2006 News Releases

2006-12-15 Chevrolet Caprice Wins Best Luxury Car At Middle East Car Of The Year Awards
GM Holden's export vehicle, the Australian-built Chevrolet Caprice, has won the Best Luxury Car Award at the 2006 Autocar Middle East Awards last night. ...

2006-12-01 Holden Calais V Is News Ltd's Car Of The Year
Holden's all-new Calais V V8 has won News Ltd's 2006 Car of the Year award, the highest motoring accolade from Australia's largest print media organisation. ...

2006-12-01 Motoring Tips For The Holiday Season
GM Holden, in conjunction with one of Australia's leading road safety and driver education organisations, Murcott's Driving Excellence, has compiled a list of helpful motoring tips for the upcoming holiday season. ...

2006-11-30 GM Wins First Place in Blue Sky Concept Design
LOS ANGELES - GM Advanced Design has won the Los Angeles Auto Show's Design Challenge for the second year in a row. This year's winning entry is a two-dimensional rendering of a 2015 Blue Sky Concept that addresses environmental sustainability. ...

2006-11-21 VE Commodore Nominated For World Car Of The Year Awards
GM Holden's VE Commodore has been nominated for the prestigious World Car of the Year (WCOTY) Awards 2007 - the only Australian-made vehicle among the award's 28 nominees. ...

2006-11-10 Statement Re: GM Holden Recall
GM Holden has issued a safety recall for VE Commodore, WM Statesman and Caprice, involving around 13,000 vehicles. ...

2006-10-25 Holden Displays 16 New Releases At Australian International Motor Show
Holden's historic year of new car launches has culminated at the Australian International Motor Show with 16 cars appearing for the first time at an Australian show. ...

2006-10-25 New Astra Twintop And SRI Models Debut At Australian International Motor Show
Holden today revealed two exciting new Astra models at the 2006 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. ...

2006-10-25 HUMMER Continues Global Expansion Down Under
SYDNEY − HUMMER will enter the Australian market with its midsize H3 SUV next year. ...

2006-10-17 Holden's Dual-Fuel V6 Engine Delivers More Range And Flexibility
Holden's efficient dual-fuel Alloytec V6 engine is now available in VE Omega, Berlina and Commodore V-Series special edition models. ...

2006-10-12 VE Commodore SS Claims Motor's 'Bang For Your Bucks' Award
Holden's all-new VE Commodore range has collected its first major award in Australia, with the SS model hailed by MOTOR Magazine as its Bang For Your Bucks award winner 2006. ...

2006-10-12 The Thunder Of Holden's Special Edition Utes Rumble Again Into Showrooms
Holden has released a second special edition SS Thunder Ute, featuring more than $3,000 in extra value. ...

2006-10-05 It's Here: All New Holden Captiva SUV Range Hits The Road
Holden today launched its all new Captiva sports utility vehicle range, priced from $35,990 to achieve maximum impact in the local SUV market. ...

2006-10-04 $500,000 Of Holden Engines To Drive Auto Education
A total of 150 of Holden's Global V6 engines, worth over $500,000, were donated to Automotive Training Australia today in the name of furthering vocational education for automotive students and apprentices. ...

2006-09-28 Holden Designers Join Global Team For Paris Showcar
GM Holden designers will be part of a global team taking centre stage at the Paris Motor Show with the world premier of the Chevrolet World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) Ultra Concept Car. ...

2006-09-18 GM Holden's First VE / WM Export To Middle East
GM Holden has dispatched its first shipment of all-new generation export versions of Commodore, Statesman and Caprice from Adelaide's AAT Port to its largest export market, the Middle East. ...

2006-09-08 STATEMENT - Peter Brock
Holden management and employees today mourned the loss of Australian motor racing legend and one if its favourite sons, Peter Brock. ...

2006-09-07 Holden To Offer Four Models In All-New Captiva Range
Holden today announced it would offer four models across the range of its new Captiva sports utility vehicle, all powered by the Australian-built 3.2 litre Alloytec engine. ...

2006-08-31 Holden Launches WM Statesman And Caprice Flagships
Holden today officially launched its top-of-the-range WM Statesman and Caprice models, offering more differentiation from their short wheelbase siblings than ever before. ...

2006-08-27 Prime Minister Commemorates $532 Million Upgrade To GM Holden's Elizabeth Plant
The Hon John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, today commemorated the completion of a $532 million upgrade to the Holden Vehicle Operations (HVO) plant in Elizabeth, South Australia. ...

2006-08-02 Holden To Build Two Generations Of Cars At Once
Holden will build two generations of Commodore at its South Australian vehicle operations to meet ongoing market demand for its wagon and utility body shapes. ...

2006-08-01 Holden Takes To The Skies With The Holden Airship
Holden is taking its message to the skies on a massive airship boasting a television screen able to be viewed from up to a kilometre away. ...

2006-07-25 User-Friendly Technology Takes Centre Stage
The 2006 Holden VE Commodore range will offer smart new technology which people want and will find easy to use. ...

2006-07-25 Safety The Priority For Commodore Development
Safety has been built into every aspect of the all-new Holden Commodore range, helping drivers to better avoid crashes and providing better protection in the event of an accident. ...

2006-07-25 Holden Commits $480M To Engineer All-New Commodore
The all-new Holden 2006 VE Commodore is Holden's largest ever engineering program with $480 million invested to deliver ambitious targets for design, performance and quality. ...

2006-07-25 Sophisticated New Suspension System For Commodore
Holden's legendary performance will be connected to the road with sophisticated new suspension systems, larger fade resistant brakes and specifically developed larger wheel and tyre packages. ...

2006-07-25 New Six-Speed Automatic Transmission For V8 Commodores
General Motors' flagship electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission will be offered in all V8 variants of the all-new VE Commodore range. ...

2006-07-25 More Power, More Torque, More Refinement For New Commodore Range
More power, more torque and more refinement are simple powertrain messages emphatically delivered by the 2006 range of Holden Commodores. ...

2006-07-24 Holden VE Commodore: Fuel Economy Figures
GM Holden today released fuel economy figures for its all-new VE Commodore range, reporting reductions in most powertrain combinations compared with previous generation cars. ...

2006-07-18 Holden Releases Pricing For 2006 Commodore, WM Statesman and Caprice
Holden today released pricing for the all-new 2006 series of Holden Commodore, highlighting several significant reductions compared with equivalent models in the previous generation. ...

2006-07-18 Holden Young Lion Gurr Joins Record Fujitsu Series Field For Queensland
THE record field of 41 cars for the third round of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at Queensland Raceway this weekend has been boosted by the late addition of an entry for Holden Young Lion Alan Gurr. ...

2006-07-17 Holden Designers Open Top-Secret Studios For Commodore Debut
GM Holden today granted rare access to Australia's largest automotive design centre to coincide with the launch of its biggest program ever, the $1 billion all-new Holden Commodore range. ...

2006-07-17 Holden Designs Quality, Individuality Into Interiors
Each model of the 2006 VE Commodore range has a more individual interior than any previous family created by Holden. ...

2006-07-17 All-New Commodore Exterior Designed To Turn Heads
Holden Design's exterior team has delivered a thoroughly modern version of Australia?s best-selling car to drive the all-new VE Commodore range well into the 21st Century. ...

2006-07-15 All-New Holden Commodore Unveiled To The World
Holden today unveiled the all-new Holden Commodore range, designed and engineered to extend a decade-long record as Australia's best selling car. ...

2006-07-15 Holden's Flagship Statesman And Caprice Go On Show
The all-new Holden Statesman and Caprice flagship cars today made their international debut in Melbourne in a historic double reveal. ...

2006-07-15 All-New Commodore Tops Holden's $6.1 Billion Decade Of Investment In Australia
GM Holden's $1.2 billion investment in the VE Commodore and WM Statesman and Caprice programs is part of a $6.1 billion commitment to General Motors' Australian operations over the past 10 years. ...

2006-07-15 Holden Shakes Up Model Range For All-New Commodore
The all-new VE Commodore heralds one of the most significant model realignments to Holden's passenger car range since the 1980s. ...

2006-07-15 Commodore Stands Tall As Holden's Hottest Nameplate
Commodore's place as Holden's longest-standing and most successful nameplate is undisputed. ...

2006-07-14 All New Commodore Reveal To Be Webcast
GM Holden and ninemsn are combining to webcast the official reveal of the all new VE Commodore range on Sunday 16th July. ...

2006-07-05 Queenslander Waits 1.4 Million Kilometres For New Holden Diesel
The launch of Holden's new Astra turbo diesel cars lured a Queenslander out of the woodwork to upgrade his 22-year-old Holden Gemini diesel boasting a staggering 1.4 million kilometre life. ...

2006-06-27 Holden Leads With Ethanol Labelling
In a first for an Australian car manufacturer, GM Holden today announced it would begin applying an "E10 suitable" label to its imported vehicles from July 1, 2006. ...

2006-06-20 Holden Delivers Another Safety First For Australia
The new generation of Australia's best selling car, the Holden Commodore, will be the first locally built range with the acclaimed safety technology Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as standard. ...

2006-06-11 Astra SRi Turbo Roars Back Down Under
The new generation of Holden's four-cylinder performance hero, the Astra SRi Turbo coupe, will roar into Australian showrooms later this month. ...

2006-06-11 Holden Unleashes Turbo Diesel Power In Astra Hatch
Australia 's biggest-selling European imported car, the Holden Astra, is now available in two turbocharged diesel five-door hatches. ...

2006-06-09 Holden's Showstopping Efijy Concept Meets The Grandparents
The 21st Century hot rod reincarnation of Australia's historic car icons today met its ancestors outside Holden's Port Melbourne headquarters. ...

2006-03-31 Holden Hot Rod To Thrill At Adelaide Motor Show
South Australians get their chance to see first hand the wild-style hot rod that reincarnates the classic FJ Holden, EFIJY, at this years Adelaide Motor Show. ...

2006-03-29 Holden Displays New Flagship Engines
Holden's new flagship performance engine and the Aussie-built V6 for Rodeo will be on display at the Brisbane 4x4 Show, commencing April 7. ...

2006-03-28 Holden Unleashes Thunder Ute and Crewman
Holden's ever-popular light commercial range now features special edition "Thunder" models for Ute and Crewman. ...

2006-03-27 General Motors Brings Hybrid Bus To Australia
The Allison Transmission Division of General Motors will demonstrate its state-of-the-art energy efficient hybrid buses at Mt. Cotton near Brisbane on March 31 for an audience of Australian government and transport industry representatives. ...

2006-03-26 Commodore SVZ Special Edition
Australia's favourite car will be stacked with $6000 extra value and a sportier edge with the new Commodore SVZ special edition sedan and wagon. ...

2006-03-14 GM Holden Safety Recall
GM Holden has issued a safety recall on specific locally built vehicles from April 2003 to December 2005 sold in Australia and export markets and fitted with side impact airbags as standard or optional equipment. ...

2006-02-27 Holden Captiva - The New SUV to Captivate Australia
Holden's new sports utility vehicle will be called Captiva and powered by an advanced new 3.2-litre Global V6 all-alloy engine made in Port Melbourne. ...

2006-02-23 The Very Last Monaro To Shine In Emerald
The country Queensland businessman who bought the very last current generation Monaro in a global auction will today see his historic coupe for the first time. ...

2006-02-23 Holden Only Automotive Company Recognised In 2006 As Employer Of Choice For Women
GM Holden has been awarded an "Employer of Choice for Women" citation for the second year in a row. This prestigious award was announced by the Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA). ...

2006-02-23 Holden Showcases Its Past And Future At The Brisbane International Motor Show
The stunning custom hot rod EFIJY will make its Queensland debut alongside future Holden models at the 2006 Brisbane International Motor Show from March 3. ...

2006-02-16 Holden's First Barina Sedan Is Sharp On Looks And Value
Holden's value-packed light car brigade was boosted today by the first sedan to bear the Barina nameplate. ...

2006-02-08 Very Last Monaro Takes Very First Bid
The last of the current generation Monaro coupe, unveiled today at Melbourne's International Motor show, will attract a starting bid of $100,000. ...

2006-02-08 Holden History And Future Unveiled At Melbourne Motorshow
Holden pays homage to an Australian icon at the 2006 Melbourne International Motor Show with a specially customised last Monaro, while the T2X concept, with its compact SUV style and bold coupe lines, point to possible future design cues. ...

2006-02-08 Stunning T2X Concept Blends SUV And Coupe Into One Complete Package
Holden today unveiled its second sports utility concept to Australian audiences in just six months - the striking T2X sports coupe. ...

2006-02-08 Astra Turbo Diesel To Deliver Performance And Economy
Holden's second biggest selling carline, Astra, will offer turbo diesel engines to Australian buyers for the first time. ...

2006-01-31 GOING, GOING, GONE - VERY LAST MONARO UP FOR SALE
The last current generation Monaro coupe built by Holden will be offered for auction next month. ...

2006-01-30 Flagships star in GM Holden's export record
GM Holden has set a new vehicle export record for the company, breaking through the 60,000-vehicle barrier for the first time in 2005. ...

2006-01-18 Extra Statesman Luxury Now Standard
Statesman buyers receive even more luxury features as standard with the 2006 model Statesman International, on sale from January 2006. ...

2006-01-16 More Go For Holden's Performance Heroes
The most powerful standard engine ever offered by Holden will be installed in all 2006 model year Holden V8 vehicles. ...

2006-01-04 A Decade Of Holden Commodore Leadership
Holden has finished 2005 with Australia's best selling car for the 10th consecutive year, the most popular passenger car range and most popular light truck range. ...


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