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GM Holden, a subsidiary of General Motors US, is Australia's most-iconic brand, widely identified as "Australia's own".

However, Holden is to cease local manufacturing, along with Ford and Toyota, in 2017. That date will bring to an end an unbroken line of models that began with 'the first Holden', the 48-215 'FX'.

After decades of market dominance, Holden has seen its share of Australian sales slip to less than 10 percent. But the Commodore continues to sell well, as does the Cruze, also manufactured here.

Determined to retain its position, Holden offers a competitive range of sporty European-sourced models - like the Insignia, convertible Cascada and Astra - and robust, locally-refined SUVs, 4X4s and small cars, like the Captiva and Trax, the Colorado range, the Barina and tiny Barina Spark.

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Holden Cruze Manufacturing To Cease In October - 400 Jobs To go

Holden Cruze Manufacturing To Cease In October - 400 Jobs To go

Holden has announced that the ‘beginning of the end’ is nigh, with the Cruze to be the first model discontin...

Feb 27, 2016 (5 months ago)
Holden Factory Deal Dies – GM and Punch Corporation Confirm End Of Discussions

Holden Factory Deal Dies – GM and Punch Corporation Confirm End Of Discussions

As if it was ever really on, the ‘pie in the sky’ proposal from Belgian tycoon Guido Dumarey and h...

Feb 26, 2016 (5 months ago)
Ford Mustang Spied In NSW Police Highway Patrol Livery

Ford Mustang Spied In NSW Police Highway Patrol Livery

A new Ford Mustang has been spied in New South Wales wearing the full NSW Police Highway Patrol war paint, leading to sp...

Feb 19, 2016 (5 months ago)
2016 Holden Spark - Prices, Specifications and Features

2016 Holden Spark - Prices, Specifications and Features

Holden promises its all-new Spark sub-compact will "shake up the micro-car segment" when it arrives in showroo...

Feb 17, 2016 (5 months ago)
2017 Chevrolet Trax Facelift Forecasts Future For 2016 Holden Trax

2017 Chevrolet Trax Facelift Forecasts Future For 2016 Holden Trax

An updated version of the Chevrolet Trax has been unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, hot on the heels of the related Ope...

Feb 11, 2016 (6 months ago)
Opel Mokka Update Shows What Holden Trax Could’ve Been

Opel Mokka Update Shows What Holden Trax Could’ve Been

General Motors’ European subsidiary, Opel, has unveiled its updated small SUV competitor in the form of the O...

Feb 5, 2016 (6 months ago)
Opel GT Concept Not Bound For Production, Astra Roadster Could Take Its Place - Report

Opel GT Concept Not Bound For Production, Astra Roadster Could Take Its Place - Report

In news that’s sure to send a pang of sadness through car enthusiasts, the Opel GT Concept seems unlikel...

Feb 3, 2016 (6 months ago)
Holden Announces 2016 Spark Ahead Of April Debut

Holden Announces 2016 Spark Ahead Of April Debut

Holden has offered the first details and images of its all new 2016 Spark ahead of the model’s April launch. Dr...

Feb 2, 2016 (6 months ago)
Chrysler 300 And Holden Barina Recalled

Chrysler 300 And Holden Barina Recalled

Chrysler has recalled its 2015 and 2016 300 models due to a potential problem with the daytime running lights (DRLs). ...

Jan 29, 2016 (6 months ago)
Opel GT Celebrates The Future Of The RWD Sportscar

Opel GT Celebrates The Future Of The RWD Sportscar

After an intriguing teaser campaign, the covers have come off the Opel GT coupe, and a Vauxhall badged version  alo...

Jan 28, 2016 (6 months ago)
2016 Holden Cruze Z-Series and SRI-Z Join Range - Price And Features Announced

2016 Holden Cruze Z-Series and SRI-Z Join Range - Price And Features Announced

Holden has launched its revamped 2016 Cruze line-up, with the mid-spec CDX grade making way for the new Z-Seri...

Jan 22, 2016 (6 months ago)
Buick Avista Concept Revealed - Turbo V6 2+2 Coupe A Sign Of Future Mustang Rival?

Buick Avista Concept Revealed - Turbo V6 2+2 Coupe A Sign Of Future Mustang Rival?

The rumours were true: GM's premium subsidiary Buick has whipped the covers off a tasty two-door the night before it...

Jan 11, 2016 (7 months ago)
Buick Set To Reveal Camaro-Based RWD Coupe At Detroit - Report

Buick Set To Reveal Camaro-Based RWD Coupe At Detroit - Report

With the Detroit Auto Show ready to throw open its doors, a buzz has emerged from the Buick stand as to what the star of...

Jan 11, 2016 (7 months ago)
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch Shown Ahead Of Detroit Debut

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch Shown Ahead Of Detroit Debut

Ahead of its public debut next week, the hatch version of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze has been unveiled as part ...

Jan 8, 2016 (7 months ago)
GM To Expand US SUV Line Up - Captiva Replacement Among Them?

GM To Expand US SUV Line Up - Captiva Replacement Among Them?

With global appetite for SUVs showing no signs of slowing down, General Motors is reportedly preparing to capitalise wit...

Jan 6, 2016 (7 months ago)
Holden Captiva And Volkswagen Caddy Recalled - Also KTM And Husqvarna

Holden Captiva And Volkswagen Caddy Recalled - Also KTM And Husqvarna

Holden has issued a recall for its Captiva SUV for the second time in two months, this time surrounding a potential engi...

Dec 27, 2015 (7 months ago)
Australian Car Companies – Who Paid Tax FY 2013-2014, And Who Didn’t

Australian Car Companies – Who Paid Tax FY 2013-2014, And Who Didn’t

Commenting on matters of tax is like throwing stones inside a glass house. It is a practice best avoided (lest the tax b...

Dec 18, 2015 (7 months ago)
GM Trademarks GTS-R Name In Australia - Swansong For HSV?

GM Trademarks GTS-R Name In Australia - Swansong For HSV?

As sure as eggs, you can bet Holden and Holden Special Vehicles will be planning something extra-special to farewell the...

Dec 15, 2015 (8 months ago)
Forza Motorsport 6 Mobil 1 Pack Adds VL Commodore Group A Walkinshaw

Forza Motorsport 6 Mobil 1 Pack Adds VL Commodore Group A Walkinshaw

The Mobil 1 Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 is now available, and Holden fans in Australia may be surprised to learn of ...

Dec 3, 2015 (8 months ago)
2016 Holden Captiva Update Revealed - One Body Style, New Tech On Board

2016 Holden Captiva Update Revealed - One Body Style, New Tech On Board

Holden has given the ageing Captiva yet another facelift to keep it fresh, allowing the model which first appeared ...

Dec 2, 2015 (8 months ago)
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