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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.

A Small Car War - Holden Astra R v Subaru Impreza 2.0-L Comparison Test

A Small Car War - Holden Astra R v Subaru Impreza 2.0-L Comparison Test

This is a comparison test between the Holden Astra R and Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L. While that much might be obvious, more i...

Mar 16, 2017 (11 days ago)
2017 Holden Barina LT Review - Hatch Falls Further Behind Its Rivals

2017 Holden Barina LT Review - Hatch Falls Further Behind Its Rivals

It was time to face up to the fact that the Holden Barina has not been a light hatch hit, but now for 2017 the five-door...

Mar 16, 2017 (11 days ago)
Hyundai Elantra SR v Holden Astra RS-V - Small 'n' Spicy Showdown

Hyundai Elantra SR v Holden Astra RS-V | Small 'n' Spicy Showdown

Finally. That is the word that springs to mind after a sparring session that lasts from the city to the country between ...

Dec 21, 2016 (3 months ago)
2017 Holden Astra REVIEW | Holden's Most Convincing Small Car in Years

2017 Holden Astra REVIEW | Holden's Most Convincing Small Car in Years

This is the new face of Holden. The Australian-built Cruze compact car has ceased production and Commodore will be go...

Nov 11, 2016 (5 months ago)
2017 Holden Trailblazer LTZ REVIEW | Colorado 7 Kicked-Out... But Holden’s Newcomer Blazes New Trails

Holden Trailblazer LTZ REVIEW, Price, Features | Holden's Newcomer Blazes New Trails For Refinement And On-Road Feel

WHERE ONCE THERE WAS THE HOLDEN COLORADO 7, NOW THERE IS THE HOLDEN TRAILBLAZER. ​At its first model update, the s...

Oct 12, 2016 (6 months ago)
New Holden Trailblazer REVIEW | 2016 LT And LTZ – Holden's Feature-Filled And Refined Heavy-Duty 4X4 Wagon

New Holden Trailblazer REVIEW | 2016 LT And LTZ – Holden Pulls A Rabbit Out Of The Hat

CAN YOU HEAR IT? LISTEN HARD ENOUGH AND YOU’LL HEAR A COLLECTIVE SIGH OF RELIEF FROM HOLDEN DEALERS ACROSS THE LAN...

Sep 10, 2016 (7 months ago)
2016 Holden Spark LT REVIEW | It’s Fresh And Funky, But An Expensive Little Chihuahua

Holden Spark LT REVIEW, Price, Features | It’s Good, And Looks Great, But It’s Pricey

HOLDEN’S 2016 SPARK LT STRADDLES A BLURRED LINE… it’s tiny, but sits at the top of the newly launched...

Aug 23, 2016 (7 months ago)
2017 Holden Colorado 4x4 Dual Cab REVIEW | Smarter, Better Everywhere, Holden’s Colorado Now Has What It Takes...

Holden Colorado 4x4 Dual Cab REVIEW, Price, Features | Better, Better, Better Everywhere: Holden’s Overhauled Workhorse

EXTENSIVELY REDESIGNED AND RE-ENGINEERED, THE 2017 HOLDEN COLORADO IS OUT TO CLAIM SCALPS - 4X4 UTES AND TWIN-...

Aug 18, 2016 (7 months ago)
2016 Holden Captiva LTZ Diesel REVIEW | The Budget Seven Seat Solution

Holden Captiva REVIEW, Price, Features | 2016 LTZ Diesel - Hiding Its Age Behind Touchscreen Technology

IT MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED CUTTING-EDGE, BUT FOR SHEER VALUE AND SMART TECHNOLOGIES, THE 2016 HOLDEN CAPTIVA STILL MA...

Jun 9, 2016 (10 months ago)
Falcon XR6 Sprint -v- Falcon XR8 Sprint -v- Commodore SS V Redline | Sports Sedan Showdown

Showdown | Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint -v- Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint -v- Holden Commodore SS V Redline Comparison Test

WHEN FORD ANNOUNCED AN END TO AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING, MANY BELIEVED THE 5.0-LITRE SUPERCHARGED V8 FALCON XR8 WOULD BE ...

Jun 6, 2016 (10 months ago)
Holden Commodore SS REVIEW: Driving The Green Dream

2016 Holden Commodore SS Sedan Automatic REVIEW, Price, Features: Get It While You Can

WHEN EUTHANISING ANIMALS, VETS SOMETIMES RATHER SADLY CALL THE FLUID THEY INJECT THE "GREEN DREAM". I couldn&r...

Jun 3, 2016 (10 months ago)
Micro Hatch Showdown – Kia Picanto -v- Holden Spark Comparison Test

2016 Kia Picanto -v- Holden Spark REVIEW | Showdown In Tiny Town

THE SALES FIGURES TELL THE STORY FOR THESE TINY TOTS; buyers prefer larger and more expensive hatches from the clas...

May 24, 2016 (10 months ago)
2016 Holden Spark REVIEW - A Low-Cost Hatch With A High-Tech Twist

2016 Holden Spark REVIEW - A Low-Cost Hatch With A High-Tech Twist

HOLDEN'S BRAND NEW 2016 SPARK COMES WITH TWO THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT IN A MICRO HATCH: first, it&...

Mar 12, 2016 (1 year ago)
Ford Mustang GT vs Holden SS V Redline Ute Comparison Review | V8 'Coupe' Showdown

Ford Mustang GT vs Holden SS V Redline Ute Comparison Review | V8 'Coupe' Showdown

TESTED Ford Mustang GT ($57,490) 306kW/530Nm 5.0-litre V8 | 6-speed manual Fuel ...

Mar 4, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Holden VFII Commodore SV6 Sportwagon review - Quietly Impressive

2016 Holden VFII Commodore SV6 Sportwagon review - Quietly Impressive

THE HOLDEN COMMODORE SV6 SPORTWAGON IS A SLOWLY FADING REMINDER OF THE CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN FAMILY-CAR - SIX CYLINDER...

Dec 26, 2015 (1 year ago)
2016 Holden Cruze Equipe 1.8 Automatic REVIEW | No Flash Harry, But Honest Value

2016 Holden Cruze Equipe 1.8 Automatic REVIEW | No Flash Harry, But Honest Value

THE EQUIPE IS THE BASE MODEL OF THE HOLDEN CRUZE RANGE, AVAILABLE IN SEDAN OR HATCHBACK FROM $19,890 FOR THE MANUAL (PLU...

Dec 13, 2015 (1 year ago)
2015 Holden Cascada REVIEW | Cruisy Drop-top Style, More About Show Than Go

2015 Holden Cascada REVIEW | Cruisy Drop-top Style, More About Show Than Go

HOLDEN'S 2015/2016 CASCADA IS STRONG ON LUXURY AND STYLE, BUT HAS MORE ON-ROAD SHOW THAN GO.  The sleek two-...

Dec 10, 2015 (1 year ago)
2015 Holden VFII Calais V Sportwagon Review – The Power And The Glory

2015 Holden VFII Calais V Sportwagon Review – The Power And The Glory

The skinny: Call it the strangest of bedfellows – the Holden Calais V Sportwagon mixes a 6.2-litre V8 and bi-modal...

Nov 6, 2015 (1 year ago)
2015 Holden Captiva 7 LS Review - Long In The Tooth, But The Value Leader

2015 Holden Captiva 7 LS Review - Long In The Tooth, But The Value Leader

The skinny: If you need to haul seven bodies on a budget, few SUVs do cheap-as-chips multi-seater motoring as capab...

Oct 24, 2015 (1 year ago)
2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review - Fast, Slick... But Patchy

2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review

The skinny: A medium sedan sophisticate made to go fast. While there are lesser Opel Insignia models available in i...

Oct 8, 2015 (1 year ago)
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