NEWS INDEX: General Motors
Holden Captiva: updated model due Q1 2016
7th December, 2015
Family friendly 2016 Captiva effortlessly blends practicality with
style and connectivity, thanks to a revised design featuring a new front grille, new front fascia and LED Daytime
Running Lamps amongst a range of other updates .....
Holden VF Series II: prices and specs announced
16th September, 2015
VF Series II here in October 2015; V8 models boast new, more powerful
6.2-litre LS3 engine (0-100km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds); Bi-modal exhaust and mechanical sound enhancer standard on all V8
sports models; Front and rear Brembo brakes standard for top of the range SS V Redline; Commodore VFII developed and
engineered for Australian conditions .....
Chevrolet claims 'Top Dog' status among America's police K-9 units
28th August, 2015
The ability to take the heat off hard-working police dogs helps make the
Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) America’s most popular police vehicle for K-9 units .....
GM reveal next-gen Astra
6th August, 2015
Vauxhall’s all-new Astra will be in UK showrooms in October. The new model,
built at Vauxhall’s manufacturing plant in Ellesmere Port includes Design, Tech Line, Energy, SRi and Elite models .....
Holden Colorado Z71 release imminent
28th June, 2015
Z71 includes new 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front, leather-appointed
seats and a long list of new exterior styling features .....
Chevrolet Cruze: next generation revealed
28th June, 2015
Chevrolet has revealed America's next generation Cruze – a larger and
lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling car .....
America's Chevrolet Camaro for 2016
23rd June, 2015
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro revealed last month offers higher
levels of performance, technology and refinement and is designed to maintain the U.S. sporty car segment leadership
earned over the past five years .....
Holden Insignia VXR arrives
22nd June, 2015
Advanced features for Insignia VXR include state-of-the-art adaptive
AWD technology, an Australian made 2.8 litre turbocharged engine (239kW of power and 435Nm of torque) and FlexRide
chassis control system .....
Holden Trax "Active" Special Edition
19th May, 2015
Trax Active includes a host of functional and attractive feature
upgrades that provide excellent value and the chance to stand out from the crowd .....
Holden Insignia VXR release imminent
15th May, 2015
Holden adds first AWD turbocharged performance sedan to range; Insignia
VXR introduces three Holden firsts - Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert and Auto Emergency Braking; Sharp
pricing from $51,990* .....
Holden Commodore Storm returns
10th May, 2015
Additional Content: Satellite Navigation; Front fog lamps; Unique
18 inch dark finish alloy wheels; Red contrast seat stitching; ‘Storm’ embroidery on dash; ‘Storm’ exterior badging .....
Holden Astra GTC/VXR released
3rd May, 2015
European-sourced Astra GTC and Astra VXR hatches arrive; Astra
available with performance focused 1.6L turbo and 2.0L turbo engines; Prices commence at $26,990* (GTC manual) .....
Holden Cascada released
3rd May, 2015
Cascada comes with a 1.6 litre turbo engine coupled to a smooth
six-speed automatic transmission; Dynamically, Cascada has been engineered with strength and rigidity in mind;
Priced from $41,990* .....
Holden Spark for 2016
12th April, 2015
Ian Butler, Holden Director of Vehicle Performance, said the Holden
engineering team had been involved in the development of the car. “Even though this is a truly global car our
engineers have been working hard to tailor the vehicle to ensure it resonates with our customers in Australia,”
Mr. Butler said .....
Holden Sandman returns
29th March, 2015
2015 Sandman Special Edition is derived from the VF Commodore SV6
and the sporty SS-V, and will be available as a ute and Sportwagon. Whilst the new Sandman is much more advanced than
its predecessor it still retains the instantly recognisable surf livery and the groovy, orange shagpile floor rug as
an additional accessory .....
Holden introduces 'Capped Price Servicing' for all models since 1948!
4th March, 2015
Holden’s Lifetime Capped Price Service (CPS) programme covers all
Holden vehicles ever built from the 48-215 of 1948 to today’s VF Commodore and beyond; Biggest CPS programme in
Australia, covering more than 2.5 million cars .....
Holden Cruze updated for 2015
26th February, 2015
Fresh look for popular Holden Cruze with new front-end styling;
Cruze also receives technology enhancements including Remote Start, Rain Sensing Wipers and LED Daytime Running
Lights on some models; Interior upgraded to include suede seat inserts on selected models .....
Holden Colorado Storm Edition
13th February, 2015
The updated Colorado ‘Storm’ will be available on 4x4 LTZ Crew Cab
ute variant only. ‘Storm’ offers leather appointed seats, heated front seats and front and rear carpet floor mats.
The exterior design is given an even more sporty appearance with black nudge bar, black sports bar and a ‘Storm’
branded bonnet protector .....
Holden to retain Commodore nameplate
26th January, 2015
Holden has announced that the Commodore nameplate will be worn by the next
generation large car in Australia and New Zealand. Holden Executive Director of Sales, Peter Keley, confirmed that the new car
will be imported from 2018 .....
GM confirm 2014 North American recalls
4th January, 2015
Next Car is not expecting other manufacturers to be as
frank as General Motors in relation to product recalls .....
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Craig Lowndes takes limited edition #001
15th December, 2014
Craig Lowndes collects his own Craig Lowndes Special Edition Commodore – number
001; Over 150 Craig Lowndes Special Edition Commodores sold already; Hand over took place at Lowndes local dealership .....
Off the line: Holden Cruze 100,000th
27th November, 2014
The only small car built in Australia celebrated a significant milestone
this week with the production of the 100,000th Holden Cruze at the company’s vehicle assembly facility in Elizabeth .....
Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 updated for 2015
21st November, 2014
‘Comfort Suspension’ added to Colorado LTZ truck; Acoustic package added to
improve powertrain noise across the range; Updated interior on Colorado LTZ truck and Colorado 7 LTZ; Redesigned leather
appointed seating (optional on LTZ Crew Cab Pickup & standard on Colorado 7 LTZ) with heated front seats .....
Holden Barina "Trio" edition
28th October, 2014
The ‘Trio’ pack extends Holden’s MyLink infotainment system to Barina
CD for the first time, allowing drivers to remain fully connected whilst on the move .....
Holden to source more European models
8th October, 2014
Holden’s boss, Gerry Dorizas, confirmed that the three
European-sourced vehicles to be launched in Australia in 2015 would be just the start of things to come .....
Holden's Craig Lowndes Special Edition
12th September, 2014
Holden develops VF model to celebrate 20 years of Craig Lowndes in
V8 Supercars; Customers to receive exclusive experiences; Pricing and specification to be released next month .....
Chamberlain's famous Torana acquired by ANM
19th August, 2014
National Museum of Australia has acquired the yellow 1977 Torana V8
hatchback which was central to the conviction and ultimate exoneration of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, over the 1980
disappearance of their daughter, Azaria .....
Holden Trax updated, 1.4 litre turbo now optional
13th August, 2014
Top of the range Trax introduced with a sporty 1.4 litre
turbo-charged engine; Trax LTZ with 1.4 litre iTi engine includes sunroof, new 18 inch alloys, rain sensing
wipers and driver’s arm rest as standard; Trax LTZ 1.4 litre iTi priced from $29,990*; Trax LS priced from
Stolen Corvette returned after 33 years
3rd July, 2014
Talley last saw his Corvette in 1981. But more than 30 years later, Talley
received a call from AAA informing him that his car had turned up about 1,535 kilometres away .....
Holden's European models for 2015
31st May, 2014
Gone are the mainstream Corsa, Astra and Insignia models as
Holden looks only to select sporty editions such as two Astras and a single Insignia model, together with the
niche market convertible .....
GM fined $35 million
22nd May, 2014
A tardy performance in relation to recalling vehicles with
safety issues results in a record fine for GM in USA .....
Holden Cruze Z Series
13th May, 2014
Holden has introduced two new models to the Cruze line-up with the
Z-Series and SRi Z-Series replacing Cruze CDX and SRi-V models; new additions add impressive content to the long list of
standard features of their predecessors while ensuring they retain Cruze’s value for money reputation .....
Holden Commodore "Storm" released
1st May, 2014
Holden has launched a brand new Commodore Storm Special Edition
available as an option pack on sedan, ute and Sportwagon body styles. VF Storm is based on the SV6 and SS models .....
Holden Commodore Collingwood Edition
23rd April, 2014
Collingwood Edition Commodore follows the 'Pies' black and white colour
theme. It is an option pack which adds $3,500* to the relevant Commodore model .....
Sinkhole damages America's Corvette Museum
18th February, 2014
Motion detectors going off in the Skydome area was the first sign of trouble
at the Museum. An early morning inspection revealed a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum and taken 8 Corvettes with it .....
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GM to cease Holden production in Australia
11th December, 2013
The announcement did not mention when the decision to cease
manufacturing in Australia was made, nor did it mention what recommendations Holden management made to GM
GM to drop Chevrolet as mainstream brand in Europe
5th December, 2013
General Motors has confirmed that the Chevrolet brand will no longer
have a mainstream presence in western and eastern Europe from 2016 .....
Holden Barina RS released
15th November, 2013
New RS adds 1.4l iTi petrol engine from the Cruze; manual or
automatic; RS priced from $20,990* .....
Holden Trax released
11th October, 2013
Trax is Holden's small front-wheel drive SUV, offered in two trim
levels ranging in price from $23,490* to $27,990* .....
Holden Commodore ‘International’
6th October, 2013
Building on the already highly-specified VF range, the International adds
luxury and sports features including leather appointed seats, 18 inch alloy wheels, Blind Spot Alert and Reverse Traffic
Holden Barina RS
19th September, 2013
RS features sports body kit, 17-inch alloy wheels, sport seats, flat
bottomed steering wheel and electric power steering .....
Chevrolet at Woodward Dream Cruise
16th August, 2013
Chevrolet Performance is back at Woodward this week-end at Memorial
Park in Royal Oak (Detroit, USA) , where it will display a collection of performance vehicles together with parts and
Holden Trax to be launched with 5-star safety rating
15th August, 2013
To be released next month, the new Trax boasts numerous standard
safety features across the range including six airbags, a rear view camera and rear parking sensors and Electronic
Stability Control .....
Opel Monza Concept
11th August, 2013
The visionary concept car shows what people can expect from Opel in
the future. Efficiency and connectivity are the two major themes on top of the priority list for development of the
next generation of Opel models .....
Opel Australia shut shop
4th August, 2013
Wheels fall off GM's Opel brand as the local operation calls it quits
after just one year .....
Holden release VF Redline
18th July, 2013
Designed to deliver an even more sophisticated sports driving
experience, the VF SS V Redline introduces a host of new advanced technology features and an updated sports-tuned FE3
suspension package to enhance its performance credentials .....
Opel's new AWD Insignia Country Tourer
7th July, 2013
Defining features include protective under-body guards front and rear, combined
with prominent wheel-arch and lower body cladding, all complemented by dual exhaust tail pipes. State-of-the-art all-wheel drive
ensures grip and sure-footed handling .....
Chevrolet Corvette first appeared 60 years ago
7th July, 2013
The first Corvette went into production in Flint, Michigan on 30th June,
1953. Since then, over 1.5 million Corvettes have hit the road .....
Holden ute flat-out at Nurburgring in Germany
1st July, 2013
Holden’s new VF SS V Redline Ute has proven itself as a world-beating
performance car by setting a world-record lap** at the toughest racetrack on the planet – the famous Nürburgring .....
Holden Colorado "Thunder" arrives
28th June, 2013
Colorado Thunder includes a number of accessories and is available on LX
4x4 Crew Cab Chassis and Utility, and LT and LTZ 4x4 Crew Cab Utility models .....
Opel Astra GTC Sport coupe gains new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo engine & auto
19th June, 2013
Buyers not only gain an automatic transmission in the GTC Sport but also the
new 1.6-litre turbo direct injection engine. Opel’s new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo engine boasts an impressive torque of 280 Nm .....
Opel Corsa OPC
17th June, 2013
Tiny, but powerful hot hatch with 141kW is the ultimate expression
of Corsa’s performance. It is the entry point to the OPC range and its priced* from $28,990* .....
Holden Malibu prices announced
13th June, 2013
Priced* from $28,490* and arriving in Australian Holden showrooms this
month, Holden Malibu combines sharp exterior styling with a highly-specified interior and technology package with
Holden’s innovative new MyLink infotainment system .....
ANCAP 5-Stars for new Holden VF & WN
4th June, 2013
From the entry level Evoke sedan to the flagship Caprice V, every
VF and WN variant is comprehensively equipped with advanced safety technology features including Auto Park Assist,
rear view camera and front and rear parking sensors .....
Holden reveal VF & WN colours
30th May, 2013
New colours: Regal Peacock, Fantale, Prussian Steel - Holden has
introduced three all-new exterior colours for the locally made VF Commodore and MY2014 Holden Cruze .....
Holden announce VF ute prices
21st May, 2013
Holden has added cutting-edge technology and features to its ute line-up
and reduced the manufacturer's list prices* by up to $5,500 across the range .....
First VF Commodore rolls off 'the line'
20th May, 2013
Just days after the final VE Commodore was driven off the production
line, the first VF Commodores are now being made for customers at Holden’s vehicle assembly facility in Elizabeth, South
End of the line for VE Holden
17th May, 2013
Sold on six continents and recording production numbers exceeding 520,000
for both local and global markets during its lifecycle, the VE Commodore and its variants have cemented a place in
Australia’s history .....
Holden Caprice prices announced
15th May, 2013
Holden has added cutting-edge technology and luxury appointments to
its long wheelbase Caprice and Caprice V models and rolled back the manufacturer's list prices* by $10,000 .....
Holden announce VF prices
10th May, 2013
In announcing the prices* for the new VF model Commodore will
commence at $34,990*, Holden has confirmed increased value will be a key component of the new model. Commodore now
comes in priced between $5,000 and $9,800 less than the soon to be discontinued VE models .....
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 .....
Holden update the Cruze sedan & hatch
1st May, 2013
Holden's locally-made and newly updated Cruze sedan and hatch, which
is now available, offers buyers better value with added features. Better performance is on hand with the introduction
of a new 132kW 1.6 litre turbo engine and locally developed sports suspension for SRi and SRi-V sports models .....
Opel Mokka due in Q3
30th April, 2013
Mokka, Opel's small SUV, will launch locally with a
turbo-charged 1.4-litre engine paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and
will be available with both front-wheel drive and adaptive all-wheel drive technology .....
Holden Captiva updated
23rd April, 2013
Holden will strengthen its popular Captiva SUV range by adding a
top-spec Captiva 5 LTZ and a new generation six-speed automatic transmission across both Captiva 5 and seven-seat
Captiva 7 models .....
Opel Zafira Tourer here mid-year
9th April, 2013
Offering a blend of functionality and comfort, the seven-seat people
mover will be powered by the choice of a 1.6-litre turbo petrol or 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine .....
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 .....
Opel Insignia OPC released
5th March, 2013
Opel has packed the Insignia OPC with extra high-tech features. It is
the first Opel in Australia to offer adaptive all-wheel drive and an electronic rear limited slip differential as
standard. Its FlexRide damping system is specially tuned to give OPC drivers a more active driving experience .....
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 .....
Opel Astra OPC arrives
22nd February, 2013
Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine, the
Astra OPC achieves maximum torque of 400 Nm and can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just six seconds .....
Here's the VF wagon and ute
19th February, 2013
Holden has confirmed that all three Commodore body styles – sedan,
Sportwagon and utility – will go on sale at the same time when the new VF series is released in mid-2013 .....
Opel OPC prices revealed
18th February, 2013
Pricing has been set for the newest range of performance cars to
arrive in Australia and with prices starting from $28,990* for the Corsa OPC, from $42,990* for the Astra OPC, and
from $59,990* for the Insignia OPC, Opel’s OPC range offers Australian motorists plenty of bang for their buck .....
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 .....
What is OPC in Opel terms?
15th February, 2013
Since launch Opel vehicles have broken a string of records
on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife 20.8 km track. The Astra OPC did it first in 8:35:94 in 2005 .....
Holden's VF Commodore SS-V Show Car
15th February, 2013
The SS V has a new aerodynamic exterior design, which has been finished in
eye-catching custom Fantale orange metallic paint specially prepared by Holden for the show car .....
Holden Commodore VF revealed
10th February, 2013
Safety features include Reverse Traffic Alert, which warns
of vehicles passing when reversing out of spaces, Blind Spot Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure
Warning and a Head-Up Display, which projects vital safety information such as the car’s speed directly
onto the windscreen .....
Holden's VF Calais V Show Car
10th February, 2013
Calais V-Series luxury sports concept reveals fresh exterior design treatments
and a sculpted, 'muscular' form that boosts aerodynamic efficiency. While a new, detailed and luxurious approach to the
interior design has resulted in a tailored, refined and harmonious blend of quality materials, integrated themes and thoughtful
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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Holden Colorado 7 released
24th December, 2012
Colorado 7 has been designed to meet the needs of customers seeking a
tough SUV with genuine off-road credentials, hefty 3-tonne towing capacity and a cabin large enough to haul a large
family and cargo .....
Opel confirm more OPC models coming
19th December, 2012
Opel Australia’s Managing Director, Bill Mott said that
being able to bring the three model OPC model line-up to Australia has been on the top of the wish list
since Opel announced they were heading down under .....
Holden Cruze wagon here mid-December
27th November, 2012
The stylish and versatile Cruze Sportwagon will arrive at Holden
dealers in the coming weeks, priced from $25,790* .....
Holden Colorado 7 here in December
18th October, 2012
Developed in tandem with the Colorado utility, the Colorado 7 boasts
the same torquey diesel performance and impressive off-road capability as the ute with a generous cargo space,
full-size seven-seat interior, 'muscular' 4X4 styling and a chassis configuration designed specifically for the SUV .....
Opel Astra OPC confirmed for Australia
12th October, 2012
The Opel Performance Centre, responsible for the sporty accents
in the Opel model line-up since 1999, is a decisive element in the brand’s profile. It embodies a high level of
emotion and passion for striking design, top-class technology and extraordinary driving dynamics .....
Opel introduces "Capped Price" servicing
13th September, 2012
With Opel now on sale in Australia, the German-based General Motors
owned brand is joining the increasing number of automotive brands offering "capped price" servicing to their
Holden Commodore Z-Series
6th September, 2012
The “Z-Series” range is available on comfort and sports models across
all VE body styles and is packed full of features, value and excitement .....
Opel announce local pricing
1st August, 2012
Opel Australia today announced pricing and specification for
the Corsa, Astra and Insignia launch line-up, offering German engineering and design at an accessible price .....
Holden Captiva updated
30th July, 2012
Holden’s popular Captiva SUV range is now available with new
features, improved fuel efficiency and E85 capability across all petrol engines at no change to the manufacturer's
list price* .....
Local testing for Holden Malibu
26th July, 2012
The early production Holden Malibus are in Melbourne for months of
rigorous local and global development and validation work ahead of the vehicle’s Australian launch in 2013 .....
Five star safety rating for Holden Colorado crew cab
13th July, 2012
Launched last month, Holden's new light commercial vehicle has a
comprehensive list of active and passive safety features including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), driver and front passenger airbags and full length curtain
airbags standard across the range .....
GM's new tiny car for Europe
12th July, 2012
With the all-new Opel (and Vauxhall) Adam, General Motors is
entering the fashion-led A-segment with a chic, small, European urban car. The Opel Adam combines bold,
powerful design with potential for almost unlimited personalisation, making each Adam totally unique .....
Holden Volt equipment and pricing
2nd July, 2012
A 1.4 litre petrol-powered generator extends the range by maintaining
a charge in the battery to power the wheels until the car can be recharged, giving a total range of over 600
kilometres depending on conditions .....
Holden Cruze recall
29th June, 2012
A condition has been identified where, in some instances, the lower
air deflector, also known as the belly pan, can catch oil that might drip from the engine if an oil change is not done
Opel announce dealer locations
28th June, 2012
Opel Australia has confirmed seventeen dealerships will be
selling their cars across the nation from September this year .....
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 .....
Forty nine dealers to sell Holden Volt
21st June, 2012
Dealers from Townsville to Bunbury will sell the Holden Volt because
the long range capability of Volt means electric car ownership is no longer restricted to city dwellers .....
Opel Astra refreshed
18th June, 2012
Sleek design enhancements on both exterior and interior; Astra
sedan revealed; The newly enhanced Astra hatch & wagon will be launched in Australia during September .....
Accessories for the new Holden Colorado
15th June, 2012
Colorado accessories includes a snorkel for the 2.8 litre diesel range, steel
bull bar, body-coloured hard tonneau covers, alloy sports bar and nudge bar, steel and aluminium trays and canopy with unique
glass areas .....
Holden Colorado now arriving
13th June, 2012
New from the ground up, the 2012 Holden Colorado range benefits from
a powerful new range of Duramax turbo-diesel engines, bold exterior and interior design, segment-leading 3.5 tonne
towing capability, sure-footed driving dynamics and serious 4x4 credentials on certain models .....
Holden confirm "Trax" is coming
7th June, 2012
As suggested by Next Car on 31st May, the new Holden
Trax will be released in Australia during 2013 .....
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 .....
Holden announce pricing for new Colorado
20th April, 2012
Holden Colorado will priced* from $26,990* for the DX 4x2 Single Cab,
powered by a 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine with manual transmission, to $51,990* for the top-of-the-range 2.8 litre diesel
LTZ 4x4 Crew Cab with automatic transmission .....
Holden introducing "Capped-Price Servicing"
4th April, 2012
Every new eligible Holden model sold on or from Sunday 1st April
will qualify for HoldenWise Capped Price Servicing .....
Holden LPG models commence production
28th February, 2012
LPG requires a larger tank than petrol in order to achieve a
similar range, so to keep mass contained, Holden’s safety engineers developed a lightweight, 84-litre aluminium
tank – which Holden believe is the only mass-produced, OEM-equipped, aluminium fuel tank anywhere in the world .....
Holden Colorado details emerge
19th February, 2012
The new Holden Colorado range will be offered in three body styles
– single cab, space cab and crew cab – and a choice between two all-new engines (2.5-litre and 2.8-litre DOHC
in-line 4-cylinder turbo diesels) .....
Holden Cruze wagon on the way
10th February, 2012
The new wagon, at 4,675 mm, is slightly longer than the hatch (4,510
mm) and sedan (4,597 mm) models .....
Opel Astra GTC confirmed for Australia
10th February, 2012
As expected, Opel Australia has confirmed that the Astra GTC
three-door sports coupe will be coming to Australia to complete the launch line-up .....
Holden Barina sedan arrives
2nd February, 2012
Holden’s Barina has been boosted by the introduction of an all-new
sedan variant to sit alongside the existing hatch model, expanding the appeal of the South Korean manufactured small
Opel Mokka for 2013
11th January, 2012
“The Opel Mokka takes its strengths from traditional,
larger SUVs and fits them into a modern compact format,” says Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke .....
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Holden Cruze hatch released
1st December, 2011
With its short front and rear overhangs, overall length for the CD and
CDX hatch compared to the sedan equivalents has been reduced from 4,615 mm to 4,518 mm (-79 mm), while the overall
length of the unique Australian-developed SRi and SRi-V hatch models is 4,542 mm (-87 mm) compared to 4,629 mm for
sedan versions .....
Holden Captiva (diesel) recall
23rd November, 2011
The 2.0 litre diesel Holden Captiva (Series 1) is subject to a recall.
Some 16,181 vehicles are involved .....
Holden Volt testing under way
16th November, 2011
This first Holden Volt vehicle arrived into Australia from the
United States and is a left-hand drive model that has been adapted for use by the engineering team to begin
in-country validation and verification .....
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 .....
Holden Cruze hatch production begins
25th October, 2011
Designed and engineered for Australian conditions, the hatch joins Cruze
sedan and Commodore variants on the assembly line at Holden Vehicle Operations in Elizabeth, South Australia .....
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 .....
Holden Commodore Equipe released
11th October, 2011
Now on sale around Australia, the Special Edition Equipe can be
purchased for the drive-away price of $36,990 for the sedan and $38,900 for the Sportwagon .....
Holden Barina prices announced
21st September, 2011
Holden Barina hatch is launching with a drive-away price of $16,990
with a manual transmission. The new generation Holden Barina will go on sale across Australia in November .....
Ute-opia for Holden ute enthusiasts
19th September, 2011
Holden is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the original Holden
ute with a documentary about the passion and pride associated with the famous Aussie 'workhorse' .....
Holden Cruze for 2012
11th September, 2011
Arriving in mid-November, the MY12 edition of the Holden Cruze will be
available as a sedan and hatch. New colours and features are a part of the package. We have the prices too ......
New Commodore colours for 2012
7th September, 2011
Holden Colour and Trim’s Charlene Spiteri designed Perfect Blue using
new paint and colour technologies. The result is a blue which remembers former Holden racing car driver
(1945-2006), who was affectionately known as "Peter Perfect" .....
Cadillac Ciel Concept
4th September, 2011
The Ciel – pronounced “C-L,” the French translation for sky – is a
four-seat convertible that opens a new chapter in Cadillac’s design and product ascent, pushing the brand’s Art & Science
philosophy into a new stratum .....
Holden Commodore for MY12
2nd September, 2011
Holden has made fuel-efficiency improvements across its V6-powered
Commodore range with a model year 2012 update on-sale later this month .....
Holden Barina crash testing
30th August, 2011
The Chevrolet Aveo, as Barina is known in Europe, performed strongly in
key areas of adult and child occupant safety, but not so well in pedestrian safety .....
Special Commodore for special buyer
26th August, 2011
The 15-year Army veteran and V8 Supercar enthusiast wanted something
special that reflected her 'petrol head' passion .....
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 .....
Hummer H3 recall
17th July, 2011
In affected Hummer H3 (2007 - 2009), the front indicator lights and
rear indicators (if a trailer is towed) may not warn the vehicle operator if an indicator bulb may not be operating .....
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 .....
Holden Barina update due October
1st July, 2011
Its striking interior and exterior design was led by Holden’s
Ondrej Koromhaz while on assignment at General Motors' South Korea design centre and takes familiar design cues
from its Barina Spark and Cruze models .....
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) .....
GM rushing in Russia
10th June, 2011
Over the next five years, GM will increase the production
capacity at its wholly owned plant in St. Petersburg to 230,000 vehicles per year. In addition, the
GM-AVTOVAZ joint venture in Togliatti will also increase production .....
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 .....
Vauxhall Astra GTC coupe
7th June, 2011
The third body style to come off the new Astra’s Delta platform
(following the Hatch and last year’s Sports Tourer), the only elements the GTC shares with its 'siblings' are door
handles and the roof aerial – even the wheelbase and tracks are different .....
Holden grabs government gift
29th May, 2011
Holden has grabbed another gift from the Federal Government.
This time it's a grant of $39.8 million from the Green Car Innovation Fund .....
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
Holden Cruze hatch: local testing begins
6th May, 2011
The new Cruze hatch was designed by Holden’s Port Melbourne design
studio and will be sold as the Holden Cruze in Australia and as a Chevrolet Cruze around the world .....
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 .....
Thunder returns to Holden ute
12th April, 2011
The Thunder Ute will be available with Holden’s powerful Gen IV V8
(SS model) and for the first time the special edition nameplate will also come with the company’s high-performing
3.6-litre SIDI V6 (SV6 model) .....
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 .....
Holden Cruze hatch for Q4
16th March, 2011
The new Cruze hatch will join the sedan in Holden showrooms in the
last quarter of 2011, whilst the locally-built Series II Cruze sedan line-up will be available by the end of March .....
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) .....
Opel Zafira Tourer Concept
6th March, 2011
The Zafira Tourer Concept is like a “lounge on wheels” with a light and airy
interior that offers space for rear passengers. It brings values like ambition and innovative technologies to the monocab
segment while showcasing Opel’s design philosophy "sculptural artistry meets German precision" .....
Holden Cruze Series II arriving soon
28th February, 2011
Two new "sports" models, Cruze SRi and range topping Cruze SRi-V, join
the line-up alongside the popular Cruze CD and the high-feature Cruze CDX. When the hatchback version arrives, it will
be available in the same four model designations .....
Holden to fire-up LPG option
18th February, 2011
Later this year, Holden will launch a new powertrain that will
provide Commodore with enhanced LPG technology, including LPG-optimised engine performance resulting in better
performance and economy .....
Holden Captiva Series 2 for March release
16th February, 2011
The seven-seat Captiva 7 range now offers three new powertrain
options including a price-leading 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol variant, a 2.2 litre turbo diesel and the
Commodore-proven performance benefits of Holden’s advanced, Australian-built 3.0-litre (SIDI) V6 .....
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 .....
Opel confirmed for Australia
11th January, 2011
"Whilst it is unreasonable to expect GM to reveal their
business plan, it is easy to see that the introduction of another GM brand into the mainstream market is
clearly going to dilute the value of the Holden brand. By setting up a new dealer network, GM is denying
the loyal band of Holden dealers the opportunity to update Holden Astra owners into a new model Astra ....."
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 .....
GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept
3rd January, 2011
The GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept is an
exploration of heavy-duty American 'pick-up' truck capability combined with greater off-road
versatility. It is highlighted by a bold exterior design and enhanced all-terrain suspension .....
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LPG option for Holden Colorado 4x2
7th December, 2010
On sale across the country now, the Colorado 4x2 Single Cab Chassis and
Crew Cab utility models (both LX and LT-R) are now available with Holden’s Australian-built, dual-fuel LPG Alloytec V6
engine, designed to slash motorists’ fuel bills .....
GM's next Combo
30th November, 2010
Fiat Group and Adam Opel GmbH have signed a contractual
agreement whereby Fiat will supply vehicles comprising of several variants to Opel commencing December 2011 .....
GM's new car for China
28th November, 2010
Baojun is SGMW’s new brand of passenger vehicles that will be
sold across China. The initial model, the Baojun 630, goes on sale in early 2011 .....
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 .....
Holden Berlina International
18th November, 2010
Catering for motorists seeking great value, the Series II Berlina
International delivers $9,500 of extra features including leather seat trim, twin-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels and a
rear-view camera .....
Buick Regal GS for North America
7th November, 2010
Buick has revealed the production version of the 2012 Regal GS, an even
sportier expression of the Regal sport sedan that went on sale earlier this year across North America .....
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 .....
Early release for Holden's new tiny imported car
15th October, 2010
Holden’s all-new cheapie, the Daewoo-sourced Barina Spark, will
be released locally next week. The five-door hatch delivers a combination of sharp styling and edgy cabin
design, backed by safety features .....
Holden Efijy to headline Motorclassica
14th October, 2010
Holden’s stunning 21st century hot rod concept - EFIJY - has
been chosen to headline a collection of the world’s most beautiful cars in Melbourne later this month .....
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 .....
Redline Edition for Holden Commodore
12th September, 2010
Intended for enthusiast drivers, Redline Edition models offer
high-level braking and sports handling capabilities to match their powerful 6.0-litre V8 credentials .....
New Astra Coupe Concept for GM Europe
12th September, 2010
Opel and Vauxhall’s GTC Paris Concept, which gives the strongest hint yet to the
Astra Sport Hatch’s successor and is set for a debut early next month at the Paris Motor Show .....
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 .....
GM's new 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 .....
New Holden Commodore: E85 fuel
31st August, 2010
In a major step towards providing a cleaner Australian fuel
landscape, Series II models powered by Holden’s 3.0 litre SIDI V6 and 6.0 litre V8 engines will have flex-fuel
capability, allowing them to run on bio-ethanol, E10, unleaded, premium or any combination in between .....
Holden Caprice revisions
31st August, 2010
The introduction of an updated WM Series II range in late
September will mark the debut of the Holden Caprice V .....
New Holden Commodore: future friendly
31st August, 2010
With the new range, Holden has finessed the formula that has made
Commodore the nation’s top selling car for 14 years straight, introducing smart multimedia technology, improved
fuel economy and the capacity to run on environmentally friendly bio-ethanol .....
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 .....
Vauxhall at Goodwood's Festival of Speed
21st June, 2010
While Vauxhall has yet to confirm its launch of the new VXR8,
the latest HSV GTS E2 – its near-identical Australian 'sibling' - will give the clearest indication yet of its
intention to sell the car in Britain .....
GM's new Vauxhall Astra wagon
16th June, 2010
GM's new Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer will debut at this year’s Paris
Motor Show in September and hit UK showrooms by the end of the year .....
Camaro outsells Mustang
7th June, 2010
Camaro posted 99,872 total sales, outselling its closest competitor by
nearly 20,000 vehicles .....
Holden #2 in May
6th June, 2010
Impressive Commodore sales helped drive the result with 3,899
vehicles sold in May, making it the country’s best-selling car for the month and year to date .....
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 .....
GM at Challenge Bibendum
30th May, 2010
General Motors will demonstrate its diverse portfolio of
alternative propulsion and advanced mobility technologies today at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2010 in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil .....
General Motors' Flex-Fuel Vehicles
30th May, 2010
General Motors has increased annual production of flex-fuel
vehicles to more than 850,000 annually, an increase of 55 per cent from 2006 volumes .....
GM Looks to Hawaii for Hydrogen Infrastructure Pilot
30th May, 2010
Abundant hydrogen is available on the Hawaiian island of
Oahu to power a ramp-up of fuel cell vehicles through a General Motors collaboration with The Gas
Company, Hawaii’s major gas energy provider .....
Holden #2 in April
6th May, 2010
Other strong performing Holden carlines in April included the
Commodore which remains the top-selling car in the nation for the year to date. A total of 3,165 vehicles from the
VE range were sold in April .....
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 .....
GM's 'blind spot' alert
9th April, 2010
It, seemingly, has happened to every driver at one time or
another; another vehicle hiding in your blind spot when you are trying to change lanes .....
Holden Commodore remains #1
9th April, 2010
The figures show Australians purchased a total of 11,795 Holdens
during March, with Commodore maintaining its position as Australia’s best-selling car overall with 4,209 sold .....
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 .....
GM Partners with U.S. Department of Energy to Develop Jatropha-to-Biodiesel
Project in India
31st March, 2010
The goal of the project is to demonstrate that jatropha can produce
significant quantities of oil for conversion to biodiesel and to develop new varieties of the plant that have high
yields, can withstand frost, and grow in temperate climates such as the United States .....
High-tech fuel for tomorrow’s cars
25th March, 2010
Holden Energy and Environment Director Richard Marshall said the
organisations in the consortium were committed to sustainable motoring through the development of renewable fuels
that reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved energy security .....
Heads-up on GM's vision for the future
18th March, 2010
On that foggy day, maybe worsened by sleet or snow, the enhanced
vision system could combine night vision with the head-up system to identify and highlight the precise location of
animals roaming along the side of the road .....
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 .....
Holden Commodore Australia's most popular car in February
3rd March, 2010
Australians purchased a total of 11,213 Holdens during February,
with Commodore Australia’s best selling car overall (3,914 sold) and Captiva Australia’s best selling SUV (1,315
Hummer sale falls over
25th February, 2010
General Motors announced overnight that Tengzhong of China was
unable to complete the acquisition of Hummer. As a result, GM will begin the orderly wind-down of the Hummer
Spyker acquire Saab
24th February, 2010
Spyker Cars N.V. and General Motors (GM) confirmed overnight that
they have finalised the 'deal' for Spyker to purchase Saab Automobile AB from GM. The transfer of ownership took
place at 16:30 on 23rd February, 2010 .....
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 .....
GM Europe's new concept: Opel Flextreme GT/E
21st February, 2010
Opel will unveil its Flextreme GT/E concept car at the 80th Geneva Motor Show
in Switzerland next month, that will boost the company’s credentials as a leader in eco-friendly technologies .....
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 .....
Spyker purchase Saab
27th January, 2010
Saab's immediate future is secure .....
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 .....
Saab future still in balance
10th January, 2010
GM continues to plan for the "orderly wind down" of Saab at the
same time as claims to be evaluating several offers .....
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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" .....
Holden to launch two Special Editions
1st October, 2009
Holden will hit the streets with two new special edition Commodore
models delivering very different approaches to Australia’s best-selling car range .....
Saturn goes into a spin
1st October, 2009
GM, unable to take Saturn to a profitable future, will
now wind-up the brand that was once trumpeted as a 'good thing' for the Detroit-based manufacturer .....
Six Airbags Standard on new Holden Ute Range
17th September, 2009
The combination of front, side and curtain airbags, together with
ESC as standard across the range is unmatched in the light commercial segment .....
Holden's new Divvy van
16th September, 2009
Holden has joined forces with Victoria Police and Bellmont Nominees
to build Victoria’s newest divisional van, commonly known as the "divvy van" .....
Holden Cruze - Top crash rating for under $25,000 cars
28th August, 2009
The all-new Holden Cruze is the safest car under $25,000 according to
a report released by the NSW Minister for Roads, Michael Daley, and NSW's Roads and Traffic Authority .....
Five star safety for Holden's locally built passenger cars
28th August, 2009
For the first time ever, Holden’s entire range of locally
manufactured passenger cars have been awarded the maximum five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme
(ANCAP) rating .....
New Saab 9-5 Sedan
27th August, 2009
Sleek, sophisticated and unmistakably Saab, it combines
stand-out looks with advanced technologies and will bring a fresh alternative choice to the premium sedan
segment when sales start in 2010 .....
Holden Cruze a Showroom Hit
9th August, 2009
Sales figures for July released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive
Industries show 1,982 Cruzes sold, making it Australia’s eighth best-selling car for the month .....
New V6 For Holden Commodore
6th August, 2009
Australia’s favourite car, the Holden Commodore, is set to
slash motorists’ fuel use and running costs with two new advanced V6 engines and other technology improvements .....
Holden Donates Vehicles for Emergency Training
13th July, 2009
Holden donated 55 cars to the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation
(ARRO) for their annual Road Rescue Challenge which was held from Thursday until Sunday (9th - 12th July, 2009) .....
Vauxhall at Goodwood Festival of Speed
24th June, 2009
The high-performance version of this year’s European Car of the Year winner
will be displayed in the popular Super Car Paddock throughout the event, which runs from 3rd - 5th July .....
More Details: GM's New Astra
19th June, 2009
And those gloves? According to the survey, most owners don’t keep them
in the glove box at all .....
General Motors and Koenigsegg Reach Tentative Agreement on Saab
16th June, 2009
General Motors and Koenigsegg today confirmed the details of a
memorandum of understanding for the purchase of Saab Automobile AB that secures Saab’s future .....
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 .....
Penske To Give Saturn A Spin
8th June, 2009
General Motors Corp. and Penske Automotive Group confirmed on Friday
some details of a proposed transaction under which Penske would acquire the Saturn brand from GM .....
Chinese Take-Over of Hummer
3rd June, 2009
Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co., Ltd
(Tengzhong) and General Motors Corporation (GM), have confirmed details of their proposed transaction .....
GM Europe: SOLD
2nd June, 2009
GM Europe last night announced it continues normal operations and
it is not included in the US court-supervised process of General Motors Corp (NYSE: GM), its U.S. parent, with
the commitment for bridge financing from the German government and an MOU to partner with Magna International Inc .....
Holden: Business As Usual
2nd June, 2009
Holden will continue normal operations in Australia and New
Zealand and does not expect changes to its business after General Motors announced last night it has taken court
action in the US to launch a "New GM" following the failure of General Motors Corporation to recover from the
financial stress it had been enduring for some years .....
A Failed GM Looks To New GM To Replace Old GM
2nd June, 2009
Following recognition that it is a failed company, General Motors
Corporation announced last night that it has reached agreements with the U.S. Treasury and the governments of Canada
and Ontario to accelerate its reinvention and to forge a leaner 'New GM' .....
All Aboard The Bedford Bus Birthday Bash
31st May, 2009
At lunchtime, the convoy of OB buses will depart Luton for a trip to
Bletchley Park, site of secret British code-breaking activities during WW2 .....
GM Europe's New Astra Revealed
14th May, 2009
With its strong, cab-forward silhouette, steeply-raked windscreen and
sloping rear roofline, the new Astra makes ingenious use of many of the design features found in the Insignia .....
Holden Cruze's Five Star Safety Rating
12th May, 2009
The new Holden Cruze scored 35.04 points out of a possible 37 in the
ANCAP crash testing .....
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 .....
GM Holden EcoLine Badge Highlights Alternative Range
8th April, 2009
The Holden EcoLine range offers consumers affordable solutions to
'tackle' fuel efficiency and highlights Holden’s commitment to a range of energy diverse vehicles .....
GM and Segway Join Forces to Redefine Personal Mobility
8th April, 2009
Dubbed Project PUMA, GM and Segway are developing an
electrically powered vehicle that has only two operational wheels .....
Holden Modifies Production Shifts
5th April, 2009
GM Holden will move to a single shift, two crew operation with no
retrenchments at its vehicle production plant in Elizabeth, South Australia .....
New fuels, new models for Europe's Hummer
29th March, 2009
The iconic Hummer range of vehicles looks forward to an exciting 2009
in Europe, with new models and powertrains which expand Hummer's appeal to a wider group of customers .....
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 .....
Holden's New Commodore International
16th March, 2009
The automatic VE Commodore International sedan has a price of $33,990
(RRP) Driveaway. The Sportwagon variant has a RRP of $35,990 Driveaway .....
Top Selling Holden Captiva Now with Seven Seats Across the Range
15th March, 2009
Effective March 2009, Captiva SX will be offered as a true 7
seater, combining interior space with a high level of standard safety features and class leading fuel economy on
the 2WD manual variant .....
VE Sportwagon First Local Wagon to Achieve 5-star Safety Rating
9th March, 2009
GM Holden’s VE Omega Sportwagon has become the first locally manufactured
wagon to receive a maximum five star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) .....
Holden Cruze For Q2 2009
3rd March, 2009
Cruze is the first of General Motors’ next wave of global
products and enters Australia’s small car segment equipped with striking road presence, advanced interior
comfort and high levels of safety features .....
SHOCK: Holden Volt For 2012
27th February, 2009
It is a local take on the vehicle that has gained acclaim for
its ability to travel up to 64 kilometres on electricity before using petrol or producing exhaust emissions .....
Saab Extends Flex-Fuel BioPower and Two-Stage Diesel Across the Range
26th February, 2009
Saab BioPower combines turbocharging with the use of E85 fuel to
deliver increased engine power and improved performance, as well as reduced CO2 emissions .....
Saab Introduces Upgraded V6 Engines and New XWD Models
25th February, 2009
Saab’s widely acclaimed all-wheel-drive system – Saab XWD
(cross wheel drive) – is given broader appeal and is now available in the latest 9-3 Aero Sport Sedan and
SportCombi models .....
England's Vauxhall Heritage Centre Open Day
24th February, 2009
Vauxhall will be throwing open the doors of its Heritage Centre to mark
the annual ‘Drive it Day’ celebration of classic motoring on Sunday, 26th April, 2009 .....
Saab 9-3X To Make Global Debut At Geneva Motor Show
12th February, 2009
With distinctive looks, a
versatile SportCombi body, higher stance and advanced all-wheel drive
technology, the 9-3X offers fuel efficiency and functional storage without
limiting the kinds of roads that need to be driven. It is the ideal alternative
to large and heavy crossovers or SUVs .....
GM To Reveal Opel Ampera Electric Car At Geneva Motor Show
4th February, 2009
“With the Ampera, Opel will be
the first European automobile manufacturer to provide customers several hundred
kilometres of non-stop electric driving,” said Alain Visser, GM Europe .....
GM’s Two-Mode Hybrid Powertrain voted “2009 Best New Green Technology”
29th January, 2009
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
recognised GM’s Two-Mode Hybrid technology as the 2009 "Best New Green Technology" .....
After 77 Years At #1, General Motors Slips To #2
27th January, 2009
General Motors sold 8.35 million vehicles in 2008, thus becoming
the world's second largest vehicle manufacturer, following 77 consecutive years as the world's largest maker of
motor vehicles .....
Cadillac: Australian Release Delayed Indefinitely
26th January, 2009
GM Holden has announced that next
month's introduction of the Cadillac brand into Australia had been delayed indefinitely .....
New Cadillac Presidential Limousine
20th January, 2009
Today, as Americans prepare for the inauguration of a new president of
the United States, another new Cadillac will grace Pennsylvania Avenue to lead the proceedings .....
Cadillac Crossover Coming?
15th January, 2009
The Cadillac SRX is a mid-size luxury
SUV heading to the Detroit Motor Show. And this Mexican built model may come to Australia .....
Holden Commodore: 13 Years At The Top
7th January, 2009
The Holden Commodore is Australia’s
favourite passenger car for the 13th consecutive year after finishing 2008 as the nation’s best-seller .....
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A new Astra for Holden
23rd December, 2008
GM Holden will build an all-new small car in Australia alongside the
country's best-selling Commodore range. The second car line will commence production in the third quarter of 2010 with
support from the nation's taxpayers via hand-outs from the Federal and South Australian governments .....
Holden Commodore Omega Sedan Achieves 5-Star Safety Rating
5th December, 2008
The result reflects the introduction of a steering column shroud
energy absorber across the VE sedan range that helps to reduce driver knee injuries, and a passenger seat belt
reminder on the Omega sedan .....
Saab 9-3 Keep IIHS Top Honours Secure
30th November, 2008
The entire 2009 Saab 9-3 line-up, including the 4-door Sport
Sedan, 5-door SportCombi and 2-door Convertible has again earned the Top Safety Pick Award in the mid-size
category from America's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety .....
She's Still a Beauty: Celebrating Sixty Years of Holden Cars
28th November, 2008
The first 48-215 rolled off the line at Holden’s Fishermans Bend
plant on 29th November 1948, at which point Prime Minister Ben Chifley famously told reporters: "She’s a beauty" .....
GM Sells Equity Stake in Suzuki Motor Corp
18th November, 2008
General Motors Corp. announced
overnight it would sell its remaining equity stake in Suzuki Motor Corp., but based
on a mutual agreement would continue the implementation and expansion of its
business relationships with the company .....
New Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible Arrives
17th November, 2008
For the first time in Australia, the Aero convertible will feature
the 1.9-litre, 132 kW TTiD diesel engine in addition to the 2.8-litre, 206 kW V6 Turbo and both engine variants can
be matched to six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions .....
Hummer For Victoria Police
10th November, 2008
Hummer and Victoria Police announced today the addition of five Hummer
H3s to the Victorian Police fleet as part of a series of initiatives to address public order related issues .....
Upgraded Holden Barina 3-Door Hatchback Achieves 4-Star Crash Test Rating
6th November, 2008
The result reflects structural improvements and the addition of
side impact airbags as standard across the updated Barina hatchback range, which was introduced in August .....
Hummer Muscle For Strongman Contest
5th November, 2008
Australia’s strongest men will go head-to-head in the name of the iconic
Hummer brand for the national OZ Strongman title this weekend .....
Improved Fuel Efficiency for Holden Commodore
4th November, 2008
GM Holden has upgraded its Alloytec V6 engine on Omega and
Berlina models within the VE Commodore range. The improvement offers fuel savings (ADR 81/01) of up to 0.4 litres
per 100 kilometres for petrol models and an impressive 1.3 litres per 100 kilometres for LPG variants .....
Thirty Years of the Commodores
27th October, 2008
The first Holden Commodore rolled off the line on 25th
October 1978, signalling the arrival of what is now Holden’s longest standing and most successful nameplate .....
Cadillac's Local Release Is Just Months Away
12th October, 2008
General Motors’ flagship brand, Cadillac, will be
released in Australia with the acclaimed Cadillac CTS sedan early next year .....
Saab 9-X Air Redefines Convertible Design
21st September, 2008
Featuring a unique Canopy Top and a wraparound glasshouse that includes the
rear screen, the 9-X Air breaks the mould of conventional convertible design by offering four-seat accommodation within the
close-coupled proportions of a sports car .....
Holden Delivering New Luxury to South Korea
9th September, 2008
GM Holden announced its newest export programme
last Friday – the GM Daewoo Veritas, a long wheelbase luxury flagship tailored for the South Korean market .....
Holden Caps Fuel at 99 Cents a Litre
5th September, 2008
In a new and innovative marketing manoeuvre, GM Holden is tackling
rising fuel prices head-on by capping the price of fuel at 99 cents per litre for all new Holden customers .....
Holden Adds 2WD To Captiva Range
27th August, 2008
GM Holden will offer a new entry in the medium SUV
segment with a new two-wheel-drive, diesel powered Captiva model .....
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 .....
Update For Holden Barina
22nd August, 2008
GM Holden continues its competitive push into the value end of the
light car market with a fresh look and feel for the Barina 3 door and 5 door hatchbacks, plus the addition of side
impact airbags across the range .....
CTS Sport Wagon: Cadillac's Renaissance Takes A New Form
21st August, 2008
Following this special premiere at Pebble Beach (California), the CTS
Sport Wagon moves to the worldwide motor show circuit later this year – and into Cadillac dealerships in mid-2009 .....
Seven Million Holdens
19th August, 2008
GM Holden’s seven millionth vehicle rolled off the
production line on Sunday marking a record manufacturing achievement in Australia’s automotive history .....
GM to Invest $445 Million in Thailand
15th August, 2008
General Motors is investing $445 million (USD)
to build an engine plant and upgrade an existing vehicle assembly plant in Thailand .....
Holden Makes LPG Even More Appealing
7th August, 2008
Private customers can now buy dual fuel
LPG-powered Holden Commodores for as little as $400 more than their petrol equivalents .....
Canada's Holden Commodore
1st August, 2008
Four months after the Holden Commodore went on
sale in the United States as the Pontiac G8, GM Holden has expanded its VE series exports to
Canada, the first time that the company has undertaken a major export programme to the country .....
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 .....
Diesel Added To Revised Holden Epica Line-Up
18th July, 2008
GM Holden’s mid-size Epica sedan just got even better with the
introduction of a new fuel efficient four-cylinder diesel engine plus six-speed automatic transmission with
Active Select, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP®) and six airbags standard across the range .....
Holden To End Family II Engine Production
11th June, 2008
GM Holden has confirmed a timeframe for ending
production of its Family II, four cylinder cast iron engine at Fisherman’s Bend, Melbourne .....
Holden provides 75 cars for emergency training
5th June, 2008
GM Holden will provide 75 cars to the Australasian Road Rescue
Organisation (ARRO) for emergency skills training on the Gold Coast late this week .....
Holden Celebrates Luxury with VE Calais V 60th Anniversary Special Edition
2nd June, 2008
Following on from various other commemorative models,
GM Holden introduces the VE Calais V 60th Anniversary Special Edition, with a range of interior
and exterior features including an electric sunroof and 19-inch alloy wheels .....
Holden adds another model to its growing diesel line-up
29th May, 2008
Australia’s biggest-selling European imported car in 2007, the Holden Astra,
is now available as a turbocharged diesel-equipped wagon, thus increasing the number of diesel models in Holden’s line-up .....
Holden adds Astra to 60th Anniversary Special Editions
26th May, 2008
As General Motors celebrates the 10 millionth Astra
rolling off the production line in Bochum, Germany earlier this month, GM Holden has extended
its own 60th Anniversary celebrations to include a special edition Astra .....
New Saab 9-3 Aero the Torque of the Town
21st May, 2008
Super efficient and powerful, the 9-3 Aero TTiD
boasts a unique two-stage turbocharging system, which was a world ‘first’ in the premium car segment .....
GM Holden Celebrates 50 Years At Elizabeth
8th May, 2008
GM Holden employees and retirees were joined today by
the Premier of South Australia, local VIPs and community partners as the company celebrated a
half century at its Philip Highway, Elizabeth site .....
Vauxhall Heritage Centre Open Day – An Astra-nomical day out
8th May, 2008
The world’s biggest private collection of classic
Vauxhalls is to throw its doors open to the public for one day only, and, for 2008, Vauxhall will
also be celebrating 10 million Astra sales since the model first appeared in 1980 .....
Limited Edition Saab Turbo X Ready For Take Off
2nd May, 2008
Saab Australia has announced pricing for the
eagerly awaited all-wheel-drive limited edition performance Saab Turbo X .....
Holden Introduces Sporty Rodeo 60th Anniversary Special Editions
28th April, 2008
GM Holden has introduced two Rodeo 60th Anniversary
Special Editions each offering over $3,000* worth of extra value and enhanced sports styling .....
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 .....
GM's new Vectra for 2009
20th April, 2008
A new name, a new car and a new ambition .....
that's the story of the successor for Europe's Opel/Vauxhall Vectra .....
Commodores For Holden's 60th Anniversary
4th April, 2008
60th Anniversary Special Editions further highlight Holden’s
dedication to quality at value for money prices, providing something for everyone, whether it’s an
Australian family or an individual looking for that something special .....
Holden Drives Safety with Captiva 60th Anniversary Special Edition
3rd April, 2008
GM Holden continues its anniversary celebrations by
introducing the Captiva 60th Anniversary Special Edition including a rear view camera, adding even
greater safety and value to an already impressive list of standard features .....
Holden Colorado To Replace Rodeo
21st March, 2008
There is no news yet on why Holden wants to drop
the successful 'Rodeo' name and introduce a new nameplate like 'Colorado' to the market .....
A Toy Like No Other
19th March, 2008
Hummer has converted the right-hand drive H3 into
the ultimate gadget for grown ups – a one-off life-sized remote controlled car that definitely
won’t be available in your local toy shop .....
Holden's New Pontiac
17th March, 2008
General Motors has announced that GM Holden will export a new
top-of-the-line version of the Pontiac G8 to North America, to join the already existing Australian manufactured
Pontiac G8 sedans .....
Six Airbags Standard For Holden Commodore Sedans
9th March, 2008
GM Holden has announced its top-selling VE Commodore range now has
six airbags and air-conditioning as standard on all sedan models, from Omega to the range-topping SS V .....
Saab 9-X BioHybrid Boosting Efficiency in Compact Design and Performance
5th March, 2008
The Saab 9-X BioHybrid concept is a vivid vision of what a future
compact car from Saab could look like. It is designed to reflect the priorities of youthful customers who seek
progressive looks, responsible performance and high-tech communications, all in a sporty, fun-to-drive package .....
Holden Coupe 60 Celebrates 60 Years of Holden Cars
2nd March, 2008
Coupe 60 celebrates the six decades since GM Holden built
the 48-215 at its Fishermans Bend plant in Port Melbourne, Victoria, and provides a glimpse of
Holden’s future directions in design, engineering and emerging engine technologies .....
Netball Champions Score with Holden Astras
10th February, 2008
GM Holden is providing an Astra for one year to each of the 12 players
in Australia’s world championship-winning netball team to say congratulations for bringing home the trophy .....
GM's Meriva Concept To Make Geneva Debut
7th February, 2008
Already Europe’s market leader in the monocab sector, with one in five
pan-European sales being a Zafira, Meriva or Agila, Vauxhall and Opel are set to unveil their vision of the future .....
United Forces Deliver E85 Motoring First in Brisbane
1st February, 2008
Swedish car maker Saab has joined forces with
United Petroleum to help switch on Australia’s first commercially available E85 fuel pumps .....
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 .....
GM: 77 Years At The Top
25th January, 2008
General Motors sold 9,369,524 cars and trucks around the world
in 2007, an increase of 3 per cent over the 2006 result, according to preliminary sales figures. In doing so,
the company is the world's largest manufacturer of motor vehicles for the 77th consecutive year .....
9-4X BioPower Crossover Concept Signals Saab Product Expansion
17th January, 2008
The Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept, displayed at the 2008
Detroit Motor Show, confirms Saab’s plans to enter the growing crossover segment with a dynamic,
driver-focused vehicle inspired by Scandinavian design values and respect for our environment .....
HX Concept Provides Vision Of An Open-Air Hummer
17th January, 2008
With its unmistakable Hummer design and a compact,
go-anywhere driving ethic, the Hummer HX concept challenges the hierarchy of the trail. Hummer is
displaying the nimble, reconfigurable off-roader at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show .....
Cadillac Provoq Fuel Cell Concept Delivers Clean, Petrol-Free Performance
17th January, 2008
Cadillac unveils a new vision for the future of luxury
transportation with the innovative Provoq fuel cell concept – a hydrogen fuel cell crossover vehicle
that continues GM’s commitment to displace petrol through advanced technology .....
Buick Riviera: GM's Chinese Concept Car
16th January, 2008
Engineered to accommodate a new hybrid system that will go
into production this year at Shanghai GM (SGM), GM's joint venture with SAIC, the Riviera features
several technological and manufacturing advances .....
Record V8 Sales Ensures 12 in a Row for Commodore
11th January, 2008
GM Holden has finished 2007 with Australia’s best
selling car for the 12th consecutive year, helped by record sales of V8 models .....
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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 .....
Three Young Designers Shape Future of Hummer through HX Concept
11th December, 2007
Scheduled for display at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show,
next month, the Hummer HX concept reflects the innovative minds of three new GM designers - David
Rojas, Min Young Kang and Robert Jablonski - whose first assignment was to provide a vision for
the future design of off-road vehicles .....
Cadillac Confirmed For Australia
6th December, 2007
As predicted by our Editor some years ago, General
Motors’ has announced their flagship Cadillac brand will enter the Australian market in 2008 .....
Holden‘s ‘Guardian Angel’ Now An Accessory
3rd December, 2007
This high tech "guardian angel" provides owners with round the clock
assistance covering a range of situations from the inconvenience of lost keys, right through to checking on the safety of
occupants, or deploying emergency services, if your vehicle's airbags or seatbelt pretensioners are activated .....
Hummer H3 Alpha and H3 First Stock Class Vehicles To Finish Baja
21st November, 2007
Team Hummer once again demonstrated the inherent
off-road capability of the Hummer H3 as Rod, Josh and Chad Hall piloted their stock class H3
Alpha and H3 nearly 1,300 miles to become the first stock class vehicles to finish the 2007 Baja 1000 .....
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 .....
Hummer To Tackle Baja 1,000
13th November, 2007
Team Hummer will celebrate the 40th Anniversary running
of the legendary Baja 1,000 with two new full stock-class vehicles entered in this year’s
grueling 1,300 mile off-road race – a 2008 Hummer H2 SUT and 2008 H3 Alpha .....
Holden Efijy Heads To The Middle East
8th November, 2007
Holden’s most globally recognised concept car will
headline the Middle East’s largest automotive event, the Dubai Motor Show, starting on 14th November .....
Holden Cavalcade Hits Regional NSW and Victoria
6th November, 2007
Holden’s travelling road show will visit eleven rural
dealers from Shepparton to Seymour to showcase a range of newly released vehicles .....
New Saab 9-3 Range Renewable, Economical, Responsible
5th November, 2007
Saab has launched the new 9-3, the first range of vehicles in
Australia to give drivers a choice of either renewable bioethanol, economical diesel or petrol powered engines .....
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 .....
Cadillac: Made In China
5th November, 2007
Thus, an export market Cadillac now wears what many consider to
be the world's least wanted tag ...... "Made In China" .....
Saab Launches Australia’s First Ethanol Car
19th October, 2007
Saab, a global leader in renewable fuels, has launched
Australia’s first ethanol-fueled production car .....
Holden Rodeo Special Edition
18th October, 2007
Holden has released a special edition Rodeo Sports Accessory Pack
offering enhanced sports styling and more than $3,500 extra value* .....
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 .....
Saab Turbo X Touches Down in Australia
14th October, 2007
Making its first appearance in Australia, Turbo X,
Saab’s exciting new all-wheel drive performance car, made its local debut on Thursday at the Sydney
Motor Show .....
Holden Captiva Enhanced By Extra Features
12th October, 2007
Holden's popular mid-size SUV, the Captiva, is about to get
even better with a range of new standard features that will enhance its position as a highly specified,
flexible package that offers outstanding value for money .....
Hummer H3 Now In Australia
11th October, 2007
The striking Hummer H3 has secured more than 400
pre-launch customer orders ahead of its official launch this week .....
Holden's Lang Lang Proving Ground Passes 50 Year Milestone
16th September, 2007
GM Holden's proving ground at Lang Lang marked its 50th anniversary
last weekend with a celebration day for current and former employees .....
Saab Turbo X - Saab unleashes 21st century Black Turbo
13th September, 2007
Saab celebrates three decades of leadership in turbocharging
at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show by launching the Saab Turbo X, a
driver-focused performance car that sets new standards for the brand .....
Holden's Last VZ Commodore Rolls Off The Line At Elizabeth
11th September, 2007
The last VZ Commodore, a white wagon, was driven off the
production line at GM Holden’s Elizabeth vehicle assembly plant in South Australia last week .....
GM Holden Celebrates 10th Year of Exports to Brazil
9th September, 2007
A version of the all-new Holden Commodore will go on sale in
Brazil, as GM Holden begins exporting the new large sedan to one of its longest-standing customers .....
Holden Reveals VE Utility Line-Up
24th August, 2007
GM Holden has unveiled its all new VE Ute range - the latest
model in a line-up that spans almost 60 years of Australian motoring .....
Holden Efijy At Woodward
21st August, 2007
Holden’s hot rod, the Efijy, a modern day take on Australia’s most
iconic car, the FJ Holden, appeared at the 13th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, USA .....
Saab Black Turbo Returns
20th August, 2007
Saab will go ‘back to the future’ at next month’s Frankfurt Motor
Show by evoking the iconic appeal of its classic ‘Black Turbo’ models .....
Pontiac G8 Prototypes Roll Off Holden's Line
9th July, 2007
GM Holden has showed the first Pontiac G8 engineering prototype
which was manufactured at Holden Vehicle Operations in Elizabeth. The G8 will be available in Pontiac
dealerships in the United States in early 2008 to take its place among General Motors' flagship high
performance vehicles ....
Cadillac To Introduce BLS Wagon in Europe
1st July, 2007
The Cadillac BLS Wagon will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt
Motor Show (IAA), 13th to 23rd September in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to its first offering of a station
wagon, Cadillac is announcing it will offer an alternative, bio-ethanol-fuel engine for the BLS Sedan and Wagon ....
Holden FE-FC Display For National Motor Museum
24th June, 2007
Sunday 8th July, 2007, will see the opening of a display by
the FE-FC Holden Car Club of SA at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia .....
Holden Releases Commodore Lumina Edition
20th June, 2007
Holden has released a special edition VE Commodore Lumina
offering numerous features and outstanding value for money. Available now for only $32,990 (RRP) .....
New Saab 9-3 For 2008: Featuring Leading AWD Technology,
Advanced Turbo Diesel
19th June, 2007
The new Saab 9-3 range features bold, more assertive looks,
reflecting a series of powertrain improvements that include the introduction of all-wheel-drive and
more powerful diesel, petrol and BioPower (E85) engines .....
Saab Celebrates 60 Years
8th June, 2007
Saab enthusiasts from all over the world are gathering in the
Swedish town of Trollhättan this weekend, to celebrate Saab’s 60th anniversary as a car manufacturer .....
Saab 9-3 Convertible Receives Top Crash Test Honours from IIHS
5th June, 2007
The Saab 9-3 Convertible has earned the 2007 Top Safety Pick
award for open-top models in crash tests conducted by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The 9-3 Convertible joins the 9-3 Sport Sedan, which has received top honours three-years running, in
receiving this top IIHS accolade .....
General Motors Looking At 'Grassoline' As Alternative Fuel
5th June, 2007
A major step toward diversifying transportation energy supply is
as close as the unused corn stalks from this year’s harvest, the waste from timber mills, grasses, or even
your own lawn clippings. These and other non-food plant materials can be cost-effectively turned into
cellulosic ethanol, which can greatly reduce oil consumption and global warming at the same time .....
Special Edition Holden Rodeo LTZ Stacked With Extra Value
31st May, 2007
Special edition Holden Rodeo LTZ models are now on sale
featuring enhanced sports styling with up to $4,000* extra value, depending on model .....
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 .....
Special Edition Commodore SVZ Ute And Wagon
22nd May, 2007
Holden has released special edition Commodore SVZ Ute and Wagon
models offering key extra features and outstanding value for money, as the VZ model reaches the end of
its career .....
Saab 9-3 Range For 2008
18th May, 2007
The 2008 Saab 9-3 range will feature bold styling, inspired
by the award-winning Aero X concept car and cutting edge technology for greater driving appeal .....
Skaife Chalks Up 20 Years Of Touring Cars
14th May, 2007
Champion Holden driver Mark Skaife celebrates 20 years as a
professional race car driver as he returns to Winton next week for the V8 Supercar Championship .....
2.2-Litre Engine Drives Astra TwinTop And SRi Models
11th May, 2007
Holden’s Astra TwinTop retractable hard top convertible and sporty
three and five-door SRi models are powered by a responsive 2.2-litre direct injection engine .....
Holden Epica Now On Sale
3rd May, 2007
Epica is available in two variants (CDX and CDXi) with a
choice of either a 2.0 or 2.5 litre in-line six cylinder engine, depending on model .....
Holden Expands Its Global Role
16th April, 2007
GM Holden has announced plans to export Global V6 engines to
China. Two versions of the Global V6 engines will be fitted in the new Buick Park Avenue being built by
Shanghai General Motors .....
Commodore SS For Victoria Police
8th April, 2007
GM Holden and Victoria Police have joined forces to design 20
striking SS Commodores to help reduce the road toll and increase road safety during the Easter period .....
US Car Chiefs Meet With President George Bush
27th March, 2007
Joint statement attributable to Chrysler Group president and CEO
Tom LaSorda, Ford Motor Company president and CEO Alan Mulally, and General Motors chairman and CEO Rick
Wagoner regarding the meeting between President George W. Bush and the CEOs of America’s domestic auto
Holden VE Commodores Recruited To NT Police
25th March, 2007
The 270kW, 6.0 litre, V8-powered cars are the first brand new SS
model VE Commodores to appear in police livery and form part of the new unit which was established in
December as a dedicated resource for traffic enforcement in the Territory .....
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 .....
Hummer at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show
11th March, 2007
Hummer, the most exciting automotive brand to launch in
Australia this year, made its first appearance in Melbourne at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show .....
HSV at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show
11th March, 2007
Holden Special Vehicles confirmed pricing and on-sale dates
for the all new WM series Grange at the Melbourne Motor Show .....
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 .....
Holden at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show
2nd March, 2007
Holden will showcase two new turbo diesel powered vehicles and
the new mid-size Epica sedan at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show, starting today .....
Value-Packed Holden Epica Pricing Announced
20th February, 2007
The 2.0-litre Epica CDX manual variant will retail from
$25,990 (RRP), the 2.5-litre CDX automatic from $27,990 (RRP) and the 2.5-litre CDXi automatic from
$30,990 (RRP) .....
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 .....
HRT's New VE Commodores
16th February, 2007
The most successful team in Australian Touring
Car history, the Holden Racing Team, today unveiled the cars it hopes drivers Mark Skaife
and Todd Kelly can claim back the V8 Supercar Championship with - the new generation Holden VE Commodore .....
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 .....
VE Goes Stateside
8th February, 2007
Holden today confirmed the VE Commodore SS would be exported to
the United States in 2008 to take its place among General Motors' flagship high performance vehicles .....
Holden Epica Makes Its Debut
5th February, 2007
Pricing will be announced in due course but Epica will
be aimed at the value end of the mid-size sedan segment .....
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 .....
Strong Global Growth for Saab in 2006
24th January, 2007
Saab achieved its best-ever global and European
sales results last year, with growth of 5.4 per cent compared to 2005 .....
WM Caprice Breaks Sales Record
23rd January, 2007
Holden’s luxury flagship WM Caprice has broken a
yearly sales record in 2006 after being on the market for just four months .....
GM Sells 9 Million Vehicles In 2006
19th January, 2007
General Motors sold 9.09 million cars and
trucks around the world in 2006, according to preliminary sales figures released this week .....
Saab Lands First Ethanol Car in Australia
18th January, 2007
A real-world demonstration programme of the first
ethanol production car in Australia, Saab BioPower, has began in Queensland .....
All New VE Ensures Commodore Reigns Supreme
18th January, 2007
Holden has finished 2006 with Australia’s best
selling car for the 11th consecutive year. The Holden Commodore, with the help of the all new
VE Commodore, continued an unbroken record since 1996 as Australia’s most popular car .....
Saab Launches Australia’s First Diesel Convertible
17th January, 2007
Saab’s iconic soft-top can add the title of
Australia’s first diesel convertible to its list of achievements with the 9-3 TiD
Convertible now on sale .....
All-New 2008 Cadillac CTS Debuts At 2007 Detroit Motor Show
16th January, 2007
Production of the luxury mid-size saloon is due to
begin later this year and worldwide sales will follow late this year .....
Saab Goes Carbon Neutral
14th January, 2007
Saab will become the first ‘carbon neutral’ car brand in Australia in
2007 with the carbon emissions of every new Saab vehicle sold to be offset by the planting of new trees .....
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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Holden Efijy Concept For Motown
29th December, 2006
The Holden Efijy will make its North American public debut
on 6th January, 2007, in Motown (Detroit) .....
Holden Introduces New Turbo Diesel For Rodeo
22nd December, 2006
Holden’s Rodeo range introduces a new turbo diesel
engine and significantly redesigned interior and exterior features for 2007 .....
All-New Cadillac CTS For 2008
21st December, 2006
The CTS is manufactured in both left and right-hand
drive. Right-hand drive versions are sold in Japan and the United Kingdom .....
One Million Miles in a Saab? Get a New One from Saab - For Free
20th December, 2006
Saab USA is announcing that it will offer a free new Saab
to any U.S. customer who covers one million miles (or more) in a Saab that he or she originally purchased new .....
Caprice Wins Best Luxury Car At Middle East Car Of The Year Awards
17th December, 2006
GM Holden’s export vehicle, the Australian-built Chevrolet
Caprice, has won the Best Luxury Car Award at the 2006 Autocar Middle East Awards .....
Astra Heads To North America
11th December, 2006
Saturn has confirmed that it will add the
Astra to its line-up in late 2007, marking an important stage in its product revitalisation plan .....
GM Opens State-of-the-Art Roll-Over Crash Testing Facility
7th December, 2006
General Motors opened a state-of-the-art roll-over
crash test facility on Tuesday, becoming the first North American car maker to integrate
in-house testing for the infrequent but potentially deadly roll-over crashes that claim 10,000 lives a year .....
Queensland Premier Trials Ethanol Car
6th December, 2006
Saab Australia this week welcomed the Queensland Government’s commitment
to trial Australia’s first ethanol production car, Saab BioPower, with the vehicle joining QFleet in January .....
Another record month of sales for HSV
1st December, 2006
Building on the best month of sales in the history
of Holden Special Vehicles, Managing Director Phil Harding today confirmed November sales had
eclipsed October – with 515 retail deliveries into Australia and New Zealand .....
Saab 9-3 Sedan Earns IIHS 2007 Top Honours
23rd November, 2006
In America, the Saab 9-3 Sedan has earned 2007
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick Award in the mid-size car category .....
Saab Collects Top Design Trophy
21st November, 2006
The stunning Saab Aero X Concept has been crowned 'Concept Car of
the Year' by Autocar, Britain's longest-established car magazine .....
Detroit's Big 3 Meet US President George W. Bush
15th November, 2006
Joint statement attributable to Chrysler Group president and CEO Tom
LaSorda, Ford Motor Company president and CEO Alan Mulally, and General Motors chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner
regarding the meeting between President George W. Bush and the CEOs of America's domestic automotive industry .....
Holden Recall - VE/WM
15th November, 2006
The recall is in relation to a potential issue
regarding rear seat belt buckles .....
Saab 96 to Compete in 2006 La Carrera Panamericana
9th November, 2006
A classic 1960 Saab 96 rally car has left its homeland,
Sweden, headed for Southern Mexico to compete in the grueling 19th La Carrera Panamericana (The Mexican Road Race) .....
Holden Special Vehicles Grange
5th November, 2006
Combining an elegant, individual sense of style
with traditional HSV hard edged performance cues, the WM Grange debuted at the Sydney
Motor Show ahead of its wider Australian release in 2007 .....
Holden Efijy Named ‘Hot Rod of the Year’ in USA
3rd November, 2006
Holden’s stunning Efijy show car has celebrated its first birthday
being named Hot Rod of the Year by the influential enthusiast magazine, HOT ROD, in the United States .....
New Holden Astra TwinTop And SRi Models
30th October, 2006
The Astra TwinTop retractable hard top convertible and
sporty SRi five-door hatch made their Australian debuts on the Holden show stand. Both vehicles and
a new SRi three-door coupe, will be on sale in December .....
Saab 9-3 Extends its Sporty Driver Focus
29h October, 2006
Saab’s trademark cockpit-inspired driving
environment is enhanced in the new 2007 model year 9-3 range which also introduces a new ‘Linear Sport’ model .....
Hummer Continues Global Expansion Down Under
26th October, 2006
Holden has today confirmed that the Hummer H3 is
coming to Australia in 2007, just as Next Car disclosed on 7th April, 2005 .....
GM to Flex American Muscle At SEMA
23rd October, 2006
Enthusiasts seeking the perfect vehicle to personalise will hit
the jackpot with this year’s GM portfolio at the 2006 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show .....
Holden's Dual-Fuel V6 Engine Delivers More Range And Flexibility
19th October, 2006
Holden’s efficient dual-fuel Alloytec V6 engine is now available
in VE Omega, Berlina and Commodore V-Series special edition models .....
Thunder Of Holden's Special Edition Utes Rumble Again
17th October, 2006
Holden has released a second special edition SS Thunder Ute,
featuring more than $3,000 in extra value .....
Adelaide's Holden FE 50th Anniversary Run
16th October, 2006
In 1956 the Holden FE series was released. This was a significant
motoring event as the FE model was the first completely new Holden since 1948 .....
Cadillac Brand Launched in South Africa
12th October, 2006
Whilst there is still no confirmation regarding an
Australian release, Cadillac opened another chapter in its global expansion yesterday by
announcing the brand will be available in South Africa in early 2007 .....
Holden Captiva SUV Range Hits The Road
11th October, 2006
Holden has launched its all new Daewoo sourced
Captiva sports utility vehicle range. It is priced from $35,990 (RRP) .....
Hummer Kicks-Off H3 Assembly in South Africa
11th October, 2006
General Motors yesterday celebrated the start
of production of the Hummer H3 at its Struandale Assembly Facility in Port Elizabeth,
South Africa. The occasion represents an important step in the global expansion of Hummer
by providing increased capacity and a global version of the H3 .....
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 .....
Renault, Nissan and GM terminate Alliance Discussions
5th October, 2006
General Motors, Renault and Nissan announced overnight that they
had agreed to terminate discussions regarding a proposed alliance among the three companies .....
Hummer’s Global Success Story Continues
4th October, 2006
Starting in October 2006, the Hummer H3 will be assembled at the
General Motors plant in Struandale, South Africa. The additional volume is scheduled for markets in Europe, Asia
Pacific, the Middle East and Africa .....
Europe's Saab 9-3 Range for 2007
4th October, 2006
The view from the driver's seat is the main focus of the 2007 model
year enhancements to the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible ranges .....
Saab Sonett Celebrates 50 Years
3rd October, 2006
The Saab Sonett sports car was originally named after the
Swedish expression “så nätt”, meaning “so neat”. Now, half a century after the launch of the first
generation, the Sonett is known the world over as Saab’s quintessential two-seat sport car .....
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 .....
Holden's First VE and WM Export To Middle East
22nd September, 2006
GM Holden has despatched its first shipment of the
all-new generation export versions of Commodore, Statesman and Caprice from Adelaide’s AAT
Port to its largest export market, the Middle East .....
Holden To Offer Four Models In Captiva Range
18th September, 2006
Holden has announced it would offer four models across the range
of its new Captiva sports utility vehicle, all powered by the Australian-built 3.2 litre Alloytec engine .....
Holden Launches WM Statesman And Caprice
12th September, 2006
Holden has launched its top-of-the-range WM Statesman and Caprice
models, offering more differentiation from their short wheelbase siblings than ever before .....
Big plans for Saab BioPower in Australia
5th September, 2006
Saab BioPower, the best selling environmentally friendly vehicle in
Sweden, is on its way to Australia to promote the benefits of ethanol, a renewable alternative fuel .....
Saab Diesel Confirmed for Australia
31st August, 2006
Saab is expanding its product offering in
Australia with the addition of the diesel range of 9-3 TiD vehicles .....
PM Visits Holden
28th August, 2006
The Prime Minister, John Howard, today commemorated the
completion of a $532 million upgrade to the Holden Vehicle Operations (HVO) plant in Elizabeth, South Australia .....
Saab Icon celebrates 20 Years
24th August, 2006
The iconic Saab convertible turns 20 this year and to
celebrate Saab is launching a limited edition 20th Anniversary Convertible .....
Team Hummer Looks to Continue Winning Streak
22nd August, 2006
Team Hummer, one of off-road racing's most
successful teams, looks to continue their 13-race streak of placing a Hummer on the podium .....
America's Saab Enthusiasts Head for the Adirondacks
18th August, 2006
Saab owners and enthusiasts will gather to celebrate
their passion for their cars and the Saab brand at the 24th annual North American Saab Owners Convention .....
Cadillac CTS Reaches New Milestone
18th August, 2006
Taking home a new Cadillac is a special occasion for
Americans (if not the rest of the world) and this was especially true last week for the Luyber family .....
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 .....
VE Commodore: Safety The Priority
13th August, 2006
Real world crash situations were considered at every phase of
design, development and testing to ensure the new VE Commodore range was the safest Commodore yet .....
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 .....
Holden Delivers Its Smartest Commodore Yet
8th August, 2006
The 2006 Holden VE Commodore range will offer
smart new technology which people want and will find easy to use .....
Hummer's Happy Meals!
6th August, 2006
It’s time to rev up the fun as Hummer rolls into
McDonald’s American restaurants for a pint-sized promotion .....
Holden To Continue VZ Wagon & Ute Production
3rd August, 2006
The current VZ series utes and wagons will be
manufactured alongside the all-new VE Commodore and WM Statesman and Caprice for an unspecified period of time .....
VE Commodore: More Power, More Refinement
1st August, 2006
More power, more torque and more refinement are
simple powertrain messages emphatically delivered by the new "VE" range of Holden Commodores .....
GM's Global Sales Grow as U.S. Market Stabilises
30th July, 2006
General Motors reported second quarter global
sales (April - June) of 2,400,000 vehicles .....
New Six-Speed Auto For V8 Commodores
28th July, 2006
General Motors’ electronically controlled
six-speed automatic transmission will be offered in all V8 variants of the all-new VE Commodore range .....
Holden VE: Fuel Economy Figures
24th July, 2006
GM Holden today released fuel economy figures
for its all-new VE series Commodore sedan range .....
Holden Announces Pricing For New Commodore
19th July, 2006
Holden has released pricing for the all-new
wagon-less VE series Holden Commodore range .....
Holden Shakes Up Commodore Range
17th July, 2006
The all-new VE Commodore sees a realignment to
Holden’s large passenger car range .....
1.4 Million Km Wait For New Holden Diesel
5th July, 2006
The launch of Holden's new Astra turbo diesel cars lured a
Queenslander out of the woodwork to upgrade his 22-year-old Holden Gemini diesel boasting a staggering 1.4
million kilometre life .....
Hummer At British International Motor Show
29th June, 2006
Hummer will make its UK debut at the British International Motor
Show at London’s ExCeL with a display featuring the legendary Hummer H2 and the new, midsize, Hummer H3 which is due
to become available with right-hand drive during 2007 .....
Holden Leads With Ethanol Labelling
28th June, 2006
In a first for an Australian car manufacturer, GM Holden yesterday
announced it would begin applying an "E10 suitable" label to its imported petrol-engined vehicles from 1st July, 2006 .....
Holden At The Sydney 4x4 Show
23rd June, 2006
The striking S3X concept car, a preview to Holden’s new
Captiva set for Australia later this year, will be on display at the Sydney 4x4 Show commencing Friday 23rd June .....
ESP Standard For New Holden VE & WM Sedans
21st June, 2006
The next generation of Australia ’s best selling
car, the Holden Commodore, will be the first locally built range with the acclaimed safety
technology Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as standard .....
Holden Astra Diesel Arrives
19th June, 2006
Australia ’s biggest-selling European imported car,
the Holden Astra, is now available in two turbocharged diesel five-door hatches .....
Astra SRi Turbo Roars Back Down Under
16th June, 2006
The new generation of Holden’s four-cylinder performance
hero, the Astra SRi Turbo coupe, will roar into Australian showrooms later this month .....
Britain's Astra Gains Panoramic Windscreen
15th June, 2006
In the UK, the Astra Sport Hatch is now available
with a Panoramic windscreen .....
Holden Efijy Meets The Originals!
9th June, 2006
The 21st Century hot rod re-invention of Australia’s
historic car icons today met its ancestors outside Holden’s Port Melbourne headquarters .....
Vauxhall's Astra TwinTop Released In England
28th May, 2006
The right hand drive version of this new model was
released in England just last Friday .....
Europe's Corsa Uncovered!
18th May, 2006
The new Corsa is slightly longer and wider than the
current car (which was sold in Australia as the Holden Barina until late last year) .....
GM Opens New European Design Centre
15th May, 2006
As part of General Motors’ continued focus on further
strengthening product development, it, last week, opened a new European Design Centre in Rüsselsheim .....
Century Of Vauxhall Heritage
14th May, 2006
To coincide with the Luton Festival of Transport and
over 100 years of being based in the town, Vauxhall is holding its annual open day at its Heritage
Centre in Luton, on Sunday 11th June 2006 .....
GM's Antara Targets European Growth Market
10th May, 2006
Following the enthusiastic reaction to the
Antara GTC crossover concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2005, GM launches, in
Europe, later this year, the five-door production version of the new Antara .....
GM Europe and Renault pursue cooperation on LCVs
10th May, 2006
The cooperation between General Motors Europe (GME)
and Renault is taking a further step forward with the release of new van versions for the two brands .....
Team Hummer Dominates At Terrible's Town 250
3rd May, 2006
In a sport where simply finishing the race is a victory, Team
Hummer once again proved dominant with the Team Hummer H2 and H3 taking first-in-class finishes .....
New Saab 9-5
1st May, 2006
The new Saab 9-5 combines bold, contemporary
styling and more dynamic ride and handling, beginning a new chapter for this well established model .....
Hummer Racing Validate Hummer Capabilities
30th April, 2006
Off-road desert racing is possibly the most grueling
form of motor racing in the world. Recognised around the globe by races like the Baja 1000 .....
Vauxhall Unveils The UK's All-New Astravan
25th April, 2006
Vauxhall has pulled the wraps off its new Astravan
– the latest edition of the company’s most established van brand .....
Start of Assembly of Hummer H3 in Russia
18th April, 2006
GM and Avtotor celebrated the start of production
of the Hummer H3 in Russia at a ceremony at the Avtotor plant in Kaliningrad earlier this month .....
General Motors Opens "The Drive"
16th April, 2006
“The Drive” a unique, hands-on driving facility
offers a first-of-its-kind “autotainment” experience within the United States .....
General Motors to Sell Equity Stake in Isuzu Motors Ltd
11th April, 2006
General Motors today announced it would sell its 7.9 per cent
equity stake in Isuzu Motors Ltd. The commercial partnership between GM and Isuzu will continue .....
Holden Hot Rod To Thrill At Adelaide Motor Show
7th April, 2006
South Australians get their chance to see first hand the
wild-style hot rod that reinvents the classic FJ Holden, EFIJY, at this weekend's Adelaide Motor Show .....
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 .....
Holden Displays New Engines in Brisbane
5th April, 2006
Holden’s new flagship performance engine and the
Aussie-built V6 for Rodeo will be on display at the Brisbane 4x4 Show, commencing 7th April .....
Saab BioPower Hybrid Concept
3rd April, 2006
The innovative Saab BioPower Hybrid Concept, making its world
premiere at the Stockholm Motor Show (30th March - 9th April, 2006), delivers zero fossil CO2 emissions .....
Holden Unleashes Thunder Ute and Crewman
30th March, 2006
Holden’s ever-popular light commercial range now
features special edition “Thunder” models for Ute and Crewman .....
General Motors Brings Hybrid Bus To Australia
29th March, 2006
The Allison Transmission Division of GM will
demonstrate its state-of-the-art energy efficient hybrid bus at Mt. Cotton near Brisbane on Friday .....
Commodore SVZ Special Edition
27th March, 2006
Australia’s favourite car will be stacked with $6,000
extra value and a sportier edge with the new Commodore SVZ special edition sedan and wagon .....
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 .....
New Corsa To Debut At London Show
23rd March, 2006
Vauxhall yesterday announced that the all-new Corsa will make its
world debut at the British International Motor Show in July .....
Australia's Cadillacs For 2007
15th March, 2006
Cadillac, the luxury car division of America's General Motors Corporation,
is expanding the availability of right-hand drive models, hence putting Australia on their 'radar' .....
Saab Concept Named Geneva "Best of Show"
15th March, 2006
The Saab Aero X concept car, which made its world debut at the
Geneva Motor Show, has been named “Best of Show” by the editors of AutoWeek Magazine .....
Holden Safety Recall
14th March, 2006
GM Holden has issued a safety recall on specific
locally built vehicles from April 2003 to December 2005 sold in Australia and export markets
and fitted with side impact airbags as standard or optional equipment .....
GM to Sell 17.4% Equity Stake in Suzuki
7th March, 2006
General Motors Corp announced overnight it would
reduce its equity stake in Suzuki Motor Corp. from 20.4 percent to 3.0 per cent .....
New Saab 9-5 Flagship
5th March, 2006
On show for the first time in Queensland, the
new 9-5 Aero Sedan headlines Saab’s fresh model line-up at the Brisbane Motor Show .....
Daewoo's New Holden Captiva
28th February, 2006
Holden’s new Daewoo-built sports utility vehicle will
be called Captiva and will be powered by a new 3.2-litre Global V6 all-alloy engine .....
Saab Aero X Concept
28th February, 2006
The Saab Aero X concept harnesses the power of Saab's
aviation and Scandinavian roots to make a unique statement in performance car design .....
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) .....
Last Monaro To Shine In Emerald
24th February, 2006
The country Queensland businessman who bought the very
last current generation Monaro in a global auction seen his historic coupe for the first time today .....
Holden At The Brisbane Motor Show
24th February, 2006
The stunning custom EFIJY will make its Queensland
debut alongside current Holden models at the Brisbane Motor Show from Friday 3rd March .....
North America's New Hummer H3 X
19th February, 2006
Less than a year after the H3 went on sale, Hummer has
announced, at the Chicago Motor Show, a new model called H3 X, based on the H3 Street Concept .....
Holden's First Barina Sedan
19th February, 2006
Holden’s light car line-up has a new addition - and it
is made in communist China! (CORRECTION: The Barina sedan is made in South Korea) .....
Opel GT: A European Legend Returns
15th February, 2006
The new two-seat GT features an exciting
design with sharply cut lines, rear-wheel drive and a potent petrol-fuelled 2-litre four
cylinder turbo engine with direct injection .....
Holden History And Future Unveiled At Melbourne
9th February, 2006
Holden pays homage to an Australian icon at the
2006 Melbourne International Motor Show with a specially customised Monaro, while the T2X
concept, with its compact SUV style and bold coupe lines, point to possible future design cues .....
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 .....
The Very Last Monaro
6th February, 2006
The last VZ Monaro coupe built by Holden has been painted with a custom
colour and modified by Holden's Design and Engineering departments to reflect its iconic place in Australian automotive
Flagships star in GM Holden's export record
1st February, 2006
GM Holden has set a new vehicle export record for the
company, breaking through the 60,000-vehicle barrier for the first time in 2005 .....
GM Sells More Than 9 Million Vehicles
27th January, 2006
General Motors sold 9.17 million cars and
trucks around the world in 2005, up 2 percent from the 8.99 million vehicles sold in 2004 .....
Pontiac Adds A CC
21st January, 2006
After closing 2005 with brisker sales than the rest of
the mid-size car segment, the Pontiac G6 family of vehicles is expected to continue its growth in
2006 with a game-changing new entry - a G6 retractable hardtop convertible .....
Extra Statesman Luxury Now Standard
20th January, 2006
Holden Statesman buyers receive even more luxury features as
standard with the WL series 2006 Statesman International, on sale from this month .....
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 .....
More Go For Holden's Performance Heroes
17th January, 2006
The most powerful standard engine ever offered by Holden will be
installed in all 2006 model year Holden V8 vehicles. A new 6.0-litre alloy engine will deliver 260 kW .....
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 .....
A Decade Of Holden Commodore Leadership
9th January, 2006
Holden has finished 2005 with Australia’s best selling car for the
10th consecutive year, the most popular passenger car range and most popular light truck range .....
20 Years Of Saab Convertibles
8th January, 2006
Saab is raising the roof, celebrating two decades of convertible sales
success by introducing an eye-catching 20th anniversary model, the Saab 9-3 Convertible Cerulean edition .....
Hummer: Here In A Year
1st January, 2006
The H3 is about a year away from its Australian
release. The 5-cylinder SUV will provide Holden with another 4WD model .....
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Holden's 2006 Model Changes
31st December, 2005
Holden also announced model changes to its 2006 line-up of locally
produced vehicles in preparation for an all-new Commodore which is expected to be launched in the second half of
the year .....
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 .....
Aussie-Built V6 Engine Delivers Most Powerful Rodeo
21st December, 2005
Holden will match its high-tech Global V6 engine to the Rodeo to
produce the most powerful V6 offering in the light truck’s distinguished 25 year history in Australia .....
Saab Announces New Pricing For 9-3
21st December, 2005
Saab Australia has realigned its 2006 pricing,
reducing the recommended retail prices of its vehicles by up to $8,000 .....
Commodore Out In Force For Victoria Police
21st December, 2005
GM Holden and Victoria Police have collaborated in the design of 20
striking Commodore SS models to join the police fleet as state-of-the-art SMART cars (Special Mobile
Anti-Road Toll Cars), to reduce the road toll and increase road safety during the 2005/2006 Christmas/New Year period .....
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 .....
GM Engines Named Among Industry’s Best
18th December, 2005
Two of GMs newest engines – the 2.0-litre Ecotec Supercharged and
2.8-litre V6 Turbo – have been named among the industry’s 10 best engines of 2006 by Ward’s Communications .....
Global V6 Turbo Power For Saab 9-3 Aero
12th December, 2005
Powered by Saab’s 2.8 litre V6 Turbo, the 9-3 Aero Sport
Sedan is the fastest accelerating car to carry the Saab badge .....
Holden Takes On Global Design Role
8th December, 2005
Holden will significantly expand its Port Melbourne
design centre to design vehicles for General Motors markets around the world .....
Holden Celebrates Four Millionth Export Engine
4th December, 2005
Holden has produced a range of four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines
for export at Port Melbourne since 1981, and currently holds contracts to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and
North America .....
Monaro In Force for Queensland Police
28th November, 2005
Holden and the Queensland Police Service have joined
forces in an effort to reduce the road toll and increase road safety leading up to the holiday season .....
Top Safety Rating For Saab Active Head Restraints
25th November, 2005
Saab vehicles have been awarded top marks for neck injury
protection by the UK’s Thatcham insurance research centre .....
Cadillac Wins Manufacturers’ Titles
18th November, 2005
With a total of four victories, two pole positions and nine
podium finishes, the CTS-V racers of Team Cadillac claimed a clean sweep of both the drivers’ and
manufacturers’ championships in the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series .....
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 .....
Holden Barina Ushers in New Era
7th November, 2005
Holden is set to shift the balance in Australia ’s
light car market with a new Barina starting below $13,000 with air conditioning as standard .....
GM Moves to Speed Pontiac Solstice Production
3rd November, 2005
General Motors has announced that it plans to add a third shift at its
Wilmington, Delaware (USA), car assembly plant which currently manufacturers the Pontiac Solstice roadster .....
Sales of Daewoo-Sourced Vehicles Rise 41%
2nd November, 2005
GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) announced
yesterday that 112,631 of the Incheon-based car maker's vehicles were sold globally in October .....
Hummer To Sponsor Team Dakar USA
2nd November, 2005
Hummer and Robby Gordon Motorsports have joined
together to take on the Dakar Rally, widely considered to be the most grueling off-road race in the world .....
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 .....
GM's Global Growth Continues
27th October, 2005
General Motors reported calendar year-to-date
sales (January - September) of 7,066,774 vehicles around the world – a 3.7 per cent increase over 2004 .....
GM Opens Russian R&D Science Office
26th October, 2005
General Motors will open a new R&D science office in Moscow
in order to leverage Russian science institutes and universities on a broad array of technologies .....
S3X From Daewoo For Holden
16th October, 2005
Holden is showing the striking S3X concept SUV at Sydney's Australian
International Motor Show, as the preview for a Daewoo-sourced seven-seater Holden destined for Australia next year .....
Saab 9-3 SportCombi Shows Its Face
14th October, 2005
Saab has launched into the premium, mid-size wagon market
with the unveiling of the 9-3 SportCombi for the first time in Australia .....
Holden's Wild Hot Rod Brings FJ Back to Life
13th October, 2005
A wild 21st Century hot rod reinventing one of Australia ’s most famous
cars, the FJ Holden, was unveiled today at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney .....
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 .....
Viva is Holden's Big News
10th October, 2005
Holden has launched Viva – a new nameplate, for the Holden brand .....
Subaru and GM Walk Away From Each Other
7th October, 2005
Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru cars,
released its plan of their alliance changes .....
Australian Debut for Saab SportCombi
4th October, 2005
The all new Saab 9-3 SportCombi will make its first
appearance in Australia next week at the Sydney Motor Show .....
2005 Special Edition VZ Commodore Lumina
28th September, 2005
Holden is delivering more than $6,000 of extra features in the new
special edition VZ Commodore Lumina sedan and wagon .....
Holden's New Tigra Hardtop Convertible
23rd September, 2005
Holden is stepping up its focus on the small car market with the
pending launch of the Tigra hardtop convertible .....
Extra Temptation For Holden's SS Models
13th September, 2005
Holden’s SS model performance heroes will deliver extra
temptation in SSZ special editions to be released on Commodore, Ute and Crewman .....
Holden Launches Dual-fuel Commodore
9th September, 2005
The success of Australia ’s most popular car range will be enhanced
with the launch of a dual-fuel Commodore, featuring a newly-developed version of GM Holden’s 3.6 litre Alloytec V6 .....
31st August, 2005
Where does the 2006 Cadillac BLS, which is set for its world
premiere at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show, sit in Holden's plans for the future? .....
Holden Workforce Restructure
26th August, 2005
GM Holden Ltd has made a decision to reduce the workforce size of its
South Australian operations .....
150 Holdens Crushed for Emergency's Sake
19th August, 2005
A total of 150 Monaros, Commodores, Rodeos and other Holdens with a retail
value of more than $5 million have been shipped to New Zealand to become scrap metal in the name of emergency safety .....
The New Astra Twin Top For 2006
2nd August, 2005
Last year, we reported the new Astra would be a coupe/cabriolet. Now we
discover General Motors has lifted the lid on the latest version of its new Astra – the stunning TwinTop .....
Last Hurrah for Holden's Legendary Monaro
26th July, 2005
Holden will next month release a striking special edition, Monaro CV8-Z,
as the final chapter in a remarkable success story in Australian automotive history .....
Holden Expands The Astra Line-Up
18th July, 2005
Holden has extended its popular Astra small car range with a sporty new
three-door coupe and a versatile compact wagon .....
Holden Hits Record First Half Sales
6th July, 2005
Holden has achieved its highest first half sales in history and
reached the half year mark with Australia's best selling passenger and light truck ranges .....
Holden Safety Recall On Specific RA Rodeo Utes
26th June, 2005
Holden has issued a safety recall on specific RA Rodeo utility variants,
model years 2003 to 2005, purchased with petrol engines and original equipment fitted tubs. The recall will involve about
22,000 vehicles in Australia and New Zealand .....
New Barina and Viva For Holden
23rd June, 2005
Regular readers will recall that the Editor said last year that GM was
good for Daewoo and that Daewoo was good for GM. The new Barina and the new Viva, together with the as yet unannounced
small AWD (petrol and diesel), are proof that Daewoo was an excellent acquisition for General Motors .....
Holden's VZ AWD Range Heads Outback At Sydney 4X4 Show
8th June, 2005
Holden will pay homage to Australia’s great outdoors with its winning
line-up of all wheel drive passenger, light commercial and crossover vehicles at the Sydney 4X4 Show, Sydney Showgrounds,
Sydney Olympic Park, from 24th-26th June .....
Racing Astra Sport Hatch Wins At Brands Hatch
7th June, 2005
Yvan Muller driving the new-for-2005 VX Racing Astra Sport Hatch ended two
months of drought from BTCC wins with a masterful display of driving in the third race of the day at Brands Hatch .....
Australian Trade Minister Helps Introduce Holden Flagship Cars To South Korea
2nd June, 2005
The Federal Trade Minister, the Hon. Mark Vaile, helped General Motors
introduce the Holden designed and manufactured GM Daewoo Statesman prestige car to South Korea .....
Holden Statesman International (WL series)
30th May, 2005
Australia’s renowned luxury car will have a sportier edge when Holden releases
the 2005 Statesman International this week .....
Holden Unveils New Headquarters
19th May, 2005
Holden moved from art deco to state-of-the-art yesterday, with the
opening of its new headquarters at 191 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne .....
Holden Monaro To Race In America
15th May, 2005
Pontiac has chosen TRG, a successful California-based motor sports
organisation, to run the first two of its GTO.R race cars .....
New Holden VZ Storm Ute and Crewman
28th April, 2005
Holden announce the special edition Storm Ute and the first
ever Storm Crewman .....
Holden Commodore Equipe
22nd April, 2005
Australia’s most popular car is now available with more than $5000 extra
retail value in the VZ Commodore Equipe sedan and wagon .....
Vauxhall Astra Diesel
20th April, 2005
Will we see a diesel engine in the Holden Astra? .....
Holden To Import Cars From GM Daewoo
12th April, 2005
Holden today confirmed that it would begin importing vehicles from General
Motors’ South Korean operations (GMDAT) later this year .....
Holden Scores First Quarter Sales Record
5th April, 2005
Holden has achieved its second month of market
leadership in 2005, helping it to a record first quarter sales result .....
Irmscher Styling Pack For The Vauxhall Tigra
28th March, 2005
The Tigra may be one of the snappiest lookers around, but that has not
stopped the specialists at Irmscher from developing a styling pack to give this coupé/convertible even more appeal .....
Holden Welcomes UAE-Australia Free Trade Negotiations
17th March, 2005
Holden has welcomed the announcement by Australia and the United
Arab Emirates to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement between the two markets .....
Holden Is The Market Leader In February
8th March, 2005
Holden has returned to market leadership with its best ever February
sales result, driven by record sales of Astra and Rodeo .....
Holden Astra Classic Equipe (TS series)
9th February, 2005
The value in Holden's TS Astra Classic series has been further sharpened .....
Holden Crewman Cross 6 - VZ series
3rd February, 2005
The Crewman four-door ute, is now available in a V6
all-wheel-drive version - the Crewman Cross 6. And we're the first media outlet to publish the details .....
Holden One Tonner Cross 6 - VZ series
3rd February, 2005
A legendary Holden nameplate entered a new era today with the launch of
the all wheel drive (AWD) One Tonner Cross 6. And we're the first media outlet to publish the details .....
Holden Adventra Wagon - VZ series
3rd February, 2005
Holden Chairman and Managing Director Denny Mooney today revealed
an expanded and restyled Adventra AWD wagon line-up with the new SX6, CX6 and LX6 variants joining the V8
powered Adventra LX8 .....
AWD Holdens Debut At Brisbane Motor Show
3rd February, 2005
Holden will debut its expanded VZ all-wheel-drive range at the Brisbane
Motor Show from 4th February alongside the spectacular Torana TT36 Concept Car .....
Holden's Elizabeth Plant Drives Past A 40-Year Milestone
28th January, 2005
Holden has marked the 40th anniversary of the opening of its General
Assembly Plant in Elizabeth, South Australia .....
Holden vehicle exports hit A 50-year high
21st January, 2005
Holden has set a new all-time vehicle export record for the
company, breaking through the 50,000-vehicle barrier during its 50th anniversary export year in 2004 .....
Commodore And LCVs Drive Record Holden Results
19th January, 2005
Holden has claimed Australia's top selling car for the
ninth consecutive year, with Commodore extending an unbroken annual record for the nameplate since
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Holden Torana TT36 Concept Car at AIMS
11th October, 2004
Twin Turbo 3.6 litre concept car from Holden revives the famous
Torana name at Sydney's Motor Show .....
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