New Holden Acadia to get V6 grunt and a wealth of safety features as standard
So far, the Red Lion brand has revealed that the Acadia will be powered to a high-tech V6 – we suspect that it may be the same 3.6 litre unit fitted to the Commodore – which will feature fuel saving technology such as Active Fuel Management and Variable Valve Timing. The engine will be mated to a nine-speed automatic, which’ll send power to either the front or all four wheels, depending on the model chosen.
A number of drive modes will be at the driver’s disposal. Front wheel drive versions will have Normal (2×4), Snow, Sport and Trailer/Tow modes, while AWD models offer 2×4 (AWD disconnect), 4×4, Sport, Off Road and Trailer/Tow modes.
The Acadia will ride on MacPherson strut front suspension and five-link rear suspension.
Inside, the Holden Acadia will be a genuine seven seater and the rear seats will fold flat into the load bay, there’ll also be Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry and push button start, a reversing camera, sat nav and tri zone climate control.
On the safety front, the Acadia will be fitted with the following:
- Intelligent Speed Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Following Distance Indicator
- Automatic High Beam Assist
- Safety Seat Alert
- Forward Collision Alert with Head-Up Warning
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Side Blind Zone Alert with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Rear Parking Assist.
On the outside there’ll be LED lights and a panoramic roof. The Holden Acadia will be manufactured in the United States, with input from Holden’s local engineering team.
Further details will be revealed closer to launch.