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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.

2018 Holden Acadia Preview Drive REVIEW - Seven-Seater With American Swagger

Holden Acadia REVIEW | 2018 Preview Drive - Seven-Seater With American Swagger

AT LONG LAST, HOLDEN WILL FINALLY HAVE A FULL-SIZED, ROAD-BIASED FAMILY SUV ON DEALERSHIP FORECOURTS IN MID-2018, WITH T...

Jul 21, 2017 (1 month ago)
2018 Holden Equinox Preview Drive REVIEW - Holden's Future CX-5 Fighter

Holden Equinox REVIEW | 2018 Preview Drive - Holden's Future CX-5 Fighter

THE 2018 HOLDEN EQUINOX IS VITAL FOR THE BRAND, replacing the Captiva SUV as Holden's alternative to Mazda's CX-...

Jul 21, 2017 (1 month ago)
2017 Holden Astra Sedan First Drive Review | Quiet, Comfortable, And Conservative

2017 Holden Astra Sedan First Drive Review | Quiet, Comfortable, And Conservative

Holden is playing a game of Celebrity Heads with its newest Astra sedan. For Australia this new small sedan will be...

Jun 16, 2017 (2 months ago)
2017 Holden Astra RS Review - The Sweet Spot In New Small Car Range

2017 Holden Astra RS Review - The Sweet Spot In New Small Car Range

History never repeats, according to 1980s pop-rock band Split Enz. But it certainly is trying to in the case of the Hold...

Apr 18, 2017 (4 months ago)
2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Review | World Class Performance Sedan Waves Farewell

2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Review | World Class Performance Sedan Waves Farewell

This is it. To the catchy tune of what later became a Danni Minogue cover single, those three words used in the advertis...

Apr 5, 2017 (5 months ago)
2017 Holden Trax LS Review - City SUV Finds Awkward Middle Ground

2017 Holden Trax LS Review - City SUV Finds Awkward Middle Ground

Back when there was only a glimmer of hope that the small SUV segment would really take off, the Holden Trax l...

Mar 30, 2017 (5 months ago)
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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (8 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 (9 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 (10 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 (11 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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)
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