Pricing revealed for 2018 model Holden Equinox SUV

13th November 2017 12:45 PM
The 2018 Holden Equinox SUV. The 2018 Holden Equinox SUV.

ARRIVING next month, the Holden Equinox medium-size SUV will start from $27,990 plus on-roads.

Replacing the Captiva, the new Holden Equinox will initially be available with a choice of either a 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre turbo petrol engines. A 1.6-litre turbo diesel will arrive next year.

The range-topping LTZ-V will start from $46,290.

Based on the Chevrolet derivative, the Equinox is 4652mm long, 1843mm wide and 1661mm high, making it longer but a tad skinnier and shorter than the Captiva.

It will be a monumental step up for Holden, with the Equinox better equipped to challenge the segment-leading Mazda CX-5 (from $28,690 to $49,990), Toyota RAV4 (from $29,450 to $50,500) and the Hyundai Tucson (from $28,590 to $47,450).

When five-seat Captiva were available the price range spanned from $26,490 for the 2WD LS through to $31,690 for the 2WD Captiva LS diesel. The seven-seat Captiva petrol model currently starts at $30,490 while the top-shelf LTZ AWD is $41,490.

Holden will look to woo buyers with a strong list of technology features including active safety aides such as autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist and side blind spot alert, as well as active noise cancellation, driver's seat safety alert, heated front and rear seats, hands-free power tailgate and wireless phone charging.

Exterior colour choices will include white, red, blue, grey, silver, pepperdust and black.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has been revealed, with Holden saying it will be sold in Australia in 2017 as part of its SUV line-up.Photo: Contributed
The 2018 Holden Equinox SUV.

"Equinox is a game-changer for Holden and will undoubtedly battle it out at the top of the mid-size SUV segment," said Holden's executive sales director Michael Filazzola.

"Our customers are demanding more technology and more performance without sacrificing any practicality or value, and with Equinox, Holden is delivering once again.

 

The Holden Equinox medium-size SUV will start from $27,990 plus on-roads.
The Holden Equinox medium-size SUV will start from $27,990 plus on-roads. Contributed

"We've got premium features like a dual-panel panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel and safety alert drivers seat that gives a small vibration to warn drivers of potential hazards. Not to mention Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a rear-view camera as standard across the range.

"In terms of practicality, Equinox has a huge cargo space of 1798 litres when the fold-flat seats are down, a hands-free power tailgate and the one of the highest towing capacities in the segment.

"With the range starting at $27,990 and a launch offer including seven year/175,000km warranty this car provides outstanding value to our customers."

 

2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has been revealed, with Holden saying it will be sold in Australia in 2017 as part of its SUV line-up.Photo: Contributed
The 2018 Holden Equinox SUV.

Holden Equinox pricing

LS MT $27,990

LS AT $29,990

LS+ $32,990

LT $36,990

LTZ $39,990

LTZ-V $46,290

AWD option on LTZ - $4,300

Prestige paint $550 premium.

 

The Holden Equinox medium-size SUV will start from $27,990 plus on-roads.
The Holden Equinox medium-size SUV will start from $27,990 plus on-roads. Contributed

MY18 Equinox equipment

LS:

. 1.5-litre turbo ECOTEC petrol engine

. 6-speed automatic/manual transmission

. 6 airbags

. 17-inch alloy wheels

. Electric Power Steering (EPS)

. Rear view camera and rear park assist

. ISOFIX child seat anchorage system (x2)

. 60/40 split-folding rear seats

. Automatic headlamps with LED DRLs

. Active Noise Cancellation (auto only)

. Holden MyLink Infotainment System with 7-inch high-resolution colour touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection, full iPod integration including Siri Eyes Free and USB input (2x front, 2 x rear) and charge point (1 x front, 1 x rear)

 

2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has been revealed, with Holden saying it will be sold in Australia in 2017 as part of its SUV line-up.Photo: Contributed
The 2018 Holden Equinox SUV. patrick@curtet.con

LS+ features over LS:

. Holden Eye forward facing camera system including automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, following distance indicator, forward collision alert with head-up warning

. Side blind spot alert

. Safety alert driver's seat

. Rear cross traffic alert

. Automatic high beam assist

. Leather steering wheel

. Power folding exterior mirrors

. Diesel engine option (coming 2018)

 

2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has been revealed, with Holden saying it will be sold in Australia in 2017 as part of its SUV line-up.Photo: Contributed
The 2018 Holden Equinox SUV.

LT features over LS+:

. 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine

. 9-speed automatic transmission

. 18-inch alloy wheels

. Holden MyLink Infotainment System with 8-inch high-resolution colour touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection, full iPod integration including Siri Eyes Free and satellite navigation with full colour mapping with live traffic updates, traffic management control and points of interest

. Heated front seats

. Front parking sensors

. Dual zone climate control

. Provision for roof rack mounting

. One-touch 60/40 split-folding rear seats with rear cargo release

. Diesel engine option (coming 2018)

. HID headlights

 

2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has been revealed, with Holden saying it will be sold in Australia in 2017 as part of its SUV line-up.Photo: Contributed
The 2018 Holden Equinox SUV.

LTZ features over LT:

. 19-inch alloy wheels

. Hands-free power tailgate

. Advanced park assist (automatic perpendicular and parallel parking)

. Rain sensing wipers

. Leather-appointed seating

. Wireless phone charging

. Heated front and rear seats

. Roof rails

. DAB+

. LED headlights and tail-lights

. Bose premium audio system

. LED headlights

. Power driver's seat with lumbar and memory

. Adaptive AWD system (optional)

. Diesel engine option (coming 2018)

 

2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has been revealed, with Holden saying it will be sold in Australia in 2017 as part of its SUV line-up.Photo: Contributed
The 2018 Holden Equinox SUV. patrick@curtet.con

LTZ-V features over LTZ:

. Dual-panel panoramic sunroof

. Heated leather steering wheel

. Power passenger seat with lumbar and memory

. Ventilated front seats

. Adaptive AWD system (standard)

. Diesel engine option (coming 2018)