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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.
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2016 Chevrolet Volt spied

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been caught undergoing testing ahead of its expected debut next year. The all-new petrol-electric hybrid model will reportedly be built on the same underpinnings as the next-generation Cruze small car, a move that will save General Motors significant engineering and development costs and also shave the price of the car significantly...

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Family SUV Comparison : Toyota Kluger v Nissan Pathfinder v Jeep Grand Cherokee v Ford Territory v Holden Captiva 7 v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-9
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Family SUV Comparison : Toyota Kluger v Nissan Pathfinder v Jeep Grand Cherokee v Ford Territory v Holden Captiva 7 v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-9

In 2013 large SUV models formed the fourth most popular segment in the country. Fast forward to first quarter 2014 and the large SUV class is now the second most popular, overtaking utes and light cars. Australians clearly love big, high-riding practical cars, purchasing more than 10,000 large SUVs each month. Seven of the top 10 selling large SUV models are tested here...


Collingwood Edition Holden Commodore released
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Collingwood Edition Holden Commodore released

They’ve long been the butt of offensive and often unfair jokes, but Collingwood fans are now being spoilt rotten - first discounted dental, and now with the chance to make a mark with a limited edition Holden Commodore. The Holden VF Commodore can now be enhanced with an option package, to commemorate the car maker's sponsorship of the Collingwood Football Club...


2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise
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2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise

The Holden Cruze is set for a new look, with a revised version of the US market Chevrolet small car scheduled to debut at the 2014 New York auto show. While a far cry from the all-new Cruze that will be revealed in Chinese-market specification at the Beijing auto show next week, the facelifted 2015 Chevrolet Cruze - which is built and sold as a Holden in Australia in sedan and hatchback form - sees the integration of some exterior styling cues from the bow-tie brand's Impala large sedan and Malibu mid-sizer...


Holden aims to overtake Toyota as No.1 by 2020
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Holden aims to overtake Toyota as No.1 by 2020

Holden wants to become Australia’s favourite brand again – within just three years of ending local manufacturing in 2017. The company’s newly appointed boss, Gerry Dorizas, revealed the bold intention at his first meeting with Australian media on Thursday evening...


Holden design studio to survive beyond 2017
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Holden design studio to survive beyond 2017

Holden will continue to design cars beyond 2017, but the vehicles will be advanced styling previews for models that could be sold around the world in the likes of North America, China, India and in some cases Australia. The confirmation follows last December’s announcement that Holden would cease local manufacturing in three years’ time and secures 140 jobs in the year the Port Melbourne-based design studio celebrates its 50th year...


Holden Colorado 7 v Isuzu MU-X :: Comparison review
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Holden Colorado 7 v Isuzu MU-X : Comparison review

Holden's rugged SUV feels more at home off the road than on it, as Matt Campbell finds out.


Holden Cruze recall :: 2712 cars called back over driveshaft issue, including 600 repaired in 2013
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Holden Cruze recall : 2712 cars called back over driveshaft issue, including 600 repaired in 2013

A driveshaft issue affecting 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the US has also forced 2712 Holden Cruze sedans and hatchbacks to be recalled in Australia, including more than 600 for the second time in little more than six months. Unlike the US recall that affects Cruze sedans powered by the company’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, the local recall applies to Cruze 1...


2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The second-generation Chevrolet Cruze has been photographed in China, revealing General Motors’ all-new global small car undisguised inside and out for the first time. The images, first published by motoring blog Auto Sohu, show the Chinese version of the Chevrolet Cruze, which will differ from the version sold in established markets around the world but is expected to share some cues with the global model from a design perspective...


Holden Calais Review: a genuine luxury car for $39,990?
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Holden Calais Review: a genuine luxury car for $39,990?

Jez Spinks finds out if the luxury version of the Commodore stands up as a premium car.


Small SUV Comparison : Holden Trax v Ford EcoSport v Suzuki S-Cross v Peugeot 2008 v Nissan Juke v Mitsubishi ASX
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Small SUV Comparison : Holden Trax v Ford EcoSport v Suzuki S-Cross v Peugeot 2008 v Nissan Juke v Mitsubishi ASX

Buyers and manufacturers are obsessed with all things SUV at the moment, with soaring sales leading to massive expansions plans of high-riding hatchbacks and wagons with tough styling. So it comes as no surprise, then, that a new ultra-small SUV market has emerged beneath the RAV4 and CX-5 compact class...


Isuzu MU-X v Holden Colorado 7 : Video review
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Isuzu MU-X v Holden Colorado 7 : Video review

They may share critical components, but these two seven-seat off-roaders are quite different beasts.


New Car Safety Technology: NRMA Crashed Car Showroom
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New Car Safety Technology: NRMA Crashed Car Showroom

Car safety technology has come a long way over the years. In Australia new cars are generally well equipped and manufacturers are working hard to score 5 star ANCAP ratings for new models. But recent research by NRMA Insurance has found the overwhelming majority of people don't feel they know enough about car safety.


Ford Fiesta Sport v Holden Barina RS : Comparison review
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Ford Fiesta Sport v Holden Barina RS : Comparison review

The Ford Fiesta Sport offers enough mumbo to match its ambitious badge.


Small Car Comparison : Toyota Corolla v Mazda 3 v Holden Cruze v Hyundai Elantra
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Small Car Comparison : Toyota Corolla v Mazda 3 v Holden Cruze v Hyundai Elantra

Small sedans are generally not quite as popular as small hatchbacks in Australia. The newly released Toyota Corolla sedan is expected to snare only a 20 per cent share of the nameplate’s sales this year, while the Hyundai Elantra is outsold by its i30 sibling five-to-one...


Holden design studio : lead designer insists value in local operations
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Holden design studio : lead designer insists value in local operations

The design manager for General Motors Australia Design believes the US car maker can't afford to lose the company's Port Melbourne-based facility as it approaches the end of local vehicle manufacturing in 2017...


Holden Barina RS v Ford Fiesta Sport video review.
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Holden Barina RS v Ford Fiesta Sport video review.

Ford v Holden takes on a new meaning in this sporty hatchback battle.


Holden future product lines : European approach firms for new-generation models
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Holden future product lines : European approach firms for new-generation models

A return to European-sourced Holden cars appears to be gathering momentum. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Holden imported the Barina, Astra and Vectra from Europe (the latter was also assembled locally in 1998 and 1999), before switching to South Korean-made equivalents of those cars - badged Barina, Cruze and Epica/Malibu...


Car sales February 2014 : winners and losers
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Car sales February 2014 : winners and losers

Sales of the Holden Commodore continued to surge in February, the first full month of sales since the brand's local manufacturing closure announcement, tallying 2777 units (60.2 per cent up on February 2013) for a 51.7 per cent increase year to date...


Holden appoints Gerry Dorizas new chairman and managing director
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Holden appoints Gerry Dorizas new chairman and managing director

Gerry Dorizas has been appointed the new chairman and managing director of GM Holden. A 22-year veteran of the global automotive industry, Dorizas will be charged with the task of overseeing the shutdown of Holden’s South Australian and Victorian manufacturing operations and guiding its transition from vehicle producer to full-line importer by the end of 2017...


Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40
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Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40

Medium is the new large. By 2017 when the large car segment will have been thrown into further disarray with the loss of the Ford Falcon and question marks surrounding imported replacements for the Holden Commodore and Toyota Aurion, it really has to be. The mass exodus from large six-cylinder family sedans that has happened in recent years, however, hasn’t been the expected boon for medium cars...

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Holden Trax Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Holden Trax Review

Why the Trax is the best SUV Holden currently offers...

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Opel Adam gets three-cylinder turbo; next Holden Astra set to follow
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Opel Adam gets three-cylinder turbo; next Holden Astra set to follow

A new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engine will debut in the Opel Adam at the Geneva motor show next month, the company has confirmed, as "the first in a completely new family of small displacement gasoline engines that will grow further over the next years...


Australian Holden Cruze manufacturing under a cloud of uncertainty
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Australian Holden Cruze manufacturing under a cloud of uncertainty

Australian workers currently building the Holden Cruze small car may be out of a job prior to the company’s planned closure of its Elizabeth manufacturing facilities in 2017. CarAdvice has received spy shots of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze sedan that is reportedly set for a global launch in 2015 – indicating a new model could be available for Holden to import to Australia two years ahead of its deadline to stop local production...


Holden exit "won
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Holden exit "won't crash" South Australian economy, says Deloitte

The planned closure of Holden's manufacturing operations in 2017 will slow but "won't crash" South Australia's economy, according to a new economic report. Despite the local car maker's impending exit, Deloitte Access Economics' quarterly Business Outlook report predicts continued annual economic growth in the state of around one per cent for the next four years – about half that of the rest of the country...


GM too focused on infotainment at expense of driving, admits exec
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GM too focused on infotainment at expense of driving, admits exec

The outgoing president of General Motors North America and incumbent executive vice president of product development Mark Reuss has confessed that the company had prioritised infotainment development over engineering...


GM boss wipes hands of Opel Australia and Chevrolet Europe failures
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GM boss wipes hands of Opel Australia and Chevrolet Europe failures

One of the most senior executives within General Motors has distanced himself from the company’s previous management responsible for the failed decision to bring both Opel to Australia, and Chevrolet into Europe. Speaking with CarAdvice days after his role switched from president of General Motors North America to executive vice president of global development, Mark Reuss refused to associate himself with the failed brand introductions...


Holden Barina Spark : US twin tops city cars in IIHS crash test
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Holden Barina Spark : US twin tops city cars in IIHS crash test

The US version of the Holden Barina Spark was the only city car from a group of 11 to achieve an 'acceptable' rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) latest round of small overlap front crash testing...


Industry minister dismisses SA premier
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Industry minister dismisses SA premier's post-Holden plan as pre-election stunt

Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has dismissed South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill's post-Holden plan for the state as a pre-election stunt with no substance. Weatherill yesterday announced his rescue plan for workers displaced by Holden's decision to cease production by the end of 2017, proposing 14 initiatives targeted at re-skilling and re-employing workers and supporting the diversification of industries and employment opportunities in South Australia...


South Australia reveals post-Holden job plan
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South Australia reveals post-Holden job plan

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced his rescue plan for workers displaced by Holden's decision to cease production by the end of 2017. Dubbed 'Our Jobs Plan', the proposal includes a four-year, $60 million state government commitment to 14 initiatives designed to prepare South Australia for Holden’s manufacturing exit, and asks for an additional $330 million commitment from the Federal Government...