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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 Holden El Camino?

To most Australians, this looks like a pretty standard Holden HQ ute. But, look closely at the grille and you’ll notice the familiar Chevrolet ‘bowtie’. Nothing strange about that either, as plenty of Chev fanbois in Australia have performed some minor cosmetic surgery on their favourite Holden models, excising the Holden lion and replacing it with the Chevrolet badge...

Modern Classic Review: 1991 Holden VP Commodore SS

We honour Holden in our last story of 2020.

The Aussie-built Japanese limousine

We’ve already covered the Mazda Roadpacer, that ill-conceived take on the Holden Kingswood powered by Mazda’s ubiquitous rotary engine. More recently, we discovered the Daewoo Royale Salon with more than a passing resemblance to our own VB Commodore. And then there’s this, the Isuzu Statesman De Ville, a rebadged Holden HQ Statesman intended for the Japanese market...

The Korean Commodore

You might know Daewoo’s intimate relationship with General Motors Holden by such shining stars of the automotive world, the short-lived Holden Epica and the fifth generation (TK) Holden Barina. But the Korean brand’s relationship with GM goes back much further, to 1972, when GM purchased a 50 per cent stake in the company then known as Shinjin Motor...

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Holden Videos

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

Rare 1974 Holden Torana L34 SL/R 5000 listed for sale, more than $750,000 expected

A rare 1974 Holden Torana L34 SL/R 5000 has been listed for sale, with price expectations "in excess of $750,000." The high-performance L34 variant was a homologation special introduced by Holden two years after scrapping the originally planned V8-powered Torana during the infamous "supercar scare" of 1972. It went on to win the Bathurst 1000 on two occasions...

Holden honoured by Australia Post

Holden’s long history in Australia is being honoured on a set of five postage stamps released by Australia Post today. The five stamps depict iconic cars from Holden’s 73-year history as a manufacturer in Australia, from 1948-2020. The $1...

Exclusive: Documents reveal secret plans that were supposed to save Holden

EXCLUSIVE This is going to make uncomfortable reading for Holden fans but, after absorbing the following information, even diehard enthusiasts will likely be relieved General Motors called time on Holden when it did – rather than soldiering on under the following radical proposals...

Holden: Commodore V8 prices soar one year on from the shutdown announcement

There was a time Holden had to discount its V8s to shift them off the showroom floor, now some are fetching close to or more than $1 million. It’s amazing what scarcity does to the price of a car – and how we never truly value something until it’s gone...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V review

The reason I purchased the VF2 SS-V was that I wanted to own a piece of Australian history for myself and for my son. I want him to know how good we had it in this country with our mighty V8's. The SSV is a sleek looking vehicle from every angle. It's a car that I think will never get old in terms of design. What Holden have done is build a modern day classic...

2020 Holden Acadia LTZ (2WD) review

I bought one of the very last brand new LTZ Acadias, and after 15,000km I can report no regrets. A trip up the centre of Australia to Ayers Rock, Darwin and back proved how great a cruiser these machines are. The cabin is particularly quiet and the lane keeping safety feature does actually work (unlike some cars I have driven)...

1995 Holden Commodore Executive review

Last year when COVID struck, I was working in Canberra while my family remained in WA. My workplace kindly allowed me to return to WA to my family for a few months when the border situation went silly. The problem for me was that my car (VFII SS-V Redline) and motorbike remained in Canberra, and I needed some wheels when in WA for work as my wife needed her car...

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

I have been a long time Holden V8 owner, from my humble HJ Premier 4.2 wagon I bought in 1986, to a VN BT1 5.0, VR SS manual (my first new car), onto a VY Crewman SS manual, a VE Berlina 6.0, a VEII SS-V Redline Sportswagon manual (all bought new), and finally to this car. I have always found the V8's enjoyable to drive, practical enough, with great resale and solid reliability...

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