Holden Equinox Priced To Start At $27,990, On Sale In December6
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.
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Why does it matter where it was manufactured?
Why hasn’t the automotive industry and all of the countries put their heads together and decided to drive on the same side of the road?
I don’t care which one! Just pick one right hand or left hand drive! So that automotive companies only have to build one version of the car, it can be shipped to any country in the world, and would save millions.
Yes Brian, it doesn’t matter where vehicles are made. I gather then, you wouldn’t have any problem with the US automotive industry (or at least GM manufacture) closing down and moving to China.
Cost of production should be lower – more profits for GM – what’s not to like?
Well we here in America wouldn’t stop backing GM so that’s not really a problem. But yes I would buy a GM car or truck that was made in China!
What do you have to say to that?
I say fantastic. You’re happy for your industry to go off shore .