Category Archives: Gerald Slaven

Updated Amarok on the horizon!

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  Volkswagen Australia has confirmed that the updated Amarok V6 will hit the market in the third quarter of this year.  This Amarok is one of the most powerful series-production pick-up trucks in Australia and with the new model featuring a 200kW engine it just got better. One of the major strengths of the V6 Amarok is that it’s bigger, yet more powerful than many of its rivals.  The tub of the vehicle is quite spacious and there is plenty of additional space between… Read More

Holden Colorado racing on Aussie circuits

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SuperUtes is coming to Australia in 2018, and Holden is proud to be supporting it. The SuperUtes ECB Series is a production-based category for dual or twin cab utes with turbocharged diesel engines and rear wheel drive. We didn’t think the Holden Colorado could get much better, but a special version (the Colorado SuperUte), is currently under construction at Ross Stone Racing. Developed by GM Design Australia, the powerful Colorado features a roll cage, competition wheels and a tough racing stance. Coloured… Read More

The New Golf Range is Here!


The wait is finally over. Gerald Slaven VW is excited to have the newest Golf, Golf Wagon and Golf Alltrack vehicles starting from $23,990 drive-away. They are the absolutely packed with upgrades and features that bring the Golf into a class of its own. This is the stuff your inner child has been dreaming of. Experience true innovation; like the optional Gesture Control feature that makes navigation on the infotainment system possible with a simple mid-air swipe of the hand…. Read More

Holden Equinox – Coming soon!


By the end of 2017, we’ll be seeing a line-up of Holden vehicles that are more different than ever before.   We’re losing the Australian manufactured Commodore and Cruze and instead we’ll have some new players on the field, including Holden’s latest foray into the SUV market – the Holden Equinox. Due to replace the Captiva, the Equinox was born as a Chevrolet SUV. To earn the Holden badge, the Australian engineering team has put it through rigorous testing and made some… Read More

Back to back wins for Volkswagen in International Van of the year!

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In 25 years, only two light commercial manufacturers have achieved victories two years in a row for Van of the Year. Volkswagen is now one of those manufacturers, with the new Volkswagen Crafter being elected IVOTY 2017, the year after the popular Transporter 6 won the award.   Jarlath Sweeney, chairman of the awards ceremony, said “Congratulations to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on achieving successive wins in the International Van of the Year Award with the all-new Crafter II taking up… Read More

4 iconic cars that shaped the brands we love today.


We took a moment this week to have a look back at some of the classic machines that helped Volkswagen and Holden become the iconic brands they are today. While both brands have very different heritages, they also both have long histories in Australia. Of course, Volkswagen is a German brand, but you’d be surprised to know that they’ve been available in Australia from as early as the 1950s. We’ve taken the time to list some of our favourite classic… Read More

What are you doing this Mothers Day?


Here at Gerald Slaven, we love our mums, so we put together this list of our favourite things to do around Canberra this Mother’s Day. Organising a day out and sharing an experience with Mum is a great alternative to a gift. It’s more fun, and always more memorable. Be careful though – Mother’s Day is barely a week away, so make sure you’re ready to show Mum some love this SundayMay 14th.   Get Outdoors in that Autumn Sun Take… Read More

Fuel, fuel everywhere, so which one do I pick?


When you’re buying a car there are many factors that influence your decision. One factor that most people overlook is what type of fuel their new car requires. Fuel, from ethanol blends to diesel, are made for different purposes. Just because the fuel you’re purchasing is labelled “Ultra-Premium”, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good for your car. Unleaded 91, 95 and 98 The key to understanding the 3 major types of unleaded petrol available is to first know what the numbers… Read More

Volkswagen becomes the World’s Largest Automaker.


  Established in Germany, 1937, Volkswagen has a long, rich history, steeped in culture and quality manufacturing. The word Volkswagen is German for “people’s automobile”, and there’s a lot of truth in that name, with Volkswagen just recently overtaking Toyota as the world’s largest automaker. Volkswagen (VW) have been here in Australia for a long time now and Gerald Slaven Volkswagen (VW) are proud to be a part of it. In 1951 the first privately imported VW arrived in Australia…. Read More

Keep your car Jolly this Xmas!!


  Xmas is right around the corner and we all know what that means…. Too much food, not enough wine and plenty of road trips Whether you’re taking to the open road seeking adventure, solitude, relaxation or fun, you need to get there safely. Making sure your trusty four wheels is up for the task is something not to be taken lightly and we know that coming into the Silly Season, car servicing seems to be at the back of… Read More