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2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 5: On the highway

“It’s not a real Commodore, mate!” A statement enthusiastically communicated to me in a predominantly negative fashion. It was delivered by a gentleman in his late 20s, wrapped in hi-vis yellow and I suspect loyal to the lion of old...

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HSV Colorado SportsCat Look Pack revealed
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HSV Colorado SportsCat Look Pack revealed

HSV has added a new 'Look Pack' to its Colorado SportsCat range, stripping out some of the mechanical enhancements but maintaining the same tough looks offered on the SportsCat+. In keeping with the range-topping SportsCat+, the new Look Pack brings a new fascia, grille, fender flares, bonnet bulge, hard tonneau and 18-inch alloy wheels to the SportsCat, visually mimicking its more expensive sibling...


2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 4: The sales rep

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 4: The sales rep

While we spend our time at CarAdvice reviewing cars for a living, there are plenty of other owners out there who spend as much, if not more, time in their vehicles as we do. Plenty of them are CarAdvice readers or listeners to the podcast and radio shows too – truck drivers, couriers, hire car chauffeurs, tradesmen and, of course, sales reps...


2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 3: Around town

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 3: Around town

Our long-term Commodore drew plenty of attention when it lobbed in the CarAdvice garage for its extended stay. The wider CA team flocked to pore over its lines, critique its interior, and generally get a feel for Rüsselsheim’s finest export to Australia...

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$37,290

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review: Cabin comfort and practicality

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review: Cabin comfort and practicality

We already know the new European-designed Holden Commodore is smaller than the Aussie-built large sedan it has replaced, in our minds, if not our hearts. The question is, how much smaller? And will you really notice? And at first sitting, not really. There’s still ample room for four adults to travel in comfort...


2018 Holden Colorado LTZ review
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2018 Holden Colorado LTZ review

500Nm of torque, 1000kg of payload and some handy tech inside. But is the Colorado better than the sum of its parts?


General Motors not keen on electric or autonomous pickups
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General Motors not keen on electric or autonomous pickups

General Motors is planning to introduce 20 new electric cars over the next five years, but an electric pickup truck isn't part of the plan. Mike Abelson, GM vice president of global strategy, told The Detroit Free Press the company believes it will "lead the industry" in electric vehicles at some point in the next decade...


HSV Colorado SportsCat R: Limited-edition ute revealed
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HSV Colorado SportsCat R: Limited-edition ute revealed

HSV has revealed the Colorado SportsCat R, a limited-edition variant of its Holden-based ute, featuring a number of gloss black and red styling highlights HSV claims will "take the vehicle’s distinctive street presence to another level"...


Holden halts Commodore, Equinox production as stock overflows
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Holden halts Commodore, Equinox production as stock overflows

The decision to halt production on two of Holden's most important models comes as new boss Dave Buttner, a respected industry veteran with more than 30 years under his belt, works to reverse the company's sales slide. VFACTS figures up to the end of September show Holden registrations are down by nearly 17,000 vehicles compared to the same period in 2017, with the bulk of that – almost 10,000 cars – being the new Commodore...


2018 Holden Commodore diesel recalled
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2018 Holden Commodore diesel recalled

GM Holden has issued a recall for diesel versions of the 2018 model-year Commodore over concerns chafing engine parts could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire risk. The brand reports diesel models could feature a clip on the fuel hose bundle that could rub on the fuel pump return hose. If the condition occurs, fuel could leak onto the exhaust, which could start a fire...


2019 Holden Acadia review
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2019 Holden Acadia review

It's been two years since Holden announced the Acadia seven-seat SUV would come to Australia from overseas division, GMC. Now, given the local treatment, the Acadia is ready to challenge the seven-seat large SUV segment.


2019 Holden Acadia review: Australian launch
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2019 Holden Acadia review: Australian launch

As Holden continues to redefine what the brand means without the drawcard of a local production stamp, introducing a new product from the previously unseen GMC portfolio poses a significant risk. But, thanks to a just-right mix of size, power, and handling set for local conditions, the Acadia starts out on the right foot...


2019 Holden Acadia pricing and specs
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2019 Holden Acadia pricing and specs

Holden has finally lifted the lid on pricing for the 2019 Acadia, positioned as a rival to petrol-powered family haulers like the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger. The new, American-sourced Acadia will arrive with a 3.6-litre V6 engine producing 231kW and 367Nm, connected to a nine-speed automatic, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive available across the range...


Opel probed by German authorities over diesel emissions
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Opel probed by German authorities over diesel emissions

German manufacturer Opel has had its Russelsheim and Kaiserslautern operations searched by German prosecutors this week, as part of an investigation into potential emissions cheating with diesel vehicles...


2018 Holden Colorado LT review
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2018 Holden Colorado LT review

The Holden Colorado doesn't get the plaudits it deserves in the face of relentless Ranger and HiLux sales. Holden fans love it, but you should consider it if you're in the market for a dual-cab 4WD.

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$49,190

2019 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia wagon facelift spied
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2019 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia wagon facelift spied

A facelifted version of the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer wagon, sold in Australia as the Holden Commodore, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. Up front, the Insignia prototype sports a disguised and completely reworked front fascia. From what we can see, the Insignia will gain a full-width grille which will blend into a set of redesigned headlights...


Holden Time Attack Concept Racer revealed - UPDATE: Video added!
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Holden Time Attack Concept Racer revealed - UPDATE: Video added!

Holden has revealed its Time Attack Concept Racer, a virtual track weapon designed in-house by the brand's design and engineering teams, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first win at Mount Panorama. Think of it as a Vision Gran Turismo sort of vehicle, with futuristic and spaceship-like design elements, along with a wild all-electric powertrain...


Holden Time Attack Concept Racer laps Mount Panorama!
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Holden Time Attack Concept Racer laps Mount Panorama!

Say what you will of the changes in Holden's business model, but one thing is clear: the company is just about overflowing with design and engineering talent. Get a load of this new concept! Sadly, it's not a real car... Get the full story at the link below. MORE: Get the full story here.


Holden Time Attack Concept Racer: Inside the making of a new Lion
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Holden Time Attack Concept Racer: Inside the making of a new Lion

Holden has revealed its latest concept car, the Time Attack Concept Racer, online. Damn, it looks good. We've been treated to many a show-stopping Holden concept over the years, although none quite like this. Looking at it, you could be forgiven for writing it off as a whimsical, unrealistic project crafted by a volume-selling brand's caged designers gone wild...


Honda invests $3.8 billion in GM's autonomous car division
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Honda invests $3.8 billion in GM's autonomous car division

Honda will help General Motors and Cruise, its self-driving car unit, fund and engineer a next-generation autonomous vehicle to be sold throughout the world. Honda will plow roughly US$2 billion ($2.8 billion) into Cruise over the next 12 years, and is also investing US$750 million ($1 billion) upfront for a 5.7 per cent share in the self-driving unit...