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Holden Commodore Magnum: New record breaking Nurburgring lap time still on the cards

In June 2013 Holden set a world record — the fastest ute to lap the famous Nurburgring circuit. The time set was 8:19:47, making it not only the fastest ute, but one of the fastest cars to lap the German track. Now, Holden is saying a new record could still be on the cards. Using a Holden Commodore SS-V Redline ute with the previous generation 6...

Confirmed: Holden plant will shut October 20

Holden has announced October 20, 2017 as the date it will shut the doors of its Elizabeth car plant outside of Adelaide for the final time, and become a full-line vehicle importer. Holden has assembled vehicles for domestic and export markets at Elizabeth since 1963. Nearly 1000 employees will remain in production, engineering and support roles until production ends...

Here's what a 2018 Holden Ute could look like

Check out the latest handiwork from renowned rendering artist Theophilus Chin, showing what a theoretical (but utterly unlikely) 2018 Holden Ute may look like. The rendering, run on CarScoops, shows how the new Opel Insignia hatch and wagon, which will become the imported Holden Commodore from early 2018, would rock the famous ute body...

Iconic Aussie ute immortalised as wooden toy: Your chance to win!

The quintessential Australian leisure machine, the humble ute, has been reimagined as a wooden play set, just in time for Christmas. Developed by Australian homewares company, Make Me Iconic, the bright orange ute bares a strong resemblance to an HQ Holden (or an HJ/HX/HZ) which gives it a bit of a nostalgic feel...

Deals On Wheels - tradie special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

Deals On Wheels for June 18: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

Deals on wheels — March 11

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Toyota HiLux WorkMate 4x4 dual-cab Toyota has never really had to discount new-generation HiLuxes much before...

2016 Holden VFII Ute unveiled at Deni Ute Muster

The final piece of Holden's VFII series puzzle, the two-seat Commodore Ute, has been shown to the public for the first time at the 2015 Deni Ute Muster. As with its passenger siblings, the 2016 Holden VFII Ute features  a 304kW/570Nm LS3 V8 engine in SS models, while other changes are likewise in-line with the sedan and wagon, including keyless entry and start, and the all-important bi-model exhaust system...

Australia doesn’t love utes – it loves pick-up trucks

I call a ute a ute. I don’t call it a pick-up. I don’t call it a truck (although I like the macho nature of the word truck). It’s clear, however, that the word 'ute' is being phased out of car company marketing chit-chat, and it could well be that buyers are following the same path...

Weekend deals on wheels: Big discounts on new cars

It’s time for the latest installment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

Holden Ute: pumped Aussie test mule for next-gen mid-engine Corvette spied

A mid-engined Holden SS V ute to mark the end of production? We wish. What you see here is, according to US publication Car and Driver, an early prototype of a mid-engined Corvette C8 rumoured to be in the pipeline for the US brand's 2017 model year. The (speculated) early Corvette C8 prototype uses the 5040mm long, 1899mm wide body of the Holden Commodore SS V Ute, which appears to be in VE Series II guise...