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Holden issues forced redundancies at Elizabeth plant

Holden has been forced to issue involuntary redundancies at its Elizabeth assembly plant in South Australia for the first time in 28 years after it failed to convince enough workers to voluntarily accept redundancy packages announced in April...

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Chevrolet Camaro not coming to Australia, Holden confirms no RHD for now
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Chevrolet Camaro not coming to Australia, Holden confirms no RHD for now

Hopes of a Holden-badged version of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro revealed over the weekend have been snuffed out for now, with a right-hand-drive version not in the current pipeline. General Motors’ decision to ignore RHD production for the Camaro mirrors its strategy with the new-generation Volt plug-in hybrid, announced last month...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro teased again ahead of debut
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro teased again ahead of debut

With just days to go until the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is unveiled in full, General Motors has revealed more photos and details about its new pony car. According to the company, the new Camaro has been subjected to 350 hours in wind tunnels. Its design and engineering teams reportedly wanted to fine tune the car's air flow to reduce aerodynamic lift, improve engine cooling and eliminate unwanted drag...


2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report two
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2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report two

Traxy the orange Holden Trax wins more friends as a likeable little runabout - but is it good enough to take on the newcomers in the segment?


Holden Insignia VXR sedan pricing and specifications
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Holden Insignia VXR sedan pricing and specifications

The Holden Insignia VXR all-wheel-drive, turbocharged sedan will arrive in dealers next month priced at $51,990 plus on-road costs. This means Holden’s new German-made sports sedan is about $8000 cheaper than it was when it wore Opel Insignia OPC badges here, between September 2012 and August 2013, before GM’s Euro brand pulled the pin in Australia...


New Opel Astra to debut in September, hot hatch version spied
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New Opel Astra to debut in September, hot hatch version spied

On the same day that GM's European arm confirmed that next-generation Opel Astra will debut in September, our spy photographers snapped photos of the hot hatch version undergoing testing. In a video with previous generations of the Kadett and Astra in the background, Karl-Thomas Neumann, CEO of Opel, confirmed that he would take the covers off the next-gen Astra at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show in September...


2015 Holden Commodore Review
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2015 Holden Commodore Review

The Holden Commodore has been one of the best-selling Australian cars for years. Does the latest iteration live up to the Commodore nameplate?


2015 Holden Astra GTC Review
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2015 Holden Astra GTC Review

The Holden Astra GTC is stylish in a sporty way - Matt Campbell finds out if the drive experience matches the appearance.


Holden Commodore Storm special edition returns
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Holden Commodore Storm special edition returns

The Holden Commodore Storm special edition has been reintroduced for all body styles of the sporty 2015 SV6 and SS model variants. The Storm package adds satellite navigation, front foglights, unique 18-inch dark-finish alloy wheels, red contrast stitching, and Storm exterior badging and dashboard embroidery to the SV6 and SS sedan Sportwagon and ute for just $500 more than each model’s recommended retail price...


2015 Holden Ute SS V Sandman:: Week with Review
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2015 Holden Ute SS V Sandman: Week with Review

If it's rocking - don't bother knocking. James heads back to the 1970s in the 2015 Holden Sandman.


ISOFIX Seats Australia: The benefits and how to fit correctly
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ISOFIX Seats Australia: The benefits and how to fit correctly

What is ISOFIX? And should you have queued up like a crazed Apple iPhone fan to buy one when they first hit the shelves? To answer the second question first, no. ISOFIX child restraints that are compliant under the Australian Standard can now be used legally. The old way is still ok, but for a number of reasons, parents are being encouraged to make the move to ISOFIX...


Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway
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Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway

The special edition Holden Trax Active will spearhead the car maker’s ‘Step Up At Holden’ sale running throughout May and June. Arriving in showrooms soon, the Trax Active builds on the features of the LS, adding unique 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, roof racks, chrome exterior door handles and Active badging...


Holden shrugs off loss of Volt plug-in hybrid
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Holden shrugs off loss of Volt plug-in hybrid

There was plenty of fanfare surrounding the launch of the first-ever Holden Volt back in 2012, but lacklustre sales in right-hand-drive markets has lead to General Motors to pull the plug on a replacement version for those markets. As CarAdvice reported recently, the new, second-generation Volt will be sold only as a left-hand-drive car...


2015 Holden Cascada Review
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2015 Holden Cascada Review

As far as European entry-level convertibles go, the 2015 Holden Cascada offers plenty of kit for not a lot of coin.


2015 Holden Astra VXR Review
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2015 Holden Astra VXR Review

The hottest Holden hatchback to date has arrived - and it may look a little familiar. It's the Holden Astra VXR.


Holden to replace entire SUV range by 2020, brand banking on high-riding models to boost sales
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Holden to replace entire SUV range by 2020, brand banking on high-riding models to boost sales

Holden has confirmed plans to replace its entire SUV range by the end of this decade, and there are plans afoot to add new high-riding models to the line-up, too. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of Holden's two new European-sourced models - the Astra and Cascada - the brand's executive director of sales, Peter Keley, suggested that SUVs hold the key to improving sales in Australia...


Holden "will always have a V8 sports car"
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Holden "will always have a V8 sports car"

We know that Holden is working on bringing some form of V8-powered sports car to Australia, but the brand has now stated it "will always have a V8 sports car"...


2015 Holden Cascada pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Cascada pricing and specifications

The 2015 Holden Cascada has arrived in Australia, and it comes with a sharp price-tag for a European four-seater convertible. The new Holden Cascada starts off from $41,990 plus on-road costs, making it one of the most affordable convertibles on the market - and marking "Holden's return to the convertible sports cars market", following the brand's most recent drop-top - the Holden Astra Twin Top - leaving the local range in 2009...


Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 recalled
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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...


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...