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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

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 5: On the highway

“It’s not a real Commodore, mate!” A statement enthusiastically communicated to me in a predominantly negative fashion. It was delivered by a gentleman in his late 20s, wrapped in hi-vis yellow and I suspect loyal to the lion of old. This was apparent due to his choice of transport – a horrifically modified six-cylinder VT Commodore with the obligatory Chevrolet badges...

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 4: The sales rep

While we spend our time at CarAdvice reviewing cars for a living, there are plenty of other owners out there who spend as much, if not more, time in their vehicles as we do. Plenty of them are CarAdvice readers or listeners to the podcast and radio shows too – truck drivers, couriers, hire car chauffeurs, tradesmen and, of course, sales reps...

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 3: Around town

Our long-term Commodore drew plenty of attention when it lobbed in the CarAdvice garage for its extended stay. The wider CA team flocked to pore over its lines, critique its interior, and generally get a feel for Rüsselsheim’s finest export to Australia...

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review: Cabin comfort and practicality

We already know the new European-designed Holden Commodore is smaller than the Aussie-built large sedan it has replaced, in our minds, if not our hearts. The question is, how much smaller? And will you really notice? And at first sitting, not really. There’s still ample room for four adults to travel in comfort...

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Holden Videos

Holden Time Attack Concept Racer laps Mount Panorama!

Say what you will of the changes in Holden's business model, but one thing is clear: the company is just about overflowing with design and engineering talent. Get a load of this new concept! Sadly, it's not a real car... Get the full story at the link below. MORE: Get the full story here.

Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme: Going to Extremes

Adam Morris: The goal for Holden’s engineering team was for the heavily accessorised Xtreme to feel and drive like it wasn’t. And it has succeeded. The Xtreme doesn’t feel heavy or cumbersome to drive in the way some aftermarket accessorised 4WDs can, and as previously mentioned, besides the extra wind noise above 60km/h, on road, there is very little difference between the standard Z71 and the Xtreme...

Long-termer: Introducing the 2018 Holden Commodore RS

Introducing our latest long-term test car, the 2018 Holden Commodore RS liftback sedan.

2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer review: Adventra reborn..?

Paul takes Holden's new jacked-up Commodore wagon, the Tourer, for a spin. Is this version, the top-shelf Calais-V, a worthy buy?

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Holden Comparisons

2018 Holden Calais 2.0T v Toyota Camry SL Hybrid comparison

Comparing a Holden Commodore/Calais and Toyota Camry would have been incongruous until this year, when both entered new lives as imports. Now it seems perfectly natural to pit this front-drive pair against one another, despite a few differences in design and execution. It's the German-made Calais hatchback with turbocharged petrol engine versus the Japanese Camry sedan with petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain...

2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ v Isuzu MU-X LS-U comparison

Does any brand punch heavier above its weight in Australia than Isuzu? At the time of writing (early September 2018), Isuzu Ute is the 13th most popular of 50-odd brands locally. With just two products, it outperforms big names including Audi, BMW, Jeep, Land Rover, Renault and Suzuki...

2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer v Subaru Outback 3.6R

Sunny days at the beach, camping trips at the weekend, making new paths to new destinations. Not quite what you’d expect a humble station wagon to do, yet for years Aussie families did just that with trusty and rugged Kingswoods and Falcons. Fast-forward to the present and times have changed...

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Holden News

ANCAP: BMW X5, Holden Acadia score five-star ratings

The new BMW X5 and Holden Acadia have been awarded top marks in the latest round of ANCAP safety ratings. Both SUVs managed five stars, with the Holden impressing with strong performances in the protection of adults (94 per cent), children (87 per cent), and Vulnerable Road Users (74 per cent), along with Safety Assist (86 per cent)...

CarAdvice on YourMoney, 28 November 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric look at the impact of autonomous tech on driver attentiveness, Mazda's tough times, and news that will see recall-resistant drivers kept off the road. First up: A new study has shown that Tesla's Autopilot driving system can reduce a driver's reaction time in the event of an incident...

2020 Buick LaCrosse leaked

The facelifted Buick LaCrosse has surfaced online through a listing on China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, giving us a first look at the updated sedan ahead of a potential debut at the Los Angeles motor show this week...

CarAdvice on YourMoney, 21 November 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric look at revolutionary changes in Israel's car market, Ford's electrifying vans, Holden's design strategies, 7-seat SUVs and plenty more. First up: Israel is killing off the internal combustion engine, as is Norway. How will this impact global car development and production? Elsewhere, Ford is now producing electric Transit vans...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2005 Holden Astra CDX review

The 2005 Holden Astra CDX AH really is worth its bang considering it's 13 years old. I bought the Astra as my first car when I moved interstate and picked her up with 182,000km for $5600. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, just a car that was in reasonable condition, and anything but the Toyota Echo or the Holden Barina...

2004 Holden Commodore Executive review

You can tell a football fan by the jersey they wear, an Olympian by the flag they bear, and a coffee snob by the quality of their Keep-Cup, so surely you can tell a car enthusiast by the car that they drive? Right? My fear is that if the mantra rings true, I’m almost as much of a car enthusiast as I am a rocket scientist. That is... I’m far from one...

1995 Holden Commodore Executive review

I was after a Commodore for a bit of a project and my first car. I have always liked the Commodores and I was getting my Ls in six months, so I started looking for one. I really liked the ’90s era Commodores, especially the VR–VS series, so when a one-owner 1995 VS Executive popped up, I had to go and have a look...

1984 Holden Calais review

A bit of a retrospective review here, as this car has been out of my possession for quite a while now. But it has a special place in my heart because it was my first car. Being a young 18-year-old male back in ’02 and looking for my first car meant I had two choices: a 'ricer' or a Commodore/ Falcon...

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