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New Holden HSV GTS Maloo is Mad; Has 577 HP


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HSV, Holden’s sporty vehicle arm, decided that it was a good idea to transfer the 577 / 740 Nm (545 lb-ft) V8 from the Holden HSV Gen-F GTS into the Maloo ute body shell. It resulted in the HSV GTS Maloo, probably the maddest and fastest vehicle of its type ever.

Holden Commodore Roundabout Drift Antics Tick Off Dashcam Driver [NSFW]


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You gotta love good old fashioned Aussie swearing, especially when it comes out of the blue.

#buymybarina is One of the Best Efforts We've Seen to Sell a Lousy Used Car, Even if...


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Usually, when someone asks us to help them sell their lackluster daily driver, we shrug our shoulders, shake our heads, and move along, but not this time…even though the motives behind the creation of the used car ad may have more to do with the viral promotion of the creative agency than the automobile itself.

Holden Was Apparently Close to Completing Work on Commodore EV [w/Videos]


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The Holden Volt would have had a hard time justifying its existence if the soon-to-be defunct Australian automaker would have gone through with its program to develop an electric version of the familiar Commodore. They were reportedly pretty near the end of the development cycle, but now it’s all pointless because production of the Commodore will be terminated in 2017.

Buick- or Holden-Badged "People’s Panamera" Anybody?


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Would the world be a better place if Buick suddenly announced that it was launching a car similar to the Porsche Panamera in both style and performance, but one that undercut it on price significantly?

Drag Race Duel: Mercedes E63 AMG versus Vauxhall VXR8 GTS


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While the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS wouldn’t strike you as rivals, they are a match for each other in terms of size, weight and power. This makes them excellent candidates for what should be a close drag race.

Holden to Bring Astra VXR, Cascada and Insignia VXR to Australia and New Zealand


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The following list of events should tell you a thing or two about GM's leadership and their vision, at least in Australia, so take note:

-In the 1990s and 2000s, Holden sold rebadged Opels in Australia
-In
September of 2012, GM introduced Opel and its range of models to Australia
-In
August of 2013, GM pulled the plug on Opel in Australia.
-In May of 2014, GM announced that four Opel models will return to Australia and New Zealand as re-badged Holdens in the first half of 2015.

Holden Brews a Storm (Edition) for Commodore Range


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Having recently celebrated the production of the 50,000th VF Commodore after 10 months of sale in Australia, Holden has presented a new special edition version of the series named "Storm" that's available on all body styles, including the sedan, ute (pickup truck) and Sportwagon.

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS Takes on BMW M5 with Competition Pack


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When Vauxhall imported the Holden Gen-F GTS to the UK and rebadged it as the VXR8 GTS, its goal was to offer an alternative to the segment’s benchmark, the BMW M5. But can the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS rival the M5? To find out, Autocar drove the two cars back to back.

Holden Aims for Top Aussie Market Position by 2020


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Yes, you read that right; Holden, the automaker whose entire assembly and manufacturing operation in Australia is having its plug pulled out in 2017 is optimistically looking towards the future.

GM Allegedly Pondering New Holden Commodore and Chevy SS Made in North America


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Holden may be waiting in its deathbed as a manufacturer, but the spirit of affordable and sporty rear-wheel drive sedans it inspired with the Commodore (and the Premiere, Monaro, Belmont, Kingswood etc. before that) could live on, as a report has GM looking to revive the series in North America.

Report Suggests Future Prospect of RWD Cadillac-Underpinned Holdens and Chevys


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With so much reshuffling going on within GM and its overseas branches, some of which are closing, while others have an uncertain future ahead, it’s hard to speculate what exactly they will do to keep on going.

GM’s Mark Reuss Says U.S. Needs a Fun and Sport-Oriented Wagon that’s Affordable Too


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Recently, Fox News had a chance to speak to GM’s Executive VP of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain, Mark Reuss and his answer to the “what doesn’t GM make that it should be making now?” question was very insightful one.

Some Possibilities for After the Closure of Holden


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The upcoming closing of the Holden’s Adelaide factory has apparently sparked interest around the world and Motoring reports that many companies are eyeing the site after the year 2017 when it’s all planned to go quiet – funny how GM thinks it’s irrelevant and found shutting it down as being the best bet…

Next Holden Commodore Rumored to be Rebadged FWD Buick Made in China


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We learn from Cars Guide of Australia that there may be more know about the story of Holden shutting down. Apparently, GM did some kind of prior deal with Holden to have it design the next Commodore along with a Buick for the Chinese market. The Holden would have been made in Aussie, while manufacturing of the Buick-badged car would have been outsourced to China.

It’s Nice That HSV can Still Wish Us "Merry Christmas"


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There has been a lot of talk recently about GM’s Australian branch, Holden, shutting down production from 2017 onward, being stirred by rumors (that were later denied) insisting that said year would also mark the end of the brand completely; the hole in the Aussie market would end up being plugged with front-wheel drive Chevys, if that dark scenario was to actually unfold.

GM Dishes Rumors About Killing Holden Name After 2017


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A GM spokesman dismissed reports about killing Holden altogether after 2017, when it shuts down its manufacturing and other operations in Australia - at least as a brand name, since it will become nothing more than an importer and distributor of numerous GM vehicles,.

GM May Eliminate Holden Badge in Australia after 2017, Sell Cars as Chevrolet Instead


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After learning the sad truth that GM would be pulling out of Australia as a manufacturer of automobiles, there were several loose ends that needed clarifying in regards to the outcome of the situation and solutions to, well, make the best of it. Now we hear that after the 2017 pullout, all Holden dealerships could be rebadged as Chevrolet dealerships and sell accordingly-badged cars there.

Toyota Says Holden Exit Puts Unprecedented Pressure on its Aussie Manufacturing Operations


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General Motors’ announcement that it will stop manufacturing cars in Australia by 2017 may have a domino effect on the country’s automotive industry. Toyota will remain the only carmaker building cars in Australia from 2017, but the Japanese company has warned that it will be very difficult to continue under the new circumstances.

Vauxhall to Debut New 576 HP Supercharged VXR8 GTS at Autosport Show


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If your sole goal as a UK car buyer is to get the most horsepower for under sixty thousand pounds, then you need to look no further than the revised Vauxhall VXR8 GTS, a rebadged Holden HSV with an American engine. Said mill has recently been boosted by an extra 150 horses and now screams to the tune of 576 of them.