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Exclusive: Holden dealer suffers heart complication, admitted to hospital on way to compensation meeting with General Motors

EXCLUSIVE A veteran Holden car dealer has been admitted to hospital after reportedly suffering a heart complication on the way to a meeting with General Motors to discuss compensation for axing the brand in Australia...

Exclusive: Holden dealers meeting with the Prime Minister this morning after rejecting General Motors’ initial compensation offer  

EXCLUSIVE The Prime Minister Scott Morrison is meeting with members of the Holden dealer council in Canberra this morning, as all 200 showrooms nationally are expected to unanimously reject General Motors’ initial compensation offer...

Exclusive: Holden to keep its historical car collection in Australia

EXCLUSIVE Holden’s priceless collection of up to 70 classic and historically significant cars – including the first and last vehicles it manufactured locally – will remain in Australia and not sent to Detroit, as some fans had feared...

How the Holden Commodore ute helped create the new Chevrolet Corvette

It was late 2014 and General Motors was about to wheel out one of the most important prototypes in the company’s history, deep inside one of its top secret US test tracks. One of the first running examples of a hand-built mid-engine Corvette prototype was about to do a shakedown run – hidden underneath what from a distance was supposed to look like a Holden Commodore ute...

Holden discounts cars by up to $17,500, some models close to half price

EXCLUSIVE Bargain hunters are expected to stampede Holden dealers across Australia as a dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice outlines discounts across the entire range of between $7500 and $17,500. The biggest discounts are on the Holden Colorado ute, ranging from $13,000 to $17,500, slashing the drive-away cost by up to one-third on some models...

Transport magnate Lindsay Fox linked to Holden Lang Lang test track deal

EXCLUSIVE  Transport magnate Lindsay Fox has been linked to buying Holden’s test track at Lang Lang. An automotive industry veteran has told CarAdvice Mr Fox has already begun making enquires and wants to add Lang Lang to his portfolio of race tracks and vehicle testing sites...

Holden to announce massive discounts to clear stock, showrooms may shut within 'weeks or months'

Holden dealers will know within the next 24 to 48 hours just how far they can discount to clear remaining stock – and showrooms may shut by the middle of the year rather than make it all the way to the end of 2020. Several Holden dealers – speaking on condition of anonymity – have told CarAdvice that General Motors will release by the middle of the week a discount plan to clear all remaining showroom models...

Ford pays respects to fallen rival Holden

They were arch enemies in showrooms and on race tracks for more than half a century but Ford has put aside its old rivalries by paying tribute to Holden after General Motors announced the lion brand would be axed by the end of 2020 – just three years after the end of local manufacturing...

Holden axed as GM gets out of right-hand-drive

Holden will be axed in Australia at the end of 2020 – just three years after the end of local manufacturing and the lowest monthly sales since it was established in 1948 – as US car giant General Motors gets out of right-hand-drive markets globally...

Holden by the numbers: the highs and lows since 1948

Compiled by Joshua Dowling 485,650: The biggest selling Holden of all time, the HQ Kingswood, made from 1971 to 1974. 303,895: The biggest selling Commodore of all time, the VT series, made from 1997 to 2000. 1948: The year the first Holden-badged car rolled off the production line. 1954: One in three cars on the road is a Holden...

The man who saved Holden four times in 10 years, but was beaten in the end

COMMENT  Former Holden boss Mark Reuss, now the global head of General Motors product development, is too humble to admit it, but he saved Holden – and gave the company an opportunity to pull itself out of a nosedive – on at least four significant occasions in the past 12 years...