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2019 Holden Commodore Calais V Tourer: Reader review

Anyone who frequents our comments will know readers don't always agree with the expert reviews published on CarAdvice. Our team of road testers and journalists are lucky to drive lots of cars, but that also means we approach things from a certain angle...

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Holden Acadia v Mazda CX-9 v Toyota Kluger comparison
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Holden Acadia v Mazda CX-9 v Toyota Kluger comparison

Seven-seat SUVs are fast becoming Australia’s must-have family utility tool. Station wagons are passé, and the flexibility to add two extra passengers at a moment’s notice is a lure too strong to ignore. To put some of the more urban-friendly family haulers to the test, we’ve assembled the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9 and aimed them directly at the face of the recently introduced Holden Acadia – Holden's new family hero arriving via American subsidiary, GMC...


Opel to return to Australia, Holden to lose Commodore and Astra?
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Opel to return to Australia, Holden to lose Commodore and Astra?

German brand Opel could make a return to Australia in a move that would see Commodore and Astra vacate Holden showrooms and leave it with a range of SUVs and utes. The bold plan is one of two confidential proposals reportedly being discussed with General Motors and independent importer Inchcape, a UK-based firm which distributes Subaru, Peugeot and Citroen cars in Australia...


GM considering proposal to shut Holden office and switch to independent importer - report
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GM considering proposal to shut Holden office and switch to independent importer - report

Holden's head office could be closed by its parent company General Motors and switch to importing cars via an independent distributor, according to a confidential proposal revealed by the Australian Financial Review newspaper. UK-based firm Inchcape – the distributor of Subaru, Peugeot and Citroen cars in Australia – has reportedly approached General Motors to take over the distribution of Holden cars...


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...


Holden and Ford post lowest sales since 1960s
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Holden and Ford post lowest sales since 1960s

Holden and Ford have wound back the clock more than half a century, posting their lowest sales since 1961 and 1966 respectively, according to official figures for 2018 released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries...


REVIEW: Holden's big Acadia tested in AWD LT trim
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REVIEW: Holden's big Acadia tested in AWD LT trim

We were relatively satisfied with the Acadia LT AWD, which looks to be the pick of the range. It lacks the CX-9’s cabin ambience, granted, its engine never inspires you and the FWD mode is ordinary, but it’s spacious, good value, comfortable and looks the part.


2019 Holden Acadia LT AWD review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Holden Acadia LT AWD review

Holden’s new seven-seat SUV is a worthy alternative to the ubiquitous Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9, and miles ahead of the old Captiva.

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2014-16 Holden Commodore, Caprice, HSV models recalled
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2014-16 Holden Commodore, Caprice, HSV models recalled

GM Holden has issued a recall for the 2014 to 2016 model-year VF Commodore, WN Caprice, and related HSV versions over concerns the power steering system could fail. The manufacturer reports "increased electrical resistance in a component within the Electric Power Steering system may result in a loss of power steering assistance"...


ANCAP: BMW X5, Holden Acadia score five-star ratings
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ANCAP: BMW X5, Holden Acadia score five-star ratings

The new BMW X5 and Holden Acadia have been awarded top marks in the latest round of ANCAP safety ratings. Both SUVs managed five stars, with the Holden impressing with strong performances in the protection of adults (94 per cent), children (87 per cent), and Vulnerable Road Users (74 per cent), along with Safety Assist (86 per cent)...


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

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. This was apparent due to his choice of transport – a horrifically modified six-cylinder VT Commodore with the obligatory Chevrolet badges...


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...


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...