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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 Captiva And Volkswagen Scirocco Recalled

Holden Captiva And Volkswagen Scirocco Recalled

Holden has recalled its CG Captiva 5 and CG Captiva 7 SUV models, built between May 2014 and September of this year. ...

Nov 5, 2015 (9 months ago)
Walkinshaw Performance Launches New 547kW LS3 Package

Walkinshaw Performance Launches New 547kW LS3 Package

For those who feel the last hurrah from Holden and HSV for Australian-made Commodore models is inadequate power-wise, Wa...

Oct 26, 2015 (9 months ago)
Holden Colorado LS-X Limited Edition Model Now Available

Holden Colorado LS-X Limited Edition Model Now Available

Holden has added a limited edition variant to its Colorado pickup range, based on the LS 4WD Crew Cab model. Called t...

Oct 20, 2015 (9 months ago)
Recalls - Ferrari Ford Focus Holden Commodore Mitsubishi Lancer And More

Recalls - Ferrari Ford Focus Holden Commodore Mitsubishi Lancer And More

The latest round of recalls has been dominated by the Volkswagen ‘dieselgate’ emissions saga. The carmake...

Oct 19, 2015 (9 months ago)
Holden To Go Big With Prado-fighting Large SUV

Holden Suburban To Be Resuscitated As LandCruiser Competitor?

Holden has made no secret of its plans to launch 24 new models between now and the end of the decade, but beyond the Ast...

Oct 12, 2015 (10 months ago)
Bathurst 1000 2015 - Craig Lowndes Takes Masterful Win At Mount Panorama

Bathurst 1000 2015 - Craig Lowndes Steven Richards Take Masterful Win At Mount Panorama

Red Bull Racing drivers Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards have swept to victory in the Bathurst 1000 after a superb driv...

Oct 12, 2015 (10 months ago)
Opel GT Coupe Could Lead To A Holden Attack On The Audi TT

With a five-door hatch and wagon already shown, there’s still more to come from the Opel Astra, which will wear Ho...

Oct 5, 2015 (10 months ago)
Holden Cruze Hits The Streets For Victoria Police

Holden Cruze Hits The Streets For Victoria Police

With the days numbered for the locally-built Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon, Australian police forces a...

Sep 30, 2015 (10 months ago)
Holden Astra Five-Door Locked In For Australian Launch

Holden Astra Five-Door To Make Australian Comeback

The Holden Astra five-door hatch will be making a comeback in late 2016, with the company confirming it will bring ...

Sep 15, 2015 (10 months ago)
Holden MD Mark Bernhard - 24 New Models, A Rear-Drive Performance Model, Big SUVs And Other

Holden MD Mark Bernhard - 24 New Models, A Rear-Drive Performance Model, Big SUVs And Other "Known Knowns"

New-to-the-chair Holden MD, Mark Barnhard, last night outlined Holden's plans for "transitioning" to an im...

Sep 13, 2015 (11 months ago)
Holden Commodore VFII Announced - 304kW V8 Now On The Menu

2016 Holden Commodore VFII On Sale October 304kW SS

Holden's latest - and likely last - evolution of the Commodore will go on sale next month with a slew of equipm...

Sep 13, 2015 (11 months ago)
New Astra Wagon Unveiled Ahead Of Frankfurt Motor Show

New Astra Wagon Unveiled Ahead Of Frankfurt Motor Show

General Motors has pulled the covers from its new European-market Astra wagon on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Sho...

Sep 11, 2015 (11 months ago)
New Car Sales: GM Holden’s Huge Problem With Commodore

New Car Sales: GM Holden’s Huge Problem With Commodore

Holden has a problem, and it knows it. And General Motors will also be aware because at stake here is the Australian mar...

Sep 7, 2015 (11 months ago)
Holden Commodore VFII Teased - ‘Hearing Is Believing’

Holden Commodore VFII Teased - ‘Hearing Is Believing’

Holden has treated its fans to a first glimpse of the next and final Holden Commodore as we know it, with...

Sep 6, 2015 (11 months ago)
Automotive Training: Holden Donates Eleven Cars To TAFE Institutes

Holden Donates Eleven Cars Including Commodore, Volt To TAFE Institutes For Automotive Training

GM Holden has donated eleven cars to select TAFE training institutions as part of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Co...

Aug 3, 2015 (12 months ago)
Recalls: Takata Airbag Program Rolls On, Also Colorado, Jimny And More

Recalls: Takata Airbag Program Rolls On, Also Colorado, Jimny And More

The Takata airbag recall in Australia is in full swing, with Honda, Nissan, Lexus and Toyota all announcing further...

Jul 25, 2015 (1 year ago)
V8 Supercars: Draft 2017 Regulations Promise More Of The Same For Fans

V8 Supercars: Draft 2017 Regulations Promise More Of The Same For Fans

With the current era of V8 Supercar racing in Australia drawing nearer to an end, the sport’s organising body...

Jul 12, 2015 (1 year ago)
ANCAP: 5 Stars For Skoda Fabia, Holden Astra And Jeep Grand Cherokee

ANCAP: 5 Stars For Skoda Fabia, Holden Astra And Jeep Grand Cherokee

Skoda’s new Fabia has been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program...

Jul 7, 2015 (1 year ago)
New Cruze Unveiled, Australian Debut Under Consideration

New Cruze Unveiled, Australian Debut Unclear

GM’s new 2016 Cruze has been revealed today, but it is yet unclear when or even if we will see a Holden badge...

Jun 25, 2015 (1 year ago)
Life Beyond Commodore Firms For Holden With New SUV, Sedan And Ute

Life Beyond Commodore Firms For Holden

Three fresh Holden products will be introduced in a seamless transition to replace the Commodore in 2017. The three -...

Jun 24, 2015 (1 year ago)
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