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The Equinox is Holden's long-awaited rival for the Mazda CX-5 and about 10 other hot-selling medium SUVs. The company has a hard road ahead of it, but there's not much wrong with the product.
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2018-19 Holden Equinox recalled

Holden has issued a recall notice for the 2018 and 2019 model-year Equinox SUV, over concerns trapped hydrogen in the brakes could compromise the vehicle's stopping ability. The brand reports the rear brake caliper pistons could contain "trapped hydrogen gas" that could be released into the braking system...

Holden Equinox diesel touches down from $35,990

Holden has announced the arrival of the Equinox diesel, priced from $35,990 before on-road costs. Power comes from a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel making 100kW and 320Nm, with a claimed fuel figure of just 5.6L/100km on the combined cycle. It'll be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and offered in both front- and all-wheel drive forms...

2018 Ward's 10 Best Interiors List announced

Forty new or significantly upgraded interiors were nominated and tested for the 2018Ward's Auto best interior list, with American vehicles taking three spots, two hailing from Europe, and five from Asia. Again a sizeable proportion of the winners are luxury models, but mainstream vehicles were represented by the Hyundai Kona, Chevrolet Equinox, and Toyota Camry...

Holden offering seven-year Commodore, Equinox warranty in March

Holden has announced it will be offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on the new Commodore and Equinox until March 31. “We want more and more people to come and take a look at just how good these vehicles are and experience some of the great engineering work from our talented engineers – our new seven-year warranty on Commodore and Equinox shows just how confident we are," said Mark Harland, Holden executive director of marketing...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trade agreement opens door for cheaper imports

Australia appears likely to sign a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, ending the five per cent import duty imposed on cars from Mexico and Canada in the process. The agreement, dubbed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, has been revived after a backflip from Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...

MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating

The new MG ZS has scored a disappointing four stars in ANCAP safety testing, while the Holden Equinox and Hyundai Kona managed five-star ratings. Hindering the MG's success was a below-average 10.46 out of 16 for the frontal-offset test, which saw insufficient inflation of the passenger's airbag, causing the dummy to 'bottom out'...

CarAdvice podcast 79: Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-female workshop

We have a special guest on the panel with Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens, this week: Melissa Ong is a CarAdvice reader, and she took our company-owned Abarth 595 for a week-long test drive. On the show, we chat about her experience with the little Italian firecracker...

2018 Holden Equinox pricing and specs

Holden's long overdue medium SUV contender, the Equinox, is about to enter the market to take on the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, and fellow cabin-space leaders the Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail. Today the Lion brand announced a very competitive sub-$30,000 starting price for the entry automatic version in a bid to make up for lost time, plus a very well-specified LS+ grade at $32,990 primed to lure a number of buyers away from better-known rivals...

Holden OnStar review

What happens when someone steals your car? Or you forget the keys? Worst of all, what happens when you have a serious car accident? For most of us, that last reality has thankfully never eventuated so the thought of consequent actions has been unnecessary. Sure, we probably assume or hope that passers-by will call an ambulance if we are unable to, and we also hope that emergency services can find us quickly...

2018 Holden Equinox: GM reveals new global SUV in Chevrolet form - UPDATE

General Motors has revealed what will become the 2018 Holden Equinox, due here next year. Exact timing is still to be confirmed, although it is expected that a late-2017 debut is on the cards. Unveiled in the US today as the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the new SUV will replace the ageing Captiva and retire the name...