Power For Towing Or Just Plain Easy Going: Holden Wagons!

Only Australians would make an early-80s station wagon advertisement that showed family-haulin' wagons getting sideways and backwards in hoonage sessions culminating in crazy jumps. We see the six- and eight-cylinder-equipped Holden Commodore and the (Cavalier-based) Holden Camira being put through some highly… » 5/22/08 1:20pm 5/22/08 1:20pm

What's Your Favorite Australian Car?

With the Melbourne International Motor Show in full swing we thought we'd focus on all the things that make us love the cars from down under. On the new side, it's hard not to love the Z06-powered HSV Super Sedan or the new FPV Ford Falcon (a car so hot the Mark Fields personally asked for his own to be delivered to… » 2/29/08 12:00pm 2/29/08 12:00pm

We Ask GM's Rick Wagoner About a New El Camino...Back-Asswardly

As we hinted at yesterday — we had the opportunity to sit down (with a group of other auto journos — but it totally felt like it was just the two of us in that room. Or maybe it's just because I could care less about the fuel economy and economic issues surrounding the General, the direction most of the auto hacks… » 1/09/08 6:45am 1/09/08 6:45am

Hello KITT: Aussie Cops Testing Super Police Cruiser

Here is where Shakespeare's timeless question gets stretched to it's limit; Does a rose by any other name smell just as sweet? Or adapted: Does KITT, recreated in part by Aussie coppers, bust just as many bad guys? The cool swooshy light show will be roofside instead of in the nose, but it does a lot of the stuff that… » 1/02/08 1:15pm 1/02/08 1:15pm

The Finns Want To Know Your Favorite Color For A New El Camino

The friendly Finns at the site all about the Fans of Cars around the World have found themselves an online configuration tool for the new Holden HSV Maloo R8 Ute and they're asking a very important question. Namely — what color would we choose for our very own down-under El Camino re-make. Seriously — they want to… » 11/29/07 9:30am 11/29/07 9:30am

Edmunds Inside Line Takes The 2007 Holden VE "Utility" Out For A First…

Why does the Line on the Inside at Edmunds get all the fun with a first drive of the new Holden VE Ute? Doesn't the General know that we've got an entire section devoted to the El Camino? Jeez — we mean, come on, they call it a "Utility" fercrissakes. Don't they know no real fan of the truck-car ever searches for an… » 11/28/07 9:30am 11/28/07 9:30am

There Is A God! Automotive News Reports Pontiac To Get G8 Ute, Wagon

It would seem that although GM product czar "Maximum" Bob Lutz may be the #2 man at GM and the #1 man in our hearts, it appears he may have lost the battle for making a new GM ute a GMC. While we're disappointed we won't be able to continue hearing his excited desire for a "Caballero," we're excited about news this… » 11/19/07 8:22am 11/19/07 8:22am

Welcome To The Club, Aussies Beaten By Toyota

Toyota single-handidly bested the combined efforts of Australia-based Holden and Ford in new car sales in October, a first for the Japanese automaker (though we're guessing not a last). Toyota has been the market leader in Australia for the last four years, but the 20,212 vehicles it sold in October just eclipsed the… » 11/05/07 2:30pm 11/05/07 2:30pm

Middle East Gets Special V8 Chevy to Go With All The Oil

Because wealthy Middle Eastern families can pretty much get any car they want, Holden is going to officially export their super performance Commodore, the Special Vehicles E Series ClubSport R8, to the land of oil. Powered by a 412HP, 6.0 Liter V8, this sedan is built to tear up sandy roads. The car will not carry the… » 11/02/07 1:30pm 11/02/07 1:30pm

Aussies Want To Send Holden Sportwagon to the States

It looks like GM's Holden brand is pushing to have its new VE Commodore Sportwagon shipped off to its cousins on the other side of the world. Built on the same rear-drive platform that underpins the Holden Commodore sedan — and soon-to-be Pontiac G8 — the Sportwagon actually has less cargo space than its predecessor,… » 10/25/07 4:00pm 10/25/07 4:00pm

Holden VE Commodore Wagon Revealed (Again) Ahead of Show

A new image of Holden's Commodore VE station wagon has emerged from the digi-ether, ahead of the new car's debut at the Australian International Motor Show next week. It's the second shot of the new, Zeta-platformed wagon we've seen; the first was a cameraphone snap taken during a product presentation. This… » 10/05/07 7:00am 10/05/07 7:00am

Holden Commodore SS-V With Manufacturer Plates Spotted In Birmingham!

Our friends at How Bourgeois have the scoop for us of what would appear to be a Holden Commodore SS-V with manny plates sitting kiddie corner to the rear-end of the swank Townsend Hotel. That seems to beg the question — what's this bit of Aussie metal with super hoonage potential doing in the middle of downtown… » 4/02/07 1:45pm 4/02/07 1:45pm