By the end of 2017, we’ll be seeing a line-up of Holden vehicles that are more different than ever
We’re losing the Australian manufactured Commodore and Cruze and instead we’ll have some new players on the field, including Holden’s latest foray into the SUV market
– the Holden Equinox.
Due to replace the Captiva, the Equinox was born as a Chevrolet SUV. To earn the Holden badge, the
Australian engineering team has put it through rigorous testing and made some minor changes to match local
The Aussie team has been given free reign to tune the suspension dampers, sway bars and
bushes, as well as steering calibration. They even got a say in drivetrain choices and packaging. All in
the name of creating an authentic Holden drive, matched to local conditions.
Part of this decision-making process was ensuring that the Australian Equinox can handle the tow
loads that Aussies need. Smaller-engined petrol and diesel Equinoxes will carry a 1.5-
tonne braked tow rating, while the 2.0-litre equipped models will have a hefty 2.0-tonne rating.
The Australian Holden Equinox will be fitted with the biggest brakes available from the program catalogue to
Everyone’s electronic needs are covered with 9 charging points, including USB (for phones), 12-volt,
and a household power point., perfect for families and road-trips. There is also 846 litres of rear
storage space available with the back seats up, and 1798 litres laid flat meaning your next adventure with family or without can be taken with ease.
Safety suites in the Equinox are designed to keep tyres on the road, with autonomous emergency
braking, lane keeping assistance, reversing camera and anti-roll bars to assist handling. Higher grade
models are also likely to receive wireless smartphone charging, heated front seats, LED
headlights/tail-lights, 18-inch rims, hands-free power-operated tailgate, blind-spot monitoring and
rear cross-traffic alert.
Keep your eye on this space to see exactly which features will be coming out for each Holden
Equinox Variant – the LS, LT and Premier in FWD or AWD. The Equinox is due later this year, so be
sure to head to our website and register your interest today.