Holden Equinox and Holden Acadia Confirmed


Holden to commence an SUV assault with high tech Holden Equinox and plush Holden Acadia SUVs 

Holden is preparing to take up the SUV fight to the likes of Toyota, Mazda and Nissan, with the announcement of its new Holden Equinox and Holden Acadia SUVs.

The Equinox and Acadia will join the bite sized Trax and rough and ready Trailblazer in Holden’s existing SUV line-up, but will cater to a wider variety of customers.

The Holden Equinox is about the same size as the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 and the Holden Acadia is a full-size seven-seat SUV, both indirectly replace the ageing and underdone Holden Captiva.

The Equinox and Acadia are models 16 and 17 in Holden’s plan to introduce 24 new or heavily revised models before the year 2020, as Holden switches from local manufacturer to full scale importer, and it has to source models from GM’s international product catalogue.

Both the Equinox and Acadia will be sourced from North America, and Holden’s public relations boss Sean Poppitt says that they will inject Holden’s range with new family friendly levels of technology and luxury “Equinox and Acadia are game-changers for Holden and the segment. Not only do they 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.”

The Holden Equinox will arrive in showrooms from December 2017, and the Acadia will follow in 2018.

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