Holden Commodore nameplate to continue beyond 2017

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Holden Commodore nameplate to continue beyond 2017

The iconic Holden Commodore nameplate will live on beyond the closure of the company’s Australian factories in 2017 and its continuation as a full-line vehicle importer...

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2015 Holden Cruze : New face and features for updated model; diesel and 1.4 turbo axed
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2015 Holden Cruze : New face and features for updated model; diesel and 1.4 turbo axed

The 2015 Holden Cruze will land in showrooms on January 20 with a new front-end design and a number of extra features, but with an engine line-up that has been cut in half. Official images and details of the 2015 Cruze come just days after CarAdvice captured spy shots of the updated Australian-made small car testing alongside a new Corsa VXR hot-hatch...


Holden “a portfolio that needs improvement”, admits exec who vows increased consistency in future line-up
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Holden “a portfolio that needs improvement”, admits exec who vows increased consistency in future line-up

General Motors vice president of design Ed Welburn has admitted the current Holden line-up “needs improvement”, vowing to put consistency back into the future range with a plan that has “thrilled” Australian dealers. Welburn recognises that in the future there needs to be consistency of design language across all Holden products so customers are not confused by a varied array of models...


Buick Avenir ready for rear-drive platform sharing, Australian team to be involved
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Buick Avenir ready for rear-drive platform sharing, Australian team to be involved

At the Detroit motor show this time last year, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus spelled out the future of his rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan platforms in no uncertain terms. “[Future] platform and component sharing is the name of the game to reduce costs,” the German-born ex-BMW executive told CarAdvice...


2018 Holden Commodore : Australian designers and engineers heavily involved in VF successor
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2018 Holden Commodore : Australian designers and engineers heavily involved in VF successor

The replacement for the Holden Commodore – whether it retains its name or not – will not simply be a rebadged version of the next-generation Opel Insignia. Holden designers and engineers are now confirmed to be deeply involved in the project, which still has around three years of development time remaining, with mules confirmed to be in testing at the local General Motors arm’s Lang Lang proving ground outside Melbourne, Victoria, that was only recently saved from being sold off...


Meet the Australian-designed and built concept car that could “change the industry” worldwide
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Meet the Australian-designed and built concept car that could “change the industry” worldwide

The pure electric Chevrolet Bolt SUV concept revealed this week in Detroit might be the most significant job ever undertaken by Holden’s Melbourne-based design and fabrication team, according to General Motors International vice-president of design Mike Simcoe...


Holden “underestimated” factory closure uncertainty and lacked clear communication, admits GM exec
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Holden “underestimated” factory closure uncertainty and lacked clear communication, admits GM exec

The man who made the decision to pull the pin on Australian Holden manufacturing, General Motors head of international operations Stefan Jacoby, has admitted that he “underestimated” consumer concern following the announcement and communication from the brand wasn’t clear enough...


Holden manufacturing closure "the right thing for Australia", says GM exec
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Holden manufacturing closure "the right thing for Australia", says GM exec

More than a year after the announcement that Holden will close its car manufacturing facilities in Elizabeth, South Australia, and engine plant at Port Melbourne, Victoria, the man who made the shut-down decision maintains it was the right call...


Holden V8 to live beyond 2017
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Holden V8 to live beyond 2017

Holden has officially announced that when local manufacturing ceases in 2017, a two-door sports coupe with a V8 engine will be at the ready to replace SS versions of the Holden Commodore sedan. The man who stands by his decision to close Holden’s Elizabeth, South Australia, plant in 2017, General Motors executive vice president of international operations Stefan Jacoby tonight confirmed the news...


Chevrolet Bolt EV concept : Australian-designed concept claims 200 miles range, US$30K price
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Chevrolet Bolt EV concept : Australian-designed concept claims 200 miles range, US$30K price

Australian design and engineering has been showcased for a second time at the 2015 Detroit motor show, with the new Chevrolet Bolt EV concept crossover debuting just hours after the Buick Avenir show car. The new Chevrolet Bolt EV concept was constructed in GM Australia's design studio in Port Melbourne, with the Australian workshop one of only two in the world with the capability to bring such a project to reality...


2016 Chevrolet Volt revealed:: Specifications of new plug-in hybrid small car announced
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2016 Chevrolet Volt revealed: Specifications of new plug-in hybrid small car announced

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt - which could be brought to Australia for a second term as the Holden Volt - has been unveiled in full on the eve of the 2015 Detroit auto show...


Buick Avenir : Holden-designed Caprice-sized sedan debuts
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Buick Avenir : Holden-designed Caprice-sized sedan debuts

Designed and built in Australia by local Holden designers, the Buick Avenir concept has been revealed the night before the official opening of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Designed to be a proper Buick of the traditional fashion, the large coupe-like four-door sedan has the same 5...


Holden showroom 2020: How Lion badge plans to challenge Toyota
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Holden showroom 2020: How Lion badge plans to challenge Toyota

A little while ago, we previewed the future of Ford showrooms in Australia beyond the end of local manufacturing for that brand in late 2016 – and now it’s the turn of arch rival Holden. The picture is still not quite as clear for Holden’s showroom, as it hasn’t confirmed as many models as the Blue Oval has for its life Down Under without the Falcon or Territory (click here to read our Ford Showroom 2017 article)...


Holden Commodore SV6 : Competition gives fans the chance to name new special edition
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Holden Commodore SV6 : Competition gives fans the chance to name new special edition

Holden is giving fans a shot at a small slice of Australian automotive history by launching a competition to name a new 2015 Commodore special edition. Holden’s ‘Name that Commodore’ competition kicks off today, asking fans to suggest a name for a special edition based on the 2015 Holden Commodore SV6...


Chevrolet Volt: Second-generation plug-in hybrid revealed at CES
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Chevrolet Volt: Second-generation plug-in hybrid revealed at CES

At CES, a week ahead of its full unveiling at the Detroit motor show, General Motors has revealed the look of the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, which will be sold in Australia as the Holden Volt. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has just kicked off in Las Vegas, and this year more automakers than ever before have scheduled concept car launches and cutting edge technology demonstrations than ever before...


50 Years of Holden Wagon::Calais V Sportwagon v EH Holden Special Station Sedan
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50 Years of Holden Wagon:Calais V Sportwagon v EH Holden Special Station Sedan

The humble station wagon has been the cornerstone of Australian family transport for over half a century. However, since Ford stopped production of the Falcon wagon back in 2010, your only option for a locally made, sedan-based hauler has been the Holden VF Sportwagon – in both Commodore, and Calais guise...


Holden Insignia VXR Review
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Holden Insignia VXR Review

CarAdvice heads to the UK to try Holden's upcoming Insignia VXR performance model.


Holden Volt Review
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Holden Volt Review

With newer competitors now on the enviro-scene, we jump into the Holden Volt to find out how it stacks up almost two years after its local launch…...


Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius
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Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius

For the first time in the history of the automobile, we are entering an era of increasingly mainstream propulsion beyond the traditional internal combustion engine (ICE). Choose petrol or diesel, or gas or an ethanol blend, leave the engine unassisted or put a turbocharger or supercharger on it – these have been your options for as long as anyone reading this has been alive...


2015 Holden New Cars
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2015 Holden New Cars

Holden has had a tough end to 2014, experiencing some marked sales drops among its ageing core products (Commodore excluded) compared with those same months the year before.  But the company is undergoing a substantial change in 2015, as it begins to increase its intake in European-sourced cars above and beyond the levels it did in years past...