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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...

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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...


Holden design chief says studio is "flat out" with projects
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Holden design chief says studio is "flat out" with projects

Holden design director Richard Ferlazzo says the company’s Port Melbourne studio is running at capacity with its current staff levels, having been assigned plentiful development work within the wider General Motors empire...


Holden Cruze under investigation following US stop-sale for faulty airbags
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Holden Cruze under investigation following US stop-sale for faulty airbags

The Australian-made Holden Cruze may be affected by faulty airbag module that has forced General Motors in North America to stop selling the Chevrolet Cruze. The problem that has forced General Motors to issue a stop-sale notice for the Chevrolet Cruze is a "suspect driver's airbag inflator module that may have been assembled with an incorrect part", according to spokesman Jim Cain...


Next Holden Astra spied at the Nurburgring
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Next Holden Astra spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation 2015 Holden Astra, a car critical to the Lion-badged brand’s bold plan to usurp Toyota at the top of the Australian sales charts by 2020, has been caught once again by our spy photographers in Europe.  The car seen here is the Opel version in heavy disguise, preparing for high-speed testing in its native Germany at the Nürburgring ahead of its expected premiere at the Paris motor show this October...


Holden VE, VF Commodore and WM, WN Caprice models recalled
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Holden VE, VF Commodore and WM, WN Caprice models recalled

A second recall for the Holden VF Commodore and WN Caprice in the space of a month has been announced, with the latest problem centred around the car's windscreen wipers. The recall involves both the newer VF Commodore and WN Caprice models and the previous-generation VE Commodore and WM Caprice, with the vehicles affected having been built between 27 February 2013 and 31 October 2013...


Holden Trax range to get turbo boost
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Holden Trax range to get turbo boost

The Holden Trax will be given a boost to its sales potential with the addition of a new 1.4 turbocharged petrol version. Holden’s baby SUV has been sold in just one variant since its launch in August 2013, powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to either a manual or automatic transmission...


Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon v Skoda Octavia RS : Comparison review
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Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon v Skoda Octavia RS : Comparison review

Traditional family wagons are almost a niche product these days, given how few are sold compared with SUV models of varied sizes. The Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon and Skoda Octavia RS are here for the SUV-rejectors, however. Each is priced close to $40,000 and aim to rival high-riding faux-offroaders for practicality then trounce them for driving enjoyment...


Holden offers driveaway pricing, half-price V8 and V-Series upgrades
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Holden offers driveaway pricing, half-price V8 and V-Series upgrades

Holden is offering driveaway pricing across most models in its line-up and half-price deals on sporty Commodore V8 and V-Series variants. Holden's end of financial year campaign, which runs until June 30, includes deals on selected Cruze, Malibu, Commodore, Trax, Captiva and Colorado variants. The Cruze Equipe is available from $19,990 driveaway and the larger Malibu CD from $27,990 driveaway...


Holden Calais Review
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Holden Calais Review

A year following its introduction, is the VF generation Holden Calais still a worthy entry-level luxury car?


Holden Commodore, Caprice: 40,000 cars recalled over potential wiring fault
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Holden Commodore, Caprice: 40,000 cars recalled over potential wiring fault

Holden has recalled more than 40,000 Commodore and Caprice models after detecting a potential safety issue with the vehicles’ seats. The recall affects all 2014 model year VF Commodore and WN Caprice models, numbering 41,933 in total, and relates to the vehicles’ four-, six- and eight-way adjustable front seats...


Holden Colorado gets Walkinshaw upgrades
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Holden Colorado gets Walkinshaw upgrades

Walkinshaw Automotive has released two styling and suspension enhancement packages for the Holden Colorado ute. The Walkinshaw Colorado Xtreme High Rider features a ride height raised by 50mm at the front and 15mm at the rear, while the Xtreme Low Rider is lowered by 30mm at the rear...


Holden builds millionth High Feature V6 engine
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Holden builds millionth High Feature V6 engine

The millionth High Feature V6 has rolled off the production line at Holden’s Engine Operations (HEO) plant at Fishermans Bend in Port Melbourne. The milestone coincides with another landmark, with Holden celebrating 11 years since the first HFV6 was produced at the Victorian facility in 2003. The millionth engine – a 3...


Holden records biggest ever loss - $553.8 million in 2013
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Holden records biggest ever loss - $553.8 million in 2013

Holden has recorded its biggest ever financial loss in the wake of its announcement that it would cease local manufacturing. The Australian arm of General Motors recorded a net loss after tax of $553.8 million in calendar year 2013, with enormous one-off costs incurred following the announcement the brand intended to stop manufacturing its cars by the end of 2017...