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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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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04 Mar 2020

Holden sales plummet, 23 months of gloom for new car market

The FCAI has released its Vfacts report for February and none of it’s good news unless you were one of the brands which bucked the downward sales trend. There were close to 300 fewer cars sold every day last month compared to February 2019, making February 2020 the 23rd month

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26 Feb 2020

Government steps in to protect Holden heritage collection from GM

The Australian Government says it has clarified with GM that Holden’s historic collection will stay in Australia, citing legal means to do so and ensuring Australians that GM is not “secretly moving stuff offshore.” As GM departs Australia after announcing it will close Holden and axe a significant proportion of

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17 Feb 2020

Blue vs red: Ford says goodbye to Aussie rival Holden

Ford has said goodbye to Holden, the end to what was one of Australia’s most famous rivalries. SURE, BLUE AND RED fans agree the rivalry between Ford and Holden ended with the shuttering of local production, but today’s announcement from General Motors brings a finite end to the unique competition

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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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20 Jan 2020

Holden’s saviour? Chevrolet Blazer turbo a fit

Holden has to do something to increase sales in its now exclusive SUV and ute lineup. Could this be the next new addition?

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17 Dec 2019

Father of the Commodore says ‘Holden name could disappear’

The man who designed the very first Holden Commodore says that time is running out for Roary the lion and the Holden name could leave Australia.

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10 Dec 2019

Bye-bye Commodore: Holden axes passenger cars

Holden’s new boss hits the ground running, announcing that the brand will offer an exclusive SUV and ute lineup, seeing the end of the Commodore and Astra.

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02 Dec 2019

Holden boss leaves after 16 months

David Buttner has resigned as chairman and managing director of Holden due to personal reasons, Kristian Aquilina replaces him.

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14 Nov 2019

Holden introduces Netflix-style subscription service

If you weren’t sure about buying a new Holden now you don’t have to, with Holden’s new Maven service allowing users to subscribe to rent cars on a temporary basis.

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01 Oct 2019

Holden announces seven years free servicing

Holden Colorado, Acadia, and Trailblazer now come with seven years free servicing.

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