Three engine range for 2018 Holden Equinox

Details on Holden’s new SUVs

The Holden Captiva is about to become a thing of the past, in its place is this new North America-sourced SUV known as the Holden Equinox.

Landing in Australia in November, we can now confirm that the new medium SUV will be offered to Australian buyers with the choice of three engines.

The big news is that the top-spec Equinox looks like it won’t be wanting for any extra grunt – it will come with the same 188kW/353Nm engine/nine-speed auto powertrain as found in the new fully-imported Holden Commodore.

The other two engines will include a 127kW/275Nm 1.5 litre turbo-petrol, it will be offered with a choice six-speed auto or manual transmissions.

Also in the mix will be a 100kW/320Nm 1.6 litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder.

Holden has also confirmed today that the Equinox would be joined in Australian showrooms by the Equinox’s sibling – the Acadia (seen below).

The Acadia is expected next year and Holden’s Director of Communications, Sean Poppitt tells us both the new offerings will come into a market hungry for quality vehicles.

“SUVs are more popular than ever and the segment just keeps on growing,”

“We’ve already got the stylish small SUV, Trax and the capable and rugged, seven-seat 4×4 Trailblazer, and soon they’ll be joined by the high-tech Equinox and the luxurious, Acadia.

“Equinox and Acadia not only boast high-tech features like wireless phone charging, heated and cooled seats and the ability to park themselves, they’re also great to drive and look the goods, too.”

We’ll bring you more details on the all-new 2018 Holden SUVs, including finalised Australian pricing and specification details, as they come to hand.

Stay up to date with everything Holden at behindthwheel.com.au.




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