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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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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 (2 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 (4 months ago)
2015 Holden Cascada REVIEW | Cruisy Drop-top Style, More About Show Than Go
2015 Holden Cascada REVIEW | Cruisy Drop-top Style, More About Show Than Go

HOLDEN'S 2015/2016 CASCADA IS STRONG ON LUXURY AND STYLE, BUT HAS MORE ON-ROAD SHOW THAN GO.  The sleek two-...

Dec 10, 2015 (5 months ago)
2015 Holden VFII Calais V Sportwagon Review – The Power And The Glory
2015 Holden VFII Calais V Sportwagon Review – The Power And The Glory

The skinny: Call it the strangest of bedfellows – the Holden Calais V Sportwagon mixes a 6.2-litre V8 and bi-modal...

Nov 6, 2015 (6 months ago)
2015 Holden Captiva 7 LS Review - Long In The Tooth, But The Value Leader
2015 Holden Captiva 7 LS Review - Long In The Tooth, But The Value Leader

The skinny: If you need to haul seven bodies on a budget, few SUVs do cheap-as-chips multi-seater motoring as capab...

Oct 24, 2015 (6 months ago)

NEWS

2017 Holden Colorado Gets A Fresh Face Courtesy Of Chevrolet S10

WED, 27 APR, 2016

The Holden Colorado will be given an update before the end of this year, but before it arrives on Aussie shores, we can see what Holden’...

2016 Holden Commodore Black Sedan, Sportwagon and Ute Released

WED, 20 APR, 2016

Holden has announced the arrival of a new set of performance-oriented special editions for the Holden Commodore family, with the Commodore Bla...

Holden Colorado Storm, Colorado7 Trailblazer and Trax Active Special Editions

THU, 14 APR, 2016

Holden is introducing three limited edition models across its Trax, Colorado, and Colorado 7 ranges, tailored to the needs of "active buyers&q...

ANCAP 5-Star Safety Ratings For Kia Sportage | Holden Spark | Skoda Superb | Jaguar XF

WED, 13 APR, 2016

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has handed out top marks all round for the latest group to undergo safety testin...

Australia’s Mike Simcoe Named New GM Design Chief

FRI, 8 APR, 2016

Australia’s Mike Simcoe has climbed to the top of the tree with his employer, General Motors, having just been named the carmaker’s new...

2017 Chevrolet Sonic Points To Updated Holden Barina

WED, 23 MAR, 2016

A facelifted version of the Holden Barina could be on the cars if these images of the US-market Chevrolet Sonic are anything to go by.  Whi...

Holden Colorado Facelift:'The Future Face' Of Chevrolet (And Holden)

TUE, 22 MAR, 2016

The face of the 2017 Holden Colorado range is set to take centre stage at the upcoming Bangkok Motor Show, with both the Colorado ute, and Col...

No Chance Of Buick Avista Concept Shaping Holden Monaro Revival

MON, 21 MAR, 2016

With the reveal of the achingly beautiful Buick Avista coupe concept at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, speculation immediately turned to a po...

Opel Planning New Large SUV Based On Insignia, Coming To Australia? - Report

MON, 7 MAR, 2016

Opel boss Karl-Thomas Neumann is reportedly frustrated that the brand’s SUV range is lacking players in certain model segments, and now Gener...

Holden VFII Commodore And Caprice Recalled For Airbag Circuit Fix

SUN, 28 FEB, 2016

Holden has announced a recall for its 2016 year-model VFII Commodore and Caprice variants, due to a potential problem with the airbags.

REVIEWS

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...

2015 Holden Captiva 7 LS Review - Long In The Tooth, But The Value Leader

SAT, 24 OCT, 2015

The skinny: If you need to haul seven bodies on a budget, few SUVs do cheap-as-chips multi-seater motoring as capably as the Holden Capti...

2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review - Fast, Slick... But Patchy

THU, 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, Stronger

THU, 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...

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