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Chevrolet Corvette confirmed for Australia

Holden has been delivered a massive windfall at a critical time in its sales recovery plan, with confirmation today it will sell the iconic Chevrolet Corvette sports car from as early as next year. The covers came off the all-new eighth-generation Corvette in the US at 1:45pm Australian time...

Holden Astra RS Black Edition on sale from $27,490 drive-away

Holden Australia has released the limited-run Astra RS Black Edition, on sale now from $27,490 drive-away. Based on the mid-spec RS hatch variant, the Black Edition adds some dark-themed enhancements to the exterior, and is on sale until September 30...

2020 Holden Astra previewed by Opel/Vauxhall facelift

With a new Ford Focus already on sale and the Volkswagen Golf Mark VIII around the corner, the PSA Group has given its Opel and Vauxhall Astra range a freshen up. Externally the differences are slight, with a new grille design incorporating shutters, and redesigned front and rear bumpers being the most obvious changes...

2021 Opel Astra to be built in Rüsselsheim, will offer electrified model

Opel has announced the next-generation Astra small car will be built at its Rüsselsheim facility in Germany from 2021, also confirming an electrified variant. Currently, the Astra is assembled at Ellesmere Port in the UK, and Gliwice in Poland – the former supplying Australia’s now-axed Holden Astra Sportwagon, and the latter the source of the Holden Astra hatchback which remains on sale...

Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas

EXCLUSIVE The final series of Holden Commodore V8s – powered by an engine once used in the Chevrolet Corvette – were built to roar. But less than two years after the end of local production, “thousands” of Commodore V8s have been reduced to a whimper...

CarAdvice podcast 158: Interviewing Charlie Cooper, the grandson of John Cooper

On this week's podcast, Scott Collie and James Wong join Mandy Turner. In car news, the Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder, 718 Cayman GT4, and the 2020 Renault Zoe have been revealed. Also, Toyota Australia is chasing the Tundra and Tacoma to tackle American challengers, and the Holden Astra sedan and Sportwagon have been axed...

Holden Astra sedan, Sportwagon axed

Holden has removed the best-selling Astra variant, the sedan, from its line-up, with no clear successor in sight. The slow-selling Sportwagon has also been dropped from the range, although both cars will still appear online and in showrooms while remaining stock is shifted...

CarAdvice podcast 157: Discussing the 2020 Holden Colorado

This week Mandy Turner joins Trent Nikolic and Josh Dowling in Sydney. In car news, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is sold out for months, Mazda will be launching an electric car in 2020, and BMW has revealed the 2019 3 Series Touring. Sam Purcell reviews the 2020 Holden Colorado after returning from the Victorian launch, and Tony Crawford was at the unveiling of the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur...

2020 Holden Colorado pricing and specs

Holden has released the details on its 2020 Colorado, which builds upon a 2016 facelift of the four- and two-wheel drive, 2.8-litre diesel ute. It's not an all-new model (yet), and this update isn't as dramatic as the facelifts Mitsubishi and Ford have given their utes recently. There are some changes, however. The biggest is two new permanent additions to the range...

Holden Colorado LSX: Affordable black-pack here to stay

Previously only a limited edition, Holden has made LSX specification as a permanent fixture in the Colorado range. Holden is calling it ‘affordable toughness’, slotting the popular black styling pack between the LS and LTZ in the Colorado range as a crew-cab 4X4. It keeps the vinyl floors, cloth seats, 7...

Holden Colorado ROX concept revealed in New Zealand

Holden's office across the Tasman has turned the Colorado into a proper off-road weapon, revealing the pumped-up ROX concept at the Fieldays agricultural expo in Mystery Creek. Dubbed a 'super truck' by its creators, the ROX was developed by Holden New Zealand alongside Retro Vehicle Enhancement in Auckland...