09 Sep 2020

Vietnamese carmaker buys Lang Lang, but GM to test vehicles still

Vietnamese carmaker Vinfast has stumped up to buy the Lang Lang proving ground. Vinfast, a Vietnamese start-up owned by one of the Asian country’s richest men, has purchased the iconic Lang Lang proving ground east of Melbourne, once owned by General Motors Holden and the location for local testing and

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18 Aug 2020

GMSV confirmed along with Corvette

GMSV will launch in Australia Q4 2020, followed by the new Corvette supercar. General Motors has officially confirmed the new General Motors Special Vehicles (GMSV) brand in Australia, which will be run by a former Holden executive. And as first reported by Practical Motoring earlier this year, GMSV will introduce

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04 Jun 2020

CORVETTE CONFIRMED: Right-hand drive supercar begins export

Chevrolet has confirmed right-hand drive production of the Corvette C8. GM Chevrolet has confirmed overnight that it will produce the Corvette C8 in right-hand drive. As first reported by Practical Motoring last month in our exclusive, GM’s new brand GMSV is to sell the Corvette in right-hand drive around the

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29 May 2020

New Chevrolet Suburban not on the radar for HSV

Tough Suburban Z71 SUV is a seven to nine-seater with acres of space, but not on the cards for HSV just yet. Chevrolet has revealed the upgraded Z71 pack for the new fifth-generation Suburban, bringing a tougher look and some added off-road ability. The model slipped onto the Bow Tie

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22 May 2020

GM vs Tesla for the million-mile battery

Two carmakers are surging to the top at the moment when it comes to developing long-life battery technology. A two-horse race is on to be the first manufacturer to deliver a “million-mile” battery, capable of lasting 1.6 million kilometres before needing to be replaced. The competitors are General Motors and

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01 May 2020

GMSV to sell Corvette in RHD around the world

Despite production delays in North America, we’re told the new GMSV brand will sell the Corvette C8 across the globe in right-hand drive markets. THE NEW GMSV brand is readying to sell GM products in markets around the globe – not just Australia – and as we understand, the Corvette

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06 Mar 2020

Walkinshaw registered GMSV name last year

Although GM says it’s still figuring out details of General Motors Speciality Vehicles (GMSV) in Australia, Walkinshaw looks one step ahead. Walkinshaw Group, the company which owns Holden Special Vehicles, has already registered the GMSV name. As HSV’s future hangs in doubt, GMSV is the next logical step for Walkinshaw

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17 Feb 2020

GONE: Holden to close this year

GENERAL MOTORS WILL retire Holden in Australia, shutting the iconic Lion Brand down, closing the incredible Lang Lang providing ground which proved instrumental in the local development of Australian and imported Holden models, and shutting the local design and engineering teams. Around 600 of the 800 jobs filled at Holden

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13 Jan 2020

LeBron James to relaunch Hummer as an electric car brand

Hummer by name, hummer by an electric drivetrain…

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09 Sep 2019

Cadillac’s twin-turbo CT6 sedan is in Australia

Holden continues to test a variety of Cadillac models in Australia as questions over the brand being introduced go unanswered.

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26 May 2017

GM owners jump on dieselgate bandwagon

GM joins five other manufacturers alleged to have used emissions defeat devices in its cars… is #dieselgate bigger than we thought?

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20 Mar 2017

What a zero star NCAP looks like in 2017

We’ve come a long way since the seat belt egg test, but some manufacturers are still dragging their feet when it comes to vehicle safety.

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