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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

Ten of the best station wagons you didn’t know they made

Rarities, one-offs, and a 75th birthday present For Ferry Porsche.

10 of the greatest station wagons ever

It’s no secret SUVs of all shapes and sizes have become the go-to vehicles for families, continuing to sell in numbers that makers of large, four-door sedans can only dream about now. The SUV boom has also claimed another automotive scalp, consigning the once-loved and humble station wagon to niche status...

The last drive: A farewell to Holden

It was supposed to be an excuse to get reacquainted with the company’s family seven-seater, but it looks like this could end up being the last new Holden I drive.

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...

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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

REVISIT: Calais V Sportwagon v EH Holden Special Station Sedan

October 21, 2020: It has been three years since the factory closed. Now, with Holden's final stock of imported cars down to a few hundred units, the end – the final, no bones about it, dead and gone from the Australian landscape end – is nigh for the iconic Australian brand. But, while the brand has been retired, the cars themselves won't ever be gone from our roads, or our hearts...

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.

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?

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Holden News

Anthony Albanese pays tribute to Holden three years to the day after factory closure

Federal Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has delivered a speech in parliament commemorating three years since the closure of Holden’s assembly line in Elizabeth, South Australia. Speaking in federal parliament yesterday – three years to the day after the last Australian-made car rolled down a mass-production line – Mr Albanese paid tribute to Holden’s Bathurst 1000 win on the weekend, and the demise of the once iconic brand...

1982 Holden Commodore VH SL/E V8 comes onto the market with substantial price tag

A 1982 Holden Commodore VH SL/E finished in “Tahitian Blue” has been listed in Sydney for $54,995. With 121,418km on the clock, the 38-year-old vehicle is accompanied by its original servicing and warranty handbook. Bought new from Melbourne’s Reg Hunt Holden dealership the year it was built, the vehicle is optioned with cruise control, air conditioning, central locking and a trip computer...

Holden down to last 500 cars: discounts listed model by model

Holden has asked dealers to report all remaining new cars as sold by the end of this month, so it can clear the books before the brand is retired at the end of 2020. The car maker had asked dealers to report most of their stock as sold by the end of last month, but some late deliveries prompted an extension...

General Motors Australia announces Marc Ebolo as Managing Director

Marc Ebolo has been announced as the new Managing Director of General Motors Australia and New Zealand. With two decades at the company, Mr Ebolo has experience in sales, strategy, and product planning within the region. The appointment expands on his current position as MD of Holden New Zealand...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2015 Holden Caprice V review

Let me start by saying, this car is a lot of fun, and I mean a lot of fun. Something the size of a Benz S-Class SWB shouldn't be as quick as it is (or a hoot in the corners as it is), and when it goes, it sounds angrier than a bag full of spanked cats. You could spend all your Sundays chasing cafe owners on Ducatis down mountain ranges in a Caprice V and be in their mirrors all the way laughing out loud...

2017 Holden Commodore SV6 review

No, it doesn’t have a 6.2 litre LS3. Nor does it have multiple suspension settings, or a bi-modal exhaust system. No, it hasn’t got quad exhausts either and only the V8 gets the FE3 suspension. So then, what makes the 2017 VFII SV6 the best seller in the range? For one, the SV6 shares (from what I can detect) all but one body panel from its V8 brother, that being the lack of a ventilated bonnet...

2000 Holden Berlina V8 review

After being in lock down for weeks and testing positive for cabin fever, I could not take avoiding ‘corona’ any longer. I figured it was time to go viral and spread some mental baggage about my all-time favourite ride. As a serial automotive polygamist, I’ve always bought, enjoyed and sold one or more cars to make room for others… a rinse and repeat that has spanned over thirty years of my life...

1995 Holden Statesman V6 review

I love the name Statesman. Most Australians have heard of a Holden Statesman. It doesn't quite have the same bogan connotations as the Commodore name, and most people I've encountered are quite nostalgic about it. In the '90s you'd buy a Merc if you'd properly "made it." If you were nearly there you'd get a Statesman or Fairlane...

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