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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 CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Holden Commodore future in doubt as General Motors axes its US twin

The future of the Holden Commodore is in doubt, with insiders claiming it is likely to come to an unceremonious end about 12 months from now, bringing down the curtain on a tumultuous 42-year run. However, Holden says the Holden Commodore is here to stay despite the shock announcement in the US overnight that its identical twin, the Buick Regal, will be phased out next year due to weak sales driven by a buyer shift to SUVs...

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 CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Holden Colorado spy photos show an all-new model is still years away

EXCLUSIVE The Holden Colorado is likely to soldier on for at least two more years before being replaced by an all-new model after an unexpected facelift was caught on camera on the streets of Detroit. The spy photos of the 2020 Holden Colorado ute show while there are no sheetmetal changes, it will adopt a bold new front bumper and possibly more advanced tech to keep pace with stricter safety standards...

Holden hits new record low, Toyota HiLux under attack, car sales slow for 20th month in a row

EXCLUSIVE The true depth of Holden’s sales disaster will be exposed 24 hours from now, with official figures expected to show the former top-selling brand sold just 2665 cars in November – half what it sold at the same time last year and its weakest monthly result since the company was established 71 years ago. It is the sixth record low for Holden in 11 months...

Holden boss Dave Buttner steps down after the company posts its lowest sales since 1948

EXCLUSIVE Holden boss Dave Buttner has stepped down as chairman and managing director after just 16 months in the job – one of the shortest tenures in the company’s 71-year history – following the lowest sales since the company was formed in 1948. The former Toyota executive had come out of retirement to become only the second Australian boss to run Holden after it had been led for 25 years by foreign executives...

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 CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: 2019 Holden Trailblazer and Colorado Storm revealed 2020 Volkswagen ID...

2019 Holden Trailblazer and Colorado Storm revealed

Holden has revealed new Storm special editions for its seven-seat off-road Trailblazer SUV and four-wheel drive Colorado dual-cab ute. Priced from $54,990 drive-away, the Trailblazer Storm is $2000 more expensive than the mid-spec Trailblazer LTZ on which it's based. Holden claims there's $3400 of extra equipment on board...

GM sues Fiat Chrysler for bribing labour union

General Motors (GM) has filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (FCA), claiming the rival's bribery of officials from the United Auto Workers (UAW) union caused it serious financial damage. GM alleges FCA instigated a “multi-year pattern of corruption” to “undermine the integrity of the collective bargaining process and cause GM substantial damages"...

2020 Holden Commodore spied with less camouflage

The facelifted Opel Insignia, which is sold Down Under as the Holden Commodore, has been spied during testing on public on roads. While earlier development vehicles sported a heavy plastic camouflage up front, these latest cars are only fitted with a bit of disguise tape...

Holden becomes first car company to rent vehicles directly to the general public

Holden has become the first car company in Australia to rent vehicles directly to the general public – giving them the option to switch between a hatchback, an SUV or a ute at a short notice, as their needs change throughout the year. Holden’s rental car service called Maven has been around since 2017, but until now has only made cars available to drivers in the “gig” economy, such as food delivery drivers or Uber ride-share drivers...