1969 Holden Hurricane concept car - restored 2011
Holden has gone back to the future, restoring its very first concept car -- the 1969 Holden Hurricane.
The futuristic research vehicle described as an experiment "to study design trend, propulsion systems and other long range developments" has been restored to its former glory as a labour of love by a dedicated group of Holden designers and engineers.
Code named RD 001; the Hurricane is a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-seater sports car which incorporates a remarkable array of innovative features and technology, much of it way ahead of its time.
electronic digital instrument displays,
automatic temperature control air conditioning,
rear vision camera
automated route finder
Holden Hurricane goes on show to the public for the first time at Motorclassica, Melbourne, October 21-23
Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle Evaluation - January 2011
The Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle will be made by GM Holden in Australia.
Based on the Holden Caprice, it was recently evaluated by US police departments at the Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona.
Holden took some cameras behind the scenes and captured this vision of the police officers putting the Caprice through its paces.
Making of the 2012 Holden Colorado show car for 2011 Melbourne Motor Show
An exclusive video for YouTube and Holden's stoked with the result! The Holden Design team takes us behind the scenes as they take the Holden Colorado show car from a concept sketch to car that was revealed on the motor show stand. Check out more on the Colorado Show Car at http://www.holden.com.au/pages/motor-show-2011
Featuring the latest in touch-screen and Bluetooth® technology, the Commodore's all new Holden-iQ System lets you play music from your choice of iPod®, MP3 player, USB device, CD or the vehicle's own internal flash drive where fitted. Access your mobile phone address book to make and take calls, hands-free without touching your phone. Holden Series II Commodore - the future has never looked better.
The making of.....Holden Thunder Ute TV commercial
Ever wondered what goes into shooting a Holden TV ad?
We asked the team behind the Holden Thunder Ute TV commercial to give us a look behind the scenes..
The commercial was filmed on location at Avalon Airport, Victoria
3 hours footage was filmed in total -- 2 of the car and 1 of the bull
A team of 40 people took part in the shoot, including actors, film crew, locations team, wardrobe, Holden reps and more.....and we filmed not 1, but 2 angry bulls!
Then the team spent 6 days in post production, to get the finished ad.
Meet Claudia Navone - Designer Spark
As part of launching Holden's all-new small car the Barina Spark, we are also giving you the chance to win your very own with our 'Designer Spark' competition
Holden has recruited a team of top Australian stylists to help kick of the competition. Watch as Claudia Navone creates her own personalised Barina Spark and discusses her style and where she gets her inspiration. A new stylist design will be released fortnightly.
Want to get designing? Visit http://designerspark.com.au for more information.
Steel to Road - Building Holden Commodore (Part 2 Body & Paint Shop)
http://Holden.com.au/commodore - Part 2 of Steel to Road explores the Body and Paint Shops. See the Holden Commodore make its way through the Body Shop where the familiar body profile takes shape and learn what goes into producing the Commodore's rich and unique colours in the Paint Shop.
Steel to Road - Building Holden Commodore (Part 4 General Assembly)
The Commodore is now on the home straight of the manufacturing process. Part 4 of Steel to Road shows the operators working in the 'walk in' front end and see the instrument panel installed through the windscreen.
If you want to check out the earlier parts of Steel to Road -- head to the Holden YouTube channel www.youtube.com/holdenaustralia and select the 'features' button at the top of the page its located between Series II Commodore and View the Showroom. Enjoy
Steel to Road - Building Holden Commodore (Part 6 Final Trim & Quality Assurance)
http://Holden.com.au/commodore - This is the final part of our Steel to Road series showing how the Holden Commodore is made. This part takes us through the trim lines, quality verification and final testing. Once all is complete, the Holden Commodore is ready to make its way to the open road.
Check out Steel to Road (parts 1-6) by heading to the Holden YouTube channel www.youtube.com/holdenaustralia and select the 'features' button at the top of the page its located between Series II Commodore and View the Showroom. Hope you have enjoyed the series!
For the first time you can now run your Commodore on petrol or Bio-ethanol, a blend of up to 85% ethanol and 15% petrol. A cleaner burning more renewable fuel that not only shrinks emissions, it actually enhances engine performance. Both the 3.0 litre SIDI Direct Injection V6 and Gen IV V8 powertrains are Bio-ethanol capable. New Series II. The very clever Commodore is here.