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Pickups that blur the line between car and truck

The automotive equivalent of the mullet, from the Ford Ranchero to the Honda Ridgeline.

The Honda Ridgeline isn't the first pickup based on a car platform, and it won't be the last.

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Is there a future for the Chevrolet SS?

Chevrolet Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser has given some tantalizing hints about the future of the SS sedan and how it relates to the death of Holden.

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Mercedes disappears from Australia's V8 Supercars series

Erebus Motorsport was the only team fielding the Mercedes E63 AMG in Australia's V8 Supercars series, but now it's jumping ship to run the Holden VF Commodore next season.

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A Belgian man could save the Holden Commodore

After taking over GM's transmission plant in Strassbourg, Guido Dumarey wants to acquire the Holden plant in Australia, along with the rights to continue building the Commodore there.

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Holden closer to building ZR1-engined super sedan

General Motors filed a trademark for a Holden HSV GTS-R model, bolstering rumors that it will produce a ZR1-powered super sedan for Holden's last hurrah.

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Holden Commodore VFII is the quickest, most powerful yet

The addition of the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 makes the VF Series II the quickest, most powerful version of the Holden Commodore yet in the 37-year history of the line.

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Holden to go out with ZR1-style bang?

Holden Special Vehicles is reportedly developing a very fond farewell to the Commodore in Australia. The muscle car experts Down Under are trying to stuff the Corvette ZR1's 638-horsepower, supercharged V8 into the engine bay for a very limited edition.

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Holden brings Opel Astra VXR, GTC and Cascada to Australia

Holden is bringing over the Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTC and VXR three-door hatchbacks along with the Cascada convertible down to Australia for the first time.

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With only 246 Volts sold in Australia, Holden not getting next-gen model

Holden will join Opel, Vauxhall and the rest of Europe in losing access to GM's plug-in hybrid Volt after disappointing sales dating back to its 2012 debut.

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Holden wagon brings back the spirit of the Sandman

GM's Australian brand revives an iconic shooting brake name in wagon and ute form, surfers rejoice.

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Holden rolls out new Senator SV with 462-hp LS3 in Oz

Holden Special Vehicles releases the luxed-out, amped-up Holden Senator SV to only 52 lucky customers Down Under, complete with 6.2-liter LS3 V8.

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GM names Mark Bernhard new head of Holden

For decades, Mark Bernhard has been the guy GM sends to places around the world to manage the finances of its international operations. Now he's returning home to Australia to oversee Holden's transition from manufacturer to importer.

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V8 ute or wagon, which Australian forbidden fruit is sweeter?

Australia Day, the country's national holiday, is the perfect time to celebrate two of the country's less traditional V8 muscle machines. Watch as a Holden Commodore SS V Redline Sportwagon and Ute SS smoke their tires to race around a skid pad and haul a barbecue set.

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Chris Harris enjoys a smokey treat with HSV Maloo GTS

Auto enthusiasts should absolutely adore Australia. This bonkers island, aside from being filled with bugs, spiders, sharks and crocodiles, all of which are hellbent on killing you slowly, is home to two of the auto world's greatest things – the V8 Supercars series, and the ute.

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Chevy SS successor and RHD Camaro plans axed?

If you need the extra convenience of four doors but don't want to give up the thrill of high performance, the Chevrolet SS represents a potent package. The exterior is understated and the design certainly doesn't scream about the 415-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 hiding beneath the hood. Unfortunately, there are some questions about how long this muscle sedan will last.

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A crew of Chevrolet customs focus on style at SEMA [w/video]

Not all of the customs at SEMA are about showing off huge power or wild body kits. Automakers also bring along a smattering of concepts that just display some of the styling options possible for their models. Chevrolet is no different, and it has a bunch of modestly modded bow ties on display at this year's show.

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Holden chief Gerry Dorizas exits GM stage left

Holden had a crisis of leadership over the past few years. GM's Australian division had three chief executives in as many years, before Mike Devereux steered it through a period of relative stability for the better part of three years. Devereux was succeeded earlier this year by Gerry Dorizas, but after less than eight months on the job, Dorizas is stepping down, too.

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Holden Sandman V8 Supercar concept celebrates at Surfers Paradise [w/video]

Even if it only ever made it Stateside as a coupe (Pontiac GTO) and sedan (Chevy SS), GM's Australian division Holden offers its Commodore in a number of bodystyles: sedan, wagon, even a truck-bedded ute. And what's more, Aussie buyers can (for now, at least) even get each of those bodystyles in HSV performance spec. The one version

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GM recalls 61k more vehicles in three campaigns

Following a stop-delivery order for its new midsize t

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Top Gear pits V8 supercar against stunt plane, Komatsu tractor

Traditional motorsports pit a bunch of roughly equivalent vehicles over a course to find out which driver has the most skill and which car has the right tweaks to score a victory against the competitors. But Top Gear is anything but traditional. It decided to stage two very different kinds of races to see how things went during the Top Gear Festival Sydney.

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