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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 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (10 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 (10 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months ago)
Holden Insignia VXR: 2015 Price And Features For Australia

2015 Holden Insignia VXR: Price And Features For Australia

There's a new Holden sports sedan in town, but this time there's nary an "SS" badge in sight. The I...

Jun 22, 2015 (11 months ago)
GSi Badge Returning To Astra Range?

GSi Badge Returning To Astra Range?

GM’s new Astra five-door hatch will revive the sporty GSi name, according to reports in the British press this wee...

Jun 19, 2015 (11 months ago)
Holden's $54,990 Colorado Z71 Arrives To Tackle Ranger Wildtrak

Holden’s $54,990 Colorado Z71 Arrives To Tackle Ranger Wildtrak

Holden has borrowed a familiar badge from the Chevrolet portfolio to forge a new rival to Ford’s sporty Ranger Wil...

Jun 16, 2015 (11 months ago)
New Astra Transformed Into Sedan, Wagon, Three-door Hot Hatch

New Astra OPC/VXR Rendered, Along With Sedan And Wagon

Holden’s new Astra hatch made its global debut in its Opel-badged European form this week, and the web’s wil...

Jun 4, 2015 (12 months ago)
New 2016 Cruze Shows Its Face Ahead Of June Debut

New 2016 Holden Cruze Shows Its Face Ahead Of June Debut

GM’s new Cruze sedan, expected to land in Australian showrooms next year with a Holden badge, has made its first a...

Jun 4, 2015 (12 months ago)
Brand-New Holden Astra Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

Holden Astra: Brand-New Hatch Revealed In Euro Opel Form

Holden’s brand-new, next-generation, not-the-one-that-just-launched Astra hatch has been revealed today, on the he...

Jun 1, 2015 (12 months ago)
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