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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
All the Aussie muscle you could ever want: We light up the throbbing HSV R8 that Government Policy has murdered.
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 [...]
Likes: Classy inside and out, full of cool tech, fabulous sounding engine Not so much: ute looks like the old model with a nose job When Holden killed the Monaro off, again, they left themselves without 2 door muscle, or did they? A ute has 2 doors plus the added benefit of a big cargo hold. The ute’s possibilities [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Mike Devereux Appointed GM CIO Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Aftersales; Continues to Manage GM Holden Until End of 2013
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 [...]
This idea was so mad, it could only have been in the good old US of A. Attached to drop down panels, a new Chevy would be tilted up into place. Imagine how much space this saved. Low tunnels might have been a problem though.
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 [...]