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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 Commodore SV6 Black Edition review

Holden has thrown a bunch of goodies at the SV6 sedan, but does the Black Edition still cut it in the sports sedan stakes?

2017 Holden Astra review

The 2017 Holden Astra may be a small car, but it's a big deal for the Lion brand...

2018 Holden Commodore Review: New Opel Insignia driven in Australia

Don't worry, you don't need to get your eyes checked. You read it right, we've just driven the 2018 Holden Commodore, in prototype form - and it's a cracker. The next-generation Commodore will be based entirely on the Opel Insignia. In fact, it won't receive any panel or body changes, aside from Holden badges...

2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report three

After hanging onto the Insignia for an additional month, we take a look at how it tours across our country.

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Holden Videos

2016 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series Hatch Review

Read the full article here. Don’t judge a book by its cover. It’s a mantra imparted by generations of mild-mannered grandparents and other learned and worldly individuals, to encourage the younger set to look past what is immediately presented and discover true value beneath. It has been applied to people, environments, media, books (obviously) and in the case of the 2016 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series, cars...

2017 Holden Astra review

Read the full article here. Apparently this is a big deal – it’s the 2017 Holden Astra, the seventh generation model to bear that nameplate to be sold in Australia. From its early roots as a badge-engineered offshoot of the Nissan Pulsar to the glory days of the late 1990s and early 2000s where the Holden Astra ran second only to the Toyota Corolla in the small car segment with 28,500 sales (in 2001), the new model is, the brand claims, vital...

2017 Holden Trailblazer Review

Read the full article here. Colorado 7 who? Holden have thrown a major update at its seven-seat, off-road wagon, which includes a name change to Trailblazer. There’s a new face, new interior and a stack of new equipment. Engineers have also dealt with ride, steering, noise and vibration to produce a much better vehicle...

2018 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia — A look at the camouflage

Read the full article here. Today we were able to confirm, as had been expected, that the 2018 Holden Commodore will indeed be based on the next-generation Opel Insignia due to launch in mid-2017. While it's a special car for Australia because it will replace the Commodore we know and love, it's also special because of the type of camouflage used on its body...

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Holden Comparisons

Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Holden Colorado Z71 comparison

This is the new Ford versus Holden battleground. Forget sedans, forget V8s: diesel dual-cab utes are where these two brands stand to garner the most credibility among their true blue Aussie buyers in the coming years. As a result we’ve brought together the Ford Ranger Wildtrak and its heavily updated rival, the Holden Colorado Z71, for a duel...

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...

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Holden News

2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon revealed in photoshoot slip-up

The next-generation 2018 Holden Commodore hatch and wagon have been spied completely undisguised, in their overseas Opel Insignia form, during a photo and video shoot. Despite the German plates on these vehicles, this promotional shoot actually took place in California...

Holden winds up engine production ahead of 2017 manufacturing end

Today is the day. The last bolt has been tightened on the last Australian-made V6, with Holden today following Ford into ending local engine production. As it did for Ford, today marks a step toward ending Holden's entire Australian manufacturing program. But, while Ford continued to build engines until just weeks before Falcon and Territory production ended, Holden intends to continue building the Commodore through to the end of 2017...

2017 Holden Barina pricing and specs: Updated hatch lands, outgoing model in runout - UPDATE

UPDATE, November 28: The revised Barina range has now gone official, with RRP pricing released today. See bottom of article. November 22: Initial pricing and specifications have been revealed for the facelifted 2017 Holden Barina range on the company's website, while the outgoing model is now in runout-sales mode...

CarAdvice podcast 31: 2018 Mustang leaked, Kodiaq review, WRC and LA report, and LHD conversions!

Paul returns from the LA Motor Show and gives us his hits and misses, and Dave is fresh (and dusty) from the WRC. In car news this week, we feature the 2018 Ford Mustang details being leaked, 2017 Suzuki S-Cross and Holden Barina pricing and specs, Dodge Charger and Challenger being investigated for a RHD conversion, 2018 LDV T60 ute is revealed and the Honda Jazz infotainment unit gets an update, but it's missing something very important! We talk to James Ward about the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq, which he drove on its launch in Minorca...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2016 Holden Commodore SS Black Edition review

I purchased a 2016 manual SS Black edition commodore in September 2016, and have owned it for just 6 weeks. With Holden shutting the doors for manufacturing in Australia soon, I couldn't help but feel like I would be missing out one of the best cars Australia has ever made had I decided against purchasing the Commodore...

2016 Holden Captiva 5 LS (FWD) Review

We shopped the entry-model Captiva against the entry-model Hyundai Tucson. The interior of the Captiva seemed more upmarket, the size was bigger and the price was about $4000 cheaper. We were impressed with the economy of such a large car when using regular petrol and liked that it was smooth and quiet...

2010 Holden Commodore S Review

Before I dwelve into his review, I think it may be necessary to disclose a few items: 1) I am a self-confessed nut on all things Commodore related; 2) I'm not a middle aged gentleman with 3 kids, instead a 23 year old wagonista; and 3) I have been longing for a VE since my 13 year old self watched via simulcast the Ignition SSV roll down the catwalk at the Melbourne Convention Centre one rainy Sunday morning in July 2016 (even got a bit tearful)...

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...

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