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2017 Holden Astra preliminary specs revealed - UPDATED with pricing

UPDATE: Holden has now updated its website to include pricing details. See further details below. The first details on what to expect from the 2017 Holden Astra range have been revealed on the company's website...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

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


2018 Holden Equinox: GM reveals new global SUV in Chevrolet form - UPDATE
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2018 Holden Equinox: GM reveals new global SUV in Chevrolet form - UPDATE

General Motors has revealed what will become the 2018 Holden Equinox, due here next year. Exact timing is still to be confirmed, although it is expected that a late-2017 debut is on the cards. Unveiled in the US today as the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the new SUV will replace the ageing Captiva and retire the name...


Holden invests $6 million in Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at Lang Lang
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Holden invests $6 million in Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at Lang Lang

Holden Australia will spend $6 million on a new Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at its top secret Lang Lang proving ground. Speaking at the recent launch of the Holden Colorado, Holden vehicle development manager Jeremy Tassone told CarAdvice that the implementation of a Euro 6 testing facility at Lang Lang would allow its local engineers to work on international product...


HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017
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HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017

The future of Holden's performance arm, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), is unclear with no agreement struck between Holden and HSV beyond 2017. Premoso Pty Ltd, the company that operates HSV in Australia, filed documents with ASIC in May this year that show profits for financial year 2015 had dropped from a little over $5.7 million in 2014 to just over $3...


2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE
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2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...


Holden Commodore: as Australian as Bratwurst
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Holden Commodore: as Australian as Bratwurst

Australian car enthusiasts – okay, just Holden enthusiasts – are up-in-arms at the prospect of Holden’s next Commodore being sourced from Germany. When Holden ceases local production of the Aussie-as-pie-and-sauce Commodore next year, it is widely tipped to be replaced by the German-designed Opel Insignia, rebadged as a Commodore...


2017 Holden Trailblazer pricing and specs: Seven-seat off-roader gets facelift, big updates
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2017 Holden Trailblazer pricing and specs: Seven-seat off-roader gets facelift, big updates

Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Holden Trailblazer range have been revealed, before the new off-roader goes on sale in October. Starting at $47,990 plus on-road costs, the Trailblazer range (formerly Colorado 7) has shrunk from three variants to two, with the only price adjustment being a small $250 increase on the top-spec LTZ model, which is now priced at $52,490 plus on-roads...


2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix
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2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix

Holden has issued a recall for 2714 of its 2015 Colorado utes and Colorado 7 SUVs over concerns the vehicle’s seat belt retractors could come loose. According to the manufacturer, the bolt that holds the retractor into the vehicle’s body may not have been correctly tightened due to a manufacturing fault...


Missing link in Holden SUV lineup to be all-new global model
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Missing link in Holden SUV lineup to be all-new global model

Too often, in the world of automotive marketing, the term 'all-new' is thrown around without much emphasis on fact. 'All' is usually very far from the mark, and 'new' isn't much further behind. So Holden's unequivocal promise this week that the missing SUV in the brand's four-model line up will be all-new - a model yet to be revealed anywhere in the world - is treated with a high level of interest (and maybe a smidge of skepticism)...


Holden facing its greatest challenge: transformation
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Holden facing its greatest challenge: transformation

Change is always hard, but it is made harder when the whole country is watching. Speaking with CarAdvice last night, Holden managing director Mark Bernhard said that the cessation of vehicle and engine production from October 2016, and the transition of the brand from manufacturer to importer, is the greatest challenge faced by the Lion in its 160-year history...


Holden Acadia SUV revealed alongside new Astra, Trailblazer and facelifted Trax, Barina
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Holden Acadia SUV revealed alongside new Astra, Trailblazer and facelifted Trax, Barina

Holden has revealed five new and facelifted models overnight, including the 2018 Acadia SUV, which will finally give the company a rival to the likes of the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9. The seven-seat Acadia was joined by the anticipated new Astra and the new Trailblazer off-roader (which replaces the Colorado 7), along with the facelifted Barina and Trax...


Holden launches 'Complete Care' with 24-hour test drives
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Holden launches 'Complete Care' with 24-hour test drives

Holden is revisiting a strategy introduced with the Opel brand in 2013, introducing a new 'Take Your Time' 24-hour test drive option for potential buyers. The program may not have been enough to keep the Opel brand above water in Australia, but Holden says its new overnight test drives are just the latest step in a campaign it is now calling Complete Care...


Holden woos Australia with refreshed logo, new music
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Holden woos Australia with refreshed logo, new music

Holden has buffed its logo, launched a new-look website and licensed the latest track from a trendy Aussie muso, all to better position the lion brand as a car maker 'in touch' with the Australian market. A deal with streaming music platform Pandora has also been inked, making Holden the key sponsor of the first-ever Australian Pandora Warehouse party, announced to local music media last month...


2016 Holden Colorado 7 Review: run-out round-up
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2016 Holden Colorado 7 Review: run-out round-up

Holden is retiring the Colorado 7 name with the Trailblazer special edition. There’s lots of gear and plenty of value to be had if tourin’, towin’ and adventurin’ are your thing.


2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new Holden Trailblazer has been revealed today, accompanied by confirmation of top five-star safety rating with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Adopting the new face from its substantially-updated sibling, the Colorado ute, the Trailblazer also takes the long-serving nameplate from sister company Chevrolet...


The fastest-growing car brands in 2016
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The fastest-growing car brands in 2016

New vehicle sales are on track for an all-time record in 2016, up 2.8 per cent at the end of July to 689,471 units. But there are some brands doing better than others. Here we want to mention those that have grown the most, and the fastest. This constitutes two metrics: volume growth and percentage growth...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more

Welcome to episode 17 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. On this week's show, Paul Maric joins regular co-host Mandy Turner and the stylish dad James Ward to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

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


2017 Holden Colorado Review
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2017 Holden Colorado Review

It's finally here — the new Holden Colorado. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to see if the 2017 Holden Colorado has the goods to take on the competition.