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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 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)
Buick Envision SUV Surfaces Again, Holden Captiva Replacement Coming?

Buick Envision SUV Surfaces Again, Holden Captiva Replacement Coming?

The coming new Buick Envision has surfaced online again, appearing just days after a private presentation in China....

Jul 28, 2014 (2 years ago)
Recalls: Holden Commodore, Holden Caprice, Aston Martin Models

Recalls: Holden Commodore, Holden Caprice, Aston Martin Models

Holden has recalled various VF Commodore and WN Caprice models for the fourth time, issuing a second recall targeting th...

Jul 24, 2014 (2 years ago)
Chevrolet SS Gets Manual Shifter And Magnetic Suspension For The US

Chevrolet SS Gets Manual Shifter And Magnetic Suspension For The US

The Americans have taken a liking to our Holden Commodore SS sedan, and now they have even more reason to get on bo...

Jul 22, 2014 (2 years ago)
Opel 'Recalls' Every Car Sold In Australia Since 2012 For Incorrect Owner Manual

Opel 'Recalls' Every Car Sold In Australia Since 2012 For Incorrect Owner Manual

Opel has recalled every car sold in Australia during its brief foray into the Australian market that began in 2012. B...

Jul 14, 2014 (2 years ago)
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)
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