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Sharing economy growing as Holden's Maven Gig turns one
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Sharing economy growing as Holden's Maven Gig turns one

Holden's car-sharing service aimed at gig-economy drivers, Maven, is celebrating its first anniversary on Australian roads. At the moment, the service – which has a number of different forms overseas – is limited to 'gig-economy' drivers looking for flexible leasing terms with insurance, scheduled servicing, roadside assistance and no kilometre limits...


2018 Dual-Cab Ute Mega Test
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2018 Dual-Cab Ute Mega Test

Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Consider, for a moment, that the eight most popular dual-cab models managed 193,000 sales in Australia last year, which equals 16 per cent of the entire new vehicle market...


Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?
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Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?

They’re more likely to carry dirty nappies and road bikes than a bale of hay, but all eight of the cars on our 2018 dual-cab mega test are, you know, dual-cab utes. That means they still need to be fit for hard work. Has the transition to a life of luxury undermined the inherent practicality of these one-time work vehicles? Here’s a look at how the tray on each stacks up...


Camaro ZL1 headed Down Under: Trademark, facelift open door for 485kW coupe locally
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Camaro ZL1 headed Down Under: Trademark, facelift open door for 485kW coupe locally

Ladies and gents, Chevrolet's most ballistic Camaro is likely to hit Australian shores by the end of this year, if a recent facelift and trademark registration are a guide. The right-hand drive Camaro ZL1 will pack a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 485kW of power (650hp) and 881Nm of torque, with a 0-60mph (97km/h) time of just 3.5 seconds...


2019 Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible range has been given an extensive update, including significant revisions to its looks. The biggest changes have taken place at the front, with all Camaro models featuring wider headlamp units with lengthened daytime running light elements. Variants powered by the 2...


Holden sales nosedive, down 23 per cent in Q1
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Holden sales nosedive, down 23 per cent in Q1

Holden sales fell by a drastic 29 per cent in March compared to the same month last year, rounding out an extremely disappointing quarter-one (Q1) in 2018. GM’s local subsidiary, now in its first calendar year as a full-range importer rather than local manufacturer, has seen sales tumble 23 per cent over the Q1 period...


2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer review

Holden spins its upmarket wagon into an all-road adventurer with the Calais-V Tourer. Following a formula familiar to Adventra owners thanks to all-paw grip and SUV styling, the Tourer serves the needs of Aussie families in a new way for the Lion brand.

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$53,990

2018 Holden Commodore VXR review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR review

Rear-wheel drive and V8 power are gone. So, is there any compensation for keen drivers to be found in the new V6 AWD Holden Commodore VXR that replaces the SS-V as the flagship Holden?

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$55,990

2018 Holden Equinox range review
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2018 Holden Equinox range review

Holden has had to battle without a compelling mid-size SUV to rival the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4 for far too long. But finally the brand has something to throw into the fray: the Holden Equinox, sold as a Chevy in North America but retuned by Holden’s engineers to better suit our roads.


2018 Holden Commodore review: RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol
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2018 Holden Commodore review: RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol

Holden wagons had been ferrying Australian families around long before the term ‘SUV’ emerged in the late 1980s. The traditional, lower-riding body style may be a niche choice on the road these days, but that hasn’t stopped the variant being part of the all-new Holden Commodore range imported from Europe. Jez explores the new offering.


2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol review

Australian families continue to swarm towards SUVs. We find out if the new Holden Commodore wagon is worthy of stopping them in their tracks.

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$39,490

2018 Holden Equinox range review
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2018 Holden Equinox range review

Holden has had to battle without a compelling mid-size SUV to rival the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4 for far too long. But finally the brand has something to throw into the fray: the Holden Equinox, sold as a Chevy in North America but retuned by Holden’s engineers to better suit our roads...


2018 Kia Stinger v 2018 Holden Commodore
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2018 Kia Stinger v 2018 Holden Commodore

You've seen us pit the new Kia Stinger against the now-retired VF Commodore, so how does the new European-imported Commodore VXR go against the turbocharged V6 Stinger?


2007-2010 Holden Captiva diesel recalled
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2007-2010 Holden Captiva diesel recalled

Holden has recalled the 2007-2010 Captiva, over concerns vehicles fitted with the 2.0-litre diesel could catch fire. According to the company, a fracture on the fuel-feed connector hose could make the hose disconnect, causing a fuel leak. If there is a leak, Holden says there's a risk of stalling or an engine bay fire...


2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore VXR comparison
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2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore VXR comparison

It's on again – less than six months ago we put the 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si up against the Aussie-built 2018 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, and the results were surprising. In that test, the Kia Stinger blew us away with its performance and standard level of equipment. So much so that we gave it the win by a nose over the Australian favourite...


2018 Holden Colorado LSX pricing and specs
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2018 Holden Colorado LSX pricing and specs

A new limited-edition Holden Colorado LSX has been added to the local ute line-up, adding an array of black-pack-style enhancements from $44,990 drive-away. On sale from March 12, the LSX is available in both Crew Cab and Crew Cab Chassis variants, each body style limited to 800 and 200 units respectively...


International Women's Day 2018: Six Holden women discuss their automotive careers
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International Women's Day 2018: Six Holden women discuss their automotive careers

International Women's Day is today, when the world celebrates the many achievements women have accomplished over time. CarAdvice has always been supportive of giving women the chance to move ahead in what is a heavily male-dominated automotive industry...


Holden offering seven-year Commodore, Equinox warranty in March
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Holden offering seven-year Commodore, Equinox warranty in March

Holden has announced it will be offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on the new Commodore and Equinox until March 31. “We want more and more people to come and take a look at just how good these vehicles are and experience some of the great engineering work from our talented engineers – our new seven-year warranty on Commodore and Equinox shows just how confident we are," said Mark Harland, Holden executive director of marketing...


2018 Holden Commodore: CarAdvice reader drive day
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2018 Holden Commodore: CarAdvice reader drive day

Holden boss Mark Bernhard has encouraged skeptics of the new Commodore to "drive the car and then have an opinion", so we ran a CarAdvice competition where 27 of our readers were given the chance to do just that at the Holden Proving Ground in Lang Lang.


2018 Holden Commodore: CarAdvice reader drive day

2018 Holden Commodore: CarAdvice reader drive day

The new, imported 2018 Holden ZB Commodore is now officially on sale Down Under, and it has left many wondering if it lives up to the iconic nameplate of its home-made predecessor. Holden boss Mark Bernhard encouraged skeptics to "drive the car and then have an opinion", so we ran a CarAdvice competition where 27 of our readers were given the chance to do just that at the Holden Proving Ground in Lang Lang...