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Holden, officially known as General Motors Holden, is an iconic Australian car brand which has been in business since 1856. Its headquarters are in Port Melbourne, Victoria. The company was founded as a saddlery manufacturer in South Australia. In 1908 it moved into the automotive field, becoming a subsidiary of the United States-based General Motors (GM) in 1931. Holden is one of the top selling brands in Australia offering a wide range of vehicles across all key segments including small cars, passenger vehicles, SUVs and utes.

Holden Reviews

The origins of the 'Lion' logo

It’s a logo instantly recognisable to most Australians, a proud lion rolling a stone, its stoic and regal posture adorning millions of cars made by General Motors Holden. The Lion symbol is as recognisable as the cars it appears on, has appeared on in a history stretching back almost 100 years...

Farewell Holden: 1856-2020

From humble beginnings as a saddle manufacturer, to becoming a subsidiary of global automotive giant General Motors and one of the top-selling brands in Australian automotive history, today we take a moment's silence for the death of Australia’s longest-running carmaker...

Exploring the home of Australia's dual-cab utes in the Holden Colorado

Australian car buyers are spoiled for choice like few others in the world, with more than 60 brands competing for a slice of around one million annual sales. In the dual-cab ute market, there are 13 four-wheel drive options vying for your attention with their own brand of tough, go-anywhere attitude...

2019 Holden Acadia LT long-term review: Interior comfort

This instalment, we turn our attention to the interior of our long-term Holden Acadia.

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End of an era: Holden to be retired

The Holden brand will be retired at the end of this year, selected showrooms may stock a limited range of Chevrolet vehicles under new General Motors Specialty Vehicles badge.

2019 Holden Colorado review: V8 Harrop Superado

Unfortunately, the legendary and ubiquitous Aussie V8 ute has been assigned to the history books for some time now. Those wanting one will be trawling through second-handers instead of showroom floors, as the market has pivoted towards the 4X4 ute. One option is a tuned Holden Colorado by engineering outfit Harrop, who call their car the 'Superado'...

2019 Holden Acadia LT long-termer: Welcome!

Introducing our latest long-termer, the 2019 Holden Acadia. Along with our editorial team, we’ll hand the keys over to the wider CA staff as well, gaining valuable insights from those who don’t usually spend their working lives testing and assessing cars. Sometimes, it’s these insights that prove the most valuable...

2019 Holden Trax review: First Impressions with StartsAt60

Sponsored by Holden. In partnership with and Holden, we've tasked retired Sydneysider Edilia Ford (what a name for the job!) with assessing the liveability and features of the 2019 Holden Trax LTZ. What does she think? Let's find out.

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Holden Comparisons

2019 Mazda CX-9 Azami v Holden Acadia LTZ-V comparison

Buyers of large family SUVs are spoilt for choice these days, and most options are loaded with gizmos. The Acadia and CX-9 are two options, but which one stacks up best?

Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60

We test 11 of the best double-cab utes on sale in Australia today, including towing, loading, in the city and suburbs, and off-road.

Medium SUV off-road test: Toyota RAV4, Holden Equinox, Mazda CX-5, Renault Koleos, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail

We all know your rationale when it comes to buying a medium-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. You want a vehicle with more room for the kid(s) – or kid(s) that are coming – but you also have in the back of your mind that one day you might need to go off-road. Anybody that's done any proper off-roading knows that the type of off-roading you think you're going to do, compared to the type you'll actually do, is very different...

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Holden News

Federal Government launches Senate Inquiry into Holden shutdown

The Federal Government will launch a Senate Inquiry into the sudden announcement that Holden will exit the Australian car market by the end of this year. The Senate Inquiry – which has been supported by both sides of politics – was announced 24 hours after a delegation of Holden dealers met with Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra on Wednesday...

Holden dealers expected to sell out of cars “within weeks” after buyers rush showrooms

Buyers looking to snap up a new-car bargain – driven by discounts of up to $17,500 – are running out of time and choice as Holden dealers sell out of stock faster than expected. An investigation by CarAdvice has found most Holden dealers are keen to clear their remaining stock as quickly as possible, and some are now likely to run out of vehicles “within weeks”, while a small number of outlets are trying to stockpile and keep trading for a few months...

Exclusive: Holden dealer suffers heart complication, admitted to hospital on way to compensation meeting with General Motors

EXCLUSIVE A veteran Holden car dealer has been admitted to hospital after reportedly suffering a heart complication on the way to a meeting with General Motors to discuss compensation for axing the brand in Australia...

Exclusive: Holden dealers meeting with the Prime Minister this morning after rejecting General Motors’ initial compensation offer  

EXCLUSIVE The Prime Minister Scott Morrison is meeting with members of the Holden dealer council in Canberra this morning, as all 200 showrooms nationally are expected to unanimously reject General Motors’ initial compensation offer...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2017 Holden Commodore SV6 review

In March 2018 I made my first semi-big purchase and bought myself a car. The car? A 2017 Holden Commodore SV6. I needed something big and powerful that had a lot of space for me and my kids. Before the purchase of this car I had some trouble in what I wanted at the time. I had a budget of $40,000. Interior The Commodore feels very upmarket and very plush for what it is...

2012 Holden Commodore Omega review

We purchased our 2012 VE Series II Holden Commodore Omega in February 2015. At the time it had 65000km on the clock. In the ensuing four and a half years, we have driven it a further 70000km, so it now has 135,000km on the clock. It was a replacement for the 2003 VY Holden Commodore Acclaim we owned. The new car has been a massive leap forward in every aspect...

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

What's not to like about this car? Sure, it's not for everyone but if it's not for you, you have problems. Every time the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 roars to life (especially with the new exhaust in the Walkinshaw W375 kit) I can't help but grin. This car is more than just the sum of its parts. It is an icon, the pinnacle of Australian engineering and design, and now it's gone...

2019 Holden Commodore RS review

The last Australian made Commodore was lauded as a ‘world-class’ car. Its big engine/rear-drive layout, its suspension built specifically for Aussie conditions, and its space for the whole family, it was always going to be a tough act to follow...

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