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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

2019 Holden Equinox LTZ long-termer: Introduction

Holden's mid-size Equinox is often forgotten in an ultra-competitive segment, so we're spending six months with one to see how it really stacks up.

Holden Colorado Accessory Packs launched: Something for everyone?

The hard-working Holden Colorado range has been blessed with five new accessory packs to help the brand stand out among a sea of dual cab utes on the market right now. Of course, the idea of an upgrade pack isn’t necessarily new, with most manufacturers adding one or two at some point along a vehicle’s lifetime...

Testing the off-road limits of the Suzuki Jimny and Holden Trailblazer

Just four hours drive east of the Melbourne CBD, the challenging terrain of the Victorian High Country has cemented it as one of the most iconic 4WD destinations in the country. As a result, the area is at the top of the bucket list for avid off-roaders. Many Australians travel far and wide to find their own little oasis in the region...

2019 Holden Equinox LT 2WD review

Is the imported Equinox enough to shake up the medium-SUV segment, and turn Holden's flagging sales around?

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Holden Videos

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

2019 Holden Colorado Accessory Packs launched

Holden has announced five new accessory packs set for its hard-working Colorado ute: the Tradie pack, the Black pack, the Farmer packs (in light- and heavy-duty forms), the Rig pack and the Xtreme pack. Here, Dom walks you through the offerings.

Holden Commodore Long-Termer: Part 2 - Farewell

And that, friends, is the end of our time with the Holden Commodore RS we borrowed as a long-term test car. What did the team think of it? Find out here, and catch the full story here.

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.

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Holden Comparisons

2019 small car comparison

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

2019 Holden Equinox v Kia Sportage comparison

SUVs have been pushed front and centre of Holden’s response to a downturn in sales. And the Equinox, considering it sits in what is now the most popular vehicle segment in Australia, faces the most pressure to perform. The Holden’s first full year on sale, 2018, was a solid start with all but 5000 units...

2019 Holden Acadia v Hyundai Santa Fe comparison

There comes a time in many families when the call is made: ‘We need a bigger car’. You’re a bit fed up with jamming all of your gear into something small, or the imminent arrival of another human into your clan will spur the decision. While smaller vehicles are cheaper to buy, run and drive, they don’t suit all purposes...

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Holden News

Peugeot 308: Rumours of German and UK production not true - UPDATE

The PSA Group, parent to brands including Peugeot, Citroen and Opel, could shake up its production schedule, starting with the next-generation Peugeot 308. UPDATE, 15/5/19: Automotive News Europe has published a new article this morning quoting a PSA spokesperson shutting down rumours of Peugeot 308 production outside of France...

Buick Encore, Chevrolet Tracker revealed

General Motors (GM) has come out strong at the 2019 Shanghai motor show, unveiling a slew of new models including the new-generation Buick Encore and the Chevrolet Tracker. Starting with the Buick, the company's Chinese division has revealed two versions of its compact crossover, the standard Encore (top) and the long-wheelbase Encore GX (bottom)...

Chevrolet Tracker, Trailblazer teased ahead of Shanghai debut

Chevrolet China has released a shadowy teaser image for the new Tracker and Trailblazer SUVs, ahead of a full unveiling at Auto Shanghai in the coming weeks. Not much has been divulged in the company's press release, though it has confirmed the names for both new models, and that both vehicles will "adopt GM's latest propulsion, intelligent connectivity and safety technologies"...

2020 Holden Astra facelift spied

The updated Opel Astra has been spied undergoing testing Germany, wearing a face that's remarkably similar to that of the current car. This latest prototype sports camouflage only on its front fascia and around the tail-lights, indicating the facelift isn't too far from being officially revealed...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2005 Holden Calais Review

This is more of a long term/update. If you would like to read my first review you can find it here. But to sum it up, the Calais is a very well made luxury sedan with features and dependability that still give it a strong position on the used car market. Now, with that out of the way, this review is an update on the Calais...

2018 Holden Calais Tourer review

Happy seven-month anniversary to our ZB Tourer! It's just clicked over 43,000km. The Bad: It's all minor stuff that should have been addressed during the assessment and testing of the vehicle pre-production. The only somewhat significant issue is that the front end can bottom out going through dips on country roads at speed...

2018 Holden Trailblazer LT (4x4) review

I've had the car 10 months and 25,000km. I drove all the opposition and this was the best bang for my buck. I was fortunate to buy when Holden was offering $1000 off, seven-year warranty and five years of fixed-price servicing. None of the competitors could match that, which gave me the confidence to battle through the buying process with the dealer...

2018 Holden Commodore LT review

Let me start off by saying this isn't my car. I am a Used Car Manager, so I am in and out of different cars all the time. Part of my job once a month or so is I do a round trip of roughly 800km in a day, which includes going up over the Tasmanian Midlands. It is one of the great driving roads in the country, and gives you a great feel for a car, so in saying that, here is my review...

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