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Chevrolet's new Corvette Stingray to act as Pace Car at 2013 Indy 500
6th May, 2013
The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will serve as the Pace Car
leading the field at the start of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, 26th May, in USA .....
GM engineer drops in on Performax
7th April, 2013
Eric Millette an engineer at the Bowling Green Corvette assembly plant,
visited Performax while in Australia to attend the 25th Corvette Nationals in Toowoomba at Easter .....
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible debuts
12th March, 2013
The new model, C7 in enthusiast's code, features an all-new, fully electronic top
that can be lowered remotely using the car’s key fob. The top can also be opened or closed on the go, at speeds of up to 50 km/h .....
Corvette & Silverado heading for local RHD conversion
12th March, 2013
Potential local buyers of American iron can now become curious about
two new Chevys. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the big 2014 Chevrolet Silverado utility are both on the wish
list for small volume importation into Australia .....
VF export edition becomes a "Pace Car"
25th February, 2013
Mark Reuss, General Motors North America president (formerly the boss at
Holden), was the honorary pace car driver yesterday for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 .....
Holden VF makes its U.S. debut as Chevrolet SS
17th February, 2013
As Chevrolet’s first V8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996,
the new VF Commodore based Chevrolet SS sedan is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track .....
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray debuts
25th January, 2013
Chevrolet has debuted the all-new Corvette Stingray. And only a Corvette with a
balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation claims GM design chief .....
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GM's new SUV commences production
26th June, 2012
The production began with the Chevrolet Trailblazer version. The model
will also be built for the Australian market. It is due here during 2013, as the Holden Colorado 7 .....
GM's small SUV for 2013
31st May, 2012
Holden have not yet confirmed the Trax will come to Australia.
However, the Next Car team believes we will, indeed, see Trax wearing a Holden badge .....
Holden Commodore heading to North America
18th May, 2012
Holden has announced a new export programme, confirming today
that the next model Commodore will be sold in North America from late 2013 as the Chevrolet SS .....
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Holden's trailblazing SUV for 2013
10th November, 2011
Due in Australia in the first quarter of 2013, the Colorado 7 will
bear a close resemblance to the imposing show car when it enters production next year .....
GM's new Colorado ute production begins
23rd October, 2011
The Rayong plant is the first in the world to build the new Colorado,
which will be sold in Thailand and exported. Holden will introduce the new Colorado locally in 2012 .....
Chevrolet Corvette numbers for 2011
24th July, 2011
GM Corvette Assembly Plant has released statistics on 2011 year model
Chevrolet Corvettes manufactured at the Bowling Green (Kentucky) facility .....
Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Edition
17th July, 2011
The 2012 Transformers Special Edition will be offered as a package on 2LT
and 2SS Camaro Coupes with Rally Yellow paint .....
Upgrading 'oldies' with GM Performance Parts
17th July, 2011
It's a new era for American hot-rodders, with 'new' components
becoming increasing available. Additionally, reproduction bodies on a modern day 'chassis' supports this new era
for the popular retro look .....
Holden Caprice on patrol in USA
8th July, 2011
After the vehicles’ first month on patrol, the sheriff’s office plans to
replace its current fleet of approximately 175 other patrol vehicles with Caprice PPVs .....
GM's new Colorado in show truck form
23rd June, 2011
At the Buenos Aires Motor Show, General Motors revealed the Colorado Rally
with Chevrolet branding. This is the second show truck version of GM's next generation global mid-size utility truck .....
Woodward Dream Cruise for 2011
16th June, 2011
Chevrolet will be the presenting sponsor for the 2011 Woodward Dream
Cruise, a grassroots event that each August draws some 1.5 million car enthusiasts to Michigan’s legendary Woodward
Avenue in suburban Detroit (USA) .....
Aussie engineers work on GM's Malibu
8th June, 2011
Holden’s engineering team has been recruited to help fine-tune
GM's new mid-sized Malibu that will go on sale in Australia late next year .....
Chevrolet Corvette for 2012
17th May, 2011
Chevrolet has announced that it will elevate Corvette’s performance
capabilities with a series of improvements for the 2012 model year that improve on-track performance and on-road
GM unveil the Malibu
19th April, 2011
As reported by Next Car on 31st March 2011 Holden’s new
medium sedan, the Malibu will replace the Epica. The new car, in Chevrolet guise, has made its debut at China's
Shanghai Motor Show .....
Chevrolet Mi-ray Roadster Concept
1st April, 2011
The Mi-ray was developed at the GM Advanced Design Studio in Seoul.
Combining cutting-edge hybrid propulsion technology and advanced styling, it balances iconic Chevrolet design cues with a
future design vision .....
Holden Malibu to replace Holden Epica
31st March, 2011
General Motors will have an all-new Malibu for the world when
the Chevrolet brand unveils it at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show on 19th April. This new model will replace the
Holden Epica (Chevrolet Epica in some markets) as the new mid-size GM car for global markets .....
GM's new Colorado ute
23rd March, 2011
The concept previews the next-generation Colorado mid-size utility truck
in Chevrolet guise. The new Chevrolet Colorado goes on sale in Thailand later this year. An Australian release is expected
in 2012 .....
Chevrolet Cruze hatch revealed
6th March, 2011
The Chevrolet Cruze line-up will expand when the new hatchback version
goes on sale in Europe by mid-year. The full production model made its world premiere at the 81st Geneva Motor Show
(3rd-13th March 2011) .....
The Niva continues in Russia
25th January, 2011
The 350,000th Chevrolet Niva vehicle rolled off GM-AVTOVAZ
assembly line in Russia earlier this month .....
Daewoo badge goes in favour of Chevrolet
23rd January, 2011
Although the Chevrolet brand has no meaningful presence in Korea, GM
Daewoo have announced that it is replacing the current "Daewoo" nameplate with "Chevrolet" .....
Chevrolet Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car
21st January, 2011
The new Camaro Convertible is the 22nd Chevrolet chosen to pace the world
famous motor racing event and the seventh Camaro model to have been selected. Adding to the rich heritage is the fact
that 2011 will mark the 100th anniversary of the first Indianapolis 500 .....
Chevrolet Sonic revealed
10th January, 2011
The Sonic is offered in two body styles: a four-door sedan and a
five-door hatchback. Each delivers class-leading rear-seat roominess and cargo space. A variety of connectivity
features enhance the driving experience .....
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Chevrolet Camaro convertible debut
18th November, 2010
The segment-leading Chevrolet Camaro opens a new chapter as the
production ready 2011 Camaro convertible premieres, to the public, at the Los Angeles Motor Show tomorrow. The new
convertible begins production in January .....
South Africa's wild ute
10th November, 2010
Based on the already impressive Chevrolet Lumina Ute SS,
(Holden Commodore SS utility in Australia) the 535 bhp 590 lb.ft 6-litre supercharged V8 SuperUte is a ute
with super car credentials offering 4.5-second 0-100 km/h acceleration .....
Chevrolet at SEMA
4th November, 2010
Two additional Camaro models will debut as SEMA concepts, the
Camaro Red Flash and the Camaro SSX Track Car, each containing a blend of Chevrolet Accessories and new concepts
from Chevrolet designers. Two Corvette concepts, the Z06X Track Car and Corvette Jake will debut .....
Spark plugs a gap for Holden
7th October, 2010
GM South Africa will assemble around 15,000 Sparks a year with
half destined for export markets .....
Chevrolet readies the Camaro convertible
3rd October, 2010
The 2nd decade of the 21st century will witness the Chevrolet Camaro
open a new chapter of the "Pony Car" story when the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible arrives in North American
Chevy dealers in February 2011 .....
Daewoo's new Captiva
13th September, 2010
Daewoo's new Captiva will be seen for the first time at the Paris
Motor Show next month as the Chevrolet Captiva, sporting a new front-end design, a range of enhancements to the
interior and new engines and transmissions .....
Brazil nuts about Holden Commodore
12th September, 2010
The export vehicles will be sold as Chevrolet Omega in Brazil
from November this year and will be powered by Holden’s locally-built 3.6 litre SIDI V6 engine initially capable
of running on blends of up to 25 per cent ethanol .....
Chevrolet Cruze hatch for 2011
5th September, 2010
Holden’s design talents will be showcased to the world next
month when a five-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback show car is unveiled at the Paris Motor Show .....
Holden Statesman for US Police
27th July, 2010
General Motors has announced order and delivery dates, as well
as final package specifications, for the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) .....
Chevrolet Camaro heading to UK
2nd July, 2010
One car is set to provide a buzz at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this
week-end, as Chevrolet announces that its Camaro will be launched in the UK .....
Camaro outsells Mustang
7th June, 2010
Camaro posted 99,872 total sales, outselling its closest competitor by
nearly 20,000 vehicles .....
One buyer takes 576 hybrid utes
6th June, 2010
As part of the process to make their fleet 'eco-friendly', the US
company Verizon has purchased 576 Chevrolet Silverado Two-Mode Hybrid utilities .....
Chevrolet heading to Korea
2nd May, 2010
Chevrolet, General Motors number one global vehicle brand, will be
introduced in Korea in 2011 .....
Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Concept
29th April, 2010
In preparation for the Volt’s arrival, Chevrolet is leveraging the Beijing Motor
Show, which opened yesterday, to introduce the Volt MPV5 electric concept .....
First Chevrolet Volt rolls off the line
2nd April, 2010
Validation of the production process for the Chevrolet Volt
passed a milestone on 31st March, when the first pre-production Volt rolled off the assembly line .....
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition
11th March, 2010
Designed to further incorporate technology developed through racing, the Corvette
Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first race in the 24 Hours of LeMans .....
New Corvette Racing C6.R and Production Corvette ZR1 Represent the
Culmination of More Than 10 Years of Technology Transfer
8th March, 2010
The updated C6.R and the Corvette ZR1 on which it’s based
represent the strongest link yet between a production Corvette and the modern Corvette Racing team .....
Chevy Camaro Sets Pace for the US Sports Car Segment
5th March, 2010
Camaro sales outpaced sports car models including the Ford Mustang,
Nissan 370Z, and Dodge Challenger .....
Chevrolet Suburban: 75 years on
23rd February, 2010
In the seven and a half decades since its introduction, the Chevrolet
Suburban became an American icon and the industry’s longest-running model .....
Chevrolet Camaro with right-hand drive launched by Performax International
14th February, 2010
The exciting new-generation Chevrolet Camaro 2SS has hit the road
in Australia with "world-first" right-hand drive and full Australian Design Rule certification .....
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Synergy
19th January, 2010
GM has announced details on America's latest special edition Camaro with
speculation mounting on whether the Camaro will be imported into Australia .....
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Holden Statesman for American Police?
5th October, 2009
GM will endeavour to sell a modified "WM" Statesman/Caprice to
US law enforcement agencies as a 2011 "cruiser" .....
Chevrolet Camaro For Australia
21st June, 2009
America's exciting new muscle car, the Chevrolet Camaro, could go on
sale in Australia late this year after the arrival shortly of the first example for conversion and compliance
1.5 Million Corvettes
11th June, 2009
The 1.5 millionth Corvette, built on 28th May, 2009, is a white convertible
3LT with red interior and black top (similar to the first, 500,000th and 1 millionth Corvettes .....
GM To Cease Medium-Duty Truck Production
9th June, 2009
Production of the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC Topkick medium duty
trucks will cease by 31st July, 2009 .....
Chevrolet Announces New 2010 Corvette Grand Sport
27th April, 2009
One of the most storied monickers in Corvette’s illustrious racing heritage
is returning to North America for 2010 .....
Chevrolet Camaro Released In North America
18th March, 2009
It’s a personal car for a generation of enthusiasts, both young and old,
that honours the Camaro’s heritage with a thoroughly contemporary design .....
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Cruze: GM's New Global Compact Car
24th August, 2008
At launch, in Europe, Cruze will be available
with 16-valve, 1.6-litre (82 kW) and 1.8-litre (103 kW) petrol engines featuring variable
valve timing on both inlet and exhaust sides, giving more power as well as better fuel
economy and lower emissions. A new 2.0-litre turbo diesel, developing 110 kW and 320 Nm of
torque adds power with even greater frugality .....
Chevrolet Camaro Readies For North America
22nd July, 2008
Chevrolet introduced the production 2010 Camaro
overnight. It is a heritage-inspired sports car for the 21st century, combining great looks
and performance; advanced technology and surprising efficiency .....
Power Up For Chevrolet Corvette
27th April, 2008
When it was introduced at the Detroit Motor Show earlier
this year, the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s power was estimated at 100 horsepower for each of its
6.2 litres of displacement .....
Fifty Years of the Chevrolet Impala
27th January, 2008
An iconic nameplate of America’s automotive market for half a century,
Chevrolet’s venerable Impala celebrates its golden anniversary in 2008 .....
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Chevrolet Lumina SS Wins "Sports Saloon Of The Year"
16th December, 2007
GM Holden’s export vehicle, the Australian-built
Chevrolet Lumina SS (VE series), has been named “Best Sports Saloon” for 2007 by a leading
United Arab Emirates based magazine and one of the world’s most established motoring titles,
CAR Middle East .....
GM Gets The Beat From Daewoo
15th November, 2007
A vehicle based on the Chevrolet Beat concept, which appeared at
motor shows around the globe earlier this year, will go into production in South Korea, Chevrolet announced
at the 2007 Los Angeles Motor Show overnight .....
Holden's Middle East Exports Get Performance Boost
5th November, 2007
The new export programme, launched in the Middle East,
will see a version of HSV’s popular E Series ClubSport R8 model exported in LHD form and badged
under the Chevrolet Special Vehicles logo .....
Silverados And Sierras Launched In Australia
17th October, 2007
Queensland-based Performax International has launched the first
fully-complianced 2008 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra utes in Australia, offering handsome new styling,
outstanding comfort, improved refinement and a huge 4.5 tonne towing capacity .....
Chevrolet Sequel Drives Into History Books
29th May, 2007
General Motors made history as its Chevy Sequel – the world’s most
technologically advanced automobile – became the first electrically-driven fuel cell vehicle to achieve 300 miles
on one tank of hydrogen, in and out of traffic on public roads, while producing zero emissions .....
Corvette Racing Scores 1-2 Finish In Sebring
22nd March, 2007
Sebring International Raceway witnessed an exemplary performance by Corvette
Racing on 17th March, 2007, as America's premier production sports car team scored its fifth GT1 class win in six years
in Florida's classic endurance race .....
Chevrolet at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show
7th March, 2007
The Chevrolet Camaro sports coupe concept from 2006 made its
Australian debut at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show last Friday .....
Corvette Z06 with RHD
19th February, 2007
The 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, is now on sale in Australia through
Performax International, offering unprecedented capability and technology, making it one of the best-value
performance buys among the rarified ranks of the world's fastest road cars. .....
Chevrolet Corvette To Pace 2007 Indy 500
12th February, 2007
A 2007 Chevrolet Corvette convertible will pace the 91st running of the
Indianapolis 500 on Sunday 27th May, 2007 .....
2006 Best Ever Year For Holden In Middle East
4th February, 2007
Holden has achieved its best ever year of sales in the Middle East,
exporting over 31,000 new cars to the region in 2006 .....
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
10th January, 2007
The Chevrolet Camaro coupe concept was a star of the 2006 American motor show
season. You can only top that by literally and figuratively blowing the top off .....
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Chevy HHR Panel will deliver style
8th October, 2006
America's 2007 Chevrolet HHR Panel, designed for a myriad of commercial and
private uses, adds a new dimension of functionality to the popular HHR’s line-up of stylish, efficient vehicles .....
Holden Designers Join Global Team For Paris Show Car
29th September, 2006
GM Holden designers will be part of a global team taking centre stage at the
Paris Motor Show with the world premiere of the Chevrolet World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) Ultra Concept Car .....
Woodward Dream Cruise: General Motors
17th August, 2006
Milestone GM vehicles from every era, including the future, will
be on display and on the road Saturday, 19th August, at America's 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise .....
GM Will Build An All-New Chevrolet Camaro
11th August, 2006
GM chief Rick Wagoner announced overnight that GM will build an
all-new version of the Chevrolet Camaro sport coupe for 2009 .....
Lance Armstrong To Drive Corvette Pace Car
5th April, 2006
Two racing icons will unite when Lance Armstrong of Tour de France fame, drives
the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car in America's Indianapolis 500 .....
Corvette Racing Wins Class In Sebring 12-Hour
26th March, 2006
Corvette Racing celebrated Corvette's 50th anniversary in international road
racing with a splendid GT1 class victory in the Twelve Hours of Sebring, held in Florida last Sunday .....
Euro NCAP issues wake-up call to industry
26th February, 2006
A wake-up call for the motor industry as Euro NCAP awards two star
strike-through for the new Chevrolet Aveo sedan (Holden Barina sedan) .....
Europe's New Chevrolet Epica From Daewoo
8th February, 2006
Europe's new Chevrolet Epica, sourced from Daewoo, is the brand’s
first mid-size model to be launched in Europe and will come with a choice of two transversely mounted engines
Daewoo's New AWD To Debut At Geneva Motor Show
18th January, 2006
GM has issued the first details of its all-new compact SUV, the
Chevrolet Captiva, which makes its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March .....
Chevrolet Camaro Concept Car
13th January, 2006
Combining dramatic design and exciting performance, the Chevrolet Camaro
Concept recaptures the spirit of one of the most popular sport coupes of all time and redefines the Camaro for new
generations of fans .....
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GM Reaches New Milestone in Asia Pacific
29th December, 2005
With the purchase of a midnight black Chevrolet Optra 1.8 LT, H.E.
Manaspas Xuto recently became the 1 millionth buyer of a General Motors vehicle in Asia Pacific in 2005 .....
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in a Class of its Own
19th December, 2005
It isn’t often that a car is made that is so superior that it is deemed to
have no competition at all, but this year, the Automobile Journalists of Canada declared the Corvette Z06 to be just
such a car .....
Summer School Chevrolet Chevelle
8th November, 2005
Their (the students) goal: have it (a '70 Chevelle) ready in time to be
revealed in the GM display at the 2005 SEMA show in Las Vegas .....
GM'S 2005 SEMA Showcase
2nd November, 2005
GM will make a big impact at this year's Specialty Equipment
Market Association (SEMA) show, proving that with the right combination of technology, great products and
accessories, it's possible to pack performance, style and fuel economy into one exciting package .....
Historical Brazilian Truck's Driving Odyssey
12th October, 2005
An intrepid group of eight passionate Brazilian adventurers traveled
nearly 19,312 kms (12,000 miles), crossing two continents, eleven countries and the Amazon River .....
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