Holden Enthusiast News and Reviews
Did you know: the National Holden Motor Museum in Echuca hosts some 45 cars, making it the largest single-make car museum in Australia. Yes, the carmaker may be on its way out of the Aust...
POSTED MON, 3 FEB, 2014
An all-new Holden Cruze is on the way, but with reports last year pointing to development delays, it could be another year before we see a showroom debut. Spied in cold-weather testing this week, t...
POSTED SUN, 26 JAN, 2014
American performance tuning company, Hennessey, has revealed its latest hi-po creation, fettling up a Holden VF Commodore. Sold in the US as the Chevrolet SS, the Commodore was fitted with Hen...
POSTED WED, 1 JAN, 2014
Jamie Whincup has taken out the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship with third place in the final race of the season at the NRMA 500 at Sydney Olympic Park. Whincup carried a 110-point lead in...
POSTED MON, 9 DEC, 2013
Just a few weeks after the 2014 Holden Barina RS arrived in Australia as a warm hatch, Chevrolet has released a sedan version of the RS in its Sonic range. Unveiled at last month’s LA Auto Sh...
POSTED THU, 5 DEC, 2013
What’s hot: Very well-priced, fun handling, lots of equipment. What’s not: Poor interior plastics, seats a bit limp. X-FACTOR: Thrills at the wheel don't get much cheaper,...
POSTED THU, 14 NOV, 2013
2014 HOLDEN BARINA RS ON SALE Holden's Barina range has a new hero model, with the turbocharged RS hatch now on sale in Australia from $20,990. Announced in September, the Barina RS is based...
POSTED WED, 13 NOV, 2013
It’s that time of the year again, when the US-based Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show rolls into Las Vegas. Showcasing the best the automotive aftermarket has to offer,&nb...
POSTED THU, 7 NOV, 2013
Walkinshaw Performance has unveiled two new supercharged upgrades to the Holden VF Commodore and HSV Gen-F ranges. The new set is headlined by the W497, which, as the name suggests, boasts a hefty&...
POSTED THU, 17 OCT, 2013
2013 HOLDEN VF COMMODORE SV6 REVIEW Vehicle Style: Large sedan Price: $35,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 210kW/350Nm V6 petrol | 6spd manual Fuel Economy claimed: 9.0 l/100km | tested: 9.2 l/...
POSTED MON, 30 SEP, 2013
2013 HSV GEN-F REVIEW Vehicle Style: High performance large sedan Price: $92,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 430kW/740Nm 8cyl petrol | 6spd manual Fuel Economy claimed: 15.3 l/100km | te...
POSTED FRI, 27 SEP, 2013
2013 HSV MALOO REVIEW Vehicle Style: Performance utility Price: $58,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 317kW/550Nm 8cyl petrol | 6spd manual Fuel Economy claimed: 13.5 l/100km | tested: 16.
POSTED WED, 18 SEP, 2013
2013 HOLDEN VF COMMODORE REVIEW Vehicle Style: Large sedan Price: $51,490 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 270kW/530Nm 8cyl petrol | 6spd manual. Fuel Economy claimed: 12.3 l/100km | te...
POSTED MON, 9 SEP, 2013
How about a new Holden Monaro? The last coupe, penned by former design boss Mike Simcoe and based on the VT Commodore, proved wildly popular. Could a new muscly two-door Holden, based on the...
POSTED FRI, 23 AUG, 2013
2013 HOLDEN VF SS-V REDLINE REVIEW What’s hot: A hot bargain; howling V8, nimble handling, premium interior. What’s not: Most people will never discover how good this car is. X-Fac...
POSTED SUN, 21 JUL, 2013
Holden has handed down a collection of 'behind the scenes' photos for its upcoming Trax crossover, snapped during the car's official photo shoot. The Trax makes its local debut n...
POSTED FRI, 19 JUL, 2013
Want more go for your new SS - like, 270kW and 530Nm not enough for you? Walkinshaw Performance has developed a pumping new power pack for Holden's 2013 VF Commodore SS and other V8 variants, and...
POSTED FRI, 12 JUL, 2013
Holden has at last revealed details of its recent visit to Germany's hallowed Nurburgring course, where a simple engineering exercise was turned into a record lap for a "commercial and utilit...
POSTED FRI, 28 JUN, 2013
2013 HSV Gen-F Track Test Review What’s hot: Wonderful electric power steering, strong V8 engines, powerful brakes and improved interior What’s not: Seats on base model Clubsport/Mal...
POSTED FRI, 7 JUN, 2013
What’s hot: Sharp handling, absolutely hauls, and amazing buying-value What’s not: Looks too much like a VE with a front clip; V8 has lost some raucous edge X-Factor: A thumping drive...
POSTED THU, 30 MAY, 2013
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