Holden Reviews and News
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.
Holden To Go Big With Prado-fighting Large SUVMON, 12 OCT, 2015
Holden's made no secret of its plans to launch 24 new models between now and the end of the decade, but beyond the Astra, Insignia, Cascad...
Bathurst 1000 2015 - Craig Lowndes Takes Masterful Win At Mount PanoramaMON, 12 OCT, 2015
Red Bull Racing drivers Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards have swept to victory in the Bathurst 1000 after a superb drive from fifteenth on the grid.
Opel GT Coupe Could Lead To A Holden Attack On The Audi TTMON, 5 OCT, 2015
With a five-door hatch and wagon already shown, there’s still more to come from the Opel Astra, which will wear Holden badges when it arrives...
Holden Cruze Hits The Streets For Victoria PoliceWED, 30 SEP, 2015
With the days numbered for the locally-built Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon, Australian police forces are now forced to consider w...
Holden Astra Five-Door Locked In For Australian LaunchTUE, 15 SEP, 2015
The Holden Astra five-door hatch will be making a comeback in late 2016, with the company confirming it will bring the all-new Astra to our sh...
Holden MD Mark Bernhard - 24 New Models, A Rear-Drive Performance Model, Big SUVs And Other "Known Knowns"SUN, 13 SEP, 2015
New-to-the-chair Holden MD, Mark Barnhard, last night outlined Holden's plans for "transitioning" to an imported model range, ahead o...
Holden Commodore VFII Announced - 304kW V8 Now On The MenuSUN, 13 SEP, 2015
Holden's latest - and likely last - evolution of the Commodore will go on sale next month with a slew of equipment upgrades and some modes...
New Astra Wagon Unveiled Ahead Of Frankfurt Motor ShowFRI, 11 SEP, 2015
General Motors has pulled the covers from its new European-market Astra wagon on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show.
New Car Sales: GM Holden’s Huge Problem With CommodoreMON, 7 SEP, 2015
Holden has a problem, and it knows it.
Holden Commodore VFII Teased - ‘Hearing Is Believing’SUN, 6 SEP, 2015
Holden has treated its fans to a first glimpse of the next and final Holden Commodore as we know it, with the VF model soon to make ...
2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review - Fast, Slick... But PatchyTHU, 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, StrongerTHU, 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 SnowFRI, 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 TestSUN, 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...
Holden Cascada Review: Holden's Sun-Soaker ArrivesTHU, 30 APR, 2015
What’s Hot: Strong value for money, decent rear seat space, quiet on-road, well-equipped .
2015 Holden Colorado And Colorado 7 SUV ReviewFRI, 21 NOV, 2014
What’s hot: More refined, quieter and smoother on road, improved interior finish.
2014 Walkinshaw Supercharged V8 Review: 500kW And 550kW - Release The BeastSUN, 12 OCT, 2014
What’s hot: Gut-busting power and torque, blistering performance, sensational sound.
2015 Holden Trax Review: LTZ 1.4 iTi TurboTHU, 14 AUG, 2014
August 14, 2014 What’s Hot: Improved driveability, more equipment, quality ride What’s Not: Price, 1.4 turbo not available in LS grade.
2014 Walkinshaw Holden Colorado Xtreme 4X4 ReviewFRI, 16 MAY, 2014
WALKINSHAW HIGH-RIDER AND LOW-RIDER COLORADO 4X4 REVIEW What’s hot: Vastly improved handling and style, still carries a load What’s...
GM's Teen Driver Feature - New Teen Driver Safety TechnologyMON, 23 MAR, 2015