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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.

Reviews and News

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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 (2 months ago)
2017 Holden Trax LS Review - City SUV Finds Awkward Middle Ground
2017 Holden Trax LS Review - City SUV Finds Awkward Middle Ground

Back when there was only a glimmer of hope that the small SUV segment would really take off, the Holden Trax l...

Mar 30, 2017 (2 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 (2 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 (5 months ago)
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 (6 months ago)

NEWS

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...

Holden Insignia, Astra Coupe, And Cascada Cut From Range

MON, 1 MAY, 2017

Holden has rationalised its line-up, cutting loose three of its slow-selling European-sourced models in the Insignia VXR, Astra GTC and VXR three-d...

Holden Unveils Subaru Outback Rival - High-riding Commodore Tourer To Arrive In 2018

WED, 5 APR, 2017

A modern-day Holden Adventra is heading to Australia from 2018 to tackle the likes of Subaru's Outback and Volkswagen's Passat Alltrack in ...

Cadillac To Launch Eight New Models Before 2022 - Anything For Holden?

TUE, 4 APR, 2017

Cadillac is looking to boost its ranks considerably in the third decade of the 21st century, with a model offensive set to include eight new offerings.

Opel Reckons Insignia Will Attract Premium Buyers…Holden Too?

FRI, 31 MAR, 2017

The days of the entry-level Holden Commodore Evoke may be numbered with news Opel thinks the latest Insignia range will attract buyers from Mercede...

Official - Groupe PSA Snaps Up Opel And Vauxhall - Holden Supply Included

MON, 6 MAR, 2017

Holden's future supply deal from European sibling Opel has been assured, for now, despite the former General Motors arm for Euro markets now fa...

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...

REVIEWS

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 Astra REVIEW | Holden's Most Convincing Small Car in Years

FRI, 11 NOV, 2016

This is the new face of Holden.

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...

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