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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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The Week That Was: The Future For Kia Australia, And Holden's Commodore

The Week That Was: The Future For Kia Australia, And Holden's Commodore

Kia Australia’s new Chief Operating Officer, Damien Meredith, spelled out the Korean carmaker’s future plans...

Jul 13, 2014 (2 years ago)
Commodore Replacement: The Shortlist From GM’s Global Stable

Commodore Replacement: The Shortlist From GM’s Global Stable

By Tony O'Kane & Tim O'Brien By the end of 2017, Holden’s Elizabeth plant will close its doors...

Jul 11, 2014 (2 years ago)
Recalls: Holden Cruze Diesel, Commodore, Caprice; BMW 6-Cylinder

Recalls: Holden Cruze Diesel, Commodore, Caprice; BMW 6-Cylinder

Holden’s unhappy run of recalls for its Cruze small car have continued, with the carmaker expanding an existing re...

Jul 8, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Adds Five-Year Warranty, Three Years Free Servicing For July

Holden Ramps Up June Sale For July: Five-Year Warranty, Free Servicing On All Models

Holden’s sales charts in June were the best the carmaker had seen in Australia for three years, thanks in part to ...

Jul 4, 2014 (2 years ago)
VFACTS June: Commercial Utes Strong, No SUVs In Top Ten

Australian New Car Sales, VFACTS June: EOFY Deals Boost Sales, But Market Down On 2013

The last month of the financial year brought the expected flurry of new car sales, but June 2014 failed to match th...

Jul 3, 2014 (2 years ago)
Federal Government LPG Incentive Scheme Ends

LPG Government Incentive Scheme Ends, Future Of Industry In Limbo

The Federal Government’s LPG incentive scheme has officially come to an end, with vehicles purchased or converted ...

Jul 1, 2014 (2 years ago)
2014 VACC Automotive Design Awards Night Showcases Young Aussie Talent

2014 VACC Automotive Design Award Winners: Aman Bhatti, Merric French

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has announced the winners of its annual Automotive Design Awards in ...

Jun 30, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Recalls Commodore And Caprice Models For Wiper Fix

Holden Recalls Commodore, Caprice For Faulty Wiper Motor

Holden has issued a recall notice for its large Commodore and Caprice models this week, affecting current and previous-g...

Jun 24, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 Cruze Interior Revealed For All-New Chinese Model

2016 Cruze Interior Revealed

GM’s new Chinese-market Cruze sedan has been revealed further this week, with new interior shots appearing online....

Jun 24, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Trax Turbo Confirmed: 1.4 Engine Coming To Local Compact SUV

Holden Trax Turbo Confirmed: SRi's 1.4 Turbo Engine To Join Range

Holden Director of Sales and Marketing Phillip Brook today confirmed that the free-spinning 1.4 turbo petrol is headed u...

Jun 18, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden EOFY Deals - Four-Day Sale, Five-Year Warranty Included

Holden Four-Day Sale: Drive-Away Pricing, Five-Year Warranty And Roadside Assistance

Holden hopes to build on its strengthening sales this year with a four-day EOFY sale targeting much ...

Jun 16, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Announces EOFY Deals: Cruze, Trax, Colorado, Captiva, Malibu, VF

Holden Sale: EOFY Deals For Colorado, Trax, Cruze, Captiva and Malibu

Holden is expanding on its recent Cruze Z-Series and VF Storm sales this week, launching a trio of new End of Financial ...

Jun 6, 2014 (2 years ago)
VFACTS May: Post-Budget Shock Hits Passenger Sales, Sub-Light Segment Dives, Corolla On Top

Australian New Car Sales, VFACTS May: Mercedes-Benz And Jeep Crack The Top Ten

The heat has eased in the Australian new car market for now, with VFACTS figures for May revealing another drop in sales...

Jun 4, 2014 (2 years ago)
Recalls: Holden VF Commodore, Caprice, Hyundai ix35, BMW X5, Foton Tunland

Holden, Hyundai, BMW, Foton And Victory Announce Vehicle Safety Recalls

Holden is recalling 42,000 of its VF Commodore and WN Caprice models, due to a potential fault with the front seat belts...

May 27, 2014 (2 years ago)
Barina Light Car Facelifted For China

Holden Barina Update Revealed As 2015 Chevrolet Aveo For China

The Chinese-market version of GM’s global light car, sold here as the Barina, has been given a makeover for the ne...

May 20, 2014 (2 years ago)
Mazda Boasts Strongest Reputation Among Australia's Auto Brands: Survey

2014 Corporate Reputation Index: Mazda And Toyota Among The Top Five Brands

Mazda has moved past Toyota to boast the most ‘valuable’ automotive brand in Australia, according to th...

May 19, 2014 (2 years ago)
The Week That Was: Honda City, Walkinshaw Colorado, Audi S3 Sedan

The Week That Was: Renault Megane RS 275, Federal Budget, Toyota Corolla Review

The 2014 Honda City is now on sale in Australia, priced from $15,990 plus on-roads for the VTi variant. The entry-lev...

May 18, 2014 (2 years ago)
Walkinshaw Colorado High-Rider And Low-Rider Packages Announced

Holden Colorado Transformed With New Walkinshaw Performance 'Xtreme' Packs

Walkinshaw Performance (WP) has expanded its enhancement packs beyond Holden Commodore models again, showing the co...

May 15, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Builds One Millionth ‘High-Feature’ V6 In Port Melbourne

Holden's One Millionth High-Feature V6 Leaves Port Melbourne

The past year has been a turbulent one for Holden, announcing plans to end Australian production in 2017 and this week c...

May 14, 2014 (2 years ago)
Federal Gov: Tough Budget Delivers ‘Eight Snowy Schemes’ In Infrastructure

2014/15 Federal Budget: Fuel Excise Rises, New Roads, Support For Apprentices

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced infrastructure projects equivalent to “eight Snowy Mountains Schemes&rd...

May 14, 2014 (2 years ago)
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