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Holden Cruze Review (Australia) Holden Cruze Review (Australia)

The Cruze is a big leap forward over Holden’s previous Asian sourced small family car (the unloved Viva); the Cruze looks entirely modern, classy even; build quality appears top notch; the longer wheelbase and wider track contribute to improved handling.

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2009 Holden Captiva SX Updated - (Australia) 2009 Holden Captiva SX Updated - (Australia)

Holden’s top-selling Captiva range now includes Australia’s most affordable mid-size seven-seater SUV. 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. A complete list of Captiva product changes are as follows:

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2009 Holden Commodore Special Edition International Pack - (Australia) 2009 Holden Commodore Special Edition International Pack - (Australia)

The Australian debut of the all-new Holden Cruze headlines Holden’s presence at the 2009 Melbourne International Motor Show. The stunning new small car range will be among no fewer than 25 vehicles on the stand, representing Holden’s broad vehicle offering covering a range of segments, prices and alternative fuel solutions. GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Reuss said the motor show stand highlighted how Holden was moving with the changing needs and desires of...

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2009 Holden Cruze Announced - (Australia) 2009 Holden Cruze Announced - (Australia)

The all-new Holden Cruze made its Australian debut at the Melbourne International Motor Show today signalling the company’s latest entrant in the competitive small car segment. Cruze is the first of General Motors’ new 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. Powered by a 1.8 litre 4-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine or optional 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged common...

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2012 Holden Volt Preview - (Australia) 2012 Holden Volt Preview - (Australia)

GM Holden has released the first images of the highly anticipated Volt extended range electric vehicle as it will appear on Australian roads. The images, which show a right-hand-drive version of Volt sporting Holden badges on its aerodynamic front and rear, were released as part of Holden’s presentation at the Melbourne International Motor Show. It is a local take on the vehicle that has won widespread acclaim for its ability to travel up to 64 kilometres on electricity before using...

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GM Holden To Build Small Car line Alongside Best-Selling Commodore GM Holden To Build Small Car line Alongside Best-Selling Commodore

GM Holden will build an all-new small car in Australia alongside the country's best-selling Commodore range. The second carline will start in the third quarter of 2010 with support from the Federal and South Australian Governments. The vehicle will be based on General Motors' global Delta small car platform and feature new technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions. The new front-wheel-drive vehicle will be built as a sedan and hatch at GM Holden's...

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Holden to build four cylinder small car in 2010 in Australia Holden to build four cylinder small car in 2010 in Australia

Holden to manufacture small four cylinder fuel efficient vehicles in Australia in 2010. Kevin Rudd has announced today and further provided assurance to Holden employees Holden manufacturing is here for the long term and plans on adding a small fuel efficient vehicle to its production line in Adelaide. The new Holden small car will join the VE based Commodore, Sportwagon, Statesman, Caprice and Ute on the production line. The new small four cylinder car could be based on the same...

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2009 Holden Sportwagon Adds Rear-View Camera - (Australia) 2009 Holden Sportwagon Adds Rear-View Camera - (Australia)

GM Holden has introduced a rear-view camera option for all Sportwagon models, continuing to reinforce the popular Sportwagon as the smart new choice for families. A first for a locally built Holden, the significant safety feature helps eliminate blind spots when reversing and works in conjunction with rear park assist which is standard across the Sportwagon range. The option is available as a full colour screen on Calais, Calais V-Series and SS V-Series Sportwagon and a rear-view mirror...

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Review: Holden Commodore Sportwagon SS-V, The Coolest Wagon Review: Holden Commodore Sportwagon SS-V, The Coolest Wagon

Once upon a time families would go on holidays, mothers would travel to the shops for groceries, you’d go surfing with ya mates to Bondi or Bells and you’d take you’re girlfriend on a date to the drive-in. You’re probably thinking that things haven’t changed too much (except for the drive-in bit), so what are you talking about? You ask. Well things have changed, thanks to the SUV that became popular about 8-10 years ago. People stopped buying station wagons because they were perceived as ‘not...

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Holden Commodore Improves Fuel Efficiency - (Australia) Holden Commodore Improves Fuel Efficiency - (Australia)

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. The upgraded all-alloy V6 engine reduces noxious tailpipe emissions* assisting petrol Commodore Omega and Berlina variants achieve the highest Green Vehicle Guide noxious emissions score possible (8.5 points out of 10),...

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2009 Updated Barina - 4 Out of 5 ANCAP Stars - (Australia) 2009 Updated Barina - 4 Out of 5 ANCAP Stars - (Australia)

The Holden Barina recently had a makeover and got its mid-life facelift in August 2008, where it recieved added safety features to raise - or rather double - the ANCAP safety rating for the light car. The current TK Barina released in 2005 and was tested at the time and received an ANCAP safety rating of 2 stars, one of the lowest in its segment. GM Holden has announced that the latest tests for the upgraded Barina achieved a 4 star rating as a result of the structural improvements, and the...

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Holden Launches Fuel Saving Technology For V8 Automatic Range Holden Launches Fuel Saving Technology For V8 Automatic Range

GM Holden will introduce fuel saving Active Fuel Management (AFM) technology on all its V8 automatic models from January 2009. AFM, or cylinder deactivation, enables an eight cylinder vehicle to automatically operate on four cylinders in certain driving conditions, before restoring full power when engine demands increase. In a combination of town and highway driving, the technology can deliver fuel savings of up to one litre per 100 kilometres, with potential for even better results at...

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2009 Holden Insignia? - (Australia) 2009 Holden Insignia? - (Australia)

General Motors new medium sized model, the Insignia, has recently gone on sale in Europe (under the Opel and Vauxhall brands) resulting in the discontinuation of the Vectra brand name.

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2012 Holden Torana - (Australia) 2012 Holden Torana - (Australia)

The fact that in less than two years Cadillac, General Motors premium brand, will launch an all new rear wheel drive (RWD) medium size sedan with four and probably six cylinders to replace the short sighted and unloved BLS (reskinned Saab 9-3) has us wandering what the chances are that GM will provide the platform to its Australian Holden brand.

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Holden Caps Fuel at 99 Cents a Litre - (Australia) Holden Caps Fuel at 99 Cents a Litre - (Australia)

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.

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New 2009 Holden Captiva 2WD Diesel - (Australia) New 2009 Holden Captiva 2WD Diesel - (Australia)

GM Holden will offer the most fuel efficient entry in the medium SUV segment as part of a new choice of two-wheel-drive, diesel powered Captiva models. Powered by the 2.0 litre diesel engine found in the Captiva AWD range, the manual transmission 2WD model will lead its segment with fuel efficiency (ADR081/01) of 7.2 litres per 100kms. The automatic returns an impressive 8.5 litres per 100km.

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New 2009 Holden Barina Facelift - (Australia) New 2009 Holden Barina Facelift - (Australia)

GM Holden continues its competitive push into the value end of the light car market with a fresh new look and feel for the Barina 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks, plus the addition of side impact airbags across the range.

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Holden Makes LPG even more Appealing - (Australia) Holden Makes LPG even more Appealing - (Australia)

Private customers can now buy dual fuel LPG-powered Holden Commodores for as little as $400 more than their petrol equivalents.

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Holden Updates the Epica - (Australia) Holden Updates the Epica - (Australia)

GM Holden’s value-packed 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 Program (ESP®) and six airbags standard across the range.

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Holden Sportwagon On-Sale Now - (Australia) Holden Sportwagon On-Sale Now - (Australia)

GM Holden announced today that its much anticipated VE Sportwagon range goes on sale mid-July. The all-new Holden Sportwagon has been widely praised for its stylish good looks since being unveiled as a production-based concept at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney last year.

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Colorado - A New Name for Tough - (Australia) Colorado - A New Name for Tough - (Australia)

GM Holden is taking the covers off its soon to be released, new light commercial vehicle, the Holden Colorado. This new powerful light truck promises to deliver high levels of performance and load carrying capability, all with the car-like interior comfort and value for money that Holden is renowned for.

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Spy: Barina caught undisguised in Sydney – (Australia) Spy: Barina caught undisguised in Sydney – (Australia)

The upcoming Holden Barina facelift has been caught on camera, by a faithful PressPortal reader, being delivered to a secret location in Sydney, Australia. Recently launched in Europe as the updated Chevrolet Aveo, General Motors Korean design team has successfully updated the styling of the current model.

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Holden Celebrates Luxury with VE Calais V 60th Anniversary Special Edition - (Australia) Holden Celebrates Luxury with VE Calais V 60th Anniversary Special Edition - (Australia)

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.

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Holden adds another model to its growing diesel line-up - (Australia) Holden adds another model to its growing diesel line-up - (Australia)

Australia’s biggest-selling European imported car in 2007, the Holden Astra, is now available in a turbocharged diesel wagon, bringing the number of diesel models in Holden’s line-up to four. The feature-packed Astra CDTi Wagon boasts ESP® as standard and a 1.9 litre turbo diesel engine delivering exceptional performance and fuel economy.

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Holden adds Astra to 60th Anniversary Special Editions - (Australia) Holden adds Astra to 60th Anniversary Special Editions - (Australia)

As General Motors celebrates the 10 millionth Astra rolling off the production line in Bochum, Germany last week, GM Holden has extended its own 60th Anniversary celebrations to include a special edition Astra.

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Holden Introduces Sporty Rodeo 60th Anniversary Special Editions Holden Introduces Sporty Rodeo 60th Anniversary Special Editions

GM Holden has introduced two Rodeo 60th Anniversary Special Editions each offering over $3,000* worth of extra value and enhanced sports styling.

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GM Holden's Coupe 60 to Star at Perth Motor Show GM Holden's Coupe 60 to Star at Perth Motor Show

GM Holden will showcase its latest concept vehicle the Coupe 60 alongside a comprehensive line-up of soon-to-be released and current Holden models when the Perth Motor Show opens next Tuesday.

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GM Holden Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Concepts through the Ages at Adelaide Motor Show GM Holden Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Concepts through the Ages at Adelaide Motor Show

GM Holden will showcase six historic concept vehicles and a comprehensive line-up of soon-to-be released and current Holden models when the Adelaide Motor Show opens this week. The stunning Coupe 60, which recently made its world premiere in Melbourne, will take centre stage on the Holden stand, while five celebrated Holden concepts, including the Torana TT36, ‘Marilyn’ Monaro convertible, HRT427, Sandman Panel Van and the award-winning EFIJY, will be showcased together in a separate display.

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Holden Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Special Edition VE Commodore and Sportier SS V Sedan Holden Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Special Edition VE Commodore and Sportier SS V Sedan

GM Holden has reinforced its commitment to value by introducing the VE Commodore 60th Anniversary Special Edition comprising $8,000 of extra value including rear parking sensors and leather seat inserts. Joining the Special Edition Commodore is the sportier VE SS V 60th Anniversary Special Edition featuring 10-spoke wheels, interior and exterior upgrades and special 60th anniversary floor mats and rear badge. GM Holden’s Director of Marketing, Philip Brook, said the Special Edition VE sedans...

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Holden Drives Safety with Captiva 60th Anniversary Special Edition Holden Drives Safety with Captiva 60th Anniversary Special Edition

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. GM Holden’s Director of Marketing, Philip Brook, said the special edition was a great way to celebrate the success of the recently introduced model. ”This Special Edition is a perfect example of Holden’s commitment to safety and value which will continue throughout this...

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GM Holden Plans Light Commercial Replacement GM Holden Plans Light Commercial Replacement

GM Holden has announced it will introduce a new light commercial vehicle later this year that will replace the long-running Rodeo. The new Colorado range will feature many of the attributes that has made Rodeo so successful, including the choice of petrol or diesel engines, 4x4 or 4x2 models, and numerous body styles such as Single Cab, Space Cab and Crew Cab. Current Rodeo owners will continue to be covered by GM Holden’s 3 year/100,000km warranty and Roadside Assistance for the first 12...

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Six Airbags Standard Across Commodore Range Six Airbags Standard Across Commodore Range

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 has reinforced its commitment to safety and value by adding Omega, Berlina, SV6 and SS to the range of models that have Curtain Airbags standard alongside ESP®. Omega sedan also gains Side Impact Airbags, air-conditioning, alloy wheels, body colour exterior door handles and mirror covers and an all-new grille treatment....

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Holden Celebrates 60th In Style At Melbourne International Motor Show Holden Celebrates 60th In Style At Melbourne International Motor Show

GM Holden celebrated the 60th anniversary of Australia’s own car today by unveiling a stunning coupe concept, pricing and features for the new VE Sportwagon and...

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Holden Fans Get 60th Anniversary Present Holden Fans Get 60th Anniversary Present

GM Holden today marked the diamond anniversary of its first all Australian car by unveiling a stunning two-door performance thoroughbred called Coupe 60. 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. Exemplifying sports luxury, Coupe 60 is a pillarless concept car that explores the limits of Holden’s...

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VE Sportwagon Offers Great Value And Choice VE Sportwagon Offers Great Value And Choice

GM Holden released pricing for the all-new VE Sportwagon at the Melbourne International Motor Show today, adding great value to its list of attractive features. The 2008 VE Sportwagon range starts from as little as $37,790 # for Omega, with each of the seven models only $1,000 more than their VE sedan equivalent. At $41,290 #, the new VE Sportwagon Berlina is an amazing $5,600 less than its VZ wagon equivalent whilst offering a range of engineering advances and safety features including...

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GM South Africa Welcomes New VE Ute GM South Africa Welcomes New VE Ute

2008 will see GM Holden celebrate its 1000th ute export to South Africa with the announcement that General Motors South Africa is to take delivery of the new VE Ute. This is the first export program for the all-new Ute, outside New Zealand, and enters GM Holden into its 5th year of ute exports to South Africa. To be sold as a Chevrolet Lumina SS Ute, the VE derivative will be almost identical in terms of specification and features to the domestic version of the sporty SS V Series, and joins the...

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GMC Concept Showcases GM Design Capabilities GMC Concept Showcases GM Design Capabilities

GM Holden’s global design capability was showcased today on the world stage when GMC took the covers off a stunning concept vehicle at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. The GMC Denali XT was designed and constructed at GM Holden’s design centre in Port Melbourne, Victoria. GMC drew upon General Motors’ global resources and expertise in Australia to produce the show stopper. Lead Designer, Warrack Leach - who also recently led the VE Ute design - created the Denali XT’s new, muscular form in a...

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Holden Sportswagon Stars at Brisbane Motor Show Holden Sportswagon Stars at Brisbane Motor Show

The sleek new VE Sportwagon today takes centre stage on the GM Holden stand at this year’s Brisbane International Motor Show. The Sportwagon is a production-based concept vehicle, and gives audiences a glimpse of the planned production model due to hit Holden showrooms in the coming months. GM Holden recently took the wraps off the VE Sportwagon model and powertrain line-up, which increases the number of variants to seven from VZ wagon’s three variants. The Sportwagon line-up replicates the VE...

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Increased Choice With VE Sportwagon Line-Up Increased Choice With VE Sportwagon Line-Up

GM Holden has taken the covers off its highly anticipated new VE Sportwagon model and powertrain line-up, due to arrive in the first half of 2008. Revealed at the 2007 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the all-new VE Sportwagon boasts a sporty design and engineering advances that create a stylish yet practical wagon. The line-up will offer a new level of comfort, safety and styling in a Holden wagon, combined with sedan-like ride and handling characteristics. VE Sportwagon will be...

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Past Meets Present When Holden Utes Line Up Past Meets Present When Holden Utes Line Up

Just months after the launch of the all new VE Ute, the owner of the earliest known Holden Ute still on Australian roads has added a new VE SS V Ute to his family’s collection. The prized daily commute of West Australian collectors, Alan & Joe Little, is a 1951 Holden Ute (commonly known as the FX) with body number 208. The restored ute is painted in Caspian Blue and still retains its original engine and gearbox, evidence of the ute’s workhorse heritage which won the hearts of Australians...

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