Holden is finished manufacturing cars, but the show must go on. Now, with a market focused on crossovers and utility vehicles, General Motors’ Australian subsidiary will launch the Holden Equinox next month with a starting price of $27,990 ($21,300 USD).
In Australia, the Equinox is considered a mid-size crossover and it will do battle in a major segment. Like its Chevrolet counterpart, the base Equinox will come with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but stepping up to the LT trim will grant the more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit.
Standard equipment includes a six-speed automatic or—get this—six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and automatic headlights with LED accents.
Holden also announced the Equinox diesel will show up later in 2018. The car will launch in December 2017 and the brand believes it will mark a strong entry into the mid-size crossover segment. Ultimately, the Holden Equinox is probably more important than the 2018 Holden Commodore.