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Kia Stinger attracting Commodore buyers

The Kia Stinger has attracted former Commodore owners as its primary target market based on research conducted by the company in Australia. Of the first 200 sales of the Kia Stinger in Australia, 18 per cent of the trade-ins were Commodores, making it the most popular trade-in model type of car for Stinger buyers...

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Holden Spark axed in Australia
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Holden Spark axed in Australia

Holden has axed the Spark from its line-up, citing low segment volume as the reason for the micro car's untimely demise. The smallest car currently offered in the Holden line-up was introduced as a 2016 model, complete with the lofty goal of setting a "new benchmark" in the micro car class...


Holden launches 'not to be outdone' ad series for Colorado - video
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Holden launches 'not to be outdone' ad series for Colorado - video

It may not top some of Toyota's memorable and almost iconic HiLux ads for sheer comedy, but Holden's new Colorado campaign could help the ute pick up some needed sales in the months ahead. Figures for the end of March show the Colorado 4x4 on 3459 sales year-to-date – down from 4102 for the same period in 2017...


South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy
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South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy

GM Korea has been thrown a lifeline, with the Korea Development Bank (KDB) indicating it will help fund the company's restructuring and investment. Lee Dong-gull, CEO of the state-owned KDB, has told Reuters it could inject 500 billion won ($609 million) into GM Korea. He said an agreement could be reached as early as April 27, but is subject to due diligence being completed...


Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight
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Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight

In a big day of performance news for Ford and its fans, Holden couldn't help but remind racing tragics of its own legend status on the track. Fair enough, too, given Ford has announced it'll race its hugely popular rear-wheel-drive V8 Mustang next year, while Holden's entry is based on a car that has hurt more than a few feelings in the Lion camp...


2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall
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2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2006-2011 model-year Saab 9-3 and 9-5 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty driver-side front airbags that are susceptible to degradation as a result of moisture intrusion...


Sharing economy growing as Holden's Maven Gig turns one
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Sharing economy growing as Holden's Maven Gig turns one

Holden's car-sharing service aimed at gig-economy drivers, Maven, is celebrating its first anniversary on Australian roads. At the moment, the service – which has a number of different forms overseas – is limited to 'gig-economy' drivers looking for flexible leasing terms with insurance, scheduled servicing, roadside assistance and no kilometre limits...


Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?
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Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?

They’re more likely to carry dirty nappies and road bikes than a bale of hay, but all eight of the cars on our 2018 dual-cab mega test are, you know, dual-cab utes. That means they still need to be fit for hard work. Has the transition to a life of luxury undermined the inherent practicality of these one-time work vehicles? Here’s a look at how the tray on each stacks up...


2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed
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2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed for the North American market, featuring a revised design, upgraded infotainment for base models, and new interior colours. Available in both hatchback and sedan bodies, the Cruze – sold here as the Astra sedan – continues to be available with both 114kW/239Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and 102kW/240Nm 1...


Camaro ZL1 headed Down Under: Trademark, facelift open door for 485kW coupe locally
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Camaro ZL1 headed Down Under: Trademark, facelift open door for 485kW coupe locally

Ladies and gents, Chevrolet's most ballistic Camaro is likely to hit Australian shores by the end of this year, if a recent facelift and trademark registration are a guide. The right-hand drive Camaro ZL1 will pack a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 485kW of power (650hp) and 881Nm of torque, with a 0-60mph (97km/h) time of just 3.5 seconds...


2019 Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible range has been given an extensive update, including significant revisions to its looks. The biggest changes have taken place at the front, with all Camaro models featuring wider headlamp units with lengthened daytime running light elements. Variants powered by the 2...


Holden sales nosedive, down 23 per cent in Q1
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Holden sales nosedive, down 23 per cent in Q1

Holden sales fell by a drastic 29 per cent in March compared to the same month last year, rounding out an extremely disappointing quarter-one (Q1) in 2018. GM’s local subsidiary, now in its first calendar year as a full-range importer rather than local manufacturer, has seen sales tumble 23 per cent over the Q1 period...


2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer review
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2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer review

Holden spins its upmarket wagon into an all-road adventurer with the Calais-V Tourer. Following a formula familiar to Adventra owners thanks to all-paw grip and SUV styling, the Tourer serves the needs of Aussie families in a new way for the Lion brand.


2018 Holden Commodore VXR review
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR review

Rear-wheel drive and V8 power are gone. So, is there any compensation for keen drivers to be found in the new V6 AWD Holden Commodore VXR that replaces the SS-V as the flagship Holden?


2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol review
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2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol review

Australian families continue to swarm towards SUVs. We find out if the new Holden Commodore wagon is worthy of stopping them in their tracks.


2018 Holden Equinox range review
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2018 Holden Equinox range review

Holden has had to battle without a compelling mid-size SUV to rival the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4 for far too long. But finally the brand has something to throw into the fray: the Holden Equinox, sold as a Chevy in North America but retuned by Holden’s engineers to better suit our roads...


2007-2010 Holden Captiva diesel recalled
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2007-2010 Holden Captiva diesel recalled

Holden has recalled the 2007-2010 Captiva, over concerns vehicles fitted with the 2.0-litre diesel could catch fire. According to the company, a fracture on the fuel-feed connector hose could make the hose disconnect, causing a fuel leak. If there is a leak, Holden says there's a risk of stalling or an engine bay fire...


2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore VXR comparison
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2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore VXR comparison

It's on again – less than six months ago we put the 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si up against the Aussie-built 2018 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, and the results were surprising. In that test, the Kia Stinger blew us away with its performance and standard level of equipment. So much so that we gave it the win by a nose over the Australian favourite...


2018 Holden Colorado LSX pricing and specs
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2018 Holden Colorado LSX pricing and specs

A new limited-edition Holden Colorado LSX has been added to the local ute line-up, adding an array of black-pack-style enhancements from $44,990 drive-away. On sale from March 12, the LSX is available in both Crew Cab and Crew Cab Chassis variants, each body style limited to 800 and 200 units respectively...


International Women's Day 2018: Six Holden women discuss their automotive careers
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International Women's Day 2018: Six Holden women discuss their automotive careers

International Women's Day is today, when the world celebrates the many achievements women have accomplished over time. CarAdvice has always been supportive of giving women the chance to move ahead in what is a heavily male-dominated automotive industry...