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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.

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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (4 months ago)
Bathurst 1000 2015 - Craig Lowndes Takes Masterful Win At Mount Panorama
Bathurst 1000 2015 - Craig Lowndes Steven Richards Take Masterful Win At Mount Panorama

Red Bull Racing drivers Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards have swept to victory in the Bathurst 1000 after a superb driv...

Oct 12, 2015 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

NEWS

2017 Chevrolet Trax Facelift Forecasts Future For 2016 Holden Trax

THU, 11 FEB, 2016

An updated version of the Chevrolet Trax has been unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, hot on the heels of the related Opel Mokka X that will debut a...

Opel Mokka Update Shows What Holden Trax Could’ve Been

FRI, 5 FEB, 2016

General Motors’ European subsidiary, Opel, has unveiled its updated small SUV competitor in the form of the Opel Mokka X, related to the...

Opel GT Concept Not Bound For Production, Astra Roadster Could Take Its Place - Report

WED, 3 FEB, 2016

In news that’s sure to send a pang of sadness through car enthusiasts, the Opel GT Concept seems unlikely to make the move to produ...

Holden Announces 2016 Spark Ahead Of April Debut

TUE, 2 FEB, 2016

Holden has offered the first details and images of its all new 2016 Spark ahead of the model’s April launch.

Chrysler 300 And Holden Barina Recalled

FRI, 29 JAN, 2016

Chrysler has recalled its 2015 and 2016 300 models due to a potential problem with the daytime running lights (DRLs).

Opel GT Celebrates The Future Of The RWD Sportscar

THU, 28 JAN, 2016

After an intriguing teaser campaign, the covers have come off the Opel GT coupe, and a Vauxhall badged version  along with a slew of details a...

2016 Holden Cruze Z-Series and SRI-Z Join Range - Price And Features Announced

FRI, 22 JAN, 2016

Holden has launched its revamped 2016 Cruze line-up, with the mid-spec CDX grade making way for the new Z-Series specification and the sp...

Buick Avista Concept Revealed - Turbo V6 2+2 Coupe A Sign Of Future Mustang Rival?

MON, 11 JAN, 2016

The rumours were true: GM's premium subsidiary Buick has whipped the covers off a tasty two-door the night before its public unveilling at the ...

Buick Set To Reveal Camaro-Based RWD Coupe At Detroit - Report

MON, 11 JAN, 2016

With the Detroit Auto Show ready to throw open its doors, a buzz has emerged from the Buick stand as to what the star of the stand might be.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch Shown Ahead Of Detroit Debut

FRI, 8 JAN, 2016

Ahead of its public debut next week, the hatch version of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze has been unveiled as part of Chevy’s Detroit Au...

REVIEWS

2016 Holden VFII Commodore SV6 Sportwagon review - Quietly Impressive

SAT, 26 DEC, 2015

THE HOLDEN COMMODORE SV6 SPORTWAGON IS A SLOWLY FADING REMINDER OF THE CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN FAMILY-CAR - SIX CYLINDERS UP FRONT, LOTS OF SPACE O...

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

SUN, 13 DEC, 2015

THE EQUIPE IS THE BASE MODEL OF THE HOLDEN CRUZE RANGE, AVAILABLE IN SEDAN OR HATCHBACK FROM $19,890 FOR THE MANUAL (PLUS ON-ROAD COSTS), OR $22,09...

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

THU, 10 DEC, 2015

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

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

FRI, 6 NOV, 2015

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

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

SAT, 24 OCT, 2015

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

2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review - Fast, Slick... But Patchy

THU, 8 OCT, 2015

The skinny: A medium sedan sophisticate made to go fast.

2016 VF II Commodore SS and SSV Redline Review – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

THU, 8 OCT, 2015

The Skinny:  Planting the 6.2 litre LS3 engine in the Commodore SS and SSV has transformed the performance.

2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review: Sticky, Porky, But Nice...

MON, 29 JUN, 2015

What’s Hot: Technology plus, dynamic AWD performance, solid price What’s Not: Small cabin, noisy, a bit porky, no spare wheel X-FACTO...

2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review: Hitting The Snow

FRI, 26 JUN, 2015

What’s Hot: Surprisingly nimble on snow, very potent V6 turbo, more traction than we expected What’s Not: Snowbound skidpans are disap...

Holden Astra VXR Review: 2015 Track Test

SUN, 3 MAY, 2015

What’s Hot: Bang-for-buck quotient is huge, stellar handling, powerful engine  What’s Not: Getting old now, messy infotainment in...

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