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Holden introduces lifetime capped-price servicing for all models ever sold in Australia

Every Holden ever built will now be covered by a new lifetime capped-price service program, with the Australian arm of General Motors claiming the program will cover more than 2.5 million cars...

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2015 Holden Captiva 7 Active on sale now
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2015 Holden Captiva 7 Active on sale now

The new, special edition 2015 Holden Captiva 7 Active has arrived on sale priced at $31,990 driveaway. The seven-seat SUV is based on the Holden Captiva 7 LS front-wheel drive base model, and adds items such as 18-inch alloy wheels, fog-lights, roof rails, leather-trimmed seats and a sunroof. Other standard kit includes a reverse-view camera and 7...


Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria
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Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria

It's set to be the first major exhibition of its kind for an Australian art gallery, Shifting Gears: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car will showcase 23 iconic examples of our automotive ingenuity, alongside photographs, sketches, models and archival materials...


Holden Colorado Storm — nameplate returns for special edition
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Holden Colorado Storm — nameplate returns for special edition

Holden has dusted off the "Storm" nameplate again, this time on the 2015 Holden Colorado ute. Comprising a bundled kit of accessories, the Holden Colorado Storm adds heated (front) leather seats, black sports and nudge bars, Storm floor mats and bonnet protector — as well as subtle Storm decals — to LTZ 4x4 crew-cab utes...


Holden Insignia VXR production commences
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Holden Insignia VXR production commences

Production of the Holden Insignia VXR performance sedan has commenced in Russelsheim, Germany, ahead of the arrival of the go-fast four-door in the second quarter of 2015. The new Holden Insignia VXR - which is an updated version of the Opel Insignia OPC that was on sale in Australia for just a matter of months before that brand folded - will sit at the top of the brand's European performance model line, which will also consist of the Astra VXR, Astra GTC and the less sporty Cascada convertible...


Holden Cruze : Local production unlikely to survive until 2017
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Holden Cruze : Local production unlikely to survive until 2017

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that local assembly of the Holden Cruze will continue until the company’s planned production shutdown at the end of 2017, meaning an early exit for potentially hundreds of manufacturing workers...


Holden may not be No.1 by 2020, concedes GM executive
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Holden may not be No.1 by 2020, concedes GM executive

The General Motors executive in charge of our region has conceded that Holden may not achieve its ambitious target of dethroning Toyota to become the number one automotive brand in Australia by 2020. GM executive vice president and president of GM International Stefan Jacoby today presented somewhat softened ambitions for the brand following the announcement of the appointment of Australian and former Holden chief financial officer Mark Bernhard to the role of chairman and managing director...


Opel Corsa OPC revealed with 152kW turbo
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Opel Corsa OPC revealed with 152kW turbo

Overnight GM pulled the sheets off the new Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR hot hatch, which looks barely a pixel different to the leaked images that surfaced the yesterday. Under the bonnet, the Opel Corsa OPC features a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine churning out 152kW of power and 245Nm of torque, with up to 280Nm available on overboost...


Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR photos leaked online
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Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR photos leaked online

Purported promotional images of the new Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR have been leaked online a day ahead of the car's official unveiling. It's widely expected that the Corsa OPC/VXR will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out around 150kW of power and 250Nm of torque for the front wheels to handle...


2015 Holden Ute Review : SS V Redline
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2015 Holden Ute Review : SS V Redline

Freshly updated for 2015, the flagship SS V Redline Holden Ute is a genuine class above...


Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March
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Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March

Holden has confirmed its new special edition Commodore will be named SV6 Lightning when it goes on sale in about two months’ time. The Lightning name was selected from more than 4000 entries and amid vigorous online debate as part of Holden’s ‘Name that Commodore’ Facebook competition earlier this month...


Holden Ute v Holden Sportwagon : Australia Day Special
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Holden Ute v Holden Sportwagon : Australia Day Special

Australia Day means a lot of different things to different people. For some it's a celebration stemming from the arrival of the First Fleet back in 1788, while for others it's a solemn reminder of our nation's less-than-humane beginnings. For us here at CarAdvice though, it's a day to relax and pay homage to what we love about this country: BBQs and rear-wheel-drive cars powered by big V8 engines...


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.  Holden has confirmed it will retain its most famous nameplate, which has been in continuous use since 1978, once it begins importing a successor to the current locally made model from 2018, believed at this early stage to be from Europe...


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...