2016 Opel Astra spied on the road in Europe

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2016 Opel Astra spied on the road in Europe

Our spy photographers have snapped photos of the next-generation Opel Astra on public roads in Europe, giving us our clearest look yet at the next-generation hatchback. Compared to earlier prototypes, the latest pre-production versions of the Astra are clothed with production body work, bumpers and lighting...

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Holden Sandman name returns
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Holden Sandman name returns

Holden has dusted off the legendary Sandman badge in a bid to evoke some nostalgia 40 years after the nameplate premiered. The company, alas, has not brought back the famed panel van. But what it has done is deck out the SV6 and SS-V VF Commodore Sportwagon and Ute with some groovy ‘70s-style accoutrements...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed

The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu range will include a conventional hybrid version using bits of technology from the new Volt plug-in. As we know, Chevrolet’s all-new mid-sized staple premieres in regular petrol form in New York next week. The petrol-electric version will be the US market’s efficiency leader. Under the bonnet is a new direct-injection 1...


Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle
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Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle

Holden was Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle make in 2014, according to the latest data released today from Victoria Police and the Crime Statistics Agency. A mantle it has held consecutively since 2010, Holden led the automotive pack of pinched property ahead of Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Honda, with lion-stamped product comprising 15...


2015 Holden Cruze SRi-V Review
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2015 Holden Cruze SRi-V Review

Is this a face you could love? We jump into the freshly facelifted 2015 Holden Cruze SRi-V...


Next-gen Chevrolet Spark interior revealed in photo from production line
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Next-gen Chevrolet Spark interior revealed in photo from production line

The interior of the next-generation Chevrolet Spark has been revealed for the first time, thanks to photos which have been smuggled out from its Korean factory. Taken, seemingly, by a production line worker on his or her smartphone, the photo was initially posted on Korean website Bobaedream before being republished by Carscoops...


Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure
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Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure

The Coalition government today shelved plans to cut $500 million in assistance to the Australian car industry between now and 2017. It is ostensibly a bid to ensure the three local car-makers do not shutter their factories earlier than planned in 2016/17, though detractors are calling for more and questioning the purpose of proposing the controversial cuts in the first place...


Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image
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Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image

A promotional image from General Motors has been leaked and published online, and it gives us our best view yet of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Malibu. The leaked image, which promotes all of the new passenger car models that Chevy will debut this year in the US, comes hot on the heels of official info from GM about the next-gen Malibu and Barina Spark...


Chevrolet Spark teased ahead of New York, Seoul reveal
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Chevrolet Spark teased ahead of New York, Seoul reveal

The next-generation Chevrolet Spark has been teased ahead of its official debut at the New York and Seoul motor shows. Although framed by shadow and darkness, the GM-issued teaser image confirms the authenticity of the undisguised photos that CarAdvice published at the beginning of February...


Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning pricing and specifications
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Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning pricing and specifications

The Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition will go on sale later this month priced from $37,490 before on-road costs. The SV6 Lightning – the name was picked from more than 1000 entries in Holden’s ‘Name that Commodore’ Facebook competition – commands a $1500 premium over the SV6 sedan and $4000 over the SV6 Ute on which it’s based...


2014 Holden Cruze Review: South Melbourne to Castlemaine weekender
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2014 Holden Cruze Review: South Melbourne to Castlemaine weekender

Dave takes the 2014 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series to Castlemaine to quench a craving...


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. Holden's Capped Price Service (CPS) program will launch from 1 March, 2015, and Holden claims the program will ensure "customers always know how much their service will cost"...


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...


Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria
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Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria

It's set to be the first major exhibition of its kind for an Australian art gallery, Shifting Gears: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car will showcase 23 iconic examples of our automotive ingenuity, alongside photographs, sketches, models and archival materials...


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...


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...


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...