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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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Falcon XR6 Sprint -v- Falcon XR8 Sprint -v- Commodore SS V Redline | Sports Sedan Showdown
Showdown | Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint -v- Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint -v- Holden Commodore SS V Redline Comparison Test

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

Jun 6, 2016 (2 months ago)
Holden Commodore SS REVIEW: Driving The Green Dream
2016 Holden Commodore SS Sedan Automatic REVIEW, Price, Features: Get It While You Can

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

Jun 3, 2016 (2 months ago)
2016 Holden Spark REVIEW - A Low-Cost Hatch With A High-Tech Twist
2016 Holden Spark REVIEW - A Low-Cost Hatch With A High-Tech Twist

HOLDEN'S BRAND NEW 2016 SPARK COMES WITH TWO THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT IN A MICRO HATCH: first, it&...

Mar 12, 2016 (5 months ago)
Ford Mustang GT vs Holden SS V Redline Ute Comparison Review | V8 'Coupe' Showdown
Ford Mustang GT vs Holden SS V Redline Ute Comparison Review | V8 'Coupe' Showdown

TESTED Ford Mustang GT ($57,490) 306kW/530Nm 5.0-litre V8 | 6-speed manual Fuel ...

Mar 4, 2016 (5 months ago)
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 (7 months ago)

NEWS

End Of The Road For Holden Colorado As GM And Isuzu Part Company

MON, 25 JUL, 2016

There are questions about the future of the Holden Colorado ute and Colorado7 SUV, which is soon set to adopt the Trailblazer nameplate used i...

Next-Gen Holden Colorado To Be Basis for Wrangler-Style GMC Offroader - Report

WED, 20 JUL, 2016

General Motors is reportedly planning to transform its GMC truck division into a Jeep-rivalling, SUV-focused offshoot, and a Wrangler-esque recreat...

Latest Recalls From Holden, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz

TUE, 19 JUL, 2016

Three more manufacturers have added to 2016’s growing recall list, this time for three separate and unrelated issues, and each concerning onl...

2017 Holden Colorado Unveiled - Available From September

WED, 13 JUL, 2016

Holden has updated its Colorado pickup for the 2017 model year, with a public debut set to take place at tonight’s third and final 2016 State...

Recalls - Subaru Adds 75,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag List - Holden Colorado 7 Also Recalled

THU, 7 JUL, 2016

The ongoing Takata airbag saga continues to dig its claws into carmakers in Australia, with Subaru the latest to announce another wide-sweeping recall.

TMR's Top Ten RWD Sports Sedans Under $100k

SUN, 29 MAY, 2016

Local car manufacturing is on the way out, and it’ll take with it two uniquely Australian vehicles in the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon - ...

Holden Trax Recalled For Wiring Harness Hassles

WED, 25 MAY, 2016

Holden has recalled its Trax compact SUV from the 2013 model-year, due to a potential problem with a wiring harness.

Holden Cruze Recalled For Engine Stalling Risk

TUE, 17 MAY, 2016

Holden has recalled its JG Cruze small car due to a potential risk of engine stalling.

Holden Trailblazer Coming This Year - Replacing Colorado 7

FRI, 6 MAY, 2016

Holden’s Colorado 7 SUV is not long for this world, as the carmaker has announced a replacement is coming later this year.

Holden Colorado LS-X Returns With Drive-Away Pricing For A Limited Time

THU, 5 MAY, 2016

Holden has brought the LS-X variant back into the Colorado pickup range, with drive-away pricing until the end of the month.

REVIEWS

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...

2016 Holden Spark REVIEW - A Low-Cost Hatch With A High-Tech Twist

SAT, 12 MAR, 2016

HOLDEN'S BRAND NEW 2016 SPARK COMES WITH TWO THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT IN A MICRO HATCH: first, it's a joy to drive, and s...

Ford Mustang GT vs Holden SS V Redline Ute Comparison Review | V8 'Coupe' Showdown

FRI, 4 MAR, 2016

TESTED Ford Mustang GT ($57,490) 306kW/530Nm 5.0-litre V8 | 6-speed manual Fuel use claimed: 13.1 l/100km |...

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...

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