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.
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Holden Captiva recalled

The popular Holden Captiva 5 and 7 family SUV range was subject to a recall this week involving 2951 units made between 2007 and 2010, because each has the potential to turn on its ignition without driver input...

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2015 Holden Colorado 7 LTZ Review: Sand driving

2015 Holden Colorado 7 LTZ Review: Sand driving

Sponsored by Holden. Life is busy - too often we plan to do something on the weekend, get away from it all, escape the everyday - and rarely do. But what if you actually did all those things? Sand driving is one of those 'that would be fun' ideas that too-often end up falling victim to couch-time or a BBQ and beers...

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$50,995

Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true
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Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true

Canada has sold its last remaining shares in General Motors, ending a period of government investment in the American automaker. The move was announced earlier this week, as the federal government sold 73.4 million shares in GM to Goldman Sachs. The Canadian government's block of shares represent around 4.6 percent of GM's outstanding stock...


2015 Chevrolet Spark turbocharged hot-hatch a chance
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2015 Chevrolet Spark turbocharged hot-hatch a chance

The 2015 Chevrolet Spark was revealed today at the Seoul motor show with a 1.4-litre four-cylinder atmo petrol engine, but something punchier could be on the cards. CarAdvice asked president and CEO of GM Korea, Sergio Rocha, about the possibility of a turbocharged Spark entering production, giving the company a miniature hot hatch...


2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED
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2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has been unveiled simultaneously at the New York and Seoul motor shows, previewing the design of the new-generation Holden Barina Spark that will launch in Australia early next year. General Motors’ completely redesigned micro hatch claims to take big steps forward in performance, efficiency and refinement, while gaining a host of new connectivity and safety features...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu possible in right-hand drive
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu possible in right-hand drive

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu made its debut at today’s New York auto show, launching with three engine choices including a hybrid variant. The Malibu, which in Australia is sold as a Holden Malibu in its current-generation, is going up against the likes of Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata. The new Malibu will go into production in late 2015 for the U...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu revealed

The larger, lighter, more efficient and more technologically advanced 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has been unveiled at the New York motor show. The ninth-generation Malibu is now almost five metres long, growing 58mm to 4.92m, while its wheelbase is also 91mm longer than the outgoing eighth-generation sedan, measuring 2.83m...


Holden Colorado Z71 : Lion brand's Ranger Wildtrak fighter spotted in production trim
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Holden Colorado Z71 : Lion brand's Ranger Wildtrak fighter spotted in production trim

An undisguised Holden Colorado Z71 , believed to be the Lion brand's answer to the Ford Ranger Wildtrak, was spotted in Melbourne overnight. The top spec 4x4 Colorado features a new-look nudge bar, roof rails and integrated sports bar on the ute bed, as well as decals on the bonnet and doors to help differentiate the Z71 from the rest of the range...


2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review: 1.4L Turbo Long Term Report 1
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review: 1.4L Turbo Long Term Report 1

The CA Melbourne Team jump on the compact SUV bandwagon with the Holden Trax LTZ long termer

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$29,990

2016 Opel Astra spied on the road in Europe
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2016 Opel Astra spied on the road in Europe

Our spy photographers have snapped photos of the next-generation Opel Astra on public roads in Europe, giving us our clearest look yet at the next-generation hatchback. Compared to earlier prototypes, the latest pre-production versions of the Astra are clothed with production body work, bumpers and lighting...


Holden Sandman name returns
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Holden Sandman name returns

Holden has dusted off the legendary Sandman badge in a bid to evoke some nostalgia 40 years after the nameplate premiered. The company, alas, has not brought back the famed panel van. But what it has done is deck out the SV6 and SS-V VF Commodore Sportwagon and Ute with some groovy ‘70s-style accoutrements...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed

The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu range will include a conventional hybrid version using bits of technology from the new Volt plug-in. As we know, Chevrolet’s all-new mid-sized staple premieres in regular petrol form in New York next week. The petrol-electric version will be the US market’s efficiency leader. Under the bonnet is a new direct-injection 1...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu to debut Teen Driver safety system
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu to debut Teen Driver safety system

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will debut a new Teen Driver safety system when it makes its world premiere at next week’s New York motor show. Similar to rival Ford’s MyKey technology that we checked out late last year, Chevy’s Teen Driver system allows parents to automatically configure the Malibu to its safest settings when a young driver gets behind the wheel...


Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle
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Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle

Holden was Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle make in 2014, according to the latest data released today from Victoria Police and the Crime Statistics Agency. A mantle it has held consecutively since 2010, Holden led the automotive pack of pinched property ahead of Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Honda, with lion-stamped product comprising 15...


2015 Holden Cruze SRi-V Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Cruze SRi-V Review

Is this a face you could love? We jump into the freshly facelifted 2015 Holden Cruze SRi-V...

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$27,140 - $29,340

Next-gen Chevrolet Spark interior revealed in photo from production line
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Next-gen Chevrolet Spark interior revealed in photo from production line

The interior of the next-generation Chevrolet Spark has been revealed for the first time, thanks to photos which have been smuggled out from its Korean factory. Taken, seemingly, by a production line worker on his or her smartphone, the photo was initially posted on Korean website Bobaedream before being republished by Carscoops...


Holden Colorado 7 Review : Caravan road trip
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Holden Colorado 7 Review : Caravan road trip

Sponsored by Holden

It’s something we’ve all wanted to do: pack up the family and hit the road – for a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Australia. Now while you can simply roll up a swag and camp under the stars, plenty of Australians are looking to caravans and mobile homes to make the adventure a more comfortable one...


Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image
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Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image

A promotional image from General Motors has been leaked and published online, and it gives us our best view yet of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Malibu. The leaked image, which promotes all of the new passenger car models that Chevy will debut this year in the US, comes hot on the heels of official info from GM about the next-gen Malibu and Barina Spark...


Chevrolet Spark teased ahead of New York, Seoul reveal
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Chevrolet Spark teased ahead of New York, Seoul reveal

The next-generation Chevrolet Spark has been teased ahead of its official debut at the New York and Seoul motor shows. Although framed by shadow and darkness, the GM-issued teaser image confirms the authenticity of the undisguised photos that CarAdvice published at the beginning of February...


Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning pricing and specifications
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Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning pricing and specifications

The Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition will go on sale later this month priced from $37,490 before on-road costs. The SV6 Lightning – the name was picked from more than 1000 entries in Holden’s ‘Name that Commodore’ Facebook competition – commands a $1500 premium over the SV6 sedan and $4000 over the SV6 Ute on which it’s based...


2014 Holden Cruze Review: South Melbourne to Castlemaine weekender
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Holden Cruze Review: South Melbourne to Castlemaine weekender

Dave takes the 2014 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series to Castlemaine to quench a craving...

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$27,990

Next-gen Chevrolet Malibu to debut in New York, will lose 135kg
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Next-gen Chevrolet Malibu to debut in New York, will lose 135kg

The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will debut at the 2015 New York motor show at the beginning of April. GM claims that the new Malibu has been developed with a "blank slate approach" and the new sedan will sit upon an "entirely new architecture". The new car will tip the scales about 135 kilograms lighter than the current car thanks to the extensive use of high-strength steels...


Holden introduces lifetime capped-price servicing for all models ever sold in Australia
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Holden introduces lifetime capped-price servicing for all models ever sold in Australia

Every Holden ever built will now be covered by a new lifetime capped-price service program, with the Australian arm of General Motors claiming the program will cover more than 2.5 million cars. Holden's Capped Price Service (CPS) program will launch from 1 March, 2015, and Holden claims the program will ensure "customers always know how much their service will cost"...


2015 Holden Captiva 7 Active on sale now
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2015 Holden Captiva 7 Active on sale now

The new, special edition 2015 Holden Captiva 7 Active has arrived on sale priced at $31,990 driveaway. The seven-seat SUV is based on the Holden Captiva 7 LS front-wheel drive base model, and adds items such as 18-inch alloy wheels, fog-lights, roof rails, leather-trimmed seats and a sunroof. Other standard kit includes a reverse-view camera and 7...


Former GM CEO advises Apple not to enter car making business
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Former GM CEO advises Apple not to enter car making business

Former GM CEO, Daniel Akerson, has spoken on the record about Apple's rumoured plans to build an electric car. In the wake of news that Apple has reportedly setup a top secret car development project, Akerson told Bloomberg Business: "I think somebody is kind of trying to cough up a hairball here. If I were an Apple shareholder, I wouldn’t be very happy...


Holden Colorado Storm — nameplate returns for special edition
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Holden Colorado Storm — nameplate returns for special edition

Holden has dusted off the "Storm" nameplate again, this time on the 2015 Holden Colorado ute. Comprising a bundled kit of accessories, the Holden Colorado Storm adds heated (front) leather seats, black sports and nudge bars, Storm floor mats and bonnet protector — as well as subtle Storm decals — to LTZ 4x4 crew-cab utes...


Holden Insignia VXR production commences
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Holden Insignia VXR production commences

Production of the Holden Insignia VXR performance sedan has commenced in Russelsheim, Germany, ahead of the arrival of the go-fast four-door in the second quarter of 2015. The new Holden Insignia VXR - which is an updated version of the Opel Insignia OPC that was on sale in Australia for just a matter of months before that brand folded - will sit at the top of the brand's European performance model line, which will also consist of the Astra VXR, Astra GTC and the less sporty Cascada convertible...


Holden Cruze : Local production unlikely to survive until 2017
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Holden Cruze : Local production unlikely to survive until 2017

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that local assembly of the Holden Cruze will continue until the company’s planned production shutdown at the end of 2017, meaning an early exit for potentially hundreds of manufacturing workers...


New Barina Spark spotted in Korea ahead of Q1, 2016 Australian debut - UPDATE
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New Barina Spark spotted in Korea ahead of Q1, 2016 Australian debut - UPDATE

The next-generation Chevrolet Spark has been photographed undisguised in Korea ahead of its confirmed Australian premiere with Holden badges in early 2016. Aside from a bit of tape over the Chevy bow tie emblem in the grille, these images, originally posted on the Ferd Facebook page, seem to show a high-spec version of the next-generation Spark in almost production-ready form...


Holden may not be No.1 by 2020, concedes GM executive
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Holden may not be No.1 by 2020, concedes GM executive

The General Motors executive in charge of our region has conceded that Holden may not achieve its ambitious target of dethroning Toyota to become the number one automotive brand in Australia by 2020. GM executive vice president and president of GM International Stefan Jacoby today presented somewhat softened ambitions for the brand following the announcement of the appointment of Australian and former Holden chief financial officer Mark Bernhard to the role of chairman and managing director...