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Chevrolet Silverado Headed Down Under

The Chevrolet Silverado HD could be headed to Australia. Thanks to a new agreement between GM's Holden brand and specialty vehicle-maker HSV, the Silverado could get converted for the Australian market.  According to a report from Australian publication CarAdvice, HSV is working with Holden to import the Silverado HD to Australia. HSV would then convert the trucks to right-hand drive and…

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Holden Brings Chevrolet Equinox to Australia

The Holden brand has formally announced the all-new Holden Equinox. If the name sounds familiar, the look will as well. Holden's new Equinox is simply a Chevrolet Equinox with Holden badging; a sign of the times in which Holden no longer manufactures vehicles.  Being a twin with the Chevy version isn't a bad thing, though. Like the stateside Equinox, Holden…

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Report: Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette Headed To Australia

Australian publication Motoring is reporting that locals may soon have the option of purchasing Chevrolet Camaro's and Corvettes in Holden dealerships. The news would be welcomed for Australia's V-8 lovers, who have lost the locally-produced Commodore SS V-8 sedan. According to the report, the two iconic Chevrolets will get to Australia via two very different paths. The rumored mid-engine C8…

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GM Attempting Corvette Trademark In Australia

As production of Holden's rear-wheel-drive Commodore is winding down, news has surfaced that GM is apparently trying to trademark a new V-8 product in Australia. The new corroborates with coy commitments from GM that the company would bring a new performance car to Holden. Australian publication Wheels is reporting that GM has filed to trademark the iconic flags logo found…

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2018 Holden Commodore Sails in from Europe

Soon, local Australian automobile manufacturing will be but a memory. Ford closed its local production down this year and Toyota and General Motors' Holden follows next year. Unlike Ford's Falcon though, Holden is not interested in killing off the Commodore nameplate. Its solution: rebadge the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia and ship it in from Europe. This might be slightly confusing for Australians…

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Last Holden V6 Engine Rolls Off Line at Fisherman's Bend Plant

Australia's Wheels Magazine reports that GM's Holden division has produced its last V6 engine at the automaker's Fisherman's Bend manufacturing plant. Officially identified with the build number 1,137,282, the HFV6 engine was laser-etched with "Last One 29/11/16" and will be displayed at the Holden Heritage Collection museum. Production of the High Feature V6 started at the facility in 2003, with…

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Holden Retiring Commodore SS Badge

Holden has confirmed the Commodore SS nameplate will not survive when the current car ceases production next year. The news comes as no surprise really, given the replacement Commodore is going to effectively be the new Opel Insignia and lack a V-8 engine option. Holden is ending an era in 2017 when local production of the rear-wheel-drive Commodore sedan ends…

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Holden Announces Details About 2018 Commodore

Today Holden has officially revealed preliminary information about the 2018 Holden Commodore. The new Commodore will serve as the first Commodore to be imported to Australia because General Motors is ending all local manufacturing in Australia later in 2017. In addition to ending local production of the Australian icon, this Commodore will also be the first to be based on…

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Report: Holden HSV Tapping LS9 V8 For Commodore Sendoff

It's well-known at this point that General Motors' Australian division Holden is ceasing local production in late 2017. With the end local production comes an end to the rear-wheel drive Commodore sedan in favor of, reportedly, a rebadged Buick LaCrosse. Perhaps in an effort to achieve some dignity, Motoring reports that Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is planning an almighty V-8…

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