Holden was retired by its owner General Motors (GM) on Monday, with the company saying it could not make the brand profitable. It marks the end of the brand’s death spiral, which stopped manufacturing cars in Australian in 2017. Holden, and the Australian auto industry as a whole, had been […]
General Motors has announced the end of the Holden brand, with sales, design and engineering operations to wrap up in Australia by the end of the year. All existing service agreements and warranties will be honoured, and servicing and spare parts will be offered for at least ten years. GM […]
Tesla has been named as one of the most trusted car brands in Australia, according to Roy Morgan. The market research firm listed the top 10 trusted brands, with Japanese car brands Toyota, Mazda, Honda, Subaru and Nissan among the most trusted. Also making the list were Mercedes-Benz and Ford. […]
Holden is saying goodbye to its Commodore after more than 40 years. The decision to axe the iconic brand comes amid increasing demand for SUV. Commodores were first sold in Australia in 1978, and more than three million have been sold since then. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more […]
Late Australian racing legend Peter Brock amassed a collection of some of the most powerful race cars under Holden’s semi-official racing team, the Holden Dealer Team (HDT). He was crowned Bathurst’s King of the Mountain an incredible nine times. Five of those wins came between 1980 and 1990, when he […]
Holden’s Lang Lang proving ground has been the company’s home of testing and development since it opened nearly 60 years ago in 1957. There is 23km of sealed road for testing, and more than 19km of unsealed and dirt roads where the carmaker tests its SUVs and utes. But one […]
Australian designer Michael Simcoe has become the first non-American to be appointed as the vice president of General Motors Global Design. Simcoe will take over from Ed Welburn and become just the seventh design chief in GM history. In Australia, Simcoe was responsible for overseeing the development of the most […]
A deal to save Holden’s Elizabeth factory in Adelaide has fallen through leaving more than 1,000 out of work. The proposal to continue manufacturing in Australia made by Belgian entrepreneur Guido Dumarey, who owns Punch Corporation, was scrapped by General Motors in Detroit last night. A joint statement was issued […]
Holden has announced the Australian assembly of its Cruze small car will cease in October 2016, a year earlier than the locally-made Commodore. The Cruze is the first car to cease production since Ford, Holden and Toyota announced they will close their manufacturing plants in Australia. An estimated 400 of […]
A bold Belgian entrepreneur is proposing a plan to keep Holden’s South Australian manufacturing plant open past its current planned closing date in 2017. The boss of Punch International, Guido Dumarey, has begun pushing for Australian government support, including the backing of Christopher Pyne in his bid to keep building […]
With Holden’s Australian manufacturing plants closing their doors at the end of 2017, the Aussie V8 muscle car will die with it. But Holden has been telling us not to worry, because another General Motors sports car will be imported to replace it. But we just don’t know what that […]
Despite Australia’s vehicle manufacturing plants shutting down over the next two years, our auto industry looks to be thriving in design and technology. General Motors today showed off their new smart car service, Commercial Link, which will allow car owners to check on their vehicle diagnostic in real time through […]
Holden’s last Aussie hurrah is looking to be a mean, supercharged V8 machine. HSV has trademarked the GTS-R badge, last used on special edition Commodores in 1995 and 1996. Business Insider reached out to HSV about it, but received a no comment. The news comes after Wheels Magazine reported rumours […]
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The car that built the legend, built by the legend.
Bathurst V8s, we're going to miss you.
Going, going, gone.