Can You Identify All These Holdens from an Image?

By: Robin Tyler
Image: Youtube via This Top Car

About This Quiz

Your knowledge of Australian vehicles needs to be top notch if you are to stand any chance of beating this tough quiz!

Holden has a long history in Australia. Established in 1856 as a manufacturer of saddles, by 1908, Holden had moved into the now fast expanding field of automobile production. 

By 1931, Holden was a subsidiary of General Motors and today still, many of the vehicles marketed under the Holden brand are in fact cars, pickups (or ute's as Australians like to call them), vans and other models from the General Motors lineup. That said, over the years, Holden has also marketed other automakers' cars under their badge including Isuzu, Opel, Suzuki and Vauxhall. 

Of course, Holden also produces their own vehicle, the Commodore, which is sold in both Australia and New Zealand and has been for the past few decades. 

Now in this quiz, you will find a range of Holden vehicles, across a range of different vehicle types. Some are easier to spot than others, since they are popular models from General Motors, for instance.

It's going to take all your savvy to get this quiz up to 100%. In fact, only 2.5% of Australians can ace it!

Good luck!

Based on the Chevrolet model of the same name, the Holden Cruze was launched in 2009. It comes in three body shapes - sedan, hatch and wagon. The Cruze is powered by a range of engine options including 1.8-liter gas engine producing 139 brake horsepower.

Released in Australia in 2010, the Holden Barina Spark is based on the Chevrolet model of the same name. This 5-door hatchback offers two models, the CD and CDX.

The Rodeo pickup was marketed by Holden for three generations from 1980 to 2008. All vehicles were based on Isuzu models with the third generation essentially the Isuzu D-Max.

Introduced to the Australian market in 2013, the Trax is a subcompact crossover SUV. It is based on the Chevrolet vehicle of the same name.

Based on the Opel 2-door convertible, the Holden Tigra was produced by the auto manufacturer between 2004 and 2009 and with one engine option, a 1.8-liter gas engine.

Built between 1981 and 2002, the Holden Jackaroo was based on the Isuzu Trooper. This SUV was marketed for two generations and included an HSV model with a high-performance engine.

This crossover SUV was marketed by Holden in Australia from 2006 to 2018 and can seat up to seven people. The Captiva is essentially the Chevrolet model with the same name with the top-of-the-range version powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine. Four other powerplant options were available for the Captiva, including two diesel engines.

First marketed in 2008 by Holden in Australia, the Colorado is a pickup truck (or Ute as the Australians like to call it.) It comes as both a 4x2 and 4x4 option each powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine through a 6-speed gearbox.

The Astra badge has been part of Holden's vehicle range in Australia since 1994. At first, the Astra badge was applied to rebadged Nissan Pulsars, but eventually, it tied in with the Opel Astra itself.

The Holden Adventra was a wagon crossover based on the Holden Berlina. It was first produced in 2003. It included the Cros Trac all-wheel drive system with the first models powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine.

Also marketed under the name Kingswood, the Belmont was produced in Australia from 1968 to 1984. It was available as a pickup truck or Ute (the Australian term for pickup) until 1974 and then the badge was only used on sedans and station wagons.

Manufactured in Australia between 1989 and 1997, the Holden Apollo started life as a compact car before moving into the mid-size segment. Essentially, it was a rebadged Toyota Camry.

Produced between 1991 and 1997, this was one of the first European cars to be rebadged as a Holden. In fact, the Calibra, a sports coupe, came from Opel in Germany. It came as both a manual and automatic model with two different engines. In fairness, the 85 kilowatts generated by the smaller 2.0-liter engine made the automatic a little underpowered. A V6 model was launched in 1995.

Based on the Chevrolet model of the same name, the Suburban was marketed by Holden from 1998 to 2001 although the units were right-hand drive and built in Mexico. Powerplants included a 5.7-liter V8 engine.

This mid-sized car was produced by Holden between 1953 and 1968 and was available with a number of body shapes including 2-door coupe utility, 3-door van, 4-door sedan and 5-door station wagon.

The Barina badge has been part of Holden's vehicle range in Australia since 1984. Currently, the Barina is a rebadged Chevrolet Aveo, a 5-door hatchback.

Produced between 1968 and 1971, the Holden Brougham was a full-sized luxury sedan. Essentially, it was a the Premier sedan but with an extended rear body. It was also marketed in South Africa as the Chevrolet Constantia.

Produced between 1990 an,d 2017, the Holden Caprice was a longer wheelbase version of the Commodore. The last generation, marketed from 2006 to 2017 included a V6 version.

Three generations of the Holden Manaro have been produced in two separate runs. The first from 1968 to 1977 and the second from 2001 to 2006. The Manaro was available as a coupe and sedan and is considered to be a muscle car.

Based on the Chevrolet model of the same name, the Holden Equinox was launched in Australia in 2017. This compact crossover SUV has a number of engine options including a 1.5-liter turbocharged gas engine.

First released in 1982, the Holden Shuttle was based on the Isuzu Fargo van. It had two engine options, a 1.8-liter gas engine and 2.0-liter diesel engine.

Manufactured between 1971 and 1984, the Holden Statesman was a long-wheelbase sedan based on another Holden model, the Kingswood.

Named after the Aboriginal word meaning to fly, the Torana was produced by Holden between 1967 and 1979. Three generations followed from its introduction, with body options including both a 2-door and 4-door sedan.

Also known as the Holden Business, the 48-215 was a Holden model produced in Australia from 1948 to 1953. It was the first model from General Motors to be marketed under the Holden name.

Still available as part of the Holden range in Australia, the Calais is the flagship version of the Commodore that affords more luxury as well a far more sporty ride. It is currently available as a tourer, sport wagon and sedan.

First introduced in 1978 and still marketed in Australia today as part of the Holden lineup, the Berlina name has been associated with the Commodore model for a number of years. The VK was marketed from 1984 to 1986. Over 135,000 were sold in a two-year period.

Marketed between 1982 and 1989, the Holden Camira was a mid-sized 4-door sedan or 5-door station wagon based on the General Motors 'J' body series. It was named after the Aboriginal word meaning wind.

Based on the Daewoo Tosca, the Epica, a mid-sized four-door sedan, was marketed between 2007 and 2011. Holden discontinued the brand due to poor sales.

This compact car was sold by Holden in Australia between 1975 and 1986. During this time, there were two generations of the Gemini both based on an Isuzu platform. The second generation was only available as a four-door sedan after the first had offered a range of body styles.

The Holden HSV GTS is a high-performance sedan based on the Commodore model. Current models are powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V6 engine which produces 580 brake horsepower.

Based on the Opel model of the same name, the Holden Combo essentially was a panel van mostly used as a delivery vehicle. It was discontinued in 2013.

The Commodore is a nameplate associated with the Holden brand for a number of decades. The VR Commodore was introduced to the country in 1993 and marketed till 1995. It was far sleeker than earlier models and introduced safety features such as anti-lock brakes.

Marketed between 1989 and 1996, the Holden Nova came about as a result of a partnership between the Australian auto manufacturer and Toyota. It was in essence a Toyota Corolla with some small styling differences. The Nova was available in two body shapes, a hatchback and sedan.

Based on an Isuzu model of the same name, the Holden Piazza was marketed between 1981 and 1992. It was available as a 3-door hatchback coupe and 3-door wagon.

A mid-sized, two-door convertible, the Cascada was manufactured by Holden for the Australian market from 2013. It is based on the Opel model of the same name and comes with four engine options including a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine.

The Kingswood was produced by Holden between 1968 and 1984. It came in a number of body shapes including 2-door coupe utility, 3-door panel van, 4-door sedan and 5-door wagon.

Produced between 1966 and 1968, the Holden HR was a mid-sized car avaialble in a number of body options including a 4-door sedan and 5-door station wagon, among others.

Marketed by Holden between 1985 and 1991, the Scurry was based on a Suzuki platform. The Scurry was a compact 5-door van.

A cab chassis pickup vehicle, the One Tonner was produced for two generations, first between 1971 and 1984 and then again from 2003 to 2005.

First marketed as the Torana from 1967, this vehicle was renamed the Sunbird by Holden in 1976.

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