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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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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 (3 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 (4 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 (6 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 (6 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 (9 months ago)

NEWS

Holden - European Future Under A Cloud As PSA Peugeot Citroen Looks To Acquire Opel And Vauxhall

WED, 15 FEB, 2017

Holden parent company General Motors is locked in high-level negotiations over the sale of its European operations, including the Opel and Vauxhall...

FCAI Genuine Parts Campaign Identified Bonnet Fly-Up Risk For Non-Genuine Alternatives

WED, 8 FEB, 2017

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) in collaboration with Holden revealed today the latest in its Genuine Is Best campaign, highlig...

Holden Commodore Sportwagon Revealed For 2018 - New ‘Flagship’ Model

MON, 6 FEB, 2017

Holden’s fully-imported Commodore range, arriving in Australia from 2018, continues to take shape with the unveiling today of the new Sp...

2017 Holden Trax - Price And Features For Australia

FRI, 3 FEB, 2017

Holden has given its Trax small SUV range a comprehensive overhaul as the company looks to fend off opposition from a growing number of new or impr...

Holden Unveils Final 2017 Commodore Updates, Price, And Features

THU, 2 FEB, 2017

Holden has announced the final nip-and-tuck updates to the 2017 Commodore range ahead of the locally-produced model’s wind-down in October th...

Holden Announces Last-Of-The-Line Special Edition Aussie Commodores

FRI, 20 JAN, 2017

Holden has revealed the three special edition models that will commemorate the end of local production for the rear-wheel drive Commodore, reviving...

Holden Confirm Last Day Of Local Commodore Production

MON, 16 JAN, 2017

The Holden Commodore, as we know it, will die October 20, 2017.

Next-Generation Holden Commodore – Torque Vectoring All-Wheel-Drive System Detailed

MON, 16 JAN, 2017

Details have emerged on the torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system to feature in the all-new European-sourced 2018 Holden Commodore.

2017 Holden Astra Sedan Revealed

TUE, 10 JAN, 2017

The Holden Cruze is back - but not as we know it.

Holden Cuts New Astra Prices After Just Two Months On Sale

TUE, 10 JAN, 2017

Holden has been forced to drop the price of its new Astra less than two months after it went on sale.

REVIEWS

2017 Holden Trailblazer LTZ REVIEW | Colorado 7 Kicked-Out... But Holden’s Newcomer Blazes New Trails

WED, 12 OCT, 2016

WHERE ONCE THERE WAS THE HOLDEN COLORADO 7, NOW THERE IS THE HOLDEN TRAILBLAZER.

New Holden Trailblazer REVIEW | 2016 LT And LTZ – Holden's Feature-Filled And Refined Heavy-Duty 4X4 Wagon

SAT, 10 SEP, 2016

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

2016 Holden Spark LT REVIEW | It’s Fresh And Funky, But An Expensive Little Chihuahua

TUE, 23 AUG, 2016

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

2017 Holden Colorado 4x4 Dual Cab REVIEW | Smarter, Better Everywhere, Holden’s Colorado Now Has What It Takes...

THU, 18 AUG, 2016

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

2016 Holden Captiva LTZ Diesel REVIEW | The Budget Seven Seat Solution

THU, 9 JUN, 2016

IT MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED CUTTING-EDGE, BUT FOR SHEER VALUE AND SMART TECHNOLOGIES, THE 2016 HOLDEN CAPTIVA STILL MAKES A CASE FOR FAMILY BUYERS.

Falcon XR6 Sprint -v- Falcon XR8 Sprint -v- Commodore SS V Redline | Sports Sedan Showdown

MON, 6 JUN, 2016

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

Holden Commodore SS REVIEW: Driving The Green Dream

FRI, 3 JUN, 2016

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

Micro Hatch Showdown – Kia Picanto -v- Holden Spark Comparison Test

TUE, 24 MAY, 2016

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

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