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Carbon partnership to benefit landholders

South East Queensland is set to become one of Australia’s hotspots for carbon sequestration following the new partnership between South East Queensland Catchments (SEQC) and Australia’s leading not-for-profit carbon trading organisation, Landcare CarbonSMART. SEQ Catchments has appointed the state’s first ‘super assessor’, Farm Forestry Officer Paul Daly, who will be responsible for assessing and registering carbon sinks based on biodiverse landcare revegetation plantings on private land. SEQ Catchm

New Captiva 2WD Delivers Segement Leading Fuel Efficiency

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

Barina Hatch gets a Stylish Makeover

Refreshing new look inside and out for 3-door & 5-door hatch 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. Starting from $14,490*, the upgraded Holden Barina hatchbacks represent exceptional value for money, boasting a 1.6 litre powertrain and refreshed exterior and interior styling. Most notably, the Barina 3-do

60 Years And Seven Million Vehicles: GM Holden Sets Another Automotive Record

GM Holden’s seven millionth vehicle rolled off the production line today creating a record manufacturing achievement in Australia’s automotive history. The milestone vehicle was a 60th Anniversary Commodore sedan, identified for dual fuel LPG fitment, delivering family car benefits at small car fuel costs. The car highlighted GM Holden’s strategy to develop and offer a wide range of fuel saving and environmental technologies to Austr

All Change in the Seventies 1971-1978 Holden Reinvents Itself in an Evolving World

This year, Holden will commemorate the 60th anniversary of Australia’s own car, the 48-215. In the countdown to this significant anniversary, Holden is revisiting the iconic models that cemented its place in Australian history. The 1970s saw continued success for Holden, launching a succession of landmark vehicles, and in 1972, Holden reached a new milestone when it exported its 250,000th vehicle. After 25 straight years of market lead

New Features Make Epica the Smart Choice

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. Epica’s new four-cylinder 2.0 litre diesel variant is the latest addition to Holden’s growing diesel range and delivers not only great performance but also impressive fuel economy of a low 7.6 litres per 100km*. The new diesel m

Holden’s All-New Sportwagon Hits The Sweet Spot Between Form And Function

Value, choice and flexibility widen market appeal GM Holden announced today that its much anticipated VE Sportwagon range goes on sale mid-July. Body structure The Sportwagon ‘body in white’ was developed in parallel with the VE sedan architecture program.  The result is a stiff body structure that ranks among the world’s best large passenger vehicles. The structure delivers improved ride refinement and an overall sense of s

Stars Of The Sixties - 1963-1969 Holden Rolls Out Landmark Models As Confidence Grows

This year, Holden will commemorate the 60th anniversary of Australia’s own car, the 48-215. In the countdown to this significant anniversary, Holden will revisit the iconic models that cemented its place in Australian history. Holden’s confidence continued to grow in the 1960s as it introduced new models and broke new sales records. Holden expanded beyond the local market, exporting cars in CKD form to more than 55 markets in 1966. Mor

Holden provides 75 cars for emergency training

GM Holden will provide 75 cars to the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) for emergency skills training on the Gold Coast later this week. A combination of VE Commodore sedans, VZ Commodore wagons and WM Statesman and Caprice models will be used by ARRO for the Australasian Rescue Challenge 2008 from 6-8 June. When new, these vehicles would have an estimated retail value of approximately $3 million. 22 teams of road rescue workers from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Hong Kong will perform three

Holden Celebrates Luxury with VE Calais V 60th Anniversary Special Edition

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. “The Calais V 60th Anniversary Special Edition is another example of Holden’s commitment to value with levels of luxury and sophistication set to rival any vehicle in its segment,” said GM Holden’s Director of Marketing, Philip Brook. “The Calais V 60th Annive

Holden adds another model to its growing diesel line-up

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 pe

Holden VE Ute

GM Holden today unveiled its all new VE Ute range - the latest iconic model in a line-up that spans almost 60 years of Australian motoring. VE Ute is Holden's first completely new ute design since the VU series in 2000. It offers more features, more useable interior space, greater storage flexibility and more performance than any of its predecessors.Holden invested an extra $105 million on top of its $1 billion VE Commodore sedan program and carried out more than 650,000kms of reliability tes