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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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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 (8 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 (8 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 months ago)
2016 Holden Colorado 7 Update Spied Testing - Exclusive

2016 Holden Colorado 7 Update Spied Testing - Exclusive

TMR’s spy photographers have managed to catch the first look at the updated Colorado 7 SUV, undergoing testing in ...

Nov 25, 2015 (10 months ago)
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 (11 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 (11 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
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