25 05, 2020

Why Did Holden Fail?

By |2020-05-25T11:58:43+10:00May 25th, 2020|Gay Car News, Holden News|0 Comments

Above: This Week's Car Review - 2020 Mitsubishi ASX Exceed ABOVE: Camira and Cruze  Why Did Holden Fail? Why did Holden  Fail? The answer is simple: product, price, arrogance. Put simply, a series of mis-steps, blunders, and an appalling attitude to the market, combined with interference [...]

10 01, 2017

Holden’s new Astra is a total pleasure.

By |2017-03-10T14:01:11+10:00January 10th, 2017|Holden Reviews|0 Comments

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 model with the fancy schmancy [...]

26 09, 2016

High-Tech, High-Style: All-New Holden Astra is Coming Soon

By |2016-09-26T11:36:43+10:00September 26th, 2016|Gay Car News|0 Comments

    First Holden Astra rolls off the production line in Europe Special pre-order campaign sees Holden Astra pricing start at $21,990 Advanced technology includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliLux LED Matrix headlamps, Apple CarPlay® and Android® Auto and rear view camera Holden Astra on sale from December 2016 Holden has announced the high-tech, all-new Astra will soon [...]

14 11, 2015

All-New Astra wins one of Europe’s Top Awards: 2015 Golden Steering Wheel

By |2015-11-14T14:54:45+10:00November 14th, 2015|Gay Car News|0 Comments

  All-new Astra beats compact class rivals to win the coveted ‘2015 Golden Steering Wheel’ All-new Holden Astra to go on sale in Australia late 2016 The all-new Astra has scooped one Europe’s top motoring awards overnight in Berlin, the 2015 Golden Steering Wheel in the compact class. The ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ is awarded by two of Europe’s biggest and [...]

15 09, 2015

All-new Astra makes public debut at IAA, Frankfurt; confirmed for Australian release late in 2016

By |2015-09-15T22:21:48+10:00September 15th, 2015|Gay Car News|0 Comments

    Sleek and stylish next-generation Astra revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show All-new vehicle architecture means up to 130kg weight saving for Australian models New 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre turbo petrol engines offer more power and leading fuel economy; 5-door variant confirmed for Australia  New high-tech Astra comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in advanced infotainment system [...]

24 07, 2015

Holden Astra and Cascada: From Opel with Love

By |2017-03-10T14:37:09+10:00July 24th, 2015|Holden Reviews|0 Comments

    ABOVE: Cascada   No one can figure out just why the Opel experiment failed but it certainly isn’t because “the market segment is tight” as was the excuse at the time. If so, Holden would not now be selling the Opel models with Holden badges shoved on the front. We always said the Opels should have been sold [...]

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 [...]

13 02, 2013

Pricing Confirmed: OPC Range offers Maximum Bang for your Buck

By |2013-02-13T12:46:43+10:00February 13th, 2013|Gay Car News|0 Comments

      The feisty Corsa OPC priced from $28,990 Opel’s hottest Astra yet, the Astra OPC priced from $42,990 The most powerful car Opel has ever produced, the Insignia OPC priced from $59,990 Pricing has been set for the hottest family of cars to arrive in Australia this year and with prices starting from $28,990 for the feisty Opel [...]

16 06, 2012

All New and Never Better: Updated Opel Astra to Join Australian Launch Line-Up

By |2012-06-16T13:49:30+10:00June 16th, 2012|Gay Car News|1 Comment

  Sleek design enhancements on both exterior and interior Customer- friendly innovations rarely seen in the segment Newly enhanced Astra variants will be launched in Australia in September  Opel Australia Managing Director, William (Bill) Mott, was today pleased to confirm the news that Australia will be launching with the newest Astra Hatch and Tourer. “The timing for our local launch [...]

8 06, 2012

Sydney Roosters Partner with Opel Australia

By |2012-06-08T11:08:27+10:00June 8th, 2012|Gay Car News|0 Comments

    The Sydney Roosters have signed one of Europe’s largest automobile manufacturers Opel as new upper chest and lower back of jersey sponsor, further boosting the club’s corporate confidence in season 2012 and beyond. The new partnership places the Sydney Roosters as just the third team in the NRL to replace the logo of club apparel suppliers (ISC) with [...]