Holden is on track to introduce 24 new models by the year 2020. As local manufacturing really begins to wind down this year, we’re beginning to get a better look at what post-local-manufacturing Holden will look like.
The latest piece of the lineup will be coming from North America, more specifically from Tennessee. CarsGuide reports the 2017 GMC Acadia will officially head to Australia with a Holden badge. The production will be made possible with the 2017 Acadia’s C1XX platform, the crossover variant of E2XX, which supports right-hand drive adaptations.
The news spilled out of a high-profile meeting at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, where Holden told its dealer network the 2017 Acadia would arrive around the same time Holden manufacturing goes quiet in late 2017. It’s also likely the Acadia name will stick when the crossover arrives as a Holden.
The Holden Acadia will be treated as a full-size CUV in Australia, whereas in the U.S. it’s segmented as a midsize. Everything’s bigger in America.
Additionally, it was said during the meeting that many U.S.-only models would are now on the table for Holden. Holden’s upcoming lineup will include a majority of Opels with a dose of North American vehicles to round it out.