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The Holden El Camino?

To most Australians, this looks like a pretty standard Holden HQ ute. But, look closely at the grille and you’ll notice the familiar Chevrolet ‘bowtie’. Nothing strange about that either, as plenty of Chev fanbois in Australia have performed some minor cosmetic surgery on their favourite Holden models, excising the Holden lion and replacing it with the Chevrolet badge...

Modern Classic Review: 1991 Holden VP Commodore SS

We honour Holden in our last story of 2020.

The Aussie-built Japanese limousine

We’ve already covered the Mazda Roadpacer, that ill-conceived take on the Holden Kingswood powered by Mazda’s ubiquitous rotary engine. More recently, we discovered the Daewoo Royale Salon with more than a passing resemblance to our own VB Commodore. And then there’s this, the Isuzu Statesman De Ville, a rebadged Holden HQ Statesman intended for the Japanese market...

The Korean Commodore

You might know Daewoo’s intimate relationship with General Motors Holden by such shining stars of the automotive world, the short-lived Holden Epica and the fifth generation (TK) Holden Barina. But the Korean brand’s relationship with GM goes back much further, to 1972, when GM purchased a 50 per cent stake in the company then known as Shinjin Motor...

Ten of the best station wagons you didn’t know they made

Rarities, one-offs, and a 75th birthday present For Ferry Porsche.

10 of the greatest station wagons ever

It’s no secret SUVs of all shapes and sizes have become the go-to vehicles for families, continuing to sell in numbers that makers of large, four-door sedans can only dream about now. The SUV boom has also claimed another automotive scalp, consigning the once-loved and humble station wagon to niche status...

The last drive: A farewell to Holden

It was supposed to be an excuse to get reacquainted with the company’s family seven-seater, but it looks like this could end up being the last new Holden I drive.

The origins of the 'Lion' logo

It’s a logo instantly recognisable to most Australians, a proud lion rolling a stone, its stoic and regal posture adorning millions of cars made by General Motors Holden. The Lion symbol is as recognisable as the cars it appears on, has appeared on in a history stretching back almost 100 years...

Farewell Holden: 1856-2020

From humble beginnings as a saddle manufacturer, to becoming a subsidiary of global automotive giant General Motors and one of the top-selling brands in Australian automotive history, today we take a moment's silence for the death of Australia’s longest-running carmaker...

Exploring the home of Australia's dual-cab utes in the Holden Colorado

Australian car buyers are spoiled for choice like few others in the world, with more than 60 brands competing for a slice of around one million annual sales. In the dual-cab ute market, there are 13 four-wheel drive options vying for your attention with their own brand of tough, go-anywhere attitude...

2019 Holden Acadia LT long-term review: Interior comfort

This instalment, we turn our attention to the interior of our long-term Holden Acadia.