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Chevrolet Camaro 'Shock' revealed for SEMA

Chevrolet has revealed a special example of its 2019 Camaro for this year's SEMA show, which kicks off on October 30. Finished in an eye-catching bright yellow dubbed 'Shock', the Camaro show car is based on the 2019 model-year SS and features new accessories and performance parts that will soon be available from US Chevrolet dealers...

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Opel probed by German authorities over diesel emissions
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Opel probed by German authorities over diesel emissions

German manufacturer Opel has had its Russelsheim and Kaiserslautern operations searched by German prosecutors this week, as part of an investigation into potential emissions cheating with diesel vehicles...


China: Car sales fall 11.6 per cent, manufacturers feel the pinch
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China: Car sales fall 11.6 per cent, manufacturers feel the pinch

China has posted a 11.6 per cent decline in new vehicle sales for the month of September – with a sales figure of 2.4 million units – marking the third month in a row the market has fallen year-on-year. A new report by BBC News attributes the decline to a slowing Chinese economy, something being felt by vehicle manufacturers around the world...


HSV Silverado 3500 specs confirmed
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HSV Silverado 3500 specs confirmed

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has confirmed specifications of the new Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ pick-up truck, which commences conversion production in Clayton, Victoria, later this month. Priced from $147,990 before on-road costs, the heavy-duty Silverado offers a payload of 2.2 tonnes, and a braked towing capacity of a whopping 9.0 tonnes...


Holden Time Attack Concept Racer revealed - UPDATE: Video added!
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Holden Time Attack Concept Racer revealed - UPDATE: Video added!

Holden has revealed its Time Attack Concept Racer, a virtual track weapon designed in-house by the brand's design and engineering teams, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first win at Mount Panorama. Think of it as a Vision Gran Turismo sort of vehicle, with futuristic and spaceship-like design elements, along with a wild all-electric powertrain...


Humvee maker heading for sale - report
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Humvee maker heading for sale - report

AM General, the company which makes the iconic Humvee military vehicle, is reportedly up for sale. Sources have told Reuters the owners of AM General have engaged the services of Australia's own Macquarie Group to seek out bidders for a potential auction-style sale. The private equity firms in control of the military vehicle maker are reportedly looking to sell for around US$2 billion ($2...


Honda invests $3.8 billion in GM's autonomous car division
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Honda invests $3.8 billion in GM's autonomous car division

Honda will help General Motors and Cruise, its self-driving car unit, fund and engineer a next-generation autonomous vehicle to be sold throughout the world. Honda will plow roughly US$2 billion ($2.8 billion) into Cruise over the next 12 years, and is also investing US$750 million ($1 billion) upfront for a 5.7 per cent share in the self-driving unit...


Cadillac nixes diesel development in favour of electrification - report
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Cadillac nixes diesel development in favour of electrification - report

Cadillac has put the development of diesel engines on hold, as the wider industry pushes toward hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. According to a report by Automotive News, Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, said "markets may be changing more quickly" than the company first anticipated. "Going forward, we will focus on electrification," he told the industry journal...


Holden Barina axed in Australia
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Holden Barina axed in Australia

The Holden Barina will soon be dropped from the Australian line-up, the company has confirmed this week. Speaking with CarAdvice, a Holden spokesperson said the Barina "will not continue as part of Holden line-up". "Our Barina customers will continue to have the highest quality service from our Holden dealers," she added...


Cadillac XLR driver trapped for 14 hours by electric door release
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Cadillac XLR driver trapped for 14 hours by electric door release

An elderly Cleveland man spent 14 hours trapped in his 2006 Cadillac XLR, after a flat battery rendered the electric door release useless. Although there's a manual backup release, the man wasn't aware of it, and didn't have the owner's manual on hand to research the way out. He told the Detroit Free Press he wanted to take the drop-top Cadillac for a spin before Detroit winter rendered it impractical...


2018-19 Holden Equinox recalled
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2018-19 Holden Equinox recalled

Holden has issued a recall notice for the 2018 and 2019 model-year Equinox SUV, over concerns trapped hydrogen in the brakes could compromise the vehicle's stopping ability. The brand reports the rear brake caliper pistons could contain "trapped hydrogen gas" that could be released into the braking system...


2019 Holden Acadia preliminary specs revealed
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2019 Holden Acadia preliminary specs revealed

Holden has announced preliminary details about the specification of its upcoming seven-seat SUV, the Acadia, ahead of a fourth-quarter arrival in showrooms. The mechanical underpinnings of the Acadia are already confirmed: it'll get a 3.6-litre naturally-aspirated V6 petrol engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission, sending power to either the front or all four wheels, depending on trim level...


The week's top news stories: August 26, 2018
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The week's top news stories: August 26, 2018

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


GM 'certainly capable' of bringing Cadillac to Australia
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GM 'certainly capable' of bringing Cadillac to Australia

General Motors (GM) hasn't ruled out another tilt at bringing Cadillac to Australia, suggesting its entire product cupboard is open to our market, provided the business case stacks up. Speaking with media in Port Melbourne, Mark Reuss, General Motors vice president and head of global product, said head office is "certainly capable" of putting right-hand drive Cadillacs on Australian roads...


General Motors has 'no exit plan' for Holden
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General Motors has 'no exit plan' for Holden

General Motors (GM) has reinforced its commitment to Holden and Australia, with Mark Reuss, ex-Holden managing director and current vice president at GM, describing Australia as a "worthwhile place to do business". Speaking after announcing an extra $28 million in Holden funding and 150 new jobs in autonomous and electric vehicle development Down Under, Reuss said it's "really tough to win here", but stressed the fact General Motors is along for the ride...


Holden announces $28 million for autonomy and EVs, 150 new jobs
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Holden announces $28 million for autonomy and EVs, 150 new jobs

General Motors (GM) has announced plans to make Holden a hub for engineering autonomous technology and electric vehicles, pouring an additional $28 million into local research and development, and promising 150 new engineering and design jobs. That takes the annual spend on research and design for Holden beyond $120 million, an increase of around 30 per cent, and will push the local design and engineering team to around 500 employees...


Demon v ZL1 v ZR1 track battle - video
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Demon v ZL1 v ZR1 track battle - video

Chevrolet and Dodge have had some epic muscle car battles over the years – think Corvette and Viper for example. With the Viper gone, Dodge's flagship performance models have been SRT versions of the Challenger coupe, the most potent version being the Demon. In the Chevrolet corner, meanwhile, the General Motors subsidiary has maintained its two-pronged attack with the Corvette and Camaro...


GM patents three active aero technologies
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GM patents three active aero technologies

Three filings from General Motors with US Patent and Trademark Office detail new devices designed to alter airflow around and through a car. These patents were initially discovered and published by Corvette Blogger. Although the diagrams feature the current seventh-generation Corvette, it seems more likely these items may make their debut on the next-generation model, which, if rumours and spy photos prove to be accurate, will switch to a mid-engine layout...


Holden expands Takata recall, Opel models affected
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Holden expands Takata recall, Opel models affected

Holden has added the 2012-17 Holden/Opel Astra, 2014-17 Holden Cascada and 2013 Opel Zafira to the ever-expanding Takata airbag recall. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...


Holden cuts 60 staff in Melbourne
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Holden cuts 60 staff in Melbourne

Holden has announced plans to cut around 60 jobs from its sales staff, amid a restructure of its sales and administration departments. The company has confirmed the employees were mainly be based at headquarters in Port Melbourne, and the cuts won't eat into its local design and engineering team...