Acadia soon to hit Aussie shores
The new Holden seven-seat Acadia is due to arrive in Australia midway through October.
Powered by the latest iteration of the renowned 3.6-litre V6 engine that drives through a nine-speed automatic it will be offered in 2WD (the front wheels) and 4WD versions. Holden engineers and technicians were involved in the design throughout the Acadia’s development and road testing has been done in this country.
Though not aimed at full-on offroad driving, the big SUV has a traction select system which allows the driver to alter chassis and powertrain attributes to suit a variety of driving conditions.
Front-drive models offer Normal (2x4), Snow, Sport and Trailer/Tow modes, while AWD models offer 2x4 (AWD disconnect), 4x4, Sport, Off Road and Trailer/Tow modes.
This big Holden is a very versatile vehicle on the inside. The rear two rows of seats can be folded flat and the centre row is adjustable front to rear to let occupants juggle legroom to suit their needs.
Infotainment is via an 8.0-inch colour display. There's Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and a six- speaker audio system. Holden has fitted USB ports in all three rows.
Standard in the Acadia is a full suite of active safety features across the range designed to help drivers be more aware of their surroundings and potential crash situations. They include autonomous emergency braking, following distance indicator, automatic high beam assist, safety seat alert, forward collision alert, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, blind spot alert that includes rear cross traffic alert, and rear parking assist.
The Holden Acadia is being manufactured at General Motors’ Spring Hill factory in Tennessee, with initial shipments probably on their way as we type this.
Your local Holden dealer is Albany City Motors 9842 8000
The bold, somewhat American styling of the Holden Acadia.