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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.

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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
Rating: 7.710 /10
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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...


2018 Holden Calais 2.0T v Toyota Camry SL Hybrid comparison
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2018 Holden Calais 2.0T v Toyota Camry SL Hybrid comparison

Comparing a Holden Commodore/Calais and Toyota Camry would have been incongruous until this year, when both entered new lives as imports. Now it seems perfectly natural to pit this front-drive pair against one another, despite a few differences in design and execution. It's the German-made Calais hatchback with turbocharged petrol engine versus the Japanese Camry sedan with petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain...


Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme: Going to Extremes
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Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme: Going to Extremes

Adam Morris: The goal for Holden’s engineering team was for the heavily accessorised Xtreme to feel and drive like it wasn’t. And it has succeeded. The Xtreme doesn’t feel heavy or cumbersome to drive in the way some aftermarket accessorised 4WDs can, and as previously mentioned, besides the extra wind noise above 60km/h, on road, there is very little difference between the standard Z71 and the Xtreme...


2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ v Isuzu MU-X LS-U comparison
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2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ v Isuzu MU-X LS-U comparison

Does any brand punch heavier above its weight in Australia than Isuzu? At the time of writing (early September 2018), Isuzu Ute is the 13th most popular of 50-odd brands locally. With just two products, it outperforms big names including Audi, BMW, Jeep, Land Rover, Renault and Suzuki...


Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Remember 1992? To be more accurate, do you remember a certain special edition Holden released in 1992? See if this rings a bell. The Holden Barina Sportsgirl. That’s right, this was Holden's attempt at taking its player in the popular small hatch back segment and trying to convince consumers that this particular Barina was more special than a standard Barina...

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$57,190

Holden Barina axed in Australia
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Holden Barina axed in Australia

The Holden Barina will soon be dropped from the Australian line-up, the company has confirmed this week. Speaking with CarAdvice, a Holden spokesperson said the Barina "will not continue as part of Holden line-up". "Our Barina customers will continue to have the highest quality service from our Holden dealers," she added...


2018-19 Holden Equinox recalled
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2018-19 Holden Equinox recalled

Holden has issued a recall notice for the 2018 and 2019 model-year Equinox SUV, over concerns trapped hydrogen in the brakes could compromise the vehicle's stopping ability. The brand reports the rear brake caliper pistons could contain "trapped hydrogen gas" that could be released into the braking system...


2018 Holden Calais review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Holden Calais review

Strip away preconceptions and the Holden Calais hatch presents as a highly competent mid-sized car with notable dynamics, though does the value quite stack up?

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$40,990

2019 Holden Acadia preliminary specs revealed
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2019 Holden Acadia preliminary specs revealed

Holden has announced preliminary details about the specification of its upcoming seven-seat SUV, the Acadia, ahead of a fourth-quarter arrival in showrooms. The mechanical underpinnings of the Acadia are already confirmed: it'll get a 3.6-litre naturally-aspirated V6 petrol engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission, sending power to either the front or all four wheels, depending on trim level...


Long-termer: Introducing the 2018 Holden Commodore RS
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Long-termer: Introducing the 2018 Holden Commodore RS

Introducing our latest long-term test car, the 2018 Holden Commodore RS liftback sedan.


2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review: Introduction

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review: Introduction

If cars suffered from identity crises, then the all-new ZB Holden Commodore would spend much of its life in therapy asking the question, ‘Who – and what – am I, exactly?’. Decried and denigrated since landing on our shores from Germany earlier this year, the Opel Insignia-based flag bearer for Holden hasn’t been met with acclaim...