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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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New Cruze To Be Revealed In June, Packing Apple CarPlay And Android Auto

New Holden Cruze: June Unveiling Confirmed, Apple CarPlay And Android Auto On-Board

The next-generation Cruze small sedan will make its global debut next month, GM’s Chevrolet arm has confirmed this...

May 29, 2015 (2 years ago)
Recalls: Subaru Joins Growing Takata Airbag List

Recalls: Subaru Joins Growing Takata Airbag List, Also Holden Cruze

Subaru is the latest carmaker to expand its recall list from the Takata airbag saga, which has now become the most wide-...

May 24, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden Begins Involuntary Redundancies At Elizabeth Plant: Report

Holden Forced Redundancies Begin In South Australia: Report

Holden is understood to have moved an unspecified number of workers at its Elizabeth plant into involuntary redundancies...

May 21, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden’s Home Ground Advantage Finds First Winners In QLD

Holden’s Home Ground Advantage Finds First Winners In QLD

Holden’s push to win the hearts and minds of Australian buyers is kicking goals this week, with the announcement o...

May 7, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden: Home Ground Advantage Lost?

Holden has lost significant standing in Australia since announcing it will exit the local manufacturing industry in 2017...

May 7, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden Astra: New 2016 Hatch Confirmed For September Debut

Holden Astra: New 2016 Hatch Confirmed For September Debut

The next-generation Astra hatch will make its global debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Its launch in S...

May 6, 2015 (2 years ago)
Recalls: Volkswagen Polo, Holden YG Cruze, LDV Vans

Recalls: Volkswagen Polo, Holden YG Cruze, LDV Vans

Volkswagen has recalled its Polo light car over a potential problem with the 1.2 litre four-cylinder petrol engine....

May 6, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden Trax Active: 2015 Price And Features For New Special

Holden Trax Active: 2015 Price And Features For New Special

Holden has introduced another new special-edition model this week, joining the Barina X that launched earlier this month...

May 1, 2015 (2 years ago)
Australia Hostile to Hybrids and EVs: Holden

Show Me The Benefits: Holden Sales Boss Says Australian Buyers 'Pragmatic' On EVs, Hybrids

The low price of fuel, a lack of government support and low consumer interest have made Australia a tough place to sell ...

May 1, 2015 (2 years ago)
Recalls: Holden Volt & Colorado, Citroen C4 Picasso, Peugeot 308 & More

Recalls: Holden Volt & Colorado, Citroen C4 Picasso, Peugeot 308 & More

Holden has recalled its Volt range-extended electric vehicle, built between May 2012 and March 2013, due to a potential ...

Apr 30, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden Cascada: 2015 Price And Features For Australia

Holden Cascada: 2015 Price And Features For Australia

Holden’s new Cascada convertible is now on sale in Australia, available in just one mechanical specification and w...

Apr 28, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden Astra GTC, Astra VXR: 2015 Price And Features For Australia

Holden Astra VXR 2015, Astra GTC 2015: Price And Features

Holden’s lion and Astra badges have been reunited once more, with the returned line-up now on sale in Australia fr...

Apr 28, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden: New Volt EV Ruled Out For Australia, Bolt Unclear

Holden: Volt Sold Out, New Model Ruled Out For Australia, Bolt Unclear

Chevrolet’s all-new electrified Volt will not come to Australia, Holden has confirmed. Speaking with TMR today,...

Apr 24, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden Barina X Hatch Special: Price And Features For Australia

Holden Barina X Hatch Special: Price And Features For Australia

Holden has introduced a new ‘X’ edition to its 2015 Barina hatch range, adding a handful of new feature...

Apr 21, 2015 (2 years ago)
GM Unplugs Volt Production, Prepares For All-New Model

GM Unplugs Volt Production, Prepares For All-New Model

UPDATE, April 24: Holden has confirmed the new Volt will not come to Australia. Read about it here. The car that argu...

Apr 11, 2015 (2 years ago)
New Holden Barina Spark Revealed, Australian Debut Confirmed

New Holden Barina Spark Revealed, Australian Debut Confirmed

GM’s New York show continues today with the unveiling of the new Spark hatch, debuting on the heels of yesterday&r...

Apr 2, 2015 (2 years ago)
New Holden Malibu: GM Reveals Bowtied Midsizer In New York

New Holden Malibu: GM Reveals Bowtied Midsizer In New York

GM’s new Malibu midsizer is out of the bag at last, revealed today at the New York Auto Show. Today’s unveil...

Apr 1, 2015 (2 years ago)
Victoria: Holden Still The Favourite For Car Thieves In 2014

Victoria: Holden Still The Favourite For Car Thieves In 2014

New data for 2014 shows that Holden remains the top pick for car thieves in Victoria, reflecting numbers drawn from acro...

Mar 30, 2015 (2 years ago)
All-New Holden Astra Spied Testing

All-New Holden Astra Spied Testing

Holden’s next-generation Astra hatch, developed primarily by German cousin Opel, has been spied testing in Europe ...

Mar 30, 2015 (2 years ago)
Holden Sandman Returns: Special Ute, Wagon Models Debut For Surf Comp

Holden Sandman Returns: Special Ute, Wagon Models Debut For Surf Comp

Holden has revived an Australian legend this week, announcing availability of two new special-edition ‘Sandman&rsq...

Mar 27, 2015 (2 years ago)
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