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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...

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...

Holden invites dealers to negotiate compensation packages via video chat

General Motors says it will not reduce its compensation to dealers, even though the US car giant claimed a fortnight ago it had new calculations which estimated showroom owners may only be entitled to a fraction of the original sum offered. General Motors Holden has invited its network of 185 dealers – which operate 203 showrooms – to a video conference in the second week of June...

Holden dealer negotiations now under ACCC supervision

US car giant General Motors has agreed to “negotiate in good faith” over the compensation offers to dealers for the shutdown of the Holden brand, after intervention by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. In a media statement issued today, the ACCC said it was “preparing for court action had Holden not changed its position”...

Senator offers to buy Holden for $1

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here Queensland Senator James McGrath offered to buy the Holden brand from US car giant General Motors for $1 in an extraordinary speech in federal parliament last night. Senator McGrath also accused General Motors of using the global coronavirus crisis to prolong compensation negotiations with Holden dealers, after announcing in February it would axe the iconic Australian car brand by the end of this year...

General Motors Holden responds to threats of legal action

US car giant General Motors has broken its silence and hit back at claims its compensation offer to Holden dealers over the shutdown of the brand is unfair – and says accusations of unconscionable and misleading conduct are “baseless”, “plainly wrong”, and “unsupported by fact or law”...

The 20 cars with the best resale value on the used car market

When purchasing a new car, potential resale value is often front of mind for buyers. Given the average vehicle age in Australia is 10.2 years, no matter how much you love your latest purchase, there's a high chance you'll be looking to sell it in a decade's time for a newer model – if not sooner. This is where making the right decision today will pay off down the line...

Exclusive: Holden down to its last 3400 cars nationally

EXCLUSIVE Holden is just 3400 cars away from running out of stock, after strong sales in March – driven by discounts of between $7500 and $17,500 – accelerated the clear out. Confidential figures shared with Holden dealers show cars are selling faster than predicted and most showrooms won’t make it to the end of the year, as originally forecast...

Holden dealers hire investigator to find out when GM decided to axe the brand

EXCLUSIVE Holden dealers have hired a private investigation firm to find out if US car giant General Motors knew it was going to axe the iconic Australian brand more than a year before the shutdown announcement...