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    Confirmed: GM to shut down Australian manufacturing by 2017
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    Change is in the air at General Motors. With the company's stock price rising to new highs, the US government is divesting itself from the last of its holdings in GM. The auto giant also recently announced a complete restructuring of its European operations, as well as its Chinese operations, and ...

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    Report: GM to shutter Holden by 2016? [UPDATE]
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    Just how long are the lights at General Motors' Australian subsidiary, Holden, going to remain on? According to a government report obtained by Australia's ABC and reported via the country's News.com.au website, not past 2016. The news comes mere months after Ford announced plans to end its ...

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    Report: Holden Commodore ute to die at age 65?
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    The Holden Commodore ute, an Australia-only automotive icon, could be relegated to the history books in 2016 due to falling sales in the face of increased consumption of pick-up trucks imported from Japan and Thailand, News.com.au reports. Year-to-date, Holden Commodore ute sales have slipped 31 ...

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    Video: Red Bull pits V8 Supercar against stunt plane... on a beach
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    One of the top comments on this YouTube video from Red Bull reads (sics throughout), "Red Bull isn't an energy drink company... It is a marketing company that owns a energy drink. It all ways has been." And that's just fine with us, so long as the Austrian company continues putting together ...

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    Report: AU Gold Coast turns away Top Gear taping, fears noisy cars
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    For all of its negatives and controversy, let's get one thing clear - the BBC's Top Gear has quite possibly the largest viewing audience of any TV show on the planet, an estimated 350 million people in 170 of the 190-odd countries on the map. Which makes it rather odd that Australia's capital of ...

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    Exclusive: Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5 to race in Australia's V8 Supercars [w/video]
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    Microsoft is going to get into the world of racing. Okay, so the tech-giant is already kind of involved in motorsports, with its subsidiary studio, Turn 10, responsible for the phenomenon that is Forza Motorsport. Forza, which goes toe-to-toe with Sony's Gran Turismo series, is preparing to ...

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    Report: Holden VF Monaro coupe would look like this
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    Let us make one thing abundantly clear - the car you see above has virtually zero chance of making it into production. None. Zilch. Nada. Zip. That said, we certainly wish it were going on sale. This is the VF Coupe, a rendering put together by a pair of off-the-clock Holden designers and Dsine ...

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    Video: Watch these Australian Ford and Holden muscle cars duke it out
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    Australia's Motoring has put together a little video on two of the great performance vehicles available down under - the Holden VF Commodore HSV GTS and the Ford Falcon FPV GT R-Spec. And while both FPV and the Falcon might be on their way out, there's still plenty of time for a little ...

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    Report: 2014 Chevy SS production underway in Oz
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    With the 2014 Chevrolet SS expected to go on sale by the end of this year, production for the high-performance sedan has reportedly kicked off at its Australian assembly plant. According to Motoring.com.au, the SS began rolling off the Holden assembly line this week, but there's no word as to ...

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    Report: Lutz says GM was working on 5th-gen Pontiac GTO
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    Bob Lutz was one of the forces behind bringing the Holden Monaro to the United States, as the ill-fated Pontiac GTO in 2004. And while that car received critical acclaim, it was a sales disappointment. Now, Road & Track is reporting that our suspicions were correct - Pontiac was working on a ...

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    Report: Opel Australia shuttered after less than one year
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    General Motors has announced that it will shutter Opel's Australian division less than a year after launching the brand in the market. GM's decision to bring Opel, a German-based moniker that the automaker has been trying to figure out what to do with for years, to Australia in August of 2012 ...

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    Report: Holden SS V Redline a sales smash
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    Holden has a hit on its hands. That wouldn't be much of a surprise were the hit a small, affordable, fuel-efficient car that everyone thought looked like Kate Upton in car form. It's surprising because said hit has a 6.0-liter V8 with 351 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, sends its power ...

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    Video: Burnout turns Holden HSV Clubsport into epic fireball
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    Michael 'Gup' Gilbert is the Australian owner of Powercruise. The cruising car show is for those who like to "beat on their cars rather than look at them from their lawn chair," touts the company's web site. Understandably, the mastermind behind the event has build some very impressive street ...

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    Video: HSV Gen-F is for those who have decided not to resign from life
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    The "buy our product and leave your mundane life behind" call to action is a time-honored marketing trope for all kinds things, from light beers (any of which are capable of turning your sleepy weeknight into an impromptu supermodel-infested club outing) to hair replacement solutions (just look ...

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    Official: Holden claims new 'Ring lap time record for trucks [w/video]
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    General Motors' thunder from Down Under, Holden, is claiming a new lap record at the Nürburgring... in the commercial and utility vehicle segment. You see, the company's amusingly powerful Ute is technically classified as a Class NA Light Goods Vehicle, so despite its car platform, one can ...

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    Official: Holden launches tuned, pre-facelifted Malibu in Australia
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    As General Motors prepares to launch a refreshed 2014 Chevrolet Malibu in the US, the current, year-old version of the car will go on sale in Australia as the Holden Malibu. Rather than just making it right-hand drive and putting new badges on the Malibu for Aussie duty, Holden engineers worked ...

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    Report: HSV boss says Australia's power wars are over
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    Phil Harding, managing director of Holden Special Vehicles, says the Australian power wars are effectively over. GoAuto has quoted Harding as saying that it's simply becoming too expensive to continue to pursue ever more engine performance thanks in part due to extensive certification, ...

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    Video: First Holden VF Commodore ad plays up ties to Chevy SS
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    The Holden VF Commodore is getting ready to go on sale in Australia, and the first commercials for the new full-size sedan range have just hit the Internet. Why is this newsworthy to us, you ask? Well, in both spots, our version of the car – the soon-to-arrive 2014 Chevrolet SS – is ...

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    Report: Australia may offer money to keep Toyota making cars there
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    In the wake of last month's announcement that Ford will cease automotive and engine production in Australia after 2016, many are wondering what the country's other automakers will do. Holden has already confirmed it will stay the course despite Ford's exit. Much of the GM subsidiary's reason for ...

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    Official: Holden vows to stay the course in Australia despite Ford exit
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    With arch rival Ford of Australia having announced earlier this week that it will cease all in-continent manufacturing in 2016, you might think that General Motors' Holden division might be feeling a bit more confident about its future prospects. Yet that doesn't necessarily appear to be the ...

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