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    Report: Despite shuttering local assembly, Holden gunning for top spot in Oz by 2020
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    Little more than a month after leaving the top slot at Volkswagen of India to become managing director of Holden, Australian outlets are reporting that Gerry Dorizas said he wants Holden to be number one in Oz market share by 2020. Dorizas says he believes it can be done with better and more ...

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    Read This: Colorado company making American Ute dreams come true
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    Randy Reese is the Colorado dreamcatcher for those who still light votive candles at the altar of Our Lady of El Camino. He fulfills his role by importing the bodies of Australian utes, like the one pictured above, and installing them on the chassis' of fully US-compliant cars like the Pontiac ...

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    Video: Ford Australia pulls the ol' talking car prank
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    Siri from Apple has proven that being able to talk to your technology doesn't always work perfectly. But what if it could eventually go far enough to give a personality to inanimate objects like our cars? Ford took just this path to comedic effect by playing a prank on many unsuspecting ...

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    Video: Watch Volvo's V8 Supercar drivers play with the Polestar S60 in the Arctic
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    The Volvo S60 Polestar may not seem like a natural fit for the V8 Supercars series that runs throughout Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. After all, the all-wheel-drive production-spec car isn't even available with a V8. But the rear-wheel-drive racing version has acquitted itself well in the ...

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    Report: Walkinshaw to jump from Holden to Chevy Special Vehicles?
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    The name Walkinshaw carries with it a proud history of collaborating with major automakers to produce some of the most lust-worthy racing machinery and road-going performance vehicles ever known. The Jaguar XJR-9 was developed by Tom Walkinshaw Racing. So were the Nissan R390, Porsche WSC-95 and ...

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    Video: F1 just got a whole lot quieter, and some people are really unhappy about it
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    The scene is the front straight of the Albert Park Circuit at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, and what you see on track on either side of the gentleman wearing the orange hat is a Mercedes AMG Petronas being followed by a Lotus. The first major clue, as should be obvious by the nose of the ...

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    Video: Red Bull pits F1 car against RAAF Hornet fighter jet
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    Red Bull Racing dominated the 2013 season in Formula One, but it had an awful time in Australia last weekend with Sebastian Vettel retiring from the race and Daniel Ricciardo being disqualified. Before the grand prix ended with such a whimper for the team, though, there was apparently some time ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Australian Grand Prix quietly opens the new F1 era [spoilers] [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo has been disqualified by race officials for breaking Article 5.1.4 of the Formula 1 Technical Regulations. Put more simply, his car consumed too much fuel over the course of the race. Red Bull has appealed the decision, claiming that readings from the ...

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    Motorsports: McLaren celebrates 20 years of Mobil 1 with special livery for Australian GP
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    Sponsors come and sponsors go in Formula One, but they tend to stick around awhile at McLaren. The team ran under Marlboro title sponsorship for 22 years from 1974 to 1996, and Hugo Boss has been with the team for 33 years now since 1981. But it's the team's partnership with Mobil 1 which it will ...

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    Report: Cadillac could 'flourish' in Australia, says marketing chief
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    Cadillac might have its best product mix in recent history, and GM's luxury brand is looking to expand. In fact, it might even be making a trip Down Under, at least according to the company's global marketing chief. Uwe Ellinghaus spoke with Australian site Car Advice at the Geneva Motor Show ...

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    Official: Ford celebrating 80 years of Aussie utes as it prepares to shutter Oz manufacturing
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    Ford is ending Australian production after 90 years in 2016, and with it may go perhaps the most iconic vehicles in its auto market – the ute. Car-based pickup trucks like the Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino were always more of a curiosity than a true market force here, but in ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford readying Ranger-based Everest SUV?
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    Way back in August, we showed you a Ford concept for the Australian market called the Everest. Now, we can show you that work on the new Ranger-based SUV is well under way. At this stage, it's still quite clearly a mule (note the misalignment of the front and rear doors), wearing the Ranger's ...

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    Official: This is Volvo's awesome S60 V8 Supercar entry [w/video]
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    Australian auto news has been dire for the last several months with all three automakers that build there announcing they would stop production within the next three years. But Volvo is providing a shot of excitement with the unveiling of its new S60 racecar for the upcoming season of the ...

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    Official: Toyota to end Australian production by 2017
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    There is more bad news for the Australian auto industry today, as Toyota has just announced that it will follow General Motors and Ford in shuttering its manufacturing operations on the continent. Production and assembly will cease by the end of 2017, but Toyota will remain in Australia as a ...

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    Official: Actor Eric Bana returning to Bathurst 12 enduro race
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    Eric Bana joins the field of the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour race next month, driving for the Australian FXD Workwear team. Bana's done the race twice before, coming in tenth overall in 2009 in his Love the Beast Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo X, posting a DNF in the same car in 2010. This year ...

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    Report: GM may be asked to give up Holden name in Australia
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    Never a people to go down without a fight, Australia is still lobbying to save local Holden production following the announcement from General Motors that its South Australia-based subsidiary would be closing up shop. Now, the state's premier (that's like a governor) is attempting to find another ...

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    Report: Australia looks to fill the void of Holden's manufacturing shutdown
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    The closure of a single automotive assembly plant can be devastating on the local economy. But in Australia, they're dealing with what effectively amounts to the shutdown of its entire automotive sector. Mitsubishi closed its factory there a few years ago. Ford announced just months back that it ...

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    Video: Holden reassures Aussies it's here to stay
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    Holden is working hard to counter the notion that it will disappear in 2017. It responded via press release to an Australian newspaper article that it will become Chevrolet when it ceases local manufacturing in 2016, and has placed graphics emblazoned with "We're Here to Stay" just about anywhere ...

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    Report: Next Chevy SS to be built in America, exported to Australia as Holden Commodore?
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    In response to a news report that the Holden brand itself could disappear and have its products and dealerships rebranded as Chevrolet in Australia, Holden CEO Mike Devereaux has said, "Holden is here to stay. It has been an integral part of Australia's history and will be part of its future." ...

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    Report: GM to keep Holden name, import front-drive Commodore from China
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    With the end of GM's manufacturing in Australia, its Holden brand is destined to become purely a sales and service network, bringing in vehicles (principally Chevrolets) manufactured in other locations and rebadging them as Holdens. That's left some wondering whether it's worthwhile leaving ...

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