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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...

2018 Holden Commodore First Look Review

Read the full article here. Despite its launch being almost a year-and-a-half away, CarAdvice has been behind the wheel of the 2018 Holden Commodore and can now bring you the full details. Holden allowed CarAdvice, along with a handful of Australian motoring media, into the depths of the company’s design centre to outline the 2018 Holden Commodore, which is due to arrive locally in February 2018...

2017 Holden Colorado Review

Read the full article here. Utes, or trucks (as Holden likes to call them), have exploded in popularity over recent years. Today, Ute sales shine both at the entry level as workhorses and at the top end as lifestyle vehicles. It’s with little surprise that Holden has done everything in its power to ensure the2017 Holden Colorado fits the bill on all fronts...

2017 Opel Ampera - 2016 Paris Motor Show

Finally an affordable, EV city car with a decent 500km range. The Opel Ampera (Chevrolet Bolt) was designed in Australia but sadly is at this stage a left-hand drive only proposition. It shows what can be done however, and we look forward to seeing what GM can produce down the line.

Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?

Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. What's the difference? And which one should you buy? We head out to the DECA skidpad in Shepparton to put all three to the test...

2016 Holden Captiva Review

The Holden Captiva may not be the newest seven-seat large SUV on the market, but with prices starting at $30,490 plus on-road costs, it is one of the most affordable. With a new look and more equipment for 2016, we take a look at the top-spec LTZ seven-seat diesel to see if it can still compete in an increasingly popular segment.  ...

How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Read the article here. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are popping up everywhere – with the majority of manufacturers either already offering the technology in cars in Australia, or planning to in the very near future. It’s essentially software, installed into the infotainment system that gives you access to a simple version of your phones operating system on the car’s media display...

2017 Holden Colorado and Trailblazer engineering development drive

Read the article here. Holden has spent over 100,000km developing and providing engineering input into the 2017 Holden Colorado and Holden Trailblazer — also known as the Chevrolet S10 and Chevrolet Trailblazer. We join Holden engineers over a two day journey to discover what has changed and what impact the Australian engineering team has had on the hugely important project...