Holden has confirmed that the new Acadia SUV range arriving in the fourth quarter of 2018 will have a comprehensive suite of safety features to lure families away from popular rivals like the Toyota Kluger, Mazda CX-9, Ford Everest and Toyota Prado.
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Holden has not confirmed how many models will make up the new Acadia range, although it has said that all will be driven by a V6 petrol engine combined with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive models will be available.
Every Holden Acadia model in the range will have autonomous emergency braking, automatic high-beam assist, forward collision alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, side blind zone alert with rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking assist. All Holden Acadia models will also have seven airbags.
The Holden Acadia will be the first Holden on sale in Australia with intelligent speed assist with traffic sign recognition. Holden claims this technology, which can read speed signs and adjust the cruise control accordingly, has been calibrated to local conditions. Holden has not yet revealed to which models this feature will be fitted.
The Holden Acadia’s standard equipment list includes keyless entry and go, an eight-inch colour display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six-speaker sound system, three-zone climate control, satellite navigation and a reversing camera.
Holden says the Acadia is a genuine seven-seater configured for comfort and flexibility. The rear two seats can be folded flat into the floor for additional luggage space when not required.