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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 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 (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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (6 months ago)

NEWS

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.

Holden’s 2018 Supercars Concept Rubs Salt Into Rear Wheel Drive Wounds

SAT, 10 JUN, 2017

It’s no secret that from the end of 2017 the locally developed and built rear wheel drive Commodore known and loved by enthusiasts will be re...

Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 And Trailblazer Recalled Over Jack Safety

TUE, 6 JUN, 2017

Holden has announced a recall for its RG Colorado ute and related Colorado 7 and Trailblazer SUV range (on sale from 2012 to present) relating to a...

HSV Hero Becomes Most Powerful Vauxhall Ever As Farewell Edition VXR8 GTS-R

MON, 5 JUN, 2017

HSV’s UK export program is about to come to a close with a final GTS-R edition of the Vauxhall VXR8 set to send the Aussie-built muscle car o...

2017 Holden Astra Sedan - Price And Features For Australia

THU, 1 JUN, 2017

Holden has announced full details of its Astra Sedan range, which is set to arrive in Australian showrooms from the start of July.

ANCAP 5-Star Scores For Subaru XV And Holden Astra Sedan

THU, 25 MAY, 2017

The latest round of crash testing from the Australasian New Car Assesment Program Program (ANCAP) has revealed two new five-star recipients with th...

Sales Down But Profits Up For Holden In 2016

FRI, 5 MAY, 2017

As Holden prepares to finalise its Australian production shut down later this year and switch to a full-line importer, the company has revealed its...

Holden Trailblazer Given Tough-Guy Z71 Appearance Package

WED, 3 MAY, 2017

Holden has applied the rugged Z71 off-road styling package from the Colorado ute to its Trailblazer seven-seat SUV.

Holden Attempts To Break The Internet - Build Number Request Happening Today

WED, 3 MAY, 2017

Holden will attempt to ‘break the internet’ today when the window opens on requests for build numbers on the trio of limited edition Co...

REVIEWS

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 ...

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.

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