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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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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 (28 days 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 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 (4 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)

NEWS

Holden Says Goodbye To Adelaide With One Last ‘Mainy’

YESTERDAY

If you’ve ever lived in South Australia you’ll no doubt be aware of the cultural significance of ‘the mainy’.

Holden Responds To ACCC Pressure With 60 Day Refund Policy

FRI, 4 AUG, 2017

Holden has introduced a 60-day refund or replacement scheme for customers who experience major problems during their first two months of ownership ...

VFACTS July | Toyota Rules As Market Heads For Another Record

FRI, 4 AUG, 2017

Australia’s new car sales figures are in for July and the tally points to yet another record year in the making with 92,754 new cars sold in ...

Recalls - Holden Commodore | Caprice | Ute | Jaguar XJ | Various Mercedes-Benz Models

TUE, 25 JUL, 2017

Holden has recalled its full range of Commodore, Ute, Caprice and Sportwagon model in Australia this week, fitted with the factory LPG engine package.

2018 Holden Commodore VXR Revealed - OFFICIAL

FRI, 21 JUL, 2017

Holden’s 2018 performance flagship has been officially revealed for a post-home-grown Commodore world that will see no eight-cylinder engines...

New 'Holden Commodore V6' Previewed

TUE, 18 JUL, 2017

Holden's next-generation peformance Commodore has been previewed by Buick.

Ford Mustang Safety Rating Steps Up To 3-Stars - Euro NCAP

FRI, 7 JUL, 2017

Ford's Mustang raised eyebrows with a shock 2-star ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) safety rating earlier this year, but no...

Holden’s 2019 Supercars Turbo V6 Begins Track Testing

FRI, 30 JUN, 2017

The bold new world of Holden’s Supercars race program has undergone testing, with the company reporting a successful test of its new twin-tur...

GM Touts Autonomous-Ready Production Capacity

THU, 15 JUN, 2017

General Motors has boldly stated that it has the ability to run mass-produced autonomous vehicles down its existing production lines - something it...

Holden Astra Sportwagon Confirmed For Australia - Arriving Late 2017

WED, 14 JUN, 2017

Holden’s Sportwagon range in Australia will feature at least two models in 2018, with the local arrival of the Astra Sportwagon later this year.

REVIEWS

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

FRI, 21 JUL, 2017

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

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

FRI, 21 JUL, 2017

THE 2018 HOLDEN EQUINOX IS VITAL FOR THE BRAND, replacing the Captiva SUV as Holden's alternative to Mazda's CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4.

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

FRI, 16 JUN, 2017

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

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

TUE, 18 APR, 2017

History never repeats, according to 1980s pop-rock band Split Enz.

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

THU, 30 MAR, 2017

Back when there was only a glimmer of hope that the small SUV segment would really take off, the Holden Trax lobbed as one of the first c...

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

THU, 16 MAR, 2017

This is a comparison test between the Holden Astra R and Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L.

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

THU, 16 MAR, 2017

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-only model range has been ...

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