After an ill-fated Australian dalliance under the Opel brand, the German-sourced range of GM VXR vehicles will once more be coming Down Under, this time with Holden badging.

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These images show the Holden VXR production line at the GM plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany, where the Insignia VXR, Astra VXR, Astra GTC will be built for the Australian market. These familiar models will also be joined by the Cascada convertible to complete the German-supplied lineup.

Bill Mott, Holden Executive Director of Marketing, said “Astra, Cascada and Insignia are renowned in Europe for their performance credentials and premium execution, making them the perfect addition to Holden’s range as we continue to offer more choice for our customers.

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“These stunning niche vehicles are sure to have a fantastic halo effect and attract new customers to the brand,” he continued.

In addition to the Holden VXR allocation, the company has set its sights on delivering 24 major vehicle launches and 36 new powertrain combinations over the next five years. One-third of these vehicles will be sourced from European GM branches including Opel and Vauxhall.

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