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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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Senate Launches Inquiry Into Australian Auto Industry, VACC Approves

Senate Launches Inquiry Into Australian Auto Industry, VACC Approves

Uncertainty surrounding the future of Australia’s automotive industry has prompted a new Senate inquiry, which has...

Dec 1, 2014 (2 years ago)
The Week That Was: Ford Ranger, Lexus RC 350, BMW 2 Series

The Week That Was: Ford Ranger, Lexus RC 350, BMW 2 Series

Ford gave us an early preview of its 2015 Ranger pickup this week, following the world debut of its Everest SUV earlier ...

Nov 30, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Celebrates 100,000th Cruze At Elizabeth Plant

Holden Celebrates 100,000th Cruze At Elizabeth Plant

Holden employees at the Elizabeth plant in South Australia yesterday put the finishing touches on the carmaker’s 1...

Nov 27, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Kicks Off Customer Council In Push For Greater Satisfaction

Holden Kicks Off Customer Council In Push For Greater Satisfaction

Holden has taken a new step in its bid to build and maintain customer loyalty, launching a new Customer Council and VIP ...

Nov 21, 2014 (2 years ago)
2016 Holden Volt Face Revealed Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show Debut

2016 Holden Volt Face Revealed Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show Debut

General Motors has offered a first look at the face of its next-generation Volt EV, again likely to come to Australia wi...

Nov 21, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 Holden Colorado Pickup, Colorado 7 SUV: Price And Features For Australia

2015 Holden Colorado Pickup, Colorado 7 SUV: Price And Features For Australia

Holden’s Colorado pickup and Colorado 7 off-roader have been updated for the 2015 model year, bringing tweaks...

Nov 19, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Tips $5 Million Into 10-Year ‘Home Ground Advantage’ Sports Program

Holden Tips $5 Million Into 10-Year ‘Home Ground Advantage’ Sports Program

Holden has today announced a ‘Home Ground Advantage’ sports program that will offer $5 million in grants for...

Nov 17, 2014 (2 years ago)
The Week That Was: Lexus NX 300h, Volvo V60 Polestar, Mazda2

The Week That Was: Lexus NX 300h, Volvo V60 Polestar, Mazda2

The first of Lexus’ new NX SUV models arrived in Australia this week, with the 300h variant now in local showrooms...

Nov 2, 2014 (2 years ago)
2016 Holden Volt To Get Bigger Engine, Improved Range

2016 Holden Volt To Get Bigger Engine, Improved Range

General Motors has revealed this week that its next Chevrolet Volt electric sedan, sold here with a Holden badge, will g...

Oct 29, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Managing Director Dorizas Resigns After Just Seven Months

Holden Managing Director Dorizas Resigns After Just Seven Months

What's going on at GM Holden? After taking the reins at Port Melbourne as Managing Director on March 1 this yea...

Oct 28, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Barina ‘Trio’ Pack’ Adds MyLink, Sunroof For Summer Sales

Holden Barina ‘Trio’ Pack’ Adds MyLink, Sunroof For Summer Sales

Holden has released a new “ready for Summer” Trio Pack to its entry-level Barina CD hatch, adding three tric...

Oct 22, 2014 (2 years ago)
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)
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