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Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage

Call our original small SUV comparison test the elimination round. Earlier this year when we tested this new breed of fully loaded, sub-$30,000 sub-compact ‘softroaders’, the competition was fresh but clearly green (read the full comparison here)...

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2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring
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2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring

Our wily spy photographers have snapped the first photos of the 2015 Opel Astra's interior whilst the car was undergoing testing at the Nurburgring. Although it's covered in plenty of shrouding and tape, the interior of the next-generation Astra will feature a clearly delineated two-tier dashboard, with controls for the entertainment and navigation systems on the top level, while the climate control buttons and knobs reside on the lower level...


Grey imports could cut the new-car market in two, says Holden boss
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Grey imports could cut the new-car market in two, says Holden boss

A Productivity Commission recommendation that Australia open its doors to imported used vehicles, or so-called ‘grey imports’, could slash the new car market by up to 50 per cent, according to GM Holden chairman and managing director Gerry Dorizas...


2015 Holden Trax Review : 1.4 turbo LTZ
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2015 Holden Trax Review : 1.4 turbo LTZ

Holden gives its high-riding Trax baby SUV a boost with the Barina RS's 1.4-litre turbo engine, and it becomes a much better offering for it.


Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making
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Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making

GM Holden chairman and managing director Gerry Dorizas has warned the Australian car industry and the nearly 50,000 jobs it directly supports could shut down earlier than planned if the Federal Government’s proposed funding cuts go ahead...


Holden Commodore successor revealed to New Zealand dealers - report
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Holden Commodore successor revealed to New Zealand dealers - report

The boss of Holden New Zealand has reportedly revealed to his dealers the car that will replace the Commodore when Australian production ends in 2017. Managing director of Holden NZ Jeff Murray told the New Zealand Herald he privately showed dealers the new large sedan in June, giving them a glimpse of the new model roughly three and a half years before it is destined to go on sale in Australia and across the ditch...


Australia's most stolen cars revealed
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Australia's most stolen cars revealed

The Holden Commodore is the most stolen vehicle in Australia. Data compiled by Compare the Market lists three Commodores inside the top four on 2013’s most stolen list. The VT Commodore was the hottest property among thieves with 966 recorded stolen. The VE Commodore was a close second at 830 thefts, while the Hyundai Excel X3 (758) cracked the podium ahead of the VX Commodore (600)...


Holden Colorado Review : Walkinshaw Xtreme Low Rider
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Holden Colorado Review : Walkinshaw Xtreme Low Rider

The Walkinshaw Colorado Xtreme Low Rider improves the Holden Colorado's dynamics no end, but is that enough...


2015 Chevrolet Cruze spotted undisguised in Michigan
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze spotted undisguised in Michigan

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze has been caught on camera near Troy, Michigan, as the US brand readies the car for its expected international debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show. The all-new Cruze has been seen before - it was seen in Chinese-spec guise earlier this year - but this is the first known glimpse of what is expected to be the model sold to the rest of the world...


2014 Holden Cruze Review: Z-Series and SRi-Z
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2014 Holden Cruze Review: Z-Series and SRi-Z

A better-value version of Holden’s small car is brought to you by the letter Z.


Holden Ute Review : SS Storm
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Holden Ute Review : SS Storm

Combining additional equipment with monstrous V8 pep, the latest Holden Ute SS Storm special edition is sure to signal a sales flood...


Holden embraces its feminine side
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Holden embraces its feminine side

A lot has changed since the 1970’s. For Holden, gone are the days of the Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars jingle, and Torana and Gemini are no longer in the showrooms. Women have changed the automotive industry, and I didn’t realise the extent of it until recently when I was invited to attend Holden’s SUV media breakfast, held at The Grounds in Alexandria and hosted by Melissa Doyle...


Holden VF Commodore, WN Caprice recalled: More than 25,000 cars affected by seat issue
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Holden VF Commodore, WN Caprice recalled: More than 25,000 cars affected by seat issue

The Holden VF Commodore and Holden WN Caprice have been recalled for a fifth time in less than three months. The most recent recall affects 25,055 vehicles in Australia, and according to Holden has been discovered as part of an internal investigation...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October

A special edition Holden Commodore celebrating 20 years since three-time V8 Supercars champion Craig Lowndes first drove for the local lion is expected to launch just in time for this year's Bathurst 1000. Publicised early on a Holden dealer's Facebook page, the Special Edition Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore is yet to be officially announced by Holden, but we understand it will be based on the existing SS V Redline...


Holden Captiva 7 Review: LT 3.0-litre V6 petrol
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Holden Captiva 7 Review: LT 3.0-litre V6 petrol

It's one of Australia's most popular SUVs - Matt Campbell reviews the Holden Captiva 7.


Opel Australia recall: Every Astra, Corsa, Insignia and Zafira sold in Australia affected
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Opel Australia recall: Every Astra, Corsa, Insignia and Zafira sold in Australia affected

Every Opel model sold so far in Australia has been issued with a recall notice over a problem with the owners' manuals issued by the German arm of General Motors. The recall notice - published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recalls.gov...


Holden offers five-year warranty, three-year free servicing on cars sold in July
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Holden offers five-year warranty, three-year free servicing on cars sold in July

Holden is offering a five-year warranty and three years of free servicing for all cars sold and delivered during July. According to Holden, the free servicing deal covers the first three years or 60,000km of the car's life, whichever comes first, and is valid for the first four scheduled standard services...


Holden Commodore, Caprice: 3472 LPG models recalled
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Holden Commodore, Caprice: 3472 LPG models recalled

More than 3000 LPG-powered Holden Commodore and Caprice vehicles have been recalled over two separate issues relating to their fuel systems. The recall affects approximately 3472 vehicles in Australia and 124 in New Zealand built between February 10, 2011 and June 19, 2014...


Holden Commodore Review : SS Storm
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Holden Commodore Review : SS Storm

Calm after the local manufacturing closure Storm brings a new Holden Commodore limited edition.


Holden records best sales in three years
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Holden records best sales in three years

Holden enjoyed its best sales in three years last month on the back of aggressive end of financial year offers and its continuing growth against the tide of the market. Preliminary figures reveal June sales of 12,332 vehicles for Holden – its highest total since June 2011 when it delivered 12,827 cars. June was also Holden’s 10th consecutive month outperforming the market average...