Holden has unveiled the 2007 Jack Daniel’s Racing Commodore VE V8 Supercar. Rookie sensations Shane Price and Jack Perkins lifted the covers off the first of two striking new Jack Daniel’s Racing VE Commodores the pair will debut at the season opening Clipsal 500 in Adelaide in just over three weeks time.
"With new cars and drivers, we are going to be a bit of an unknown quantity in Adelaide, but everyone within Jack Daniel’s Racing is confident it will all work out."
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The Holden Ute is a very popular vehicle down- I use to live there and you would see them everywhere. Carpoint of Australia reports that the redesigned version production launch date has been pushed up to this Spring. Even more revealing is that the Holden Ute will also be produced in left hand drive form. Does this mean that GM is bringing the Holden Ute to be “rebadged” as the next Chevrolet El Camino? Or is the rebadge destined for another (...)
GM Holden’s new mid-size sedan, Epica, made its Australian debut today at the Brisbane International Motor Show. On sale in early April 2007, Epica will be available in two variants (CDX and CDXi) with a choice of either a 2.0 or 2.5-litre in-line six cylinder engine, depending on model.
By the end of this year or in early 2008, Pontiac will add a rear-wheel-drive sport sedan to its lineup. The new model will be called G8 and will be based on the Holden Commodore VE SS and will come to replae the Pontiac Grand Prix. It will debut in February at the Chicago Auto Show.
The G8 comes from the same global Zeta development program as the Chevrolet Camaro sports coupe and convertible, which Oshawa will begin building in late 2008 or early 2009.
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At Detroit Auto Show, General Motors has confirmed that the Holden Commodore will be exported to the United States. The Commodore SS, a V8-powered sports sedan, will be sold as a Pontiac from late this year or early next year. Holden expects to export 30,000 Commodores annually, about half what it sells locally.
"We are seriously planning to import a lot of Commodore SS sedans as Pontiac G8s," Mr Lutz said. Mr Lutz said the export of the Holden Monaro as a Pontiac GTO from 2003 to 2006 (...) > Full story
GM Holden has issued a safety recall for VE Commodore, WM Statesman and Caprice, involving around 13,000 vehicles. The recall is in relation to a potential issue regarding rear seat belt buckles.
No customer cases have been reported but Holden is taking this action on advice from the relevant buckle supplier after the issue was detected during routine testing at the Holden Proving Ground.
The supplier has advised there is potential for the rear seat belt buckles’ internal spring, (...) > Full story
Holden revealed two exciting new Astra models at the 2006 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The Astra TwinTop retractable hard top convertible and sporty SRi five-door hatch made their Australian debuts on the Holden show stand. Both vehicles, and a new SRi three-door coupe, will be on sale in December.
The Opel Calibra (badged as a Vauxhall in the UK and a Holden in Australia and New Zealand) was launched in 1989, a front-wheel drive coupé based around the running gear of the Opel Vectra A, (Cavalier under the Vauxhall name) which had been launched the year before.
Holden’s efficient dual-fuel Alloytec V6 engine is now available in VE Omega, Berlina and Commodore V-Series special edition models. The 3.6-litre engine, built at Holden’s Port Melbourne Global V6 plant, runs on both petrol and LPG and delivers seamless transition from petrol to LPG while driving, with only a small power difference.
VE LPG powered sedans produce peak power of 175 kW @ 6000 rpm (petrol 180 kW @ 6000 rpm) and peak torque is 325 Nm @ 2600 rpm (petrol 330 Nm @ (...) > Full story