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Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 recalled

The Holden Colorado and Holden Colorado 7 have been recalled this week due to an electrical fault that could result in an engine bay fire. The Holden recall campaign affects 26,254 RG Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 models produced between the 4th of September 2013 and the 21st of January 2015...

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2015 Holden Barina X special edition model launches in Australia
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2015 Holden Barina X special edition model launches in Australia

The 2015 Holden Barina X is said to bring an extra $2500 of equipment to the Lion brand's city hatchback at a cost of $1250 to buyers. The new Holden Barina X is based on the CD hatch model, but intriguingly the CDX model remains...


2016 Holden Barina Spark : Holden's localised tuning for the South Korean car
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2016 Holden Barina Spark : Holden's localised tuning for the South Korean car

Revealed at the 2015 Seoul motor show, the new Chevrolet Spark paves the way to local release of the new Holden Barina Spark locally in 2016. Australian engineers were involved in the development process of the Barina Spark, so it's likely the handling, ride and mechanics will see reasonable improvement over its predecessor...


Chevrolet-FNR concept revealed, sports eye-recognition
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Chevrolet-FNR concept revealed, sports eye-recognition

The Chevrolet-FNR revealed at the Shanghai motor show this week is a prototypical wild concept car with styling that thumbs its nose at convention, pauses, and thumbs it again for good measure.  An autonomous electric car with more than a hint of science fiction about it, the FNR is designed to show what GM sees as mobility in the future...


Holden Captiva recalled
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Holden Captiva recalled

The popular Holden Captiva 5 and 7 family SUV range was subject to a recall this week involving 2951 units made between 2007 and 2010, because each has the potential to turn on its ignition without driver input.  The Holden recall campaign affects Series 1 CG Captiva models produced between February 22, 2007 and November 25, 2010, within the VIN range KL3CG26RJ7B075395 to KL3DF26FJAB116292...


2015 Holden Colorado 7 LTZ Review: Sand driving
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2015 Holden Colorado 7 LTZ Review: Sand driving

Sponsored by Holden. Life is busy - too often we plan to do something on the weekend, get away from it all, escape the everyday - and rarely do. But what if you actually did all those things? Sand driving is one of those 'that would be fun' ideas that too-often end up falling victim to couch-time or a BBQ and beers...


Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true
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Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true

Canada has sold its last remaining shares in General Motors, ending a period of government investment in the American automaker. The move was announced earlier this week, as the federal government sold 73.4 million shares in GM to Goldman Sachs. The Canadian government's block of shares represent around 4.6 percent of GM's outstanding stock...


2015 Chevrolet Spark turbocharged hot-hatch a chance
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2015 Chevrolet Spark turbocharged hot-hatch a chance

The 2015 Chevrolet Spark was revealed today at the Seoul motor show with a 1.4-litre four-cylinder atmo petrol engine, but something punchier could be on the cards. CarAdvice asked president and CEO of GM Korea, Sergio Rocha, about the possibility of a turbocharged Spark entering production, giving the company a miniature hot hatch...


2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED
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2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has been unveiled simultaneously at the New York and Seoul motor shows, previewing the design of the new-generation Holden Barina Spark that will launch in Australia early next year. General Motors’ completely redesigned micro hatch claims to take big steps forward in performance, efficiency and refinement, while gaining a host of new connectivity and safety features...


April Fools' Day wrap:: the best pranks of 2015
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April Fools' Day wrap: the best pranks of 2015

The punktastic pranks of April 1 are an annual source of chuckles. A favourite of automotive fans and journalists alike, this year's April Fools' Day has seen a solid mix of faux news ranging from the slightly odd to the ridiculously unlikely. From the wee hours of this morning, CarAdvice was already in a devious mood, publishing three ‘exclusive’ April Fools’ Day stories...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu revealed

The larger, lighter, more efficient and more technologically advanced 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has been unveiled at the New York motor show. The ninth-generation Malibu is now almost five metres long, growing 58mm to 4.92m, while its wheelbase is also 91mm longer than the outgoing eighth-generation sedan, measuring 2.83m...


2016 Opel Astra spied on the road in Europe
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2016 Opel Astra spied on the road in Europe

Our spy photographers have snapped photos of the next-generation Opel Astra on public roads in Europe, giving us our clearest look yet at the next-generation hatchback. Compared to earlier prototypes, the latest pre-production versions of the Astra are clothed with production body work, bumpers and lighting...


Holden Sandman name returns
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Holden Sandman name returns

Holden has dusted off the legendary Sandman badge in a bid to evoke some nostalgia 40 years after the nameplate premiered. The company, alas, has not brought back the famed panel van. But what it has done is deck out the SV6 and SS-V VF Commodore Sportwagon and Ute with some groovy ‘70s-style accoutrements...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed

The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu range will include a conventional hybrid version using bits of technology from the new Volt plug-in. As we know, Chevrolet’s all-new mid-sized staple premieres in regular petrol form in New York next week. The petrol-electric version will be the US market’s efficiency leader. Under the bonnet is a new direct-injection 1...


Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle
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Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle

Holden was Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle make in 2014, according to the latest data released today from Victoria Police and the Crime Statistics Agency. A mantle it has held consecutively since 2010, Holden led the automotive pack of pinched property ahead of Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Honda, with lion-stamped product comprising 15...


2015 Holden Cruze SRi-V Review
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2015 Holden Cruze SRi-V Review

Is this a face you could love? We jump into the freshly facelifted 2015 Holden Cruze SRi-V...


Next-gen Chevrolet Spark interior revealed in photo from production line
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Next-gen Chevrolet Spark interior revealed in photo from production line

The interior of the next-generation Chevrolet Spark has been revealed for the first time, thanks to photos which have been smuggled out from its Korean factory. Taken, seemingly, by a production line worker on his or her smartphone, the photo was initially posted on Korean website Bobaedream before being republished by Carscoops...


Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure
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Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure

The Coalition government today shelved plans to cut $500 million in assistance to the Australian car industry between now and 2017. It is ostensibly a bid to ensure the three local car-makers do not shutter their factories earlier than planned in 2016/17, though detractors are calling for more and questioning the purpose of proposing the controversial cuts in the first place...


Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image
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Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image

A promotional image from General Motors has been leaked and published online, and it gives us our best view yet of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Malibu. The leaked image, which promotes all of the new passenger car models that Chevy will debut this year in the US, comes hot on the heels of official info from GM about the next-gen Malibu and Barina Spark...


Chevrolet Spark teased ahead of New York, Seoul reveal
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Chevrolet Spark teased ahead of New York, Seoul reveal

The next-generation Chevrolet Spark has been teased ahead of its official debut at the New York and Seoul motor shows. Although framed by shadow and darkness, the GM-issued teaser image confirms the authenticity of the undisguised photos that CarAdvice published at the beginning of February...