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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: 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)
Holden And Ford Post Losses In Lead-up To Manufacturing End

Holden, Ford Post Financial Losses As Production Deadlines Near

HOLDEN AND FORD POST LOSSES Holden recorded its biggest ever loss in 2013, confirming a $552.8 million loss that it s...

May 13, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Extends Red Bull V8 Supercar Partnership, HRT Future Unclear: Video

Holden Racing Team Future Unclear As Holden Extends Triple Eight Deal: Video

Holden has extended its partnership with Triple Eight Red Bull Racing Australia, with both carmaker and V8 Supercar...

May 11, 2014 (2 years ago)
VFACTS April: Sales Down Overall, People Mover Sales Up, Corolla On Top

Australian New Car Sales, April: Toyota Corolla On Top, Ranger Sales Up

NEW CAR SALES APRIL 2014 Passenger car sales in Australia took a hit in April. Most best-selling segments recorded a ...

May 5, 2014 (2 years ago)
The Week That Was: Holden’s Future Plans, Renault Clio GT, Vale Harry Firth

The Week That Was: Suzuki Australia Back On Track, Kia Soul Review, FPV GT F

Holden aimed to shore up its future in Australia this week, holding a media event which outlined a series of new (but fa...

May 4, 2014 (2 years ago)
2014 Holden Cruze Z-Series And SRi Z-Series Models On Sale

Holden Cruze Z-Series On Sale In Australia

Holden's Z-Series badge is back, this time on the rump of two new Cruze models replacing the CDX and SRi-V models in...

May 2, 2014 (2 years ago)
Federal Government Adds $40m To Car Industry Growth Fund

The Abbott government has committed an extra $40 million to its car industry growth fund, taking the total to $100 milli...

May 2, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden To Hold Fast On Production Schedule, Cruze Staying On

Australian-built Cruze sticking around for now, but in what form? Holden expects to maintain nearly 3000 positions in...

May 1, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden To Retain Lang Lang Proving Ground, Engineering Team, Beyond 2017

Holden's Lang Lang Proving Ground To Stay Open Beyond 2017 Production End

HOLDEN TO KEEP LANG LANG Holden has backflipped on news last year that it would retain only its Port Melbourne facili...

May 1, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Cascada Announced, Astra VXR And Insignia VXR Coming In 2015

Holden Cascada, Astra VXR And GTC, And Insignia VXR All Due In 2015

HOLDEN CONFIRMS OPEL MODELS FOR 2015 HOLDEN confirms Opel’s Cascada will arrive in 2015, wearing lion badge....

May 1, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden To Outline Local Development Plans, New Models

HOLDEN TO DETAIL FUTURE PLANS Holden will tomorrow reveal details of its future development capabilities in the lead-...

Apr 30, 2014 (2 years ago)
Holden Upgrades SV6 And SS To ‘Storm’ Spec, Ups Models By $500

Holden SV6 Storm And SS Storm: Price And Features For Australia

HOLDEN STORM Holden has upgraded its SV6 and SS sedan and sportwagon models to ‘Storm’ specification this...

Apr 29, 2014 (2 years ago)
Vale Harry Firth: Australian Motorsport Legend Dies, Aged 96

Harry Firth: Ford, Holden, Bathurst Wins And A Career In Motorsport For 'The Fox'

Australian motorsport legend Harry Firth has died, aged 96. Firth was best known for his role as team manager for bot...

Apr 27, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 Opel Corsa Spied Testing

Opel Corsa Spied Testing Ahead Of Paris Motor Show

Opel’s 2015 Corsa has been spied testing, previewing a revised styling direction borrowed from the smaller Opel Ad...

Apr 27, 2014 (2 years ago)
2016 Holden Volt Spied During Testing

Holden's next-generation Volt plug-in hybrid has been spotted undergoing testing in the USA, sporting bodywork that ...

Apr 24, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 Chevrolet Cruze Unveiled In Chinese Trim At Beijing Auto Show

Auto China: Chevrolet Cruze Gets All-New Transmissions, New Ecotec Engines

The 2015 Holden Cruze picture may now be slightly clearer, following the unveiling of the new-generation Chevrolet ...

Apr 20, 2014 (2 years ago)
2015 Cruze: The Final Facelift

2015 Holden Cruze Gets A Final Makeover

2015 HOLDEN CRUZE GM’s small Cruze sedan has been given one last makeover before its all-new replacement a...

Apr 14, 2014 (2 years ago)
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