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.
Ten headturning Holden Monaro coupes have joined the Queensland
police fleet to provide maximum visibility on roads during peak periods.
The Monaros will be used as a tool that will be a constant reminder for
motorists to follow the road rules.
Queensland Police Minister Judy Spence and Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson
unveiled the fleet at an event in King George Square in Brisbane.
The vehicles will be distributed to each police region where they can be used
to promote road safety messages through high profile traffic patrols.
Each region and district can use the vehicles to employ local strategies
based on road crash data and their individual needs.
The Monaros will be equipped with highly reflective markings and road safety
messages displayed on the panels.
Each Monaro is fitted with mobile data devices which allow police to access
information including driver license details and persons of interest data.
They also feature a range of modern technology to accommodate secure digital
radios and mobile radar equipment.
Holden announced earlier this year that it would end production of the
current generation Monaro in late 2005 after a stellar run as an Australian
performance car hero.
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 .....
Industry Gears up for End of Year Sales Push
6th November, 2005
Australian motor vehicle sales dropped slightly in October, interrupting a
run of record monthly results that have pushed the market to new heights this year .....
China Will Be World's No.1
5th November, 2005
Dr. Feng Fei, an economist at the Development Research Centre of China’s
State Council, has forecast that China will become the world's largest vehicle manufacturer by 2020 .....
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 percent 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
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 .....
Record Month As Small Car Sales Boom
10th October, 2005
The Australian motor vehicle market continues to head towards a new annual
record, driven by a big increase in demand for smaller cars and light trucks .....
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 .....
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 Monaro CV8 - VZ series
As the Monaro heads for retirement
we recognise it is still an enjoyable and lazy drive
25th September, 2005
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 .....
Hummer H3 Now Arriving In Europe
28th July, 2005
General Motors continues its global expansion with the announcement
yesterday it will sell the all-new 2006 Hummer H3 in Europe. The H3 will come to Australia in early 2007 .....
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 Additional details added 21st 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