Holden has announced a diesel-powered variant for the new Equinox lineup. The Holden Equinox Diesel features its Chevrolet counterpart’s 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine to manage roughly 41 mpg.
Power figures sit at 134 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Buyers will have the choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive while a six-speed automatic handles shifting duties.
Aside from the powertrain, the Equinox Diesel is the same crossover SUV on the inside and outside. The vehicle replaced the aged Holden Captiva, though the Equinox has had trouble finding buyers despite growing vehicle sales locally.
Those not interested in the diesel-powered Equinox may choose from two other engines that also mirror the Chevrolet: a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Holden said the Equinox Diesel is officially on sale now and available for order at any local dealership. To mark its arrival, the Equinox Diesel also joins other Holden vehicles that offer a seven-year/unlimited kilometer warranty. The offer expires this June.