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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 Barina, Trax Recalled Over Self-Starting Fears

Holden Barina, Trax Recalled Over Self-Starting Fears

Models in Holden’s light Barina range and compact Trax SUV have been recalled this week over fears that, in certai...

Oct 15, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 HSV Range Revamped, R8 Models Now 340kW As Standard

2015 HSV Range Revamped, R8 Models Now 340kW As Standard

Fresh off the back of revealing the limited-edition GTS Maloo, HSV has announced a raft of updates to its...

Oct 13, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden's Craig Lowndes SSV Special Celebrates 20 Year Career

Holden's Craig Lowndes SSV Special Celebrates 20 Year Career

To celebrate Craig Lowndes' 20th year in V8 Supercars, Holden has revealed a Special Edition Commodore SS V Redline ...

Oct 9, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 Holden Commodore: Price And Features For Australia

2015 Holden Commodore: Price And Features For Australia

Holden’s new VF Commodore line has been updated for the new model year, just weeks after full details of Ford...

Oct 9, 2014 (2 years ago)
The Week That Was: Suzuki SUVs, VFACTS September, Kia Rio

The Week That Was: Suzuki SUVs, VFACTS September, Kia Rio

Suzuki dished up a triple-treat of SUVs this week, including news of the updated-for-2015 Grand Vitara with an introduct...

Oct 5, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden: More Opel Models Coming To Australian Range

Holden: More Opel Models Coming To Australian Range

Holden has confirmed that a significant portion of its future Australian line-up will be drawn from its European counter...

Oct 3, 2014 (2 years ago)
2014 Holden Colorado Black Edition: Price And Features

2014 Holden Colorado Black Edition: Price And Features

It’s no AMG Black Series performance hero, but Holden’s new Colorado Black Edition could prove appealing in ...

Sep 26, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 Holden Captiva Facelift Spied Testing

2015 Holden Captiva Facelift Spied Testing

The Captiva is one of GM's oldest models, having been on the market since 2006. But, if these photos are any indicat...

Sep 16, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Viva To Return? Opel Teases New Karl Light Hatch

Holden Viva To Return? Opel Teases New Karl Light Hatch

GM’s German subsidiary Opel has rolled out an early teaser of what could be Australia’s next Barina Spark ha...

Sep 12, 2014 (2 years ago)
New Walkinshaw Supercharger Pack Delivers HSV GTS-Dwarfing Power

New Walkinshaw Supercharger Pack Delivers HSV GTS-Dwarfing Power

If Walkinshaw Performance’s recent 497kW/955Nm W497 supercharger pack just wasn’t enough to get your blood p...

Sep 11, 2014 (2 years ago)
VFACTS August: Market Continues Slide, But Corolla Still Going Strong

VFACTS August: Market Continues Slide, But Corolla Still Going Strong

Australia’s new car market continued its downward trend in August, with 1710 fewer cars sold than in July. The ...

Sep 3, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 Buick Envision Revealed: Our Next Holden Captiva?

2015 Buick Envision Revealed: Our Next Holden Captiva?

GM’s all-new Buick Envision SUV has been revealed this week, after a series of leaked images offered a first look ...

Sep 2, 2014 (2 years ago)
Productivity Commission Report Calls For An End To Australian Car Industry

Productivity Commission Report Calls For An End To Australian Car Industry

The Federal Government should not fund the Australian new-car manufacturing industry, once existing assistance schemes e...

Aug 27, 2014 (2 years ago)
The Week That Was: Holden Trax Turbo, Superb 4X4, Freemont V6

The Week That Was: Holden Trax Turbo, Superb 4X4, Freemont V6

Holden launched its 2015 Trax SUV this week, with the big news being the addition of a new turbocharged variant. The ...

Aug 17, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Raises Prices Across The Board

Holden Raises Prices Across The Board

Holden has moved to take advantage of strong year-to-date sales, lifting prices on every model it sells in Aus...

Aug 15, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Commodore Replacement: Opel Insignia Lined Up?

Holden Commodore Replacement: Opel Insignia Lined Up?

The boss of Holden’s New Zealand arm may have delivered a key hint on the car Holden will import as a replace...

Aug 15, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Caprice Won't Be Replaced After Elizabeth Shutdown

Holden Caprice Won't Be Replaced After Elizabeth Shutdown

The Holden Caprice badge will not survive the shutting down of Holden's Elizabeth assembly plant in 2017, and t...

Aug 14, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 Holden Trax: Price And Features, Turbo Hits Australia

2015 Holden Trax: Price And Features, Turbo Hits Australia

A new turbocharged flagship model has joined Holden’s updated 2015 Trax range, in the form of the turbocharged LTZ...

Aug 13, 2014 (2 years ago)
2016 Holden Volt Confirmed For Detroit

2016 Holden Volt Confirmed For Detroit

GM has confirmed that its new second-generation Volt will make its global debut at January’s Detroit Auto Show. ...

Aug 8, 2014 (2 years ago)
VFACTS July: Corolla In Front For 2014, Sales Down Overall, Holden Strong

VFACTS July: Corolla In Front For 2014, Sales Down Overall, Holden Strong

Six months after the all-new Mazda3 arrived in Australia, Toyota's Corolla has overtaken its sales lead, with&n...

Aug 5, 2014 (2 years ago)
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