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Collingwood Edition Holden Commodore released

They’ve long been the butt of offensive and often unfair jokes, but Collingwood fans are now being spoilt rotten - first discounted dental, and now with the chance to make a mark with a limited edition Holden Commodore...

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Holden, Ford, Toyota plant closures to cost $29 billion and 200,000 jobs : report
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Holden, Ford, Toyota plant closures to cost $29 billion and 200,000 jobs : report

The economic cost of Holden, Ford and Toyota ending local manufacturing will be $29 billion and 200,000 jobs, predicts a new report. Commissioned by the Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre and conducted by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIER), the report also forecasts that it could cost the  economy 2 per cent of national GDP by the end of 2017...


2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise
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2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise

The Holden Cruze is set for a new look, with a revised version of the US market Chevrolet small car scheduled to debut at the 2014 New York auto show. While a far cry from the all-new Cruze that will be revealed in Chinese-market specification at the Beijing auto show next week, the facelifted 2015 Chevrolet Cruze - which is built and sold as a Holden in Australia in sedan and hatchback form - sees the integration of some exterior styling cues from the bow-tie brand's Impala large sedan and Malibu mid-sizer...


2015 Opel Corsa city car spied
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2015 Opel Corsa city car spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured the 2015 Opel Corsa testing in Germany, revealing new details of the next iteration of General Motors’ European city car ahead of its Paris motor show debut in October. Much mystery surrounds the new Corsa, with some reports claiming the spied car is a new-generation model and others claiming it’s merely another significant facelift of the current fourth-generation hatchback...


Holden aims to overtake Toyota as No.1 by 2020
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Holden aims to overtake Toyota as No.1 by 2020

Holden wants to become Australia’s favourite brand again – within just three years of ending local manufacturing in 2017. The company’s newly appointed boss, Gerry Dorizas, revealed the bold intention at his first meeting with Australian media on Thursday evening...


Holden design studio to survive beyond 2017
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Holden design studio to survive beyond 2017

Holden will continue to design cars beyond 2017, but the vehicles will be advanced styling previews for models that could be sold around the world in the likes of North America, China, India and in some cases Australia. The confirmation follows last December’s announcement that Holden would cease local manufacturing in three years’ time and secures 140 jobs in the year the Port Melbourne-based design studio celebrates its 50th year...


Holden Colorado 7 v Isuzu MU-X :: Comparison review
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Holden Colorado 7 v Isuzu MU-X : Comparison review

Holden's rugged SUV feels more at home off the road than on it, as Matt Campbell finds out.


Holden Cruze recall :: 2712 cars called back over driveshaft issue, including 600 repaired in 2013
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Holden Cruze recall : 2712 cars called back over driveshaft issue, including 600 repaired in 2013

A driveshaft issue affecting 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the US has also forced 2712 Holden Cruze sedans and hatchbacks to be recalled in Australia, including more than 600 for the second time in little more than six months. Unlike the US recall that affects Cruze sedans powered by the company’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, the local recall applies to Cruze 1...


2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The second-generation Chevrolet Cruze has been photographed in China, revealing General Motors’ all-new global small car undisguised inside and out for the first time. The images, first published by motoring blog Auto Sohu, show the Chinese version of the Chevrolet Cruze, which will differ from the version sold in established markets around the world but is expected to share some cues with the global model from a design perspective...


Small SUV Comparison : Holden Trax v Ford EcoSport v Suzuki S-Cross v Peugeot 2008 v Nissan Juke v Mitsubishi ASX
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Small SUV Comparison : Holden Trax v Ford EcoSport v Suzuki S-Cross v Peugeot 2008 v Nissan Juke v Mitsubishi ASX

Buyers and manufacturers are obsessed with all things SUV at the moment, with soaring sales leading to massive expansions plans of high-riding hatchbacks and wagons with tough styling. So it comes as no surprise, then, that a new ultra-small SUV market has emerged beneath the RAV4 and CX-5 compact class...


General Motors reveals new engine range; confirms late-2014 debut for new Cruze
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General Motors reveals new engine range; confirms late-2014 debut for new Cruze

General Motors has unveiled an all-new range of small-capacity engines that will power a number of global vehicles - including the next-generation Cruze small car. The new modular Ecotec engine range will see 11 variations offered - the smallest of which will be a 1.0-litre three-cylinder, and the largest a 1.5-litre four-cylinder...


Ford Fiesta Sport v Holden Barina RS : Comparison review
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Ford Fiesta Sport v Holden Barina RS : Comparison review

The Ford Fiesta Sport offers enough mumbo to match its ambitious badge.


Holden design studio : lead designer insists value in local operations
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Holden design studio : lead designer insists value in local operations

The design manager for General Motors Australia Design believes the US car maker can't afford to lose the company's Port Melbourne-based facility as it approaches the end of local vehicle manufacturing in 2017...


Holden future product lines : European approach firms for new-generation models
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Holden future product lines : European approach firms for new-generation models

A return to European-sourced Holden cars appears to be gathering momentum. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Holden imported the Barina, Astra and Vectra from Europe (the latter was also assembled locally in 1998 and 1999), before switching to South Korean-made equivalents of those cars - badged Barina, Cruze and Epica/Malibu...


Holden appoints Gerry Dorizas new chairman and managing director
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Holden appoints Gerry Dorizas new chairman and managing director

Gerry Dorizas has been appointed the new chairman and managing director of GM Holden. A 22-year veteran of the global automotive industry, Dorizas will be charged with the task of overseeing the shutdown of Holden’s South Australian and Victorian manufacturing operations and guiding its transition from vehicle producer to full-line importer by the end of 2017...


Holden Trax Review
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Holden Trax Review

Why the Trax is the best SUV Holden currently offers...


Opel Adam gets three-cylinder turbo; next Holden Astra set to follow
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Opel Adam gets three-cylinder turbo; next Holden Astra set to follow

A new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engine will debut in the Opel Adam at the Geneva motor show next month, the company has confirmed, as "the first in a completely new family of small displacement gasoline engines that will grow further over the next years...


Australian Holden Cruze manufacturing under a cloud of uncertainty
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Australian Holden Cruze manufacturing under a cloud of uncertainty

Australian workers currently building the Holden Cruze small car may be out of a job prior to the company’s planned closure of its Elizabeth manufacturing facilities in 2017. CarAdvice has received spy shots of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze sedan that is reportedly set for a global launch in 2015 – indicating a new model could be available for Holden to import to Australia two years ahead of its deadline to stop local production...


End of Australian-made cars : what happened and what it means
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End of Australian-made cars : what happened and what it means

It was only six years ago that there were four companies manufacturing cars in Australia, but by 2017 there will be none. It’s a lamentable end to an industry that unofficially began in 1896 with the build of a car using boiled water to generate mechanical power, but gathered a proper head of steam from 1948 when Holden released the all-Australian 48-215 (later FX) and Ford commenced Falcon production in 1960...


Chevrolet Adra concept : Holden designers play crucial role in new mini SUV
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Chevrolet Adra concept : Holden designers play crucial role in new mini SUV

Holden played a crucial role in the new Chevrolet Adra concept SUV that has been revealed ahead of the Delhi auto show. The new model has been designed as a global concept, with GM India initiating the conception, design and development of the car while Holden supported the development of the Adra concept, and also built the showcar in Australia...