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New car diary for Holden

Make: Holden

Model: Acadia

Released: Oct 2018

Holden is set to import the GMC Acadia large SUV as part of its promise to launch 24 new models by the end of 2020. The Holden version of the US-built seven-seater will be converted to right-hand drive and feature a bespoke Holden grille, although exact specification have yet to be confirmed.

read more about the Holden Acadia

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Mar 2018

The first imported Commodore since the nameplate was launched in 1978 will be released in February, available in front- and all-wheel-drive and sporting three powertrain options. The ZB Commodore will start at $33,690 for the entry-level LT 2.0-litre petrol, jumping up to $55,990 for the range-topping VXR V6 variant.

read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Equinox

Released: Nov 2017

A month after exiting Australian manufacturing, Holden will launch its North American-sourced Equinox into the hot-selling medium SUV class to take on the likes of the Mazda CX-5.
read more about the Holden Equinox

Make: Holden

Model: Astra - Sedan

Released: Jun 2017

Holden replaces global Cruze nameplate with Astra sedan, a new-generation model sourced from South Korea. Shares the same Delta 2 platform with the Astra hatch, but with Australia-specific design tweaks.
read more about the Holden Astra

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Feb 2017

Holden's MY17 Commodore range marks the end of an era for local manufacturing in Australia. Special Motorsport, Magnum and Director editions headline the farewell line-up, which otherwise sees minor changes across the range.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Trax

Released: Feb 2017

Holden's small crossover offering receives a mid-life facelift as the Trax local line-up expands to three variants. A new front-end and a raft of debuting technologies like Apple CarPlay sweeten the CX-3 competitor's value equation.
read more about the Holden Trax

Make: Holden

Model: Colorado

Released: Aug 2016

Holden’s Colorado ute will get a fresh face as part of its mid-life update that ushers in improved safety features including forward collision alert, lane departure warning and front park assist. Drivetrains from the outgoing model will be retained in the updated Colorado.
read more about the Holden Colorado

Make: Holden

Model: Spark

Released: Mar 2016

Previously known as the Barina Spark here, Holden has decided to drop the Barina name and call its new small car the Spark. With a new body, more powerful engine and, for the first time, a continuously variable transmission, the new Spark is due to arrive by the first quarter of 2016.
read more about the Holden Spark

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Oct 2015

The last of the locally built Commodores will arrive in late 2015, featuring a minor facelift to keep styling fresh. Also expect to see interior tweaks as well as the era of Aussie made cars comes to an end.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Insignia - VXR

Released: Jun 2015

A high-performance Insignia will come to the Australian market in late 2015, easing the local market into the Commodore replacement coming after local manufacturing shuts down in 2017.
read more about the Holden Insignia

Make: Holden

Model: Astra - GTC

Released: Apr 2015

Holden will bring back the Astra in mid-2015, but only with specific engine choices. A diesel engine will make its way into the GTC and a high-performance engine in the VXR.
read more about the Holden Astra

Make: Holden

Model: Cascada

Released: Apr 2015

Arriving for the first time in Australia, the convertible Cascada – which was first destined as an Opel – will launch in the first half of 2015 with a lion badge.
read more about the Holden Cascada

Make: Holden

Model: Cruze

Released: Jan 2015

New tweaks to Holden's small-sized Cruze should come in the form of increased refinement and revised styling tweaks.
read more about the Holden Cruze

Make: Holden

Model: Colorado

Released: Nov 2014

Improvements to ride and comfort are on their way to Holden’s Colorado light-commercial vehicle and Colorado 7 SUV range. However, not much is expected to change cosmetically or with powertrain options.
read more about the Holden Colorado

Make: Holden

Model: Trax

Released: Aug 2013

Holden will launch the Barina-based Trax compact SUV in 2013. The Trax will sell in other markets as a Buick Encore and Opel Mokka, but the local version will feature slightly different styling. It is unclear what powerplant it will get, but expect a four-cylinder engine of less than two-litre capacity, with the possibility of front- or all-wheel drive.
read more about the Holden Trax

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Jun 2013

Holden will attempt to reignite interest in the large-car segment in Australia by releasing its crucial VF Commodore in mid-2013. The new model is expected to be lighter, more fuel efficient and safer than the model it replaces, and will reportedly be available with a collision warning system and blind-spot alert. Expect an upgraded V6 and optional V8 for the all-important model.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Malibu

Released: Jun 2013

Based on the same Epsilon II platform that underpins the highly regarded Opel Insignia, the Malibu mid-sizer will slot neatly between the Cruze and Commodore in Holden's range to replace the unloved Epica sedan. 2.5-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines are likely plus a Camry Hybrid-baiting 'Eco' model is also a possibility for Australia.
read more about the Holden Malibu

Make: Holden

Model: Cruze - Wagon

Released: Jan 2013

The original design theme for the Cruze wagon was done by Holden designer Lee Mitchell in parallel with the five-door Cruze hatch at Holden’s Port Melbourne studios is highly likely to go into production at Holden’s Elizabeth plant in South Australia.
read more about the Holden Cruze

Make: Holden

Model: Colorado 7

Released: Nov 2012

Based on the workhorse of the same name, the Colorado 7 SUV will fill a gap in Holden’s line-up that has existed since the demise of the Jackaroo in 2004. The seven-seat Colorado 7 will be bigger than the Captiva 7 and will feature a third row, making it a genuine seven-seater. Expect the big SUV to arrive in 4x4 guise only, using the same range of transmissions as its ute sibling.
read more about the Holden Colorado 7

Make: Holden

Model: Volt

Released: Aug 2012

General Motors has confirmed the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car will be sold in Australia. The vehicle known as a “Prius-buster” will be introduced in the US in 2010, with Australian sales one or two years later. The Volt will be a four-passenger vehicle using a lithium-ion battery pack.
read more about the Holden Volt

Make: Holden

Model: Colorado

Released: Jun 2012

GM is readying its own new-generation, Thai-built Chevrolet pick-up to replace the Isuzu D-Max-based Colorado. The new one-tonne utility is likely to end up with Holden badges and could be powered by 2.5 and 2.8-litre Thai-built engines co-developed with Italian diesel specialist VM Motori.
read more about the Holden Colorado

Make: Holden

Model: Barina - Sedan

Released: Mar 2012

Holden is set to release a sedan version of its recently-released Barina hatchback, with claimed class-leading boot capacity and high levels of safety.
read more about the Holden Barina

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore - LPG

Released: Feb 2012

Holden is gearing up to respond to the challenge set by the Ford Falcon EcoLPi with a newly-developed dedicated-gas version of the Commodore. The car is tipped to have a tank tucked away under the back of the car - thereby lessening boot space intrusion - and to have more than the 175kW/318Nm found in the current dual-fuel version.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Barina

Released: Sep 2011

The redesigned Barina hatch and sedan will go on sale here around the same time, featuring quality interior materials. Confirmed for the European version (called Chevrolet Aveo) are 52 and 64kW 1.2-litre, 75kW 1.4-litre and 86kW 1.6-litre petrol engines, with the latter two available with a six-speed automatic transmission.
read more about the Holden Barina

Make: Holden

Model: Cruze

Released: Mar 2011

To coincide with the start of local production, Holden will facelift its popular Cruze sedan and upgrade to new-generation 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines. A hotly-anticipated hatch version will debut in Q3 of 2011.
read more about the Holden Cruze

Make: Holden

Model: Captiva

Released: Feb 2011

This will be the first major upgrade of the Korean-built mid-size SUV since it was launched here four years ago. Along with improvements to handling and ride quality, it is likely to come with a new 2.4-litre petrol engine producing 127kW – up from the 103kW output of the petrol four in the front- and all-wheel-drive ‘Captiva 5’ currently on sale in Australia.
read more about the Holden Captiva

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore - E85

Released: Oct 2010

Holden is developing an E85-compatible version of its direct-injection SIDI powertrain. This will represent the next major upgrade for its volume-selling Commodore range. Holden expects the ethanol-powered vehicles to account for up to 30 per cent of all Commodore sales when introduced for sale from late 2010.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Barina Spark

Released: Oct 2010

Holden has confirmed that the new-generation global mini-car, the Matiz is under consideration for sale locally as the Spark. The Spark will allow Holden to compete in the sub-light segment, with a sub-Barina model against small cars sourced from Asia. The Spark is powered by a 51kW 995cc four-cylinder engine.
read more about the Holden Barina Spark

Make: Holden

Model: Caprice

Released: Oct 2010

Holden will discontinue the Statesman and offer just two long-wheelbase Caprice models, with the 3.6-litre Caprice V6 replacing the Statesman V6 as the base model and offering a four per cent fuel saving over the outgoing model. The V8 model will use two per cent less fuel and be capable of running on E85 bio-ethanol but power output is 10kW down, to 260kW.
read more about the Holden Caprice

Make: Holden

Model: Captiva

Released: Dec 2009

Holden will introduce a five-seat four-cylinder petrol version of its former Captiva Maxx SUV model to compete directly with Honda’s CR-V and Toyota’s RAV4. The Captiva 5 is powered by a 100kW 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and is available in manual-only front-wheel-drive and automatic-only all-wheel drive guise.
read more about the Holden Captiva

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Sep 2009

Holden will introduce two new Melbourne-made V6 engines to its VE/VM MY10 range, using Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) technology – the entry-level 190kW 3.0-litre and a new premium 210kW 3.6-litre V6. Both powertrains deliver improved drivability, and fuel savings of up to 12 per cent.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Cruze

Released: May 2009

Holden’s replacement for its unloved Viva, Chevrolet's Cruze, was launched at the 2008 Paris motor show. Built on GM’s small Delta platform, Holden is likely to offer sedan and wagon body styles alongside the five-door hatch. Engines should include 1.6 and 1.8-litre petrols and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.
read more about the Holden Cruze

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Jan 2009

Holden used the 2008 Australian International Motor Show to reveal its AFM V8-powered Commodore, Ute, Sportwagon, Statesman and Caprice. AFM technology enables automatic V8 models to operate automatically on four cylinders in certain driving conditions, until power is needed, saving up to 1L/100km of petrol.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Barina

Released: Sep 2008

GM Holden’s updated Barina hatch is expected here in late-2008. Far from all-new, the exterior brings a new front-end with a split grille, curved clear-lens headlights similar to the Epica medium sedan, clear-lens tail-lights and a revised interior. Barina currently offers a 77kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder.
read more about the Holden Barina

Make: Holden

Model: Colorado

Released: Aug 2008

Holden will relaunch its Rodeo range as the Colorado in July via a cosmetically facelifted model that is now on sale in Thailand as the Chevrolet Colorado. Featuring a new front bumper and interior trim, it will swap the Chev bow-tie logo on its grille for Holden’s lion mascot.
read more about the Holden Colorado

Make: Holden

Model: Epica - Diesel

Released: Aug 2008

Holden is expected to launch a diesel-powered Epica by late 2008. The mid-sized sedan's 2.0-litre common-rail diesel is also used in the Captiva SUV. Developed jointly by GM Daewoo and GM Powertrain, it delivers 110kW/320Nm.
read more about the Holden Epica

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore - Sportwagon

Released: Jul 2008

Holden's Commodore wagon will be the last of the VT-based Commodore range to be replaced with a VE version, following the short-wheelbase sedans and long-wheelbase (Statesman/Caprice) sedans launched in 2006, and the utes in 2007. Expect sharp pricing, stying and big space.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore ute

Released: Sep 2007

Holden's redesigned VE Commodore utility is expected to surface about a year after the relase of the all-new short-wheelbase VE and long-wheelbase WM sedans in August and September 2006 respectively. Expect specs, including the VE's new IRS, to echo the new Commodore sedan's.
read more about the Holden Commodore ute

Make: Holden

Model: Epica

Released: May 2007

GM Daewoo’s Magnus medium sedan replacement, the Epica (nee Tosca concept), becomes Holden's first real Camry rival in May. Two six-cylinder engines are available: a 104kW 2.0-litre or a 115kW 2.5-litre, with fuel consumption as low as 8.2L/100km. It's priced from $26,990.
read more about the Holden Epica

Make: Holden

Model: Astra

Released: Apr 2007

An overhauled Astra debuted at the 2006 Bologna motor show featuring new front and tail-light lenses, new front bumpers and extra chrome grille detailing. A new 132kW 1.6-litre turbo engine, revised 85kW 1.6-litre Twinport engine and two new 1.7-litre CDTi turbo-diesels have been added.
read more about the Holden Astra

Make: Holden

Model: Captiva - CDTi

Released: Mar 2007

Holden will launch another Captiva model variant in the first quarter of 2007. With a 110kW/320Nm 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine – as seen on the Astra CDTi small car.
read more about the Holden Captiva

Make: Holden

Model: Astra - TwinTop

Released: Dec 2006

Holden’s redesigned Astra "TwinTop" coupe-convertible will be launched in December, powered by a new 110kW/215Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder Ecotec engine, making it the first Astra to offer direct fuel-injection. The four-seater AH Astra TwinTop has a three-piece retractable hard top.
read more about the Holden Astra

Make: Holden

Model: Captiva

Released: Oct 2006

Holden's first legitimate medium SUV, the GM Daewoo-built Captiva, aims directly at Ford's Territory and Toyota's Kluger. Expect cheaper pricing, a 169kW/297Nm 3.2-litre V6, part-time AWD, up to seven seats, three variants and a range-topper based on the Opel-designed five-seat Antara luxury SUV.
read more about the Holden Captiva

Make: Holden

Model: Captiva - MaXX

Released: Oct 2006

Holden's upcoming Captiva SUV range will be topped by a flagship MaXX variant based on the Opel-designed Antara - a very different car to the GM Daewoo designed Captiva itself. Two distinct 3.2-litre V6-powered models under the same nameplate will provide Ford with a serious rival for Territory.
read more about the Holden Captiva

Make: Holden

Model: Caprice

Released: Oct 2006

The WM Statesman and Caprice will offer the same 195kW/340Nm 3.6-litre V6/five-speed auto combo as premium VE Commodore sedans, while the SS variant's 270kW/530Nm 6.0-litre Gen IV V8 (with six-speed auto) will be optional. Pricing will range between $58,990 and $69,990.
read more about the Holden Caprice

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Aug 2006

Holden's all-new VE Commodore goes on sale in August 2006, just a month after Toyota'd redesigned Camry. Slightly larger externally but riding on a much bigger footprint, it will set new Australian-built standards for safety, refinement and ride/handling. It'll be powered by the same 3.6 V6 and a 6.0 V8 - the latter with a six-speed auto. Pricing opens at $34,490 for the Omega, which replaces Executive and continues with a four-speed auto.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Monaro - AWD

Released: Oct 2005

An AWD Monaro due on sale in 2005 is a swansong for the current, VT-based Monaro, a model that will continue to be part of the 2006 VE Commodore range. Monaro AWD will follow Holden's first "low-ride" AWD passenger car, the HSV Coupe4, by more than 12 months as part of the VZII line-up.
read more about the Holden Monaro

Make: Holden

Model: Tigra - TwinTop

Released: Oct 2005

Holden is considering importing the all-new, Barina-based Tigra TwinTop, which was developed by GM's European subsidiary Opel to rival Peugeot's successful 206CC. Lanched at Geneva 04 and complete with folding steel roof, the two-seater TwinTop could be launched here in 2005, priced under $35,000.
read more about the Holden Tigra

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Aug 2005

The last change to the current, VT-based Commodore before the all-new VE arrives in 2006, the VZ Series II update is expected to go on sale around August 2005. Expect only minor cosmetic changes, more equipment, the possible debut of Chev's new Gen IV V8 and run-out deals in early 2006.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Adventra

Released: Apr 2005

Holden's VZ Adventra range goes on sale in April 2005, complete with 3.6-litre Alloytec V6 for the first time. In addition to the V8-powered Commodore wagon-based Adventras (currently $49,990 for the CX and $56,990 for the LX), the V6 will reduce Adventra's starting price to $40,990.
read more about the Holden Adventra

Make: Holden

Model: Crewman - Cross8

Released: Feb 2005

In addition to a revised 5.7-litre V8-powered Crewman Cross8, the VZ AWD range is expected to include a 3.6-litre Alloytec V6-powered all-wheel drive version of its four-door ute dubbed Cross6. Like Adventra V6, it will be priced a good deal lower than its V8 stablemate, which is currently $51,990.
read more about the Holden Crewman

Make: Holden

Model: Astra

Released: Oct 2004

Likely to premiere locally at Sydney in October, the all-new, more expensive fifth-generation AH Astra five-door will be sold alongside rebadged Astra Classic and Astra CD Classic versions of the current TS Astra. Expect three-door, four-door, Zafira people-mover and coupe-convertible versions to follow.
read more about the Holden Astra

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore - VZ

Released: Aug 2004

Commodore will get the multi-valve, overhead-cam alloy V6 and five-speed sequential auto it has long needed when the VZ goes on sale around August - complete with 190kW 3.6-litre DOHC power. VZ will be the last major change to the current, VT-based Commodore before the all-new VE arrives in 2006.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Holden

Model: Monaro - CV8-R

Released: Jun 2004

Officially on sale from May 31, the limited-edition Monaro CV8-R makes its second appearance, this time exclusively in Pulse Red paint. CV8-R offers a 245kW 5.7-litre Gen III V8, 18-inch alloys, sunroof and many cosmetic touches. Both manual and auto versions will be $60,990. Just 320 will be built.
read more about the Holden Monaro

Make: Holden

Model: Barina

Released: Jan 2004

A new 1.4 "Twinport" engine for base manual models, the standard addition of Brake Assist, headlights-off delay and a split-folding rear seat, plus styling changes both inside and out are part of a midlife facelift for Holden's light car in January. The base SXi three-door also gets a $1000 price drop, to $15,990.
read more about the Holden Barina

Make: Holden

Model: Barina

Released: Jan 2004

A new 1.4 "Twinport" engine for base manual models, the standard addition of Brake Assist, headlights-off delay and a split-folding rear seat, plus styling changes both inside and out are part of a midlife facelift for Holden's light car in January. The base SXi three-door also gets a price drop, to $15,990.
read more about the Holden Barina

Make: Holden

Model: Crewman - Cross8

Released: Jan 2004

Originally due on sale in December, the AWD version of Holden's dual-cab ute - dubbed Crewman Cross8 - has hit production delays that won't see it reach showrooms until January. Priced around $53,000 and due to gain 2000 annual sales, the V8/auto Cross8 is available in a single SS-style spec.
read more about the Holden Crewman

Make: Holden

Model: Adventra

Released: Oct 2003

Due on sale following the Sydney motor show in October, Holden's Commodore-based Adventra crossover wagon will beat Ford’s Territory SUV to market by as much as nine months. Initially, the permanent all-wheel drive, auto-only Adventra will be powered exclusively by the Gen III 5.7-litre V8.
read more about the Holden Adventra

Make: Holden

Model: Crewman

Released: Sep 2003

Officially on sale from late September, Holden's rear-drive dual-cab Crewman ute is available in V6 auto and V8 auto/manual guise, with pricing stretching from $32,500 to $46,000. The longest Holden ever, Crewman cost about $60 million to develop and is expected to attract 6000 sales per annum.
read more about the Holden Crewman

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