The U.S. sourced SUV will be priced from $27,990 and available from next month across five model grades – LS, LS+, LT, LTZ and LTZ-V.
The entry-level version of the new Holden mid-size SUV will be powered by GM’s 127kW/275Nm 1.5 litre turbo ECOTEC petrol engine and will be available with either a six-speed manual, or six-speed auto transmission.
The Holden Equinox LS+ and above gets the larger 2.0 litre turbo-petrol engine found in the new fully-imported Holden Commodore.
Producing 188kW/353Nm, the engine will come mated exclusively to a nine-speed auto transmission.
All-wheel drive is only available on the two top-spec models, its optional on the Equinox LTV and standard on the LTZ-V.
Holden confirming the third engine promised in the Equinox range, a 100kW/320Nm 1.6 litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder will come online in 2018 (though no firm dated confirmed).
Standard features in the entry-level Equinox LS include:
- Six airbags
- 17” alloy wheels
- Reverse camera and rear parking sensors
- Auto headlights
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
The Equinox LS+ is auto only and adds the Holden Eye forward facing camera system and this brings Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Lane Departure Warning etc.
You can also add into the mix Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a leather steering wheel and power folding exterior mirrors
2018 Holden Equinox Australian Pricing:
- LS MT – from $27,990
- LS AT – from $29,990
- LS+ - from $32,990
- LT – from $36,990
- LTZ – from $39,990
- LTZ-V - $46,290
That top-spec version of the Equinox also boasts a dual-panel panoramic sunroof, heated leather steering wheel, power passenger seat with lumbar and memory, and ventilated front seats.
“Our customers are demanding more technology and more performance without sacrificing any practicality or value, and with Equinox, Holden is delivering once again.”
“In terms of practicality, Equinox has a huge cargo space, a hands-free power tailgate (LTZ and LTZ-V) and one of the highest towing capacities in the segment.”
We will be at the upcoming Australian launch of the all-new Holden Equinox and will bring you a review of the new offering as soon as possible.
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