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GM's latest platforms could last for 12 years or more

The lifespan of the latest-generation of GM platforms could be stretched out to a dozen years or more under a recently announced new cost reduction plan. Dan Ammann, president of GM, has told Reuters that the platform that underpins the second-generation Chevrolet Cruze could last for 12 years or even longer...

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Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally?: Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car
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Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally? Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car

The Ford Mustang, only recently launched in Australia, is already subject to huge waiting lists. With the market's interest in the new Mustang now patently clear, we wanted to compare two potential options for Holden's rear-wheel drive sports car, post Commodore. This week, we saddled up with the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Corvette Stingray, checking out both models at the 2016 Delhi motor show...


2017 Opel Ampera spied in Europe: Holden Ampera to follow in Australia?
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2017 Opel Ampera spied in Europe: Holden Ampera to follow in Australia?

Chevrolet’s new Volt plug-in hybrid EV has been spied this week in its European-market Opel and Vauxhall form, opening the door once again to potential for an Australian launch...


2016 Holden Spark detailed ahead of April launch: Local tuning, advanced tech on board
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2016 Holden Spark detailed ahead of April launch: Local tuning, advanced tech on board

The all-new 2016 Holden Spark will make its Australian debut in April, the car maker has confirmed today as part of a detailed look at the new model’s features. Revealed simultaneously in April last year at the New York and Seoul motor shows, the new Spark - which will no longer be branded as part of the Barina line - will launch as Holden’s new entrant in the micro car market...


Opel GT Concept — an Aussie-built Geneva motor show star — UPDATED
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Opel GT Concept — an Aussie-built Geneva motor show star — UPDATED

  Updated: Opel's manager of international product and brand communications, Jean-Philippe Kempf, told CarAdvice that the Opel GT concept was proudly built here in Australia alongside the Australian design department. "As a matter of fact, our Design studio in Melbourne has built the car, as they have already done for a few other GM concept cars," he said...


Ford Everest v Holden Sportwagon: 2016 Australia Day Special
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Ford Everest v Holden Sportwagon: 2016 Australia Day Special

January 26 is one of our great nation's most contentious days of the year – Australia Day. Now being the simple folk we are at CarAdvice, we'll leave debate about this country's origins to others, and instead focus on enjoying this big island we all live on. Plus, we can use the day as an excuse to have some fun in cars...


Opel Insignia/2018 Holden Commodore winter testing spy photos
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Opel Insignia/2018 Holden Commodore winter testing spy photos

The next-generation Opel Insignia, which is likely to show up in Australia as the next Holden Commodore, has been spotted during cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle. The prototype seen here is wearing the same amount of camouflage and disguise as the vehicle that was spotted back in August 2015...


Opel alleged to be secretly fixing cars with illegal NOx emissions
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Opel alleged to be secretly fixing cars with illegal NOx emissions

One of Belgium's national TV networks is claiming that Opel is secretly performing upgrades on some of its diesel-powered vehicles, to reduce harmful emissions. The news report aired this week on VRT, Belgium's Flemish-language national broadcaster, claiming that Opel is secretly upgrading the software in its 2014 Zafira people movers when they're brought in for service...


2016 Holden Cruze pricing and specifications: Updated Z-Series and SRi-Z variants join Equipe
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2016 Holden Cruze pricing and specifications: Updated Z-Series and SRi-Z variants join Equipe

An updated and trimmed-back 2016 Holden Cruze sedan and hatch range is rolling into showrooms from today. The new Holden Cruze line-up comprises just three trim variants in each body style, with the base Equipe containing, and joined by revised Z-Series and SRi-Z variants...


Opel GT revealed further in new preview video, teaser image
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Opel GT revealed further in new preview video, teaser image

The European arm of General Motors has handed down a first genuine look at its coming Opel GT coupe concept, following last week’s lightweight teaser clip. Due to be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva motor show in March, Opel’s latest concept is expected to preview a future production coupe that will form a key part in the car maker’s plan to “reinvent itself”...


Minister Pyne supports bid to save Holden plant
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Minister Pyne supports bid to save Holden plant

The federal government will actively support talks between General Motors and the Belgian entrepreneur who wants to save GM Holden’s South Australian car plant from closure. Industry minister Christopher Pyne has written a letter of support for Guido Dumarey, of Punch International, to use in negotiations with GM to buy the Elizabeth plant and thereby secure its operational future beyond the end of 2017...


2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid spied, Australia a hot chance
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2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid spied, Australia a hot chance

The 2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid Sedan has been spied testing in Detroit ahead of its expected announcement and release later this year. The regular Cruze Sedan, which will be sold locally alongside the new-generation Astra hatch, is expected to be sourced from Korea, while it remains unclear where the Cruze Hybrid Sedan could be sourced...


Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath
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Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath

When the covers came off the stunning Buick Avista coupe concept at this week’s 2016 Detroit motor show, many Australians understandably started asking — could this preview a potential new ‘Holden Monaro’? It’s understandable why the idea is a tantalising one...


Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva
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Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva

As Holden rolls out what is likely to be the final update to its now streamlined Captiva range, the SUV that may be its replacement has debuted at the 2016 Detroit auto show. That model is the 2017 Buick Envision, revealed for the Chinese market early last year and confirmed for an American debut in just months later...


Chevrolet Cruze RS hot hatch "absolutely" has potential
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Chevrolet Cruze RS hot hatch "absolutely" has potential

A sporty hot-hatch version of the all-new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed at the 2016 Detroit auto show appears imminent. The new Cruze hatchback – which may or may not be sold in Australia – was shown in RS guise, but unlike Chevrolet’s arch-rival Ford, with its Focus RS, the bowtie version is more about looking sporty than offering enormous performance...


Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16
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Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16

One of the most deeply personal aspects of buying a new car is choosing the colour. It's a reflection of who we are, and the considerations vary greatly from person to person. Be it the desire to make a fashion statement, an attempt to preserve re-sale value or even choosing which colours are least likely to be targeted by thieves, there's a lot to consider...


Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro
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Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro

Buick Avista: new Holden Coupe previewed in Detroit? This week’s Detroit auto show has brought GM fans their first look at the most exciting new Buick in decades - but it could also be a preview of what’s to come for Holden fans in Australia. It was this time last year when GM’s chief of international operations, Stefan Jacoby, confirmed that Holden has a V8-powered sports coupe in its future...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed

The second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback has been revealed today, a week before its in-the-flesh unveiling at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The new hatch shares most of its components with the next-generation Cruze sedan, including its 2700mm wheelbase. The hatch does feature a unique roof and abbreviated rear-end design...


2016 Holden Caprice V Review
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2016 Holden Caprice V Review

It's longer than a Toyota LandCruiser and trusted by many Prime Ministers. We slip behind the wheel of the Holden Caprice V to see if it still has what it takes.


Australian-made cars hit two-year high in December
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Australian-made cars hit two-year high in December

Sales of Australian-made vehicles in December were the strongest for two years, on the back of spikes for the Toyota Camry and Holden Commodore. According to VFACTS data released this week, 11,643 Australian-made cars were ‘sold’, up 33.3 per cent. It’s the first time this monthly figure has hit five figures since December 2013...