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Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze

When reader Cammie emailed us with a simple question — should I buy a big or small car for country driving? — we knew that there was an opportunity to prove or dispel the myth of how well a small car performs on country roads in comparison to a big car...

Holden Cruze : Local production unlikely to survive until 2017

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that local assembly of the Holden Cruze will continue until the company’s planned production shutdown at the end of 2017, meaning an early exit for potentially hundreds of manufacturing workers...

2015 Holden Cruze : New face and features for updated model; diesel and 1.4 turbo axed

The 2015 Holden Cruze will land in showrooms on January 20 with a new front-end design and a number of extra features, but with an engine line-up that has been cut in half. Official images and details of the 2015 Cruze come just days after CarAdvice captured spy shots of the updated Australian-made small car testing alongside a new Corsa VXR hot-hatch...

Holden Cruze : Elizabeth plant celebrates production of 100,000th small car

The 100,000th locally produced Holden Cruze has rolled off the car maker’s assembly line in Elizabeth, South Australia. The milestone vehicle, a Cruze SRi Z-Series hatch in Red Hot paint, was completed on Tuesday and is destined for Commonwealth Motors in Canberra...

Holden Cruze under investigation following US stop-sale for faulty airbags

The Australian-made Holden Cruze may be affected by faulty airbag module that has forced General Motors in North America to stop selling the Chevrolet Cruze. The problem that has forced General Motors to issue a stop-sale notice for the Chevrolet Cruze is a "suspect driver's airbag inflator module that may have been assembled with an incorrect part", according to spokesman Jim Cain...

Chevrolet Cruze cabin revealed

General Motors has released the first official image of the cabin of the new-generation 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, though it will be years before any such design is seen in Australia.  The image seen here is taken from the Chinese-market Cruze, the exterior of which was premiered at the 2014 Beijing motor show in April...

Holden Cruze Z-Series introduced

With sales of the Holden Cruze down 22 percent so far in 2014, Holden is introducing two new variants to its small car line-up in order to boost its value for money proposition. Outsold by the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30, the fourth-ranking and locally-produced Holden Cruze will see the introduction of the Z-Series model sedan and SRi Z-Series sedan and hatch...

2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise

The Holden Cruze is set for a new look, with a revised version of the US market Chevrolet small car scheduled to debut at the 2014 New York auto show. While a far cry from the all-new Cruze that will be revealed in Chinese-market specification at the Beijing auto show next week, the facelifted 2015 Chevrolet Cruze - which is built and sold as a Holden in Australia in sedan and hatchback form - sees the integration of some exterior styling cues from the bow-tie brand's Impala large sedan and Malibu mid-sizer...

Holden Cruze recall: 2712 cars called back over driveshaft issue, including 600 repaired in 2013

A driveshaft issue affecting 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the US has also forced 2712 Holden Cruze sedans and hatchbacks to be recalled in Australia, including more than 600 for the second time in little more than six months. Unlike the US recall that affects Cruze sedans powered by the company’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, the local recall applies to Cruze 1...

2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The second-generation Chevrolet Cruze has been photographed in China, revealing General Motors’ all-new global small car undisguised inside and out for the first time. The images, first published by motoring blog Auto Sohu, show the Chinese version of the Chevrolet Cruze, which will differ from the version sold in established markets around the world but is expected to share some cues with the global model from a design perspective...

Opel Adam gets three-cylinder turbo; next Holden Astra set to follow

A new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engine will debut in the Opel Adam at the Geneva motor show next month, the company has confirmed, as "the first in a completely new family of small displacement gasoline engines that will grow further over the next years...