2007 News Releases

2007-12-18 Pontiac G8 Exports Underway to USA
GM Holden added another vehicle to its growing export program today with the announcement that full production of the Pontiac G8 for the US market was now underway.

2007-12-17 Motoring Tips for the Holiday Season
GM Holden, in conjunction with one of Australia's leading road safety and driver education organisations, Murcotts Driving Excellence, has compiled a list of helpful motoring tips for the upcoming holiday season.

2007-12-10 Car Buyers Vote Commodore No.1 Again
GM Holden's acclaimed VE Commodore range was voted No.1 Large Car by car buyers using Carsales.com.au. This is the third consumer-based award for the Holden Commodore Sedan and Ute this year.

2007-11-30 The Awards Keep Coming For VE Range
GM Holden's acclaimed VE range was presented with not one, but two, Drive Car of the Year awards at an industry function held in Melbourne last night.

2007-11-23 VE Ute Crowned The Reader's Favourite
Carsguide today announced GM Holden's VE Ute SV6 has won their inaugural Reader's Choice award, one of three cars awarded in the 2007 carsguide Car of the Year awards

2007-11-22 Holden's 'Guardian Angel' Now An Accessory
Holden Assist Ultra is now available as an accessory for Australia's biggest selling car, the Holden Commodore

2007-11-08 Efijy Gets Another Stamp In Its Passport
Holden's most globally recognised concept car will headline the Middle East's largest automotive event, the Dubai Motor Show, starting on 14 November.

The new VE Ute will be the centrepiece of GM Holden's broad offering in the SUV and LCV market on display at this year's 4x4 Show in Sydney. VE Ute went on sale in October to widespread media praise and is the latest iconic model in a line-up that spans almost 60 years of Australian motoring.

2007-11-02 Holden Cavalcade Hits Regional Australia
An extensive collection of GM Holden vehicles, including the latest iconic VE Ute, will tour regional Victoria and New South Wales throughout November as part of Holden's Road Show.

2007-11-01 Middle East Exports Get Performance Boost
GM Holden has teamed up with Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) to expand its range of exported vehicles to the Middle East.

2007-10-26 GM Holden Predicts Major 'Growth' in Movember
GM Holden is predicting a major period of growth in November as a flurry of moustaches sprout on the faces of employees in support of this year's Movember campaign.

2007-10-25 Holden backs Australia's World Champs campaign
GM Holden has reaffirmed its commitment to Australian netball by backing the Australian Netball Team's bid to re-gain the world title at next month's New World Netball World Championships in Auckland.

2007-10-24 Victoria's First Glimpse At VE Sportwagon
Holden's new VE Commodore Sportwagon will make its Victorian debut at the National 4x4 Show commencing in Melbourne on Thursday 25 October.

2007-10-18 GM Gets Behind World Solar Challenge Entrants
From futuristic solar vehicles to a petrol/electric hybrid and an ethanol production car, four of this year's innovative entrants in the Panasonic World Solar Challenge (WSC) will be supported by General Motors on their journey through the heart of Australia.

2007-10-11 Luxury, Flexibility and Choice Reflect Holden's Motor Show Line Up
The world premier of the new VE Commodore Sportwagon and the Motor Show debut of the new VE Ute range headline GM Holden's stand at this year's Australian International Motor Show.

2007-10-11 Holden's New Sportwagon Puts Excitement Back Into Practicality
GM Holden's sleek new VE Commodore Sportwagon made its world debut today at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.

Holden has released a special edition Rodeo Sports Accessory Pack offering enhanced sports styling and more than $3,500 extra value.

Greg Tyus, has been confirmed today as Tony Hyde's successor as Executive Director, Engineering at GM Holden. Greg is currently General Director, Engineering & Product Planning at GM Canada.

2007-10-01 Tony Hyde Announces Retirement
Tony Hyde, Executive Director, Engineering at GM Holden will retire on 31 December 2007 after more than 39 years of service to General Motors.

Holden's popular mid-size SUV, Captiva, is about to get even better with a range of new standard features that will enhance its position as a highly specified, flexible package that offers outstanding value for money.

2007-09-11 Holden Airship Says Farewell To The Fans
The Holden Airship will have its public farewell later this week as its year-long promotional program comes to an end.

2007-09-07 Lang Lang Proving Ground Passes 50 Year Milestone
GM Holden's proving ground at Lang Lang marks its 50th anniversary this weekend with a celebration day for current and former employees.

2007-09-06 Last VZ Commodore Rolls Off The Line At Elizabeth
The last VZ Commodore, a white VZ wagon, was driven off the production line at GM Holden's Elizabeth vehicle assembly plant in South Australia today.

2007-08-27 GM Holden Celebrates 10th Year of Exports to Brazil
A version of the all-new Holden Commodore will go on sale in Brazil, as GM Holden begins exporting the new large sedan to one of its longest-standing customers. The shipment of Chevrolet Omegas from Holden's manufacturing plant in Elizabeth marks its tenth year of Holden exports to Brazil and begins a new chapter in Holden's export history.

Holden continues the long-running tradition of a genuine Aussie automotive icon with the new Holden VE Ute range.

Holden today strengthened its position at the premium sports end of the ute market by introducing an all new SS V model to its VE Ute range.

GM Holden today unveiled its all new VE Ute range - the latest iconic model in a line-up that spans almost 60 years of Australian motoring.

2007-08-17 Holden Hot Rod Leads Aussie Charge At Woodward
GM Holden's 21st Century hot rod reincarnation of Australia's most iconic car, the FJ Holden, will lead the charge at the 13th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise tomorrow in Detroit, USA.

2007-07-30 GM Holden Reaffirms Support For FTA Negotiations
GM Holden today reaffirmed its support for this week's free trade agreement negotiations between the Federal Government and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

2007-07-27 Racing Car Drivers Reveal Holden Commodores For Leukaemia Foundation
V8 Supercar drivers Garth Tander and Greg Murphy revealed three visually-striking VE Commodores at Holden's Port Melbourne headquarters today. The Commodores, specifically designed for the Leukaemia Foundation's Patient Transport Scheme, are part of a 12 vehicle fleet donated by Holden to the Leukaemia Foundation.

2007-07-24 Water Management Initiatives Deliver Savings
Victoria's Minister for Water, John Thwaites, today visited GM Holden's Engine Operations plant in Melbourne to see some the company's water saving initiatives.

2007-07-04 First Pontiac G8 Prototypes Roll Off The Line
GM Holden celebrated today as the first Pontiac G8 engineering prototypes to be produced at Holden Vehicle Operations in Elizabeth rolled off the line.

Holden has released a special edition VE Commodore Lumina offering an impressive level of standard features and outstanding value for money.

2007-05-25 GM Announces Management Moves
Denny Mooney was today named GM vice president, global vehicle systems and integration based in Detroit, Michigan, in a series of management appointments announced by GM globally. He takes up his new position as of 1 August 2007.

2007-05-18 Special Edition Rodeo LTZ Stacked With Extra Value
Special edition Rodeo LTZ models are now on sale featuring enhanced sports styling with up to $4000* extra value, depending on model.

2007-05-13 Special Edition Commodore SVZ Ute And Wagon
Holden has released special edition Commodore SVZ Ute and Wagon models offering key extra features and outstanding value for money.

2007-05-11 Australian Design Awards For VE Commodore And WM Statesman And Caprice
Australia 's love affair with the new VE Commodore and WM ranges continued last night with both winning awards for excellence in design in the Australian Design Awards.

2007-04-27 Value-Packed Epica Now On Sale
Holden's new value-packed and fuel efficient mid-size sedan, Epica, is now on sale - with a special money back offer for private buyers.

2007-04-20 2.2-Litre Direct Injection Engine Drives Astra Twintop And SRi Models
Holden's Astra TwinTop retractable hard top convertible and sporty three and five-door SRi models are powered by a responsive 2.2-litre direct injection engine.

2007-04-20 Upgraded Astra Hatch, Wagon And Coupe Get Brand New Engine
Australia's best-selling European import, the Holden Astra, now has a more powerful and fuel efficient 1.8-litre engine at its heart.

2007-04-10 Holden Expands Its Global Role
GM Holden today announced plans to export Global V6 engines to China. Two versions of the Global V6 engines will be fitted in the new Buick Park Avenue being built by Shanghai General Motors.

2007-04-04 Holden Commodores Out In Force For Vic Police
GM Holden and Victoria Police have joined forces to design 20 striking SS Commodores to help reduce the road toll and increase road safety during the Easter period.

2007-04-04 New Vehicle Export Program To Korea
GM Holden today confirmed a new export program to Korea following GM Daewoo's announcement at the Seoul Motor Show that it planned to add a premium sedan to its product range.

2007-03-28 Holden To Showcase Two New Turbo Diesel Engines At Brisbane 4X4 Show
Holden will showcase two new turbo diesel powered vehicles at the 2007 Brisbane 4x4 Show, starting 30 March.

2007-03-23 Holden To Showcase New Diesel Engines At Adelaide Motor Show
Holden will showcase two new turbo diesel powered vehicles and the new mid-size sedan Epica at the 2007 Adelaide Motor Show, starting 28 March.

2007-03-23 Chevrolet Camaro On Show Down Under
ADELAIDE - The Chevrolet Camaro sports coupe will be a standout feature at the 2007 Adelaide Motor Show starting March 28.

2007-03-23 Holden VE Commodores Recruited To NT Police
The 270kW, 6.0 litre, V8-powered cars are the first brand new SS model VE Commodores to appear in police livery and form part of the new unit which was established in December as a dedicated resource for traffic enforcement in the Territory.

2007-03-21 VE Commodore And WM Statesman And Caprice Short Listed For Interior Design Award
The VE Commodore and WM ranges have been short listed for the Interior Product category for the 2007 Interior Design Award - the first time a car has been short listed for the prestigious awards program.

2007-03-05 Holden Announces Elizabeth Plant Restructure
GM Holden Ltd will reduce its South Australian operations by 600 positions in coming months due to increased plant efficiency.

2007-03-01 Holden Named Employer Of Choice For Women For Third Year In A Row
GM Holden has been awarded an "Employer of Choice for Women" citation for the third year in a row.

2007-03-01 Chevrolet Camaro On Show Down Under
MELBOURNE - The Chevrolet Camaro sports coupe concept made its Australian debut today at the 2007 Melbourne International Motor Show.

2007-03-01 New Diesels And Epica Lead The Way At The Melbourne International Motor Show
Holden will showcase two new turbo diesel powered vehicles and the new mid-size sedan Epica at the 2007 Melbourne International Motor Show, starting tomorrow.

2007-02-28 Holden Introduces New Turbo Diesel For 2007 Rodeo
Holden's 2007 Rodeo range is spearheaded by a new turbo diesel engine and significantly redesigned interior and exterior features.

2007-02-28 Captiva Diesel Delivers Performance And Economy
Holden today expanded its new Captiva SUV range by adding a responsive and economical turbo-powered variant.

2007-02-19 Value-Packed Epica Pricing Announced
GM Holden's new value-packed mid-size sedan, Epica, will be priced from $25,990.

2007-02-07 It's Official: VE Commodore Heads To The United States
Holden today confirmed the VE Commodore SS would be exported to the United States in 2008 to take its place among General Motors' flagship high performance vehicles.

2007-02-07 All-New G8 Accelerates New Era Of Rear-Wheel-Drive Performance At Pontiac
CHICAGO - Confirming its commitment to style and performance, Pontiac introduced a show car version of an all-new, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2008 Pontiac G8 will be available in dealerships early next year.

2007-02-07 New Global Rear-Drive Architecture Is The Foundation For The All-New Pontiac G8
CHICAGO - The 2008 Pontiac G8 performance sedan is built on GM's new, global rear-wheel-drive architecture. With the input of Pontiac and GM North America, the G8 was developed in Australia, under the direction of Holden's engineering department.

2007-02-01 Epica Steals The Show In Brisbane
The new mid-size sedan, Epica, will headline Holden's stand at the 2007 Brisbane International Motor Show.

2007-02-01 Epica Makes Its Australian Debut
GM Holden's new mid-size sedan, Epica, made its Australian debut today at the Brisbane International Motor Show.

2007-01-31 2006 Best Ever Year For Holden In Middle East
Holden has achieved its best ever year of sales in the Middle East, exporting over 31,000 new cars to the region in 2006.

2007-01-23 VE Commodore Wins Wheels Car Of The Year
Holden's all new VE Commodore has received top honours at the prestigious Wheels Car of Year awards evening held at an industry function in Melbourne earlier tonight.

2007-01-22 WM Caprice Breaks Record Yearly Sales Mark In Just Four Months
Holden's luxury flagship WM Caprice has broken a yearly sales record in 2006 after being on the market for just four months.

2007-01-05 All New VE Ensures Commodore Reigns Supreme
Holden has finished 2006 with Australia's best selling car for the 11th consecutive year.

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