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2018 Opel Insignia Review (2018 Holden Commodore Review)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The new European Opel Insignia has a mountain to climb in Australia. It has to capture the mainstream, as it’s going to wear Holden Commodore badges. And yes it’s front-drive, or in top versions AWD. The cabin is big and finished with a lush quality the Commodore never had, it’s loaded with high-tech features and it’s a quiet comfy machine to ride in. Not such good news for the driver though: it’s a dull steer. That said, we drove about the dullest version in the Euro lineup. Oz versions get more power and a locally developed suspension tune, so there’s hope yet.

2018 Holden Calais Sportwagon sprung in Australia

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been spotted in Australia, wearing minimal camouflage and still about a year out from its official arrival. Both the wagon and five-door sedan version of the car have launched internationally as the Opel Insignia, and are expected to land in Oz early next year. The German-built “NG” (for “Next Generation”) Insignia will replace a long line of Aussie-made Commodores when Holden quits almost 70 years of local manufacturing on October 20.

2016 Holden Astra RS review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - I traded-in my much loved VE SS Commodore and bought the RS Astra. While there is a huge difference in power output, I absolutely love the Astra, especially in Sports mode. Power-to-weight ratio certainly makes up for the difference. We bought the SS for the long trips from north Queensland to NSW. And now the Astra is more than capable of handling these long trips.

Mark Bernhard on Holden's future

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Mark Bernhard knows 2017 won’t be easy for Holden. Entering his 31st year with General Motors, the chairman and MD of the once-dominant brand is philosophical about what is the manufacturer’s most challenging period since it produced its first car in 1948.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed vs. Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - If you’ve outgrown your large SUV, there’s only one way to move and that’s up. And, two manufacturers battling for your hard-earned rugged SUV dollars are Mitsubishi and Holden. The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has reigned supreme in this segment in terms of value for money and drivability, but does the revised 2017 Holden Trailblazer have the goods to knock it off its perch?