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Holden Acadia SUV revealed alongside new Astra, Trailblazer and facelifted Trax, Barina

Holden has revealed five new and facelifted models overnight, including the 2018 Acadia SUV, which will finally give the company a rival to the likes of the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9...

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Holden launches 'Complete Care' with 24-hour test drives
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Holden launches 'Complete Care' with 24-hour test drives

Holden is revisiting a strategy introduced with the Opel brand in 2013, introducing a new 'Take Your Time' 24-hour test drive option for potential buyers. The program may not have been enough to keep the Opel brand above water in Australia, but Holden says its new overnight test drives are just the latest step in a campaign it is now calling Complete Care...


Holden woos Australia with refreshed logo, new music
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Holden woos Australia with refreshed logo, new music

Holden has buffed its logo, launched a new-look website and licensed the latest track from a trendy Aussie muso, all to better position the lion brand as a car maker 'in touch' with the Australian market. A deal with streaming music platform Pandora has also been inked, making Holden the key sponsor of the first-ever Australian Pandora Warehouse party, announced to local music media last month...


2016 Holden Colorado 7 Review: run-out round-up
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2016 Holden Colorado 7 Review: run-out round-up

Holden is retiring the Colorado 7 name with the Trailblazer special edition. There’s lots of gear and plenty of value to be had if tourin’, towin’ and adventurin’ are your thing.


2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE
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2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...


2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new Holden Trailblazer has been revealed today, accompanied by confirmation of top five-star safety rating with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Adopting the new face from its substantially-updated sibling, the Colorado ute, the Trailblazer also takes the long-serving nameplate from sister company Chevrolet...


The fastest-growing car brands in 2016
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The fastest-growing car brands in 2016

New vehicle sales are on track for an all-time record in 2016, up 2.8 per cent at the end of July to 689,471 units. But there are some brands doing better than others. Here we want to mention those that have grown the most, and the fastest. This constitutes two metrics: volume growth and percentage growth...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more

Welcome to episode 17 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. On this week's show, Paul Maric joins regular co-host Mandy Turner and the stylish dad James Ward to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Holden Colorado Review
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2017 Holden Colorado Review

It's finally here — the new Holden Colorado. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to see if the 2017 Holden Colorado has the goods to take on the competition.


2017 Holden Colorado pricing and specifications
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2017 Holden Colorado pricing and specifications

The 2017 Holden Colorado has launched in Australia this week, with the range kicking off from $29,490 (plus on-road costs). Built in Thailand, the latest iteration of the Colorado features a great deal of Australian engineering input, along with several features designed to set it aside from the rest of the pack...


2017 Holden Colorado image gallery
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2017 Holden Colorado image gallery

The 2017 Holden Colorado has gone on sale today, with a starting price of $29,490 plus on-road costs. The new Colorado represents a huge step forward for Holden in Australia and launches with three 4x2 configurations and five 4x4 configurations. For a full breakdown of pricing and specifications, click here...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier
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Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


Holden commits to Supercars, new 'Commodore' to race in 2018
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Holden commits to Supercars, new 'Commodore' to race in 2018

Holden has confirmed it will continue to race in Australia’s premier motorsport category, Supercars, beyond the end of this year with a new three-year agreement to remain on the grid. However, in a shock announcement, Holden also confirmed it will end its association with Walkinshaw Racing at the end of the 2016 season and will instead form a new partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering to form a new entity, Red Bull Holden Racing Team...


Holden: new V8 sports car "will blow your socks off"
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Holden: new V8 sports car "will blow your socks off"

With the end of local Commodore production a little over a year away, there has been a good deal of uncertainty about which model in GM's global stable will debut as the hero performer in the Holden line-up. Hopes appeared to dim earlier this year, when new GM global design chief and former Australian styling boss, Mike Simcoe, told CarAdvice he would steer well clear of discussing the topic...


Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor
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Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor

A more extreme off-road or performance-oriented version of the 2017 Holden Colorado could be on the cards, if buyers want it, the car maker has admitted. Speaking at the launch of the new Colorado, Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, told CarAdvice that customer demand would dictate which editions they build...


2017 Holden Colorado range lands five-star ANCAP safety upgrade
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2017 Holden Colorado range lands five-star ANCAP safety upgrade

The massively overhauled 2017 Holden Colorado range has been upgraded to a full five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) this week. For the new model year, the Colorado gains revisions to its front structure, airbag configuration and restraint system...


2017 Holden Barina hatch spied in Melbourne
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2017 Holden Barina hatch spied in Melbourne

The refreshed 2017 Holden Barina hatch has been spied in Melbourne this week ahead of a launch that could occur in the coming months. Revealed earlier this year in its overseas Chevrolet Sonic form, Holden's light car picks up a number of basic styling tweaks to see out the model's run...


2016 Holden Captiva Active on sale
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2016 Holden Captiva Active on sale

Holden has added the Captiva Active limited edition to its range, featuring lightly tweaked looks and enhanced equipment over the entry-level LS. Starting at $29,990 drive-away, the seven-seat Captiva Active brings even more value to the LS variant on which it’s based, for a price increase of around $1500...


2017 Holden Colorado and Trailblazer engineering development drive
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2017 Holden Colorado and Trailblazer engineering development drive

It's not uncommon for members of the public to spy pre-development vehicles being driven around the traps by manufacturers ahead of their launches. It's less common when the vehicles being driven are not produced in Australia. And, it's even less common when we're allowed to drive them...