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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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2020 Holden Equinox range to be streamlined

Holden is hoping a simplified range will give its Equinox mid-sized SUV a sales boost for the 2020 model year. The two base models (LS, LS+) will be discontinued from the end of 2019, and the unloved diesel and manual options will be axed. The starting price for a new Equinox is likely to increase from $27,990 drive-away to more than $32,000 before on-road costs with the revised line-up...

2020 Holden Equinox spied

Photographers have snapped the first images of the facelifted Chevrolet Equinox this week, previewing what could be in store for the Holden-badged version in the next 12-18 months. Compared to the model currently on sale, the updated Equinox gets new front and rear treatments, with a revised face inspired by the larger Blazer...

CarAdvice podcast 126: MG Motorsport driver, James Brock!

On this week's show are Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, Holden has halted production of the Commodore and Equinox, the Porsche Mission-E Cross Turismo has been announced for production, and the 2019 Audi R8 has been revealed. Plus, Ford has teased a possible hybrid Mustang model, and a hybrid is also on the cards for the Chevrolet Camaro...

Holden halts Commodore, Equinox production as stock overflows

The decision to halt production on two of Holden's most important models comes as new boss Dave Buttner, a respected industry veteran with more than 30 years under his belt, works to reverse the company's sales slide. VFACTS figures up to the end of September show Holden registrations are down by nearly 17,000 vehicles compared to the same period in 2017, with the bulk of that – almost 10,000 cars – being the new Commodore...

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'...

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