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Holden dealers sign $150 million compensation deal 

The majority of Holden dealers have finally signed compensation packages – worth a combined value of close to $150 million – with US car giant General Motors. It follows a protracted legal battle that spilled onto the political field and caught the attention of Australia’s peak consumer and business watchdog...

Million-dollar Holden Monaro sells for $715,000

A classic Holden Monaro has sold at auction over the weekend for $715,000 – short of the expected $1 million – but the car is deemed so valuable it could be banned from being exported because it is classified as a national treasure. The 1969 Holden Monaro GTS350 V8 was the company’s first factory-funded race car...

Countdown to Holden closure: email leaks and the plane trip from Detroit

EXCLUSIVE The bombshell announcement about the closure of the Holden brand narrowly avoided being broken weeks earlier than planned – after claims that executives openly drafted confidential emails while sitting in business class on a flight home from Detroit...

General Motors and Holden dealers in a stalemate

Holden dealers and US car giant General Motors remain at a stalemate over compensation for the sudden shutdown of the brand – despite two days of mediation. Representatives for General Motors and Holden dealers have been in mediation for the past two days, overseen by retired Federal Court Judge, the Honourable Mr Peter Jacobson QC...

Politicians slam General Motors over Holden dealer compensation 

US car giant General Motors has again been roundly criticised in federal parliament over its handling of the closure of the Holden brand and the compensation offered to dealers – as mediation between the two parties started in Melbourne today...

General Motors and Holden dealers start mediation today

US car giant General Motors and Holden dealers will meet in Melbourne today as the mediation process between the two parties commences to negotiate compensation for the sudden closure of the iconic brand. Representatives for Holden’s 185 dealers – who operate 203 showrooms nationally – are disputing the initial offer of compensation by General Motors, claiming it is not a true reflection of the impact on their businesses...

Buyers close in on Holden’s Lang Lang test track

The birthplace of every Holden built in Australia over the past 60 years – the Lang Lang test track on the south-eastern outskirts of Melbourne – has caught the interest of a number of potential bidders, CarAdvice has learned. The property has been listed for sale on behalf of US car giant General Motors by industrial real estate specialist CBRE, who also handled the sale of former Holden manufacturing sites at Elizabeth and Port Melbourne...

Rare Holden Torana A9X hatchback hits the market

A 1977 Holden Torana SS hatchback optioned with the rare A9X performance package has come up for sale in Sydney for nearly half a million dollars. The A9X package makes this Torana one of the most sought after Holdens ever made, with only 100 hatchbacks produced with the option, and only two built in this Atlantis Blue paint and Tan vinyl interior combination...

The real last Holden Commodore built was bought by a factory worker – report

A Holden factory worker bought what is claimed to be the last locally-made Commodore – even though the carmaker says it kept it as a museum piece. The incredible story – reported exclusively by WhichCar – revealed how Holden in fact prepared a number of red Commodore sedans in its final days, but the last one to be allocated a vehicle identifying number (VIN) was in fact sent to a dealer in Melbourne...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Toyota tops the list, Tesla climbs the ranks in Australia's most trusted car brands

Japanese car giant Toyota has once again been named the most trusted car brand in Australia, but consumers have increasing faith in electric-car challenger brand Tesla – and 'distrust' Holden and Volkswagen, new research has found...