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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. A three tonne braked towing capability** on Turbo Diesel 4x4 variants adds to the Colorado’s rugged appeal. The Holden Colorado will bring an extensive LCV range to the market, offeri

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

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