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Inside Holden's Elizabeth plant

We already know that, come October 20, operations at the long-standing Holden plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, will cease. That's old news – we've known since January...

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Holden 'Dream Cruise' to celebrate Australian manufacturing on October 15
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Holden 'Dream Cruise' to celebrate Australian manufacturing on October 15

Holden is calling on owners of all its Australian-built models to take part in its 'Dream Cruise' - scheduled for Sunday, October 15 - to celebrate local automotive manufacturing. Announced this week, the Holden Dream Cruise is an opportunity for enthusiasts and the wider community to show off and experience the first and last cars built in Australia by Holden, led by the 1948 48/215 and 2017 VF II Commodore (pictured)...


2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report four – interior
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2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report four – interior

Facelifts are a wonderful thing. Not only in the cosmetic sense – but more so when it refers to a car being updated, bringing it to the forefront of current technology and style. The Holden Colorado’s facelift back in Q3 2016 was a huge leap forward for the model, but one major area where it’s feeling a lot fresher is inside the cabin...


2017 Holden Astra LT sedan v 2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent sedan comparison
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2017 Holden Astra LT sedan v 2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent sedan comparison

From styling to equipment and value, Holden has take the offensive to the small-car market with its Euro-influenced Astra sedan range. An offer too good to be true? We pitch it against the evergreen, big-selling Corolla to test the measure of the Astra's goodness.


CarAdvice podcast 64: We talk to Holden after ACCC investigation
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CarAdvice podcast 64: We talk to Holden after ACCC investigation

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong join you this week for an episode full of new-model details, and a talk about Holden's run-in with the ACCC. The new-gen SUV Peugeot 3008 touches down, Honda Jazz gets an update inside and out, a new engine option for Subaru Levorg, the Renault Clio RS receives a facelift, and the Hyundai Santa Fe gets standard safety features...


Holden commits to new customer service guarantees after ACCC investigation
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Holden commits to new customer service guarantees after ACCC investigation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken action against another car company, with Holden the latest in the regulator’s crosshairs. Holden has accepted the findings of an ACCC investigation into the company's dealings with unhappy customers, this week committing to "court enforceable" custom guarantee obligations...


Small hatch comparison
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Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...


Victorian government proposes military vehicle production at old Holden site
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Victorian government proposes military vehicle production at old Holden site

The Victorian state government and defence company BAE Systems want to build a fleet of next-generation military vehicles at the former Holden site in Melbourne's inner-west. Victoria's Andrews government has signed a Heads of Agreement with the British multinational defence company, proposing to make and maintain 225 new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles and by extension creating what it claims to be thousands of manufacturing jobs - albeit with indeterminate terms...


2011-15 Holden Commodore LPG models recalled for fire risk
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2011-15 Holden Commodore LPG models recalled for fire risk

Holden has issued a recall for about 5000 examples of its LPG-powered 'VE' and 'VF' Commodore and Caprice ranges produced between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the LPG vaporiser could cause an electrical fault. The company reports that affected units may have had their LPG vaporiser serviced or replaced, leading to a loose electrical ground connection...


Renault Megane Intens v Mazda 3 SP25 GT v Holden Astra LTZ comparison
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Renault Megane Intens v Mazda 3 SP25 GT v Holden Astra LTZ comparison

Who would have thought there’d be enough action in the small sedan segment of the market to warrant yet another comparison test – our fifth such test since the beginning of 2016? Yet here we are, in a world where the small car is increasingly being seen as a great alternative to the mid-size sedan because, essentially, these new ‘small’ sedans offer better space for your spend than vehicles in the next segment up...


Video: Craig Lowndes tests screaming twin-turbo V6 Commodore supercar
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Video: Craig Lowndes tests screaming twin-turbo V6 Commodore supercar

Set to make its debut appearance for the Australian Supercars Championship in 2018, Triple Eight has revealed a preview of its new turbocharged V6 engine at full song. Driven by Craig Lowndes at Paul Morris's Norwell race track, the new Commodore V6 supercar will represent a massive departure from the naturally aspirated V8s currently used by the team...


2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling for all three brands, new Opel and Buick-badged versions of the car we'll see as the 2018 Holden Commodore VXR have been revealed today. Identical to the Holden-badged car revealed earlier today, these new Opel Insignia GSi and Buick Regal GS performance models will go on sale in Europe and the US respectively...


2018 Holden Equinox quick drive review
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2018 Holden Equinox quick drive review

In 2018, the newest player in the hotly-contested medium SUV segment will be the fully-imported Holden Equinox. Paul Maric sampled a pre-production version to see how it stacks up.


2018 Holden Acadia quick drive review
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2018 Holden Acadia quick drive review

General Motors' Australian arm is pinning a lot of hope on the fully-imported, US-built, seven-seat 2018 Holden Acadia. Paul Maric drives a pre-production model to see how it stacks up.


2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed

Holden has officially revealed its replacement for the SS Commodore, the new 2018 Holden Commodore VXR, set to go on sale as part of Holden's Insignia-based Commodore line-up. Due for release in 2018, the Commodore VXR boasts a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine that produces 235kW of power and 381Nm of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive...


Five-year warranties should be standard
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Five-year warranties should be standard

It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties . There is simply no good reason a Kia Sportage should have a seven-year warranty while a Toyota RAV4 is offered with only three. Is Toyota suggesting its product is not as good as a Kia? Is that the reality, in 2017? No, Toyota has it easy, knowing it can sell the RAV4 in high numbers through its reputation for quality, durability and reliability...


2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR unveiled in Buick form - UPDATE
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2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR unveiled in Buick form - UPDATE

UPDATE: Two glossy new marketing images have made their way online, published by Russian site AutoWP. The images reveal a crisp view of the new model's front, and of its more sports-inspired cabin. This article is otherwise unchanged. May 1, 2017: Here it is, folks...


2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review
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2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

There's not long now until we bid farewell to the Aussie-built Commodore. So it's only timely we go for one last fang in one of Australia's best cars, the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline.


2017 Holden Trax LS manual review
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2017 Holden Trax LS manual review

The most affordable model in the 2017 Holden Trax range is the LS. Here we drive the manual. But is it just as fun as the auto?


2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed
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2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed

What you're looking at here is the beefed up Holden Colorado that will wear an HSV or Walkinshaw badge from 2018. Trademark images submitted by HSV were exclusively sourced by CarAdvice to build these renders, which indicate that the HSV Colorado will be a big cosmetic step up from the current version offered by Holden...