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  • 2020 Opel Insignia Grand Sport

    The Opel Insignia is sold in the United States as the Buick Regal but we won't see the updated model as the Regal will soon be dropped.

  • 2021 Buick Regal leaked - Photo credit: Autoweek.nl
    2021 Buick Regal leaked

    Buick's Regal is about to undergo a facelift but we may not see the updates reach the United States.

  • Holden Time Attack Concept
    Holden showcases design talents with Time Attack Concept

    General Motors' Australian division Holden may no longer be building its own cars, but it still has a world-class design team that regularly collaborates on projects for other GM brands. The Holden design team has now unveiled a wild concept to not only showcase the talents and technological...

  • Forza Motorsport 7 Bugatti Chiron
    You can now pick between a Chiron or Ram Power Wagon in Forza Motorsport 7

    Let's get one thing straight: you're (probably) never going to drive a Bugatti Chiron. At least not in real life. Now, however, you can pilot one in the Forza Motorsport 7 video game. The French multi-million-dollar road missile is part of a new downloadable pack of cars that's just made its way...

  • HSV’s final Holden Commodore-based model is a 2017 GTSR W1
    HSV builds its final Holden Commodore-based super sedan

    Australia’s semi-official tuner to Holden, HSV, has made a name for itself over the past three decades by churning out meaty muscle cars based on successive generations of rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered Holden Commodores. All of that has come to an end, however, as HSV on Wednesday announced...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE SS
    Chevy to enter Australia with a little help from HSV

    With the end of production of rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered Holden Commodores in October, Australian tuning firm HSV no longer has access to suitable donor vehicles to continue churning out its signature muscle sedans. But instead of going quietly into the night, HSV has struck a deal with General...

  • Last Holden Commodore to be built in Australia - October 2017

    Before there was the Alpha and Omega, General Motors had a platform for rear-wheel-drive large cars called Zeta. Developed in Australia by GM’s local subsidiary Holden, the platform was economical enough to use in non-premium cars but it was also a bit on the heavy side. (It featured in the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro which was often criticized for being too portly.) The platform made its debut in 2006 in the VE-series Holden Commodore. GM wanted to use the platform in a handful of models to be sold globally, including in some Cadillacs, but the twin effects of the global...

  • Last Holden Commodore to be built in Australia - October 2017
    End of the road for Australian car production

    It’s a sad day for automotive enthusiasts in Australia, and a few in other parts of the globe, as the country’s car industry comes to a grinding halt. On Friday, General Motors’ local subsidiary Holden turned the lights off at its plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, ending 69...

  • 2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer
    Wagons ho! Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer revealed

    Hot wagons are a rarity in the United States but over in Europe they’re all the rage, outselling their sedan equivalents in many cases. Opel will use this week’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show to introduce its latest high-performance wagon, the Insignia GSi. We’ve already seen the car...

  • 2016 Chevrolet SS
    Chevrolet SS: the sport sedan that could, but never caught on

    It was a common practice of American automakers decades ago. Take a family sedan, swap out the plain-Jane engine, drop in a big V-8, and you have a muscle car. The Chevrolet SS was one of the final examples of such a practice, albeit not a very American one from the start. For those unaware, the...

  • 2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer spy shots

    Opel’s new Insignia GSi, which we’re getting as the 2018 Buick Regal GS, has just been spotted testing in its wagon body style, which Opel refers to as a Sports Tourer. We’re only getting the Regal GS as a fastback sedan but Opel will offer both fastback sedan and wagon versions...

  • 2018 Holden Commodore VXR
    Buick Regal GS does double duty as Holden Commodore VXR, Opel Insignia GSi

    Buick on Wednesday unveiled a new Regal GS for North America, but elsewhere the car will be badged a Holden Commodore VXR or Opel Insignia GSi or Vauxhall Insignia GSi. The Commodore VXR will serve as the performance flagship for the latest Commodore which is essentially a rebadged Buick Regal sold...

  • Bliss blanking press at Holden vehicle plant in Elizabeth, South Australia

    Machinery used to build some legendary muscle cars, including the Chevrolet SS, is up for sale. The machinery is located in the vehicle plant of General Motors’ Australian division, Holden, which is set to close its doors for good in October. GM has teamed up with Maynards, an expert at offloading industrial equipment, to sell the items and will start accepting bids on August 18. There are numerous items including plastic injection molding machines, various types of presses, 5-axis million machines, welding machines, assembly robots, raw material storage silos, and much more. Most of...

  • 2018 Holden Commodore Australia Supercars race car
    Holden Commodore racer for Australia Supercars revealed--and it has a V-8

    Holden has a new Commodore coming in 2018, though the car is really a rebadged Opel Insignia Grand Sport (a Buick Regal Sportback to us Yanks) that will be sourced from Germany, as opposed to made locally. Nevertheless, the front-wheel-drive, V-8-lacking fastback sedan will continue to serve as the...

  • 2017 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R
    Vauxhall gets final run of VXR8 super sedans from Down Under

    General Motors’ British outfit, Vauxhall, has received its last batch of VXR8 muscle sedans. The final version is the VXR8 GTSR, which is just a rebadged version of the GTSR from semi-official Holden tuner HSV. The GTSR is based on the VF-Series Holden Commodore, a version of which is sold...

  • 2018 Opel Insignia Country Tourer
    2018 Buick Regal TourX’s Euro twin is the Opel Insignia Country Tourer

    Last night we were treated with the reveal of the 2018 Buick Regal TourX, a wagon—yes, a new Buick wagon!—with all-wheel drive, a raised ride height, and underbody protection. It’s not unique to Buick, however, as General Motors will sell the vehicle in Europe as the Opel Insignia...

  • 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport revealed

    Recently, we saw Holden unveil its redesigned Commodore. At this week's 2017 Geneva auto show, we have our first look at Opel’s version of the car, the Insignia Grand Sport. Apart from their badges—and whether the steering wheel is on the left or right—the two cars are virtually...

  • 2017 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer
    Wagon body style added to 2017 Opel Insignia range

    General Motors’ European unit Opel will start selling a new generation of its Insignia mid-sizer later in 2017. We’re already seen the redesigned Insignia in Grand Sport liftback form, and over the weekend the first photos of the car’s Insignia Sports Tourer wagon body style were...

  • 2017 HSV GTSR lineup

    General Motors’ Australian subsidiary Holden is set to wind up production of its rear-wheel-drive Commodore range in October. There will be a new Commodore arriving in 2018, but this will be a front-wheel-drive model twinned with the Opel Insignia Grand Sport and, perhaps most tragically, no longer offering the option of a V-8. That means semi-official Holden tuner HSV, famous for its rear-wheel-drive muscle sedans, will have to launch a very different car to what it’s used to in the near future. Before the change happens, however, HSV will send off its rear-wheel-drive Commodore...

  • 2017 HSV GTSR W1
    HSV reveals Corvette ZR1-powered GTSR W1 super sedan

    General Motors’ Australian unit Holden is set to end local production in October, and along with the end of production will be the demise of the rear-wheel-drive Commodore, the current version of which is sold here in high-performance trim as the Chevrolet SS. A new Commodore is coming...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z51
    Holden's new V-8 sports car to be a Corvette?

    Following General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] announcement in 2013 that it would be ending production at its Holden plant in Australia, Stefan Jacoby, who heads GM’s International Operations, revealed that there would be a new V-8 sports car to satisfy those customers used to buying...

  • 2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport, Director and Magnum special editions
    Holden rolls out special editions to mark end of Aussie-built Commodore

    General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] Australian division Holden will shutter its plant in October, ending four decades of Aussie-built, rear-wheel-drive Commodore tradition in the process—as well as resulting in the demise of the Chevrolet SS. A redesigned Commodore has been revealed, but...

  • 2018 Holden Commodore
    2018 Holden Commodore revealed, previews 2018 Buick Regal

    Holden on Tuesday revealed its redesigned Commodore sedan, a slightly revised version of which will be sold in the United States as the 2018 Buick Regal (shown below). The only real difference between the Holden and Buick versions will be a more conventional notchback sedan shape for the Regal...

  • Teaser for 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show
    Opel previews new Insignia Grand Sport’s chassis technology

    Opel is working on a new generation of its Insignia mid-size sedan, a version of which will eventually make it into Buick showrooms as the 2018 Regal and into Holden showrooms as the 2018 Commodore. The outgoing Insignia is already a competent handler, particularly in OPC trim, but Opel engineers...

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