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Final Holden Commodore V6 engine rolls off production line

Dec 01, 2016

The final ever engine to roll off Holden’s Port Melbourne production line, a 3.6-litre Alloytec V6, marks the end of a legacy which began with the 2.15-litre, 45kW ‘grey motor’ of the FX Holden in...


New-look 2017 Holden Barina now on sale from $14,990

Nov 29, 2016

Holden’s refreshed 2017 Barina is now available from showrooms with a raft of improvements, including a new-look exterior and a boost in technology. Starting from $14,990, the facelifted Barina features Aussie design input, with Exterior...


HSV ‘GTS-R Maloo’ to send off ute, LS9 power – rumour

Nov 28, 2016

As part of its final run of GEN-F based vehicles which farewell the Australian-built range, Holden Special Vehicles is purportedly also planning an LS9-powered version of the Maloo ute, utilising the same circa-485kW/820Nm powertrain as...


Holden Commodore SV6 production ends for manual transmission

Nov 28, 2016

After the axe fell on the Cruze small car last month and the last HSV Grange rolled out of Clayton a few weeks ago, the latest casualty in the lead up to Holden’s local plant...


2018 NG Commodore to get FlexRide, Nurburgring-developed

Nov 24, 2016

GM’s European arm Opel is thoroughly testing what will become the basis for the 2018 Holden NG Commodore, hitting the Nurburgring to fine-tune the new chassis and adaptive driving modes. Opel says the new Insignia,...

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Opel Grandland X confirmed as Astra SUV, RAV4 rival

Nov 18, 2016

Opel has confirmed the name of its upcoming SUV/crossover version of the new Astra, called the Grandland X. The model is likely to make its way over to Australian shores in the future. The Opel...


2017 Holden Astra now on sale in Australia from $21,990

Nov 11, 2016

The 2017 Holden Astra is officially on sale now in Australia, with prices for the car that took out last year’s European Car of the Year starting at $21,990. The all-new Holden Astra has been...

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2018 Holden Commodore matrix headlights previewed

Nov 09, 2016

The headlights and front grille treatment of the 2018 Holden Commodore have been revealed some 15 months before its February 2018 on-sale date. This is thanks to a teaser of the Opel Insignia Grand Sport...


Opel confirms new crossover versions of Astra & Insignia – Commodore SUV?

Nov 08, 2016

Opel has announced plans to introduce a mammoth 29 new models by the end of the decade, including a new flagship Insignia Grand Sport (2018 Commodore), Insignia Sports Tourer wagon, and a jumped up off-road...


2017 Holden Astra receives 5-star ANCAP safety rating

Nov 08, 2016

The all-new Holden Astra will hit the market very soon, and it’s good to know ANCAP has done its thing to make sure it passes its stringent crash tests. ANCAP gave it the full five...


2018 Holden NG Commodore reveal in December

Nov 08, 2016

Even though the launch of the next-generation 2018 NG Commodore is some 16 months off, we will get to see it next month in the form of its donor car: the Opel/Vauxhall Grand Insignia, to...


Last HSV Grange rolls off production line

Nov 04, 2016

The last ever HSV Grange has rolled off the production line, marking the beginning of the wind-down for HSV’s Australian-based offerings, and ultimately, the Australian Commodore. The last of 50 340kW LS3-powered Grange SV’s, the...

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