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GM Holden EcoLine Badge Highlights Alternative Range

GM Holden dealerships are now receiving their first deliveries of Holden EcoLine-badged vehicles. EcoLine is the GM Holden brand designed to highlight the company’s broad range of vehicles that use an alternative fuel or fuel saving technology. The Holden EcoLine range offers consumers affordable solutions to tack

HSV releases limited edition Senator for Melbourne Motorshow

Holden Special Vehicles has released a limited edition run of E-Series Senators to co-incide with the 2009 Melbourne Motorshow.The Senator nameplate is one of HSV’s most successful, stretching all the way back to the first model – the VP Senator – in 1992. It signified HSV moving from a purely performance based car manufacturer to focus on the ‘luxury-performance’ product. According to Managing Director Phil Harding the E-Series Sen

Cruze Marks the Beginning of a New Era for Holden

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 rail diesel engi

Commodore Marks 13 Years As Australia’s Top Selling Car

The Holden Commodore is Australia’s favourite passenger car for the 13th consecutive year after finishing 2008 as the nation’s best-seller. The result continues Commodore’s unbroken record from 1996 as the country’s leading passenger car range, extending its run as one of the modern automotive world’s longest

gm holden to build small carline alongside best-selling commodore

GM Holden To Build Small Carline Alongside Best-Selling Commodore

GM Holden will build an all-new small car in Australia alongside the country's best-selling Commodorerange. 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 a

Rear-View Camera Makes Holden Sportwagon an Even Smarter Choice

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-Seri

Holden's Award-Winning VE SS Ute Makes it Two in a Row

GM Holden’s VE SS Ute has claimed the 2008 Drive Car of the Year’s Best Ute Award for the second year running. The ute won the award for its car-like driving dynamics, high-performing engine and competitive pricing. Throughout the judging process, the SS ute was put through its paces during six days of non-stop

Upgraded Barina 3-Door Hatchback Achieves 4-Star Crash Test Rating

GM Holden today acknowledged ANCAP's confirmation of a four star crash rating for the upgraded 2009 model year Barina three-door hatchback.The result reflects structural improvements and the addition of side impact airbags as standard across the updated Barina hatchback range introduced in August. The Barina bodyshell has been enhanced with three clearly defined load paths designed to absorb the impact of an offset front-end accident and suppo

Improved Fuel Efficiency for Holden Commodore

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), excluding electric ve

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 kilometre

Holden Captiva Voted Best Car for Mobile Mums

Holden’s popular mid-sized Captiva SUV has picked up an AutoChic Car of the Year Award, successfully winning the “Best Car for Mums” category. More than 25,000 voters lodged their Car of the Year nominations online at autochic.com.au, a website aimed at informing female car buyers. AutoChic website Founder and Director, Juliet Potter, said Captiva’s sporty good looks, flexible packaging and comprehensive line-up of safety features create a winning combination. “With the Holden Captiva, yummy mumm

Holden’s all-new Sportwagon puts Commodore back on top

Holden’s all-new Sportwagon outsold the leading models in the rival medium SUV category in August to help restore Commodore as the best selling car nameplate for 2008. In its first full month of sales, 1509 Sportwagons were sold driving a total of 4814 Commodore sales for August and 33,043 year to date. Mon