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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

2017 Holden Trailblazer Review

A new name and a fresh look, but the biggest and best updates to the Holden Trailblazer are all on the inside.

2016 Holden Colorado 7 Review: run-out round-up

Holden is retiring the Colorado 7 name with the Trailblazer special edition. There’s lots of gear and plenty of value to be had if tourin’, towin’ and adventurin’ are your thing.

2017 Holden Colorado Review

It's finally here — the new Holden Colorado. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to see if the 2017 Holden Colorado has the goods to take on the competition.

2017 Holden Colorado and Trailblazer engineering development drive

It's not uncommon for members of the public to spy pre-development vehicles being driven around the traps by manufacturers ahead of their launches. It's less common when the vehicles being driven are not produced in Australia. And, it's even less common when we're allowed to drive them...

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Holden Videos

Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?

Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. What's the difference? And which one should you buy? We head out to the DECA skidpad in Shepparton to put all three to the test...

2016 Holden Captiva Review

The Holden Captiva may not be the newest seven-seat large SUV on the market, but with prices starting at $30,490 plus on-road costs, it is one of the most affordable. With a new look and more equipment for 2016, we take a look at the top-spec LTZ seven-seat diesel to see if it can still compete in an increasingly popular segment.  ...

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 Holden Spark LS Walkaround

Read the article here. The Holden Spark replaces the Holden Barina Spark and is an exciting new option in the micro car segment. It’s cheap and has something that’s hard to find in a car this size. The Spark range starts from $13,990 (before on-road costs) for the base model LS with a manual transmission...

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Holden Comparisons

Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison

The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon were long the default options for families wanting a bucketload of space, a sporty drive and a powerful six-cylinder engine. And let’s not forget the somewhat less inspiring Toyota Aurion, too. Sometimes forgotten though, and somewhat pushed off to the side, is the mid-sized Subaru Liberty — especially in 3...

Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent

Australia’s Micro Car market has been a hive of activity lately. Two brand new models have arrived, the Holden Spark and Kia Picanto, while the Mitsubishi Mirage has been updated. Add to this list the 15-month old Suzuki Celerio, and you have a mean little quartet of bargain-basement offerings. Each of these baby cars bring something unique to the table...

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...

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Holden News

2017 Holden Astra preliminary specs and pricing revealed, on sale in December - UPDATE

UPDATE: Holden has released official pricing and further details for the 2017 Astra range. See bottom of article for details The first details on what to expect from the 2017 Holden Astra range have been revealed on the company's website...

2018 Holden Equinox: GM reveals new global SUV in Chevrolet form - UPDATE

General Motors has revealed what will become the 2018 Holden Equinox, due here next year. Exact timing is still to be confirmed, although it is expected that a late-2017 debut is on the cards. Unveiled in the US today as the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the new SUV will replace the ageing Captiva and retire the name...

Holden invests $6 million in Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at Lang Lang

Holden Australia will spend $6 million on a new Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at its top secret Lang Lang proving ground. Speaking at the recent launch of the Holden Colorado, Holden vehicle development manager Jeremy Tassone told CarAdvice that the implementation of a Euro 6 testing facility at Lang Lang would allow its local engineers to work on international product...

HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017

The future of Holden's performance arm, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), is unclear with no agreement struck between Holden and HSV beyond 2017. Premoso Pty Ltd, the company that operates HSV in Australia, filed documents with ASIC in May this year that show profits for financial year 2015 had dropped from a little over $5.7 million in 2014 to just over $3...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2014 Holden Captiva 7 Lt (AWD) Review

I am the lucky recipient of a 2014 Holden Captiva LT 2.2 diesel. Spoiler alert it's a company car. It's got 30,000km-ish on it. As a company car it's great, it does everything it needs to do (plus I get a new one next year, nice huh?) however would I part with my own money for it? Let's find out. The good bits...

2013 Holden Volt Hybrid Review

I've owned my Volt for the past 7 months and have only been to the petrol station twice !!! It drives fantastic and is saving me a fortune in fuel. I was spending $800 a month running 2 cars, now our main car is a Volt and our second car is a Prius. The Volt is incredibly smooth to drive and has great acceleration with low down torque...

2016 Holden Colorado LTZ (4x4) Review

**DISCLAIMER - This is not my car, but is owned by my father. I have driven it quite a few times while at home on holidays without my car, these are my experiences** I've always had and driven small cars and performance sedans, like my old tuned Audi A4 and my current Fiesta ST so getting in a car that's almost as big as a house was a little disconcerting, especially when backing out of the driveway without using my trusty rear camera in the Fiesta...

2016 Holden Captiva 7 LTZ (AWD) Review

I traded my 2012 Prado on a new Captiva LTZ 2.2 diesel and I am glad I did. This SUV has way more gadgets than a $65 grand Prado has, it drives great, has heaps of grunt and fuel economy is around the same if not better. It also can tow the same and we only paid 38k. I think GM has got it right with this new model finally...

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