Acadia

Holden Acadia Specs Teased

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New Holden Acadia to get V6 grunt and a wealth of safety features as standard 

Holden has lifted the lid on it much needed Holden Captiva replacement, the GMC-sourced Acadia.

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.



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