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 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...

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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...


Holden appoints new managing director, announces 24 vehicle launches by 2020
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Holden appoints new managing director, announces 24 vehicle launches by 2020

Holden today named Australian and former CFO Mark Bernhard its new chairman and managing director and announced plans for 24 major vehicle launches by 2020 - by which time it has committed to being Australia's top-selling brand. General Motors executive vice president and president of GM International Stefan Jacoby today announced that Bernhard would leave his current position as vice president and CFO of Shanghai GM to head up Holden...


Chevrolet Bolt and Opel companion EV to begin production in 2016
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Chevrolet Bolt and Opel companion EV to begin production in 2016

General Motors will begin production of the Chevrolet Bolt EV as well as a companion Opel model from late 2016, according to a report. Sources have informed Reuters that the company will start producing the Chevrolet Bolt, as well as an as-yet-unnamed Opel derivative, from October 2016 at GM's small-car factory in Orion, a suburb of Detroit...


Opel Corsa OPC revealed with 152kW turbo
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Opel Corsa OPC revealed with 152kW turbo

Overnight GM pulled the sheets off the new Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR hot hatch, which looks barely a pixel different to the leaked images that surfaced the yesterday. Under the bonnet, the Opel Corsa OPC features a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine churning out 152kW of power and 245Nm of torque, with up to 280Nm available on overboost...


Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR photos leaked online
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Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR photos leaked online

Purported promotional images of the new Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR have been leaked online a day ahead of the car's official unveiling. It's widely expected that the Corsa OPC/VXR will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out around 150kW of power and 250Nm of torque for the front wheels to handle...


Holden Commodore Sportwagon Auto Parking
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Holden Commodore Sportwagon Auto Parking

Standard in all Holden Commodore VF models is automated parking, including sedan, ute and Sportwagon , and the base model Holden Commodore Evoke.

It's a first for a locally produced car, offering semi-automatic parallel and perpendicular parking (the car controls the steering; the driver controls the speed).


2015 Holden Ute Review : SS V Redline
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2015 Holden Ute Review : SS V Redline

Freshly updated for 2015, the flagship SS V Redline Holden Ute is a genuine class above...

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Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March
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Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March

Holden has confirmed its new special edition Commodore will be named SV6 Lightning when it goes on sale in about two months’ time. The Lightning name was selected from more than 4000 entries and amid vigorous online debate as part of Holden’s ‘Name that Commodore’ Facebook competition earlier this month...


Australia Day Special : Holden Ute v Holden Sportwagon
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Australia Day Special : Holden Ute v Holden Sportwagon

James and Dave hit the skidpan in two rear-wheel-drive V8-powered Holdens to find out which is best at helping out your mates on Australia Day.

G'day!

A BBQ is a tradition on January 26th - Australia Day.

But when you need someone to bring all the gear, who do you call - your mate with a ute or your mate with a wagon?

The guys from CarAdvice...


Holden-badged Opel Cascada spotted in Melbourne
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Holden-badged Opel Cascada spotted in Melbourne

Following on from Holden's announcement in May 2014 that the Opel Cascada, the Opel Astra GTC three-door, Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch and Opel Insignia OPC would find their way into Australia in 2015, CarAdvice has spotted a Holden badge wearing Opel Cascada in Melbourne. Holden's Cascada will be the first convertible to grace the Holden lineup in almost 8 years, since the demise of the Holden Astra Twin Top in 2009...


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


Holden Ute v Holden Sportwagon : Australia Day Special

Holden Ute v Holden Sportwagon : Australia Day Special

Australia Day means a lot of different things to different people. For some it's a celebration stemming from the arrival of the First Fleet back in 1788, while for others it's a solemn reminder of our nation's less-than-humane beginnings. For us here at CarAdvice though, it's a day to relax and pay homage to what we love about this country: BBQs and rear-wheel-drive cars powered by big V8 engines...


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


Holden Colorado 7 Approach and Departure Angles
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Holden Colorado 7 Approach and Departure Angles

We get the Holden Colorado 7 dirty to see how this 4x4 SUV handles hills and gullies when you take it off the blacktop.


Holden Commodore nameplate to continue beyond 2017
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Holden Commodore nameplate to continue beyond 2017

The iconic Holden Commodore nameplate will live on beyond the closure of the company’s Australian factories in 2017 and its continuation as a full-line vehicle importer.  Holden has confirmed it will retain its most famous nameplate, which has been in continuous use since 1978, once it begins importing a successor to the current locally made model from 2018, believed at this early stage to be from Europe...


2015 Holden Cruze : New face and features for updated model; diesel and 1.4 turbo axed
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2015 Holden Cruze : New face and features for updated model; diesel and 1.4 turbo axed

The 2015 Holden Cruze will land in showrooms on January 20 with a new front-end design and a number of extra features, but with an engine line-up that has been cut in half. Official images and details of the 2015 Cruze come just days after CarAdvice captured spy shots of the updated Australian-made small car testing alongside a new Corsa VXR hot-hatch...


Chevrolet Bolt Design Interview : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015
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Chevrolet Bolt Design Interview : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015

The Chevrolet Bolt EV concept crossover may be the second Australian designed and built concept car to debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show (the first was the Buick Avenir large sedan), but arguably it is the smaller model that is the most important...


Holden “a portfolio that needs improvement”, admits exec who vows increased consistency in future line-up
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Holden “a portfolio that needs improvement”, admits exec who vows increased consistency in future line-up

General Motors vice president of design Ed Welburn has admitted the current Holden line-up “needs improvement”, vowing to put consistency back into the future range with a plan that has “thrilled” Australian dealers. Welburn recognises that in the future there needs to be consistency of design language across all Holden products so customers are not confused by a varied array of models...


2015 Holden Cruze and Holden Corsa VXR spied in Melbourne
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2015 Holden Cruze and Holden Corsa VXR spied in Melbourne

CarAdvice has spotted a camouflaged prototype of what is tipped to become the Holden Corsa VXR undergoing testing in Melbourne alongside a partially disguised 2015 Holden Cruze. Pictured in this exclusive set of photographs is the updated Corsa VXR, the hot-hatch version of the Corsa city car that was previously sold in Australia as the Opel Corsa OPC...


Buick Avenir ready for rear-drive platform sharing, Australian team to be involved
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Buick Avenir ready for rear-drive platform sharing, Australian team to be involved

At the Detroit motor show this time last year, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus spelled out the future of his rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan platforms in no uncertain terms. “[Future] platform and component sharing is the name of the game to reduce costs,” the German-born ex-BMW executive told CarAdvice...


Buick Avenir First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015
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Buick Avenir First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015

It’s no surprise that only General Motors insiders have confirmed the just-released, Australian-designed Buick Avenir concept is underpinned by the company’s brand new Omega platform set for application in the 2016 Cadillac CT6 – or the American luxury division’s new S-Class and 7 Series rival...


2018 Holden Commodore : Australian designers and engineers heavily involved in VF successor
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2018 Holden Commodore : Australian designers and engineers heavily involved in VF successor

The replacement for the Holden Commodore – whether it retains its name or not – will not simply be a rebadged version of the next-generation Opel Insignia. Holden designers and engineers are now confirmed to be deeply involved in the project, which still has around three years of development time remaining, with mules confirmed to be in testing at the local General Motors arm’s Lang Lang proving ground outside Melbourne, Victoria, that was only recently saved from being sold off...


Meet the Australian-designed and built concept car that could “change the industry” worldwide
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Meet the Australian-designed and built concept car that could “change the industry” worldwide

The pure electric Chevrolet Bolt SUV concept revealed this week in Detroit might be the most significant job ever undertaken by Holden’s Melbourne-based design and fabrication team, according to General Motors International vice-president of design Mike Simcoe...