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  1. Global Chevrolet News
    The death of Holden has left Australians unsure as to how exactly GM vehicles will be sold, if at all. But there's good news for those wallaby-loving fans of tire smoke, the C8 Corvette will be sold in Australia. Although Holden had confirmed that the C8 would be making its way down under, GM's...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors is saying 'catch you later' to Australia and other international markets. The Holden brand is going away completely and the company is getting out of its three biggest remaining right-hand drive markets as the automaker works to strengthen the business and to move out of markets...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    If you aren't familiar with the Australian burnout car, then you're missing out. See, authorities down under have taken a particular hatred to anyone who wants to make an exhibition of power in any way on the open road. Even Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton got a ticket for spinning his wheels...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Holden recently shut down its Elizabeth, South Australia plant. That means that its muscle car is going away for good. So an employee invited all of its final edition owners to the Lang Lang proving grounds to say goodbye. The event was organized by a proving ground, Commodore-owning employee...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It seems that Holden is sick of having people buy its cars, so it's incentivizing people to buy cars from other manufacturers by offering them 500 Australian dollars if they test and buy another car. The dubious strategy, reports Australia's WhichCar, is called "The Test Drive Challenge" and is...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Maybe it's because Australia keeps trying so very hard to kill its people (venomous animals, overwhelming heat, miles and miles of bush, buff kangaroos, etc) that the country's car culture is so very interesting. After all, it was the post-war crowd that really helped hot rodding kick off...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Stocks of the Holden Commodore Ute are so low that they are believed to be completely sold out. I, meanwhile, am believed to be sad. When GM decided to stop making cars in Australia, it effectively decided to stop making Utes and the last Commodore Ute rolled off the line four months ago...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A bid to build future electric cars at former Holden plant has been rejected by GM. The idea was proposed by British billionaire, Sanjeev Gupta, who wanted to build electric cars based on the i-Stream platform, which was designed by Gordon Murray, the man behind the McLaren F1. The factory in...
  9. Motorsports & Racing News
    The Red Bull Holden Racing Team has unveiled their latest Commodore Supercar with a gorgeous background. The new Supercar, running in the Australia Supercars Championship, is the first one based on the new ZB Commodore, which is in essence a front-drive Opel Insignia that replaces a long line...
  10. Global Chevrolet News
    Holden Special Vehicles announced that two of America's most iconic nameplates are heading to Australia. Come 2018, both the Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado will arrive in Holden showrooms following conversion to right-hand drive by the HSV team, in Melbourne. "This marks a new era for HSV and...
  11. GM Holden News
    According to Australian reports, the Chevrolet Camaro will fill the V8 void in Holden showrooms starting next year. Starting next year Holden will begin importing the Camaro SS before converting it to right-hand-drive specification in Melbourne through its performance partner, Holden Special...
  12. Global Chevrolet News
    According to reports from across the sea, Chevrolet's one-two performance punch could soon be roaming Australian roads. With Holden's big-bore Commodore V8 scheduled for a tragic death later this year, it's believed both the Corvette and Camaro could be heading to Australia in order to fill the...
  13. GM Holden News
    Looks like Australians love their SUVs more than they love their babies. During 2016, Australia saw a new baby born every 1 minute and 41 seconds, however, a new SUV was sold every 1 minute and 10 seconds; which means for the first time ever, SUVs have outstripped sedan sales in car mad...
  14. Global Buick News
    Minor complaining time. Why, oh why does the Buick Regal GS come with Brembo brakes, sport buckets, a 310-hp V6 awith sporty pretenses, yet, there are no paddle shifters? The Opel Insignia GSi comes with paddle shifters, the Holden-not-a-Commodore VXR comes with paddles shifters. Both the...
  15. GM Holden News
    Australia's love affair with Holden Special Vehicles is about to end abruptly. According to reports coming from Australia, the HSV name will be dropped at the end of the year and rebranded as Walkinshaw products. Three local dealerships confirmed the plan to Australia's CarAdvice and suggested...
  16. GM Holden News
    Inevitably, V6 engines are on their way to the Aussie Supercars grid. Triple Eight Race Engineering, operators of team Red Bull Racing Australia, got their hands on Holden's new turbocharged V6 racing engine for the first time this week, putting in 256km of testing at Norwell Motorplex on...
  17. Global Chevrolet News
    The Australian-built Chevrolet SS and Caprice PPV are officially dead. Holden's manufacturing arm in Adelaide is winding down production ahead of the plant's expected shutdown in October, and recently completed the final Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS sedan scheduled for export...
  18. GM Holden News
    Holden has just announced its Trailblazer 4x4 SUV will be given a new image. Based on the top-of-the-line Trailblazer LTZ, the limited run of just 400 trucks offers a unique exterior take for an extra $1000. Visually the Z71 gains a black set of 18-inch alloys (shared with the Colorado Z71)...
  19. Global Buick News
    Holden has started recruiting a new batch of engineers to work at its Lang Lang Proving Ground potentially on projects for Buick and Cadillac. Lang Lang was supposed to have been sold as part of Holden's manufacturing shut down, but instead, it was announced in October of 2016 that the...
  20. GM Holden News
    The sale of Adam Opel AG and Vauxhall Motors to Groupe PSA is making headlines in the automotive press. Most of the details have been made public, but there's no doubt some wrinkles will emerge as GM hands their European operations over to the French automaker. After over 90 years of ownership...
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