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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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Holden to "Blow your socks off" With New V8

In Australia they love their rear-wheel drive V-8's. As such, the Holden Commodore as been an icon in the island nation for decades, but those days are quickly coming to an end. When parent General Motors announced the end of local production of the Commodore in Australia, the rear-drive V-8 sedan died with it. And until recently, it was assumed…

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GM Rebadging GMC Acadia...As A Holden

Yeah, General Motors still rebadges their products. This time the all-new GMC Acadia is the donor vehicle for GM's Australian subsidiary, Holden. The Holden Acadia will be launching in 2018 under the Holden badge, which rests atop the GMC badge slot. GM isn't even bothering changing out the grille on the Acadia to adapt to the fact GMC has a…

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Holden Announces Commodore Black Edition

Apparently the special edition vehicle craze is not exclusive to the U.S. Holden has announced a new "Black Edition" Commodore for the Australian market. The upgrade will be available on sedan, sportwagon and ute versions starting this month. Basically buyers who opt for the Black Edition get unique 18-inch wheels, a black spoiler and other slight modifications to the exterior…

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