29 04, 2015

European Invasion: Holden Astra and Cascada Launch

By |2015-04-29T12:42:53+10:00April 29th, 2015|Gay Car News|0 Comments

    Top: Astra VXR, Above: Astra GTC Below: Cascada Convertible   After the ill fated Opel experiment, Holden rebadges the Opel Astra as a Holden. The Euro sourced Astra will bolster Holden’s ailing Korean based small car range. Holden launches European-sourced Astra GTC, Astra VXR and Cascada convertible Astra available in performance focused 1.6L turbo and 2.0L turbo engines [...]

17 01, 2015

More on DETROIT: Could this be the next Commodore/Caprice?

By |2015-01-17T13:43:59+10:00January 17th, 2015|Gay Car News|0 Comments

                 DETROIT – Buick introduced the Avenir concept today in advance of the North American International Auto Show – a flagship sedan exploring progressive design with new levels of passenger well-being and technology integration. The Avenir – French for future – is distinguished by its premium sports proportions and all-new interpretations of traditional [...]

16 01, 2015

GM Australia Designers scoop Top Award in Detroit

By |2015-01-16T10:44:05+10:00January 16th, 2015|Gay Car News|2 Comments

Buick Avenir awarded two design trophies at the North American International Auto Show Australian-designed and built Avenir heralded  ‘Best Concept Vehicle 2015’ Australian-developed and built, Chevrolet Bolt is ‘Best Concept Vehicle 2015’ finalist GM Australia’s design team has added another two trophies to its cabinet as the Buick Avenir takes out “Best Concept Vehicle 2015” and “Best Innovative Use of [...]

10 02, 2014

All the Aussie muscle you could ever want: We light up the throbbing HSV R8 that Government Policy has murdered.

By |2017-03-10T14:44:42+10:00February 10th, 2014|Holden Reviews|3 Comments

This is not the story I intended to write. Sometimes, stories write themselves and this is one. It was intended to demonstrate that an Australian designed and built car could compete against the super cars of Europe in their own terms, and win. Instead we have learnt that our erstwhile opposition treasurer now thinks that he is in government, cutting [...]

11 12, 2013

Holden to leave Australia. I have no words.

By |2013-12-11T22:25:00+10:00December 11th, 2013|Gay Car News|6 Comments

For Release: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 10:00 p.m. ESTGM to Transition to a National Sales Companyin Australia and New ZealandCompany to cease manufacturing in Australia by 2017DETROIT – As part of its ongoing actions to decisively address the performance ofits global operations, General Motors today announced it would transition to anational sales company in Australia and New Zealand. The company [...]

5 11, 2013

Malibu CD Diesel: Pleasing or Pointless?

By |2017-03-10T14:50:31+10:00November 5th, 2013|Holden Reviews|2 Comments

We drove the top spec Malibu recently and it must be said that it felt a little flat. The diesel promises economy, and it’s just as well. The CD cabin lacks the leather of the top model so feels somewhat less comfortable and cosy. The leather dressed the cheap plastics of the interior but I hadn’t realised how disappointing the [...]

27 10, 2013

Mike Devereux Appointed GM CIO Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Aftersales; Continues to Manage GM Holden Until End of 2013

By |2013-10-27T07:12:06+10:00October 27th, 2013|Gay Car News|0 Comments

      General Motors Executive Vice President of Consolidated International Operations (CIO) Stefan Jacoby today announced that Mike Devereux has been appointed GM CIO Vice President - Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, effective November 1. Mr Devereux will report to Mr Jacoby. While taking on this expanded role, Mr Devereux will continue to manage the GM Holden team and GM's [...]

3 08, 2013

Opel Australia Ceases Operations effective Immediately

By |2013-08-03T11:25:38+10:00August 3rd, 2013|Gay Car News|0 Comments

I always wondered about the wisdom of bringing Opel badged products, as good as they are. Perhaps Opels should have been sold here with the Holden name on them in the first place. The timing seems significant. Was there a plan to give the launch 12 months? It would seems so. The press release spells out price as being a [...]