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HSV: SportsCat, Camaro and Silverado pricing revealed

Pricing for HSV's 2018 range has been revealed on a dealer website, showing prices for the SportsCat, SportsCat+, Camaro and Silverado. The range kicks off from $65,000 for the entry-level HSV SportsCat, which is based on the Holden Colorado Z71...

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New year, new Commodore: Farewelling Australian manufacturing
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New year, new Commodore: Farewelling Australian manufacturing

2017 is over. It's time for sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at a huge part of the Australian motoring landscape: Holden. With a new year comes a fresh beginning for Holden...


Top 5 articles of 2017
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Top 5 articles of 2017

2017 is officially over. It's time for sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year. Across all of CarAdvice...


Top 5 comparisons of 2017
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Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...


Our favourite cars of 2017
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Our favourite cars of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of our favourite cars from this year...


GM open to leaving more markets, returning to Europe
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GM open to leaving more markets, returning to Europe

General Motors is open to retreating from expensive markets and re-entering the crowded European market. At a question-and-answer session at the Detroit Automotive Press Association, Mary Barra, GM CEO, told The Detroit Bureau and other outlets the automaker would not hesitate in withdrawing from markets offering little in the way of growth potential...


2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs
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2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs

Holden has announced pricing and specifications for the the all-new Commodore, offering strong equipment levels and a lower starting price than the Aussie-built model it replaces. The range will start with the LT 2.0-litre turbo with 191kW/350Nm, priced from $33,690 before on-road costs...


MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating
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MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating

The new MG ZS has scored a disappointing four stars in ANCAP safety testing, while the Holden Equinox and Hyundai Kona managed five-star ratings. Hindering the MG's success was a below-average 10.46 out of 16 for the frontal-offset test, which saw insufficient inflation of the passenger's airbag, causing the dummy to 'bottom out'...


Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV review
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Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV review

HSV has modified another Holden… but this time it’s a Colorado dual-cab ute, and this time there’s no extra performance. We drive a pre-production version to see if tougher styling and upgraded underpinnings improve this Ford Ranger Wildtrak/Raptor rival.


Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV revealed as new product era begins
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Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV revealed as new product era begins

Holden Special Vehicles has unveiled the first product in its new, post-Commodore-V8 world: the Colorado SportsCat by HSV. The “enhanced” version of the Holden Colorado goes on sale in February, and is indicative of the more diversified portfolio as HSV enters a new era after decades of high-performance muscle cars...


HSV: Chevrolet Silverado coming to Australia
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HSV: Chevrolet Silverado coming to Australia

The Chevrolet Silverado full-size ute will become an official member of the Holden/HSV stable in the second quarter of 2018. HSV is converting the renowned American ‘truck’ to right-hand drive, along with the Camaro muscle car, as part of a new partnership with Holden...


HSV ZB Commodore ruled out as SUVs and dual-cabs take priority
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HSV ZB Commodore ruled out as SUVs and dual-cabs take priority

A new HSV 'ZB' Commodore is not part of the local design and engineering division’s future product plan, the company has confirmed. Holden Special Vehicles this week unveiled the Colorado SportsCat By HSV, and the dual-cab due in February is more indicative of the vehicle segments the company plans to go for viable business cases...


2017 VFACTS: Top 10 vehicles per segment
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2017 VFACTS: Top 10 vehicles per segment

New vehicle sales grew 2.5 per cent in November compared to the same month in 2016, keeping the market on track for an all-time annual record — eclipsing last year’s high-water mark. Year-to-date (YTD), the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has recorded 1,086,296 sales of new cars, SUV and commercials. The magic million has once again been achieved...


Holden won't extend temporary seven-year warranty offer
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Holden won't extend temporary seven-year warranty offer

Holden isn't planning to extend its current promotional seven year /175,000km warranty beyond the scheduled December 31 end date. From January 1, 2018, the company will once again offer only three years/100,000km of free cover for buyers, leaving them to negotiate the cost of an extended warranty if they want more...


CarAdvice podcast 81: Direct from the Los Angeles Motor Show!
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CarAdvice podcast 81: Direct from the Los Angeles Motor Show!

In this special edition, CarAdvice goes to the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. Paul Maric, Alborz Fallah and Trent Nikolic chat about the BMW i8 Roadster, Jaguar Land Rover's latest products, and the refreshed Mazda 6 getting a turbo petrol engine. Also, specs and details about the all-new Jeep Wrangler have been released, with an electrified version coming in 2020...


2018 Holden Equinox review
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2018 Holden Equinox review

The Equinox is Holden's long-awaited rival for the Mazda CX-5 and about 10 other hot-selling medium SUVs. The company has a hard road ahead of it, but there's not much wrong with the product.


Holden sees growth potential in 2018, as full importer
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Holden sees growth potential in 2018, as full importer

Holden is no longer “the Commodore car company” and aims to grow its sales in 2018 by getting far more consistent volume out of its entire core model range. The company is demanding growth from the existing Astra, Trax and Colorado, big sales from the new Equinox mid sized SUV, and success for the seven-seat Acadia crossover, out of North America, that arrives later next year to challenge the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9...


Holden's dealer network is getting up to $200 million worth of upgrades
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Holden's dealer network is getting up to $200 million worth of upgrades

Holden hopes a couple of big new investments into its Australian dealer network and proving ground will convince doubters that parent company GM is committed to its future. The newly fledged sales, marketing and development company announced it will co-fund a $150- to $200 million cash injection, with its franchise dealers, into its 200-site network...


Holden registers Camaro trademark
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Holden registers Camaro trademark

In news that's sure to excite Holden fans, General Motors Holden has just registered the Camaro trademark for Australia. If history is any indication, trademarks registered for Australia generally don't mean much beyond the brand protection steps taken by most multinational companies. But, in the case of the Camaro trademark, extra work has gone into ensuring it covers all elements of the sale process...


2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon LS+ review
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2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon LS+ review

Wagons are an increasingly rare breed these days, but the Holden Astra Sportwagon proves that you don't really 'need' an SUV.