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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

Vale: Holden Commodore, 1978-2020

This week, Holden officially broke the news that many suspected was years in the making: the iconic Commodore will be axed in late 2020, alongside the Astra hatch. In a little over 12 months, one of Australia’s most popular cars will disappear from showrooms, with approximately 2.4 million cars sold...

2019 Holden Colorado review: Harrop Superado

What do you get when you combine a 4x4 ute with a huge supercharged V8? Come along for the ride and find out.

2019 Holden Acadia LT long-term review: Introduction

The Holden Acadia makes a big play for Aussie families with its seven-seat layout and generous dimensions. We live with one for three months to see how it fares.

2019 Holden Acadia LTZ 2WD review

The General's biggest and boldest SUV, the seven-seat Holden Acadia, makes a compelling case in the large-SUV segment, especially now with seven years of free servicing.

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Holden Videos

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.

2019 Holden Acadia v Mazda CX-9: Family SUV comparison

Two very, very compelling options in the large seven-seat SUV segment. Which deserves your attention more? Sam Purcell puts that question to the test.

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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

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Farewell to the Commodore

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Scott Collie. We share our memories of the Holden Commodore, and listen to a commercial compilation of each Commodore model over its 41-year life. According to a study, Australian interest in electric vehicles is well below the global average, and we speak to Natasha Santha, principal at L...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Why the Holden Commodore's days were numbered

The axing of the Holden Commodore is news to everyone except those inside the car industry: the numbers don't lie. When sales are going south and there’s no hope in sight, the end is only a matter of time. The imported Commodore may have had a stay of execution if the company that builds it was still owned by Holden's US parent company General Motors...

Goodbye Commodore: A legend dies as Holden goes exclusive on SUVs and utes

As exclusively reported by CarAdvice's Joshua Dowling last week, the Commodore will be dropped from the Holden line-up at the end of 2020. It will be joined by the Astra. The company has confirmed it will continue to sell MY19 Commodore and MY19 Astra variants to private buyers through 2020, "albeit with diminishing model availability as part of an orderly runout"...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2018 Holden Commodore RS review

This is my first Holden. I have previously never considered one. Call me names, but I thought the Australian made cars were shoddily built and I remember my brother owning one in the 90's that came with a 3 month warranty when brand new and fell to pieces on the fourth. Maybe the later cars were better but my rental car experiences of Commodores and Falcons were unconvincing...

2018 Holden Calais Tourer review

I’ve been driving Commodores since the VB and Commodore Wagons since the VY Series 1. Each model has gotten better and better and this latest version is simply brilliant - even better than my VF, which I appreciate is a massive call. I first test drove the RS Wagon (4-cylinder) and was surprised that its power around town and highway was equal to its Australian-built predecessor...

1996 Holden Berlina review

A blast from the past… The 1996 Holden Commodore VS Series 2, V8 Berlina Sedan. What could be interesting to read about a near standard Australian built bent eight sedan from the 90's? What makes this car special you might ask. For starters, this model car itself represented a turning point for Holden in the 1990's...

2000 Holden Rodeo 3.2L V6 Manual 4WD Dual Cab ute review

"One tonne rodeo… he drives a one-tonne-row-day-ooo…" is the song that played in my mind after purchasing my one owner, sea foam blue (yes, you read right) manual, three point two litre V6 petrol-powered 4WD dual-cab ute. This car was a pragmatic choice…not an affair of the heart. I desperately wanted a '4 by 4' to go bush and lug a dirt bike around...

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