NEWS INDEX: Holden
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 .....
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 .....
HSV's 25th Anniversary ClubSport R8
12th July, 2015
HSV, Australia’s leading performance car manufacturer, has announced details
of a limited edition ClubSport R8 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its ClubSport nameplate .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
HSV GTS Maloo
14th September, 2014
Just 12 months since the launch of the GEN-F GTS, the most powerful
production car ever built in Australia, HSV is set to launch a limited edition GTS Maloo which adopts the 430 kW/740 Nm
6.2 litre Supercharged LSA engine .....
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
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 .....
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 .....
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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
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
HSV Gen-F prices announced
30th May, 2013
The sedan range kicks off with the ClubSport starting from $60,990*
for the manual model. This is a $4,000 decrease from the E3 predecessor .....
HSV's new GTS due in September
26th May, 2013
HSV will introduce the fastest, most powerful performance
production car ever built in Australia in September .....
HSV Maloo release imminent
24th May, 2013
Available in two variants – Maloo and Maloo R8, each receives a
significant exterior and interior make-over and a raft of new technologies .....
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
HSV Senator Signature and Grange due
19th May, 2013
As part of the launch of its new GEN-F range, HSV has released details of
its luxury/sport models – Senator Signature and Grange. Both models will be available from mid-June .....
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 .....
HSV's new ClubSport
16th May, 2013
Available in three variants – ClubSport, ClubSport R8 and ClubSport R8
Tourer, each vehicle receives a raft of new technologies and features including the availability of an optional power
and torque upgrade to 340kW and 570Nm. .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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
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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 .....
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 .....
HSV GTS 25th Anniversary Edition
10th October, 2012
Building on an already impressive list of standard features,
including a 325 kW, 6.2 litre V8 engine, the HSV 25th Anniversary GTS features a number of styling, performance
and technology upgrades .....
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 .....
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 .....
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
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 .....
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 .....
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
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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 driveaway 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" .....
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 .....
HSV SV Black Edition
11th July, 2011
The “darkness” of this limited edition starts with
the exterior, with matt black paint-outs on the front and sides combining with the “Vector” bonnet
scoops and side vents to immediately communicate a unique edge .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
Would You Buy A Car From This Man?
29th April, 2011
Des West sold the Holden 48/215 on the 17th June 1949 to Allan
Bell and family .....
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) .....
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 .....
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 .....
2010: a bumper year of sales
6th January, 2011
“This is an exceptional outcome and is the second highest
result on record and only the third time ever that the market exceeded more than one million sales,” FCAI
Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said .....
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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 .....
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 .....
South Africa's wild ute
10th November, 2010
Based on the already impressive Chevrolet Lumina Ute SS,
(Holden Commodore SS utility in Australia) the 535 bhp 590 lb.ft 6-litre supercharged V8 SuperUte is a ute
with super car credentials offering 4.5-second 0-100 km/h acceleration .....
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 .....
HSV launch the E3 range
21st September, 2010
High performance car brand Holden Special Vehicles has
launched its new E Series 3, featuring a host of Australian production car firsts, and interior upgrades
to the HSV range .....
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 .....
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 .....
Holden 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) .....
HSV celebrates 20 years with limited edition model
7th June, 2010
Holden Special Vehicles has launched a limited edition model to
help celebrate 20 years of the ClubSport, its most successful and enduring nameplate .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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
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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 .....
HSV E Series 2 unveiled
23rd September, 2009
HSV E2 introduces a number of driver enhancements, as
well as an increase in the power output for the HSV GTS to 325 kW .....
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 .....
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) .....
HSV confirms E Series 2 Coming
5th July, 2009
HSV has confirmed the current E Series range will be given a
major upgrade with new features, driver enhancements and visual changes for introduction later in 2009 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
HSV Releases Limited Edition Senator
27th February, 2009
The Senator nameplate is one of HSV’s most successful,
stretching all the way back to the first model – the VP Senator – in 1992 .....
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 .....
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" .....
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 .....
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 .....
New Limited Editions For HSV
13th October, 2008
"We're celebrating 40 years of GTS with a special commemorative model
as well as unveiling a Senator Signature SV08" Managing Director of Holden Special Vehicles Phil Harding said .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
New LS3 engine to power HSV
10th April, 2008
Holden Special Vehicles has announced a running change to its
E-Series and WM Grange vehicles, with the new GM LS3 engine to be fitted across the range .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
HSV Records 12 Consecutive Months of Record Sales
31st October, 2007
Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has posted another record
individual month of sales, with 432 vehicles delivered to Australian, New Zealand and export markets in September .....
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* .....
Holden Special Vehicles celebrates 20th Anniversary with limited
edition ClubSport R8
14th October, 2007
Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has unveiled a new model; the special
commemorative ClubSport R8 as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 ....
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) .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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) .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
Cloud Over Stormriders
17th January, 2007
After 37 years, Holden has brought the curtain down on the thrilling
Holden Precision Driving Team .....
New E series continues to deliver records for HSV
12th January, 2007
Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has set a new benchmark and another
all time record sales result in December, with 519 retail deliveries across its Australian and New Zealand
dealer network .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
Holden Recall - VE/WM
15th November, 2006
The recall is in relation to a potential issue
regarding rear seat belt buckles .....
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 .....
VXR arrives in Australia
27th October, 2006
As promised earlier this year, Holden Special Vehicles
(HSV) is unleashing the hottest European import onto the Australian market in 2006 - the HSV VXR
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 .....
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) .....
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 .....
Peter Brock (1945 - 2006)
10th September, 2006
Australian motor sport legend Peter Brock, 61, died around
midday (local time) on Friday 8th September, 2006, in a car crash in Gidgegannup, Western Australia .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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) .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 .....
Viva is Holden's Big News
10th October, 2005
Holden has launched Viva – a new nameplate, for the Holden brand .....
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 .....
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 .....
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 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 .....
Holden Torana TT36 Concept Car at AIMS
28th March, 2005
Twin Turbo 3.6 litre concept car from Holden revives the famous
Torana name at Sydney's Motor Show .....
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 .....
New European Trio From Holden
4th March, 2005
Holden has signalled its assault on the small car market with the
preview of three super-smart European imports at the Melbourne International Motor Show .....
Holden At the 2005 Melbourne Motor Show
3rd March, 2005
Holden debuts two new Astra body styles and the Tigra cabrio at
the 2005 Melbourne Motor Show with a display that demonstrates the strength and depth of its passenger,
recreational and light commercial model line-up .....
Holden Crewman Police Van
2nd March, 2005
Holden and the Victoria Police have joined forces
to develop Australia's newest divvi van .....
VZ Monaro Arrives In Britain
20th February, 2005
The new VZ series Holden Monaro arrives in Britain
as the Vauxhall Monaro .....
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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