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2019 Holden Astra drops mid-spec manuals

Holden has quietly introduced some running changes for the MY19 Astra hatchback, headlined by the retirement of certain manual variants and a reduction in colour options. The same model family remains: R, R+, RS and RS-V...

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2020 Chevrolet Tracker leaked, is this the new Holden Trax?
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2020 Chevrolet Tracker leaked, is this the new Holden Trax?

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Tracker has been leaked alongside the 2020 Buick Encore in a series of images out of China, giving us a first look at GM's new compact crossover. First teased during a product presentation in January, these new images posted to Carscoops and GM Authority show the new Tracker and Encore, which are both longer and wider than the current Trax...


Cadillac CT5 revealed for the US
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Cadillac CT5 revealed for the US

Cadillac has revealed the all-new CT5 sedan, which will replace the ageing CTS in the brand's line-up. Scheduled to make its public debut at the New York motor show next month, the CT5 sports a mini-me design drawing upon the larger CT6 – which will be retired at the end of the year – and will compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


Cadillac goes metric... for its drivetrain badging
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Cadillac goes metric... for its drivetrain badging

Cadillac will soon begin phasing out engine displacement-based badges, such as 2.0T, 3.6 and 3.0TT, in favour of new ones denoting the maximum amount of torque the drivetrain produces. “We’re not talking about displacements anymore,” Steve Carlisle, head of Cadillac brand, told industry journal Automotive News...


2020 Buick LaCrosse revealed for China
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2020 Buick LaCrosse revealed for China

General Motors (GM) has taken the covers off its updated Buick LaCrosse sedan for the Chinese market, which sports a far more upmarket design than the vehicle it replaces. After being leaked in November last year, we get a clearer look at the final design of the large sedan, which looks like a mix of the smaller Buick Regal (sold here as the Holden Commodore) and the Mazda 6...


2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option

HSV has confirmed it'll bring the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro to Australia, complete with the option of a manual transmission and a higher $86,990 starting price before on-road costs. Headline news is the addition of a six-speed manual option to the Camaro, which now becomes the standard transmission. A 10-speed automatic is an option ($2200) and brings customisable launch control and line-lock...


2020 GMC Acadia revealed, not for Holden right now
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2020 GMC Acadia revealed, not for Holden right now

GMC has unveiled the 2020 Acadia SUV, donor for our Holden Acadia, with a more upmarket face, a new turbocharged engine, and a fresh range-topping trim grade. Although there's plenty going on under the skin, we're going to start by talking about the car's new look...


2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty makes trailers transparent
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2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty makes trailers transparent

GMC has debuted new technology allowing drivers to see what's behind their trailers on its new Sierra Heavy Duty, as part of an expanded suite of tech features designed to make life easier for people who are always towing. Headlining the technology suite is the aforementioned transparent trailer view, combining the view from the car's rear-view camera with a unit you attach to the rear of the trailer...


2020 Cadillac XT6 unveiled
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2020 Cadillac XT6 unveiled

The new Cadillac XT6 crossover has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2019 Detroit motor show. Design-wise the new seven-seat SUV has front and rear ends largely inspired by the 2016 Escala concept, although it misses out on that vehicle's slinky proportions and silhouette. Available features include an 8...


Cadillac to lead GM's electric car push
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Cadillac to lead GM's electric car push

General Motors (GM) has confirmed Cadillac will become its "lead electric vehicle brand", and be the first to offer a vehicle based on its new EV platform. In a shareholder statement declaring its outlook for 2019, the company said Cadillac will "introduce the first model from the company’s all-new battery electric vehicle architecture"...


2020 Holden Trax possibly teased during presentation
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2020 Holden Trax possibly teased during presentation

A vehicle we believe is the next-generation Chevrolet Trax was briefly teased during General Motors' financial presentation for 2019. Although the automaker didn't name the crossover, it does look to be significantly smaller than the Equinox and has many styling cues from the recently-revealed Blazer, especially its surfacing, side treatment and grille design...


Mark Reuss, former Holden chief, becomes president of GM
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Mark Reuss, former Holden chief, becomes president of GM

Mark Reuss, who was once the managing director of Holden, has been appointed as the president of General Motors, effectively immediately. He replaces Dan Ammann, who has been president since 2014. Ammann has stepped down to take control of Cruise, the company's autonomous driving division...


2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed

Chevrolet has pulled back what must have been a very, very big sheet on its 2020 Silverado 2500HD, with a new look designed to better separate it from the 'regular duty' Silverado 1500 launched earlier this year. It's huge, folks. There's a bit going on here, but we're going to start with the styling...


Trump threatens fresh tariffs in wake of GM plant closures
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Trump threatens fresh tariffs in wake of GM plant closures

US president Donald Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on imported cars, in the wake of General Motors' announcement that it would close up to five manufacturing plants in the USA. In a series of tweets, Trump said that plans to introduce car tariffs are currently being studied...


GM to close up to five factories in the US, slash jobs
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GM to close up to five factories in the US, slash jobs

General Motors has announced plans to reduce salaried staff in the US by 15 per cent, and could close up to five factories there. The company has "unallocated" production from three car factories (Oshawa, Detroit-Hamtramck and Lordstown), and two engine and transmission plants (Baltimore and Warren) after 2019...


2020 Buick LaCrosse leaked
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2020 Buick LaCrosse leaked

The facelifted Buick LaCrosse has surfaced online through a listing on China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, giving us a first look at the updated sedan ahead of a potential debut at the Los Angeles motor show this week...


Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America
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Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America

Cadillac has pulled the plug on its flagship CT6 plug-in hybrid, having debuted the car at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Speaking with GM Authority, the company said it would focus on "the launch of the comprehensive 2019 mid-cycle and the first-ever V-Series variant of the top-of-range sedan" for 2019. "Cadillac remains committed to electrified systems for our vehicles...


Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 race parts revealed
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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 race parts revealed

Chevrolet has revealed its answer to the Ford F-150 Raptor, with a raft of race-ready upgrades for its Colorado ZR2 pickup truck. Developed by Chevrolet Performance engineering, as part of a collaboration with Multimatic and Hall Racing, the parts are designed to make the ZR2 ready to tackle the Baja 1000 desert race...


GM to launch a new brand for electric bikes
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GM to launch a new brand for electric bikes

General Motors has developed two electric bikes, which will go on sale in 2019, and is launching a public competition to come up with a brand to market the two-wheelers. The company is calling on the public to come up with a new brand to encompass both its two new bikes: one a compact model, and the other foldable...


Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled
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Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled

Developed in conjunction with Hancock and Lane Racing, a team specialising electric drag racing, the Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO concept has an electric motor making over 522kW (700hp) of power, and 813Nm of torque. Chevrolet estimates the eCOPO can blast through the quarter mile (400m) in around 9.0 seconds, although the company admits testing is still ongoing...