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Holden Epica Vectra

Feb 2007 Update: Details of the Holden Epica are available here --------- It seems like Holden hasn't learnt much from its mistakes with the Daewoo sourced Holden Barina selling rather miserably given its 2 star safety rating and the obvious "stick a Holden badge and re-release" attitude that Holden took to selling the car...

Toyota Aurion vs Holden VE Commodore Fuel Consumption

In this day and age, its still okay for car companies to be releasing V6s with a fuel economy of around 12/100km. Why is it okay? Mainly because consumers are still game to pay good money for big V6/V8s. Nonetheless, the V6 market is set for a change with Toyota releasingthe all new Toyota Aurion this November...

Holden WM Statesman Caprice

Holden Launches WM Statesman And Caprice Flagships Holden officially launched its top-of-the-range WM Statesman and Caprice models, offering more differentiation from their short wheelbase siblings than ever before. First revealed alongside the VE Commodore in mid-July, the all-new Holden flagships will make their Australian sales debut in September and set sail for export markets soon after...

Holden VE Ute and Wagon

Holden confirmed today that the next generation Holden VE Commodore Utes and Wagons will not get built for an unspecified period of time. Instead Holden says it plans to build two generations of Commodore at its South Australian vehicle operations at the same time to meet ongoing market demand for its wagon and utility body shapes...

Holden VE Fuel Usage Consumption Figures

Holden has finally released the VE Commodore ranges fuel economy figures. See table below: The A4 stands for Automatic 4 Speed and the A6 stands for Automatic 6 speed while the M6 stands for 6 speed manual. The figures are for the ADR081/01 test, which is combined city and highway driving. The last column of the table is the comparison fuel usage for the equivelant outgoing VZ Model...

Holden VE Commodore Fuel Consumption

UPDATE 25/07/06: Holden has released the Fuel Consumption Figures for the Holden VE Commodore Range. Click here to see the figures So yesterday saw the launch of the new Holden VE Commodore and with it came a ton of information from Holden's PR team. Most of that was covered in this post...

Holden Commodore SS the Pontiac Grand Prix

Drive reports that the Holden VE Commodore SS is set to embark on a new mission overseas. The SS Commodore is set to become the next Pontiac Grand Prix. Converting the Commodore to left hand drive and setting it up to run in the US will cost around GM around $20 Million AUD. Holden has developed a secret plan to pitch the new VE Commodore SS to its parent General Motors as a Pontiac sports sedan model in the USA...

Holden VE Commodore Launched

Holden today (16th/July) unveiled the all-new Holden VE Commodore range. The 2006 VE Commodore is Australia's first $1 billion car program and the most homegrown development project in almost 60 years of Holden vehicle production. The fourth generation Holden Commodore is by far the safest and most technologically advanced Commodore to date...

Holden VE Commodore Launch

Update 16/July/2006: Holden has Launched the new VE Commodore If you are a Holden fan then tomorrow is going to be a big big day for you. Holden is set to show the all new and much anticipated Holden VE Commodore. A few weeks ago I wrote about the Holden VE Commodore and mentioned that Holden is set to display the Family Sedan on the 16th of July...

Holden Ethanol Labelling

GM Holden announced that they will begin applying an "E10 suitable" label to their imported vehicles from July 1, 2006. The label is there to assures new Holden vehicle owners they can use fuel blended with up to 10 per cent ethanol without causing damage or voiding warranty to their vehicle...

Holden Commodore with Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

GM Holden has announced that ESP will become standard on the Commodore Range due for release in the third quarter of 2006. This is great new from Holden and brings the standards of Australian Built cars to a new level. There is no word from Ford Australia if they will follow Holden and introduce the ESP system in the Falcon range...