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Holden Spark axed in Australia

Holden has axed the Spark from its line-up, citing low segment volume as the reason for the micro car's untimely demise. The smallest car currently offered in the Holden line-up was introduced as a 2016 model, complete with the lofty goal of setting a "new benchmark" in the micro car class...

Holden launches 'not to be outdone' ad series for Colorado - video

It may not top some of Toyota's memorable and almost iconic HiLux ads for sheer comedy, but Holden's new Colorado campaign could help the ute pick up some needed sales in the months ahead. Figures for the end of March show the Colorado 4x4 on 3459 sales year-to-date – down from 4102 for the same period in 2017...

South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy

GM Korea has been thrown a lifeline, with the Korea Development Bank (KDB) indicating it will help fund the company's restructuring and investment. Lee Dong-gull, CEO of the state-owned KDB, has told Reuters it could inject 500 billion won ($609 million) into GM Korea. He said an agreement could be reached as early as April 27, but is subject to due diligence being completed...

Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight

In a big day of performance news for Ford and its fans, Holden couldn't help but remind racing tragics of its own legend status on the track. Fair enough, too, given Ford has announced it'll race its hugely popular rear-wheel-drive V8 Mustang next year, while Holden's entry is based on a car that has hurt more than a few feelings in the Lion camp...

2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2006-2011 model-year Saab 9-3 and 9-5 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty driver-side front airbags that are susceptible to degradation as a result of moisture intrusion...

Sharing economy growing as Holden's Maven Gig turns one

Holden's car-sharing service aimed at gig-economy drivers, Maven, is celebrating its first anniversary on Australian roads. At the moment, the service – which has a number of different forms overseas – is limited to 'gig-economy' drivers looking for flexible leasing terms with insurance, scheduled servicing, roadside assistance and no kilometre limits...

2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed for the North American market, featuring a revised design, upgraded infotainment for base models, and new interior colours. Available in both hatchback and sedan bodies, the Cruze – sold here as the Astra sedan – continues to be available with both 114kW/239Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and 102kW/240Nm 1...

Holden sales nosedive, down 23 per cent in Q1

Holden sales fell by a drastic 29 per cent in March compared to the same month last year, rounding out an extremely disappointing quarter-one (Q1) in 2018. GM’s local subsidiary, now in its first calendar year as a full-range importer rather than local manufacturer, has seen sales tumble 23 per cent over the Q1 period...

CarAdvice podcast 96: New York motor show hits and misses!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. It's a New York motor show themed car news this week. The Genesis Essentia and Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concepts have been revealed. The sheets have been pulled back on the 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback and Honda Insight, and a group of popular SUVs – Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester...

2007-2010 Holden Captiva diesel recalled

Holden has recalled the 2007-2010 Captiva, over concerns vehicles fitted with the 2.0-litre diesel could catch fire. According to the company, a fracture on the fuel-feed connector hose could make the hose disconnect, causing a fuel leak. If there is a leak, Holden says there's a risk of stalling or an engine bay fire...

2018 Holden Colorado LSX pricing and specs

A new limited-edition Holden Colorado LSX has been added to the local ute line-up, adding an array of black-pack-style enhancements from $44,990 drive-away. On sale from March 12, the LSX is available in both Crew Cab and Crew Cab Chassis variants, each body style limited to 800 and 200 units respectively...