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Holden in line for German-built flagship SUV due by 2018

Holden could get a new German-built flagship SUV before the end of the decade after the boss of parent company General Motors confirmed Opel would begin production of the model by 2018...

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Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event
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Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event

The next-generation Chevrolet Volt has poked its head out from beneath a white veil at an exclusive owners event in Hollywood, revealing its front-end design for the first time. The teaser image confirms the Volt will be at home in General Motors’ global line-up, with a face reminiscent of both North America’s Chevrolet Impala and Australia’s own Holden Commodore...


2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7: pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7: pricing and specifications

Holden has announced a series of upgrades for its Colorado ute and Colorado 7 SUV models aimed at improving their urban drive comfort and increasing their overall appeal. Chief among the changes is a new comfort suspension package that has been added to the LTZ variants of the Colorado. Crucially, the suspension enhancements don’t affect the Colorado's 3500kg towing capacity...


V8 Supercars and the real world
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V8 Supercars and the real world

The end of the 2014 V8 Supercars season is almost upon us, following a cracking (and controversial) Bathurst 1000 that saw Ford win for the second year in a row and Nissan claim its first podium finish in the great race since the Skyline GT-R’s infamous 1992 victory...


Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS
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Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS

GM's next-generation entertainment and navigation system will be built on the Android OS, although it's not clear when, or even if, the next-gen units will begin to appear in Holden cars. Dinesh Paliwal, Harman CEO, spoke to Automotive News about the next-generation entertainment and navigation system that his company is building for GM as part of a US$900 million ($1...


GM details cleaner 2015 Chevrolet Volt
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GM details cleaner 2015 Chevrolet Volt

General Motors has shed some light on the lighter, sprightlier and more efficient plug-in hybrid drivetrain that will underpin its second-generation 2015 Chevrolet Volt. As we know, the new and improved Volt will make its world premiere at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit this coming January before hitting US roads by the second half of 2015...


Holden boss resigns after just seven months
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Holden boss resigns after just seven months

The boss of Holden has resigned a little over seven months after taking the reins and declaring the company would target overtaking Toyota as Australia's No.1 car brand by 2020. Gerry Dorizas joined Holden as chairman and managing director on 1st March 2014, only months after the company announced it would end local manufacturing in 2017...


Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic
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Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic

Red Bull Racing Australia and GM Holden’s Design Department have joined forces for a one-off creation that is part V8 Supercar and all Aussie icon: the Holden Sandman Tribute Edition. Set to debut at this weekend’s round of the V8 Supercar Championship on the Gold Coast, the silver Sandman special edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original homegrown Holden panel van...


Holden Barina Trio : Bonus features for base city car
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Holden Barina Trio : Bonus features for base city car

The special edition Holden Barina Trio has joined the brand’s city car line-up, adding three new features to the base model for just $1000. Based on the entry-level Holden Barina CD hatch, the Trio gets an electric sunroof, front fog lights, and the brand’s MyLink infotainment system – features that Holden claims have a combined value of more than $2000...


Isuzu MU-X joins Colorado 7 in third-row seatbelt recall
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Isuzu MU-X joins Colorado 7 in third-row seatbelt recall

The Isuzu MU-X has been recalled to correct a defect with its third-row seatbelts. The recall affects 4703 Isuzu MU-X SUVs in Australia, and follows a notice issued by Holden last week calling back 3116 of its related Colorado 7 models to address the same problem...


Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show
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Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show

The iconic Holden badge will take centre stage at next month’s SEMA aftermarket and accessories show in Las Vegas, appearing on the star of the Chevrolet stand. The Chevrolet SS Sport concept will feature a host of styling enhancements, including familiar high-gloss black 20-inch wheels, floor mats and boot cargo tray all adorned with Holden’s lion logo...


2015 Opel Corsa OPC Line models revealed
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2015 Opel Corsa OPC Line models revealed

The 2015 Opel Corsa OPC Line is not the full-blown hot-hatch range expected from the German arm of General Motors, but the new styling packs hint at future faster models bearing Opel Performance Centre badging. The newly unveiled Corsa OPC Line receives a range of styling changes including a new lower lip spoiler at the front, side skirts, and a tailgate-mounted rear spoiler...


Holden Barina and Trax recalled
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Holden Barina and Trax recalled

A recall has been issued for manual versions of the Holden Trax baby SUV and Holden Barina city car over an ignition barrel issue, with a total of 9188 cars are affected in Australia. The recall notice - posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recalls.gov...


Holden Colorado 7 recalled over third-row seat problem
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Holden Colorado 7 recalled over third-row seat problem

A recall notice has been issued for the Holden Colorado 7 SUV due to an issue with the car's third-row seating. The notice - posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recalls.gov.au website - states that Colorado 7 vehicles produced between 24 January 2012 and 24 September 2014 are affected by a fault with the rearmost seat belts...


2015 Holden Commodore SS V Redline Review
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2015 Holden Commodore SS V Redline Review

Is this is the best Australian made performance car to date?


GM working on a new all-electric car with 320km range - report
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GM working on a new all-electric car with 320km range - report

GM's product development chief, Mark Reuss, has confirmed that the company is working on a new electric car. According to Automotive News, Reuss, formerly the head of Holden, made this statement at an investors' conference held last week, but wouldn't elaborate further on the project...


Holden Commodore V8 achieves highest sales percentage in nameplate’s history
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Holden Commodore V8 achieves highest sales percentage in nameplate’s history

Despite the apparent doom and gloom of modern buyers abandoning thirsty performance-oriented large cars, V8-powered Holden Commodores are enjoying their highest sales percentage on record. Since the launch of the Holden VF Commodore in May 2013, around 37 per cent of new Commodore buyers have picked the V8 engine option...


2016 Holden Astra: First secrets uncovered
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2016 Holden Astra: First secrets uncovered

The next-generation Astra hatchback expected to spearhead Holden’s future assault on the vital small-car class will be smaller, lighter, feature turbocharged three-cylinder engines, and introduce a faster VXR - this time in five-door form...


Favourite to replace Commodore “one of the most beautiful cars seen in years”
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Favourite to replace Commodore “one of the most beautiful cars seen in years”

The car that is favourite to replace the Holden Commodore in 2017 will be a visually stunning vehicle, says one of its key designers. Opel’s next-generation Insignia medium car is due in 2016, almost perfectly timed to step in for the current model that will stop being produced when Holden shuts its manufacturing plants in 2017...


GM to slash platforms to four by 2025
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GM to slash platforms to four by 2025

General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, has committed the company to reducing its number of platforms to just four. While the eyes of the world were on Paris, over in Detroit Barra and her executive team were the headline act at an investor briefing session in Detroit. There she told Reuters, among others, that the company would slash its number of platforms from today's 26 to four by the year 2025...