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2018 Holden Equinox range review

Holden has had to battle without a compelling mid-size SUV to rival the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4 for far too long. But finally the brand has something to throw into the fray: the Holden Equinox, sold as a Chevy in North America but retuned by Holden’s engineers to better suit our roads...

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Holden offering seven-year Commodore, Equinox warranty in March
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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...


2018 Holden Equinox LS+ v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport comparison
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2018 Holden Equinox LS+ v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport comparison

Holden thinks it finally has a convincing mid-sized SUV, addressing a major gap in its range. The model is called the Equinox, and the company calls it “Australia’s most user-friendly SUV”. But if the now full-importer brand wants to make a splash in one of the market’s key segments, it’ll need to stack up against the top-seller – Mazda’s CX-5, itself relatively recently into its second generation...


MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating
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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'...


2018 Holden Equinox review
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2018 Holden Equinox review

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.


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


California Dreamin' in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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California Dreamin' in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Ever heard of the saying “hard act to follow”? Well, succeeding the Holden Captiva, the incoming 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will have little to worry about. When it arrives later this year wearing a Holden badge, the five-seat Equinox will be sold alongside the ageing Captiva until early 2018 – talk about chalk and cheese...


Holden OnStar review
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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...


Holden confirms 7-year, 175,000km warranty - UPDATE
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Holden confirms 7-year, 175,000km warranty - UPDATE

UPDATE: Holden has now confirmed that the seven-year warranty will run through to the end of 2017, and will be available for the new Equinox SUV. See additional details at end of story. Holden is set to announce a seven-year warranty for all new cars sold from October, according to an industry insider and advertising promoted, prematurely, on Instagram...


CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge
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CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news, Hyundai is aiming to dominate Korean brands in Europe by 2021, the Rolls Royce Phantom has been revealed in a leaked brochure, Australia gets details on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 and the 2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR has been unveiled in Buick form...


2018 Holden Equinox quick drive review
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2018 Holden Equinox quick drive review

In 2018, the newest player in the hotly-contested medium SUV segment will be the fully-imported Holden Equinox. Paul Maric sampled a pre-production version to see how it stacks up.


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


Missing link in Holden SUV lineup to be all-new global model
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Missing link in Holden SUV lineup to be all-new global model

Too often, in the world of automotive marketing, the term 'all-new' is thrown around without much emphasis on fact. 'All' is usually very far from the mark, and 'new' isn't much further behind. So Holden's unequivocal promise this week that the missing SUV in the brand's four-model line up will be all-new - a model yet to be revealed anywhere in the world - is treated with a high level of interest (and maybe a smidge of skepticism)...