Holden needs a home run, and the brand is banking on the new Acadia to deliver sales results. Ahead of its launch (Holden says the crossover SUV is coming soon), the brand has detailed more of what buyers will find when stepping into the Acadia.
Of course, the Holden Acadia is a tweaked 2018 GMC Acadia at heart—the first time a GMC vehicle will head to Australia. However, Holden maintains that its engineering force has worked over the CUV to ensure it’s suitable for Australian consumers and roads. Power will come from a 3.6-liter V6 engine with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. Every Acadia will sport a Traction Select System, too; FWD models offer Normal (2×4), Snow, Sport and Trailer/Tow modes, while AWD models offer 2×4 (AWD disconnect), 4×4, Sport, Off Road and Trailer/Tow modes.
The Acadia also ushers in a technology firsts for Holden. The CUV will feature intelligent speed assist with traffic sign recognition as an optional feature. Additionally, a suite of active safety features will also be available including, automatic emergency braking, bicycle and pedestrian detection, blind zone alert and lane keep assist.
The Holden Acadia will join the Holden Equinox as the second crossover SUV launched for the brand when it reaches dealers in the coming months.