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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne
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2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne

The 2017 Holden Trailblazer (the new name for the Colorado 7) has been spied testing in Melbourne by a CarAdvice reader. As confirmed in April, the Colorado and Trailblazer models have undergone a substantial amount of Australian engineering input, which is why we're likely to see more of these test vehicles on the road leading up their launches later this year...


2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review
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2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Does shifting the value equation make the Holden Colorado a better proposition? The $37,990 drive-away LS-X says yes...


2013 Holden Trax recalled for wiring issue
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2013 Holden Trax recalled for wiring issue

Holden is recalling six vehicles from its 2013-model year ‘TJ’ Trax SUV line over concerns that loose wiring could affect the car’s steering. The car maker reports that, due to a manufacturing fault, an electrical wiring harness connector may not be completely secured to the steering column...


ISOFIX-compatible child seats: your questions answered
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ISOFIX-compatible child seats: your questions answered

ISOFIX-compatible child seats have been legal to use on Australian roads since September 2014, yet there still seems to be a bit of confusion among parents. Are ISOFIX seats mandatory? Is the top-tether necessary? Is the old way still okay? We regularly field questions regarding ISOFIX, including this one from Catriona. Q: Hi CarAdvice...


2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report one
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2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report one

The turbocharged all-wheel drive Holden Insignia VXR joins the Melbourne long-term fleet.


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


2010 Holden Cruze diesel recalled over wiring corrosion risk
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2010 Holden Cruze diesel recalled over wiring corrosion risk

Holden has this week announced a recall of vehicles in its 2010 'JG' Cruze small car range, affecting those fitted with the company's 2.0-litre diesel engine. The car maker reports that in some vehicles, and over "an extended period of time", a wiring connector for the Engine Control Module may fret and become corroded...


2017 Holden Captiva spied testing in Chevrolet guise
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2017 Holden Captiva spied testing in Chevrolet guise

The now long-anticipated replacement for the Holden Captiva may have surfaced this week, with a new mid-sized Chevrolet SUV prototype hitting the road overseas. The new SUV is likely to be the new-generation Chevrolet Captiva, which could also make its way to the US as the downsized new Equinox reported last year...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 2: Sales figures, Hyundai N, Tesla and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 2: Sales figures, Hyundai N, Tesla and more

Welcome to episode 2 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed our very first episode last week, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier article here. We must also extend a big thanks to you all: the response to our first episode was just staggeringly positive, and you've already helped see the CarAdvice...


2016 Holden Cascada Review: Mornington Peninsula weekender
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2016 Holden Cascada Review: Mornington Peninsula weekender

Reviving the long lost art of taking the scenic route, CarAdvice shooter Tom Fraser heads to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula in the 2016 Holden Cascada...


2017 Holden Trailblazer SUV confirmed, Colorado 7 badge to be axed
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2017 Holden Trailblazer SUV confirmed, Colorado 7 badge to be axed

The rebranded 2017 Holden Trailblazer rugged off-roader, previewed here by the just-revealed South American Chevrolet version, will arrive in Australia in the latter half of this year as a replacement for the slow-selling Colorado 7. The adoption of the Trailblazer nameplate brings Holden into line with the global offering, and lends this more upmarket updated version some differentiation from its Colorado ute source car...


Holden “not blindly chasing market share”, says boss
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Holden “not blindly chasing market share”, says boss

The chairman and managing director of Holden, Mark Bernhard, has made it clear that sales numbers are not the be-all and end-all for the Aussie arm of General Motors. Bernhard, who has been in the top job at Holden for about 15 months, made it clear that the brand is moving away from the plan of previous chief, Gerry Dorizas, to be the number one brand in the country by 2020...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Opel Meriva spied again, interior shown in new shots
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2016 Opel Meriva spied again, interior shown in new shots

The next-generation Opel Meriva has been spied again. This time, however, photographers have managed to get a peep inside the new people-mover’s cabin. While the Meriva is currently a European-market offering, Holden has committed to having a third of its future model line-up sourced from German sister brand Opel...


How does rear cross-traffic alert work?
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How does rear cross-traffic alert work?

The development of safety features and their rate of inclusion in new cars is forging ahead at a phenomenal rate. The safety features in a car can be split into three broad categories; passive safety features, active safety features and driver assistance technology. Essentially, passive safety features are those that help to protect the occupants in the event of a crash, like airbags, seat belts and crumple zones...


Ford outsells Holden for first time since 1999
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Ford outsells Holden for first time since 1999

The Australian car market went back to 1999 in April, with Ford Australia beating arch nemesis Holden for what appears to be the first time since ‘Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)’ topped the singles charts. According to VFACTS figures for last month, Ford nabbed 6842 sales, representing growth of 18.2 per cent. Holden fell 5.1 per cent to 6710 units...


2016 Holden Calais V Sedan Review
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2016 Holden Calais V Sedan Review

The Holden Calais V sedan remains the best large luxury car in its price bracket, even as the end approaches.


Holden Colorado LS-X edition revived
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Holden Colorado LS-X edition revived

Holden has re-added a familiar model to the Colorado ute range, the LS-X. Set to go on sale this month, the revived LS-X nameplate continues from where it left off as a special edition that was first introduced last year, however, this time around it is nearly $15,000 cheaper in real terms...


Australia's cheapest new cars
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Australia's cheapest new cars

Looking for a new car on a small budget? Here are eight of the cheapest new cars available Australia-wide, right now. As you would expect, they are all micro or light cars and, unless otherwise stated, the price excludes on-road costs like registration, stamp duty and CTP. If you shop around, though, you can find great drive-away deals and special offers...