More op­tions with more Holden diesels

Motor Equipment News - - OEM -

Holden has re­leased de­tails of the first diesel Com­modore, launch­ing it along­side the first diesel-pow­ered ver­sion of the new medium-size SUV, the Equinox.

The two new mod­els pro­vide torquelov­ing diesel fans with fresh pow­er­train op­tions and build on tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments in­tro­duced with the re­cent launch of petrol pow­ered en­gine vari­ants.

“We an­tic­i­pate the new diesel Com­modore, avail­able in both Lift­back and Sport­wagon bodystyles, will find par­tic­u­lar favour with fleet op­er­a­tors. It’s a large and com­fort­able ve­hi­cle which pro­vides ef­fort­less per­for­mance and all-round driv­abil­ity thanks to the 400Nm of torque avail­able from 1,750rpm de­liv­ered via an eight­speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion,” said prod­uct mar­ket­ing man­ager, Ina Economopou­los. Power is 125kW and there’s an eight-speed auto ‘box.

“Fuel ef­fi­ciency is best com­pared against the same cu­bic ca­pac­ity 2.0-litre four-cylin­der petrol Com­modore LT Lift­back model, which sees the ad­van­tage go the diesel by al­most 2L/100km. (5.6 litres vs 7.4 litres).

“And with the en­vi­ron­ment in mind, diesel driv­ers will be pleased to know the en­gine has lower CO2 emis­sions com­pared with the petrol op­tion.”

The new Equinox diesel is a more fam­ily ori­ented propo­si­tion which is loaded with in­creas­ing lev­els of spec­i­fi­ca­tion across the three-model range, all of which fea­ture a 1.6-litre en­gine mated to a six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

Like the new diesel Com­modore, the diesel Equinox fea­tures fu­el­sav­ing auto stop/ start tech­nol­ogy as stan­dard, as well as nu­mer­ous pas­sive and ac­tive safety aids which con­trib­ute to its five-star ANCAP safety rat­ing.

The Equinox line-up starts at $46,990 for the LT, the LTZ is avail­able at $55,900 and the highly-spec­i­fied range top­ping LTZ-V priced at $59,990.

“The LT is two-wheel drive, whereas the LTZ and LTZ-V are both all-wheel drive,” said Ms Economopou­los.

The Equinox diesel mod­els also repli­cate their petrol sib­lings in terms of spec­i­fi­ca­tion, and both the new Equinox and Com­modore now come with a Com­plete Care pack­age com­mon to all other mod­els in the Holden range which in­cludes three years free cer­ti­fied ser­vic­ing, three years road­side as­sis­tance and three years war­ranty.

Com­modore LD diesels cost $48,990 for the Lift­back and $50,990 for the Sport­wagon. Equinox diesels range be­tween $46,990 and $59,990.

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