ways...

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...

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute v Holden Ute SS V Redline : Comparison review

Ford and Holden. Good start. Ford and Holden utes, at the beach. Getting even better...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2001 Holden Astra Cd Review

I have a Holden Astra 2001 Automatic. The trunk capacity , air-conditioning and electric windows can be counted for a car with this model. Folding rear seat gives more space than a sedan. The engine power was fine. However in higher mileage when it came to changing timing belt I had to take a risk to decide whether not having the car and sell it in bargain or face a damaged valve and ripped off timing belt...

2014 Holden Commodore S-V Redline Review

My 2014 SSV Redline Manual Sedan is a great performer. Handles incredibly well for a Large sedan, low road noise and Great performance - what more can a young guy want. I was looking for a performance sedan to suit my budget when i sought out to find my next car. I considered the FG XR6T (which changed to the FG G6E Turbo) the Subaru WRX STi Premium and the Chrysler 300C...

2014 Holden Commodore S-V Redline Review

My SSV Redline has the W310 Walkinshaw Upgrade. The car sounds like a V8 should. I have owned it now for 8 months and it is a pleasure to drive, handling and performance is exceptional, My link stereo unit a bit cumbersome to use, but sound quality coming out of the Bose speakers is awesome...

2010 Holden Caprice Review

The Holden WM Caprice is one of the few cars I have driven that have been so well rounded it's hard to beat it on its very strong merits. I have been a long time owner of the long wheel base Holdens and the WM not only beats the previous model by a mile but makes more expensive cars look rather overpriced, this is not to say the previous generation was bad it too was a very competent car to drive...

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Holden Videos

How does stability control work? ESC demonstration on ice

Read the article here. Electronic Stability Control was developed in the late 80's and has become a mainstay in the automotive industry. We went to the Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground in New Zealand to put the technology to the test with V8 Supercars driver James Courtney and the new Holden Insignia VXR...

2015 Holden Commodore SV6 Review

Read the article here. 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...

2015 Holden Ute SS V Sandman - walkaround

Read the article here. 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...

2015 Holden Cascada Review

Read the article here. 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...

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Holden News

New Opel Astra TCR getting ready to race

Holden’s German stablemate in the GM empire, Opel, has handed down a pair of teasers for its coming entrant into the new TCR Series championship. Launching into its inaugural season back in March, TCR is a ‘three-pillar’ series that accommodates customer racing on national, continental and international platforms, with all three built on identical technical specifications...

What is all-wheel drive? Does all-wheel drive give my car more grip?

A common misconception about all-wheel drive cars is that they offer you more grip. When CarAdvice reader Tony contacted us with this question, we thought it would be time to set the record straight and show you how an all-wheel drive car differs from a front-wheel drive car...

Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM

At the halfway mark of 2015, Volkswagen leads both Toyota and GM in the quest for the global sales crown. To the end of June 2015, the Volkswagen Group sold a total of 5.04 million vehicles, placing it around 20,000 units ahead of the Toyota family, which managed to shift 5.02 million vehicles in the same timeframe. General Motors remained in third place with 4...

2016 Holden Commodore SS Series II to get 6.2L V8 with 304kW

The 2016 Holden VF Commodore SS Series II looks set to be powered by an updated version of the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 currently used in the HSV range, called the L99, and will also receive a minor front-end facelift along with some interior changes. The details come off the back of exclusive details we obtained surrounding a more major facelift of the 2016 Holden WN Caprice V, which we expect to share the same engine...

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Holden Galleries

2016 Holden Barina CDX Review

2016 Holden Barina CDX Review

2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied
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