OPEL/VAUXHALL TO JOIN PSA GROUP Establishes PSA Group as #2 in Europe. This strong and balanced presence in its home markets will serve as the basis of profitable growth worldwide Joint venture in auto financing with BNP Paribas to support development of Opel/Vauxhall brands €2.2 Bn transaction advances GM’s transformation and unlocks shareholder value through … Continue reading GM sells Opel and Vauxhall to PSA Peugeot Citroen
Motorists around the country are being exposed to serious crash risks after laboratory testing on non-genuine parts by GM-Holden engineers has revealed flaws and sub-standard materials used in a critical safety design feature on imported hoods.The non-genuine part has failed under testing, which would result in the hood of the car suddenly flying … Continue reading LAB TESTING REVEALS RISK OF HIGH SPEED HOOD FLY-UP
We loved Astra at its recent local launch. Read about it here (including prices and specs). Sometimes, the razzmatazz and fancy footwork of a launch doesn’t translate well to daily use. The Astra was not one of those unfortunate cars. In fact, it was even better the second time round. We were promised the top … Continue reading Holden’s new Astra is a total pleasure.
Above: Only in Australia. Photos by Deanna Avzangelis Above: Chevy Colorado Extreme Below: Holden Colorado Colorado Local Launch Album VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Launch Photo Album Where else would you reveal a workhorse but on a working farm? Canny old Holden wanted to show Colorado in what should be … Continue reading Holden Colorado facelift is More Than Skin Deep
It’s been a long time since I was last in a Captiva, and no a lot had changed. The top model is on sale for $37,990 which is a full $1,000 cheaper than the model under it. That makes the LTZ excellent value. Here are the current SALE prices: Current Drive-away sale prices:- LS man … Continue reading Holden’s Captiva shows her age, but still does the job at a reasonable price.
Insignia, late of Opel fame, now a Holden You may all remember the delectable Insignia from her brief 12-month stint as part of the ill-fated Opel nameplate. The classy Euro brand is GM’s continental presence, like Holden GM’s presence in Australia. Both Holden and Opel are GM owned companies. I stress this after … Continue reading Understated Insignia deserves to be seen and heard
MICHAEL SIMCOE BIOGRAPHY On 7 April 2016 Michael Simcoe was named vice president, GM Global Design, effective 1 May 2016 replacing Ed Welburn who will retire as of 1 July 2016. Simcoe was previously vice president, Design, for GM International (GMI), since 5 March 2014. His design leadership responsibilities included GM’s production and advanced … Continue reading Mike Simcoe: Now VIce President of GM Global Design. Australia leads in design again. Thanks Mike
Colorado Xtreme and TrailBlazer Premier revealed in Bangkok Vehicles designed and built at Holden’s GM Australia Design Centre in Port Melbourne Today at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show, Chevrolet Thailand has taken the covers off two exciting new, Australian designed and built show vehicles, Colorado Xtreme and Trailblazer Premier. The vehicles, which … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN BUILT SHOW VEHICLES HINT AT EXCITING NEW DIRECTION FOR TRUCK AND SUV MARKET
A set of fake wheels on sale in Australia have been shown to dangerously disintegrate at just 50km/h in testing. The test was carried out by the Australian automotive industry and saw Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific and GM Holden team up to demonstrate to consumers the serious safety risks that can be associated with … Continue reading Fake Wheels Fail even at low speed
For this argument, all prices are drive away, in NSW. You can get a V8 ute for as little as $39,990 drive away in Holden’s special “Please buy us PLLEEEEEEASE” campaign. The normal price for the SS is $43,757 That’s still insane for a V8. Can anyone show me another V8 sports coupe for … Continue reading Holden SSV Ute: The last of the Australian Built hairy chested Two Door V8’s