Top 10 Cars We Wish Were Sold in America

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Top 10 Cars We Wish Were Sold in America
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We might have some fancy cars over here in the USA, but there are quite a few vehicles overseas that we can’t help but think are desperately missing from our shores. More than a few are niche market models perfect for auto-enthusiasts, while others are more stylish or practical than what’s currently available in the… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet SS Might be Delayed due to Franchising Laws

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Chevrolet SS Might be Delayed due to Franchising Laws
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We found out recently that the 2014 Chevrolet SS Performance Sedan is likely coming in 2014. We also speculated that this car is likely a re-release of the old Pontiac G8, which is based on the Holden Commodore (seen above) Continue Reading...

Mazda3 to Dethrone Holden Commodore as Australia’s Best Selling Car

Mazda3 to Dethrone Holden Commodore as Australia’s Best Selling Car
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With only about three weeks until 2012, the Australian car market could end 2011 with a new best-selling sedan for the first time in 15 years. Although the Holden Commodore has been Australia’s favorite and a sales leader since 1997, Australia’s Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries revealed that the Mazda3 has currently sold 301 more… Continue Reading...

Australian V8 Supercars Signs 5 Year Contract with Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas

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Australian V8 Supercars Signs 5 Year Contract with Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas
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The long-awaited rumors are true: Australia’s breathlessly-exciting V8 Supercars series is coming to America. But that’s not, the series has signed a five-year deal with Texas’s Circuit of The Americas, signaling a serious investment in the U.S. market. Beginning in 2013, Americans in Austin, Texas and watching on the Speed Channel can get a glimpse… Continue Reading...

Holden Commodore Ute May Come To America Due To Changing Tastes

Holden Commodore Ute May Come To America Due To Changing Tastes
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The Holden Commodore Ute has had more false starts in the United States than Elizabeth Taylor has had marriages, but rising gas prices might give General Motors an impetus to import the Ute as a pickup alternative at a time when high gas prices are making large trucks economically unfeasible. Mark Reuss, GM’s head of… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Caprice Spied In Los Angeles

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Chevrolet Caprice Spied In Los Angeles
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Rumors of Holden vehicles, specifically the rear-drive Commodore, coming to the U.S. have always been a fixture of the automotive media, and with the Holden-based Pontiac G8’s demise a few years ago, some of them have seemed to be more wishful thinking than anything of substance. General Motors is bringing back the larger Holden Statesman… Continue Reading...

Pontiac G8 Successor Set to Launch in 2013

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Pontiac G8 Successor Set to Launch in 2013
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Easily the best thing to come out of the now-defunct Pontiac brand in recent memory was the G8 sports sedan – based on the Australian Commodore. Not only was it an impressive performance machine, but it gave North America a taste of just how good a job Holden is doing down under. Looking to satisfy… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet To Introduce New Camaro-Based Car At Chicago Auto Show, New Caprice Almost Certain

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Chevrolet To Introduce New Camaro-Based Car At Chicago Auto Show, New Caprice Almost Certain
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During our drive of the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, we chatted with one engineer about GM’s Zeta platform, which underpins rear-drive full size cars. Among remarking how much we adored the Pontiac G8 sedan and how we longed for a revival of the car, the engineer broke into a broad grin and said “well, these things… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Caprice Gets Put Through Its Paces, Looking Good In Civilian Trim

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Chevrolet Caprice Gets Put Through Its Paces, Looking Good In Civilian Trim
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While the Chevrolet Caprice is reserved for police vehicle fleets only, there have been some rumors about a civilian version making its way to showrooms for public consumption, and the latest videos showing footage of a police evaluation event only seem to further that. Previous shots of the Caprice have either shown it in full… Continue Reading...

2011 Vauxhall VXR8 Makes Us Weep For Pontiac G8

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2011 Vauxhall VXR8 Makes Us Weep For Pontiac G8
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Although the good Lord chose to take the Pontiac G8 from us far too early in its life, other countries can still enjoy GM’s Zeta platform superstar in all it’s Holden Commodore-based goodness. The United Kingdom is particularly privileged, as it gets this Vauxhall VXR8, seemingly adorned in Rape Yellow, and it comes equipped with a… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Impala To Get Re-Design In 2014, Rear-Drive Performance Sedan May Follow

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Chevrolet Impala To Get Re-Design In 2014, Rear-Drive Performance Sedan May Follow
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General Motors is hoping that their next Chevrolet Impala, due in 2014, will be looked at as more than just fodder for the rental car lot. With a new platform shared with the Buick Lacrosse, the next Impala, due in 2014, should represent a significant jump in both style and performance – although based on… Continue Reading...

Report: Next Holden Commodore To Switch To Front-Wheel Drive

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Report: Next Holden Commodore To Switch To Front-Wheel Drive
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Today’s shocking bit of news comes from a Motor Trend article on the future of Cadillac. While discussing future plans for the big rear-drive Zeta platform, MT claimed that the next generation Holden Commodore would switch to the Epsilon II platform that currently underpins cars like the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Lacrosse. Performance versions of… Continue Reading...

Holden Special Vehicles Continues To Taunt Us With Awesome Cars, This One Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary

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Holden Special Vehicles Continues To Taunt Us With Awesome Cars, This One Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary
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As General Motors’ sole brand in Australia, Holden’s lineup gets most of GM’s better products, like the Cruze, Captiva (a re-badged Saturn Vue) and 6 varieties of the Holden Commodore, formerly known as the Pontiac G8. While GM claims that Cadillac is ready to go head to head with the Germans, in truth, the G8 was… Continue Reading...

Report: Pontiac G8 to Live On as Chevrolet Caprice

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Report: Pontiac G8 to Live On as Chevrolet Caprice
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Calling the Pontiac G8 “Too good to waste,” GM’s new product boss, Bob Lutz, has just announced that the car will live on, rebadged as a Chevrolet Caprice. The news comes as a surprise, considering GM’s CEO Fritz Henderson has been unwavering in his insistence that the car would be eliminated from the New GM. Apparently… Continue Reading...