The 2018 Holden Acadia is a three-row crossover comfortable SUV produced by General Motors (GMC). It is the newest version of its first car-based utility vehicle. Having been fully redesigned, this vehicle is much smaller and lighter when compared to its previous models. Acadia has been touted as one of the advantages that has resulted from ceasing to build cars in Australia.
The money that has been saved from developing and building local cars locally is now being used to develop wider and deeper range of imports. The 2018 Holden Acadia comes with seven seats and is almost 5 meters long. This car is expected to compete at the same level with the likes of Toyota Kluger, Nissan Pathfinder, Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento.
2018 Holden Acadia – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The 2018 Holden Acadia has been built on a monocoque chassis that has been designed in North America. It will be exclusively offered with seven seats and a V6 petrol engine. With a measured length of about 4918 mm, this car is expected to be slightly longer than the Toyota Kluger but shorter than Mazda CX-9
. Its width is about 1916 mm hence making it slightly narrower when compared to the Kluger and CX-9.
In addition, inside the 2018 Holden Acadia cabin, there is a huge focus on both space and storage. The storage cubbies have been strewn throughout the cabin. Under the cabin’s black panel is the new MyLink infotainment system. Also, this system is expected to build on the current system and deliver an improved user interface and other functions like surround-view camera. The MyLink system comes with Apple CarPlay, DAB+ digital radio, Android Auto and integrated satellite navigation.
The other interesting features coming with the Holden Acadia 2018 include remote starting, passive entry, hands-free tailgate, wireless phone charging and customisable driver’s color display. The sliding second row is family friendly as it comes with a 60:40 split folding. Up to 5 USB ports are expected with one in the third row, two in the second row and two in the front row. You should also expect a tri-zone automatic climate control, a two-panel panoramic sunroof, and heated and cooled seats.
2018 Holden Acadia – Engine and Performance
The 2018 Acadia is expected in four trim levels. These are SL, SLE, SLT and Denali trims. The SL trim level is a custom-order model and hence will have to take slightly longer before hitting the market. The mid-grade SLE trim level is expected to hit the dealership much more sooner. The SLE trim comes in two levels of SLE-1 and SLE-2. SLT trim level is much more equipped and comes in two levels of SLT-1 and SLT-2. Also, the Denali trim is expected to offer you high-end features. Depending on the trim level, the 2018 Holden Acadia is expected to be offered in various configurations.
They include a two-row five passenger configuration, a three-row second-row captain’s configuration and a three-row second-row bench configuration. The standard models of SL, SLE and SLT-1 are expected to come with a four cylinder 2.5-liter engine that has a horsepower of 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. The SLT-2 and Denali models are expected to come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine with a horsepower of 310 hp and a torque of 271 lb-ft. Also, both engines comes with a six speed automatic gear transmission system. The SLE-1 trim is expected to be all-wheel drive whereas the standard SL trims are expected to be front-wheel drive.
2018 Holden Acadia – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the new Holden Acadia 2018 is expected to cost you $46670 for the SLT-1 trim and $51,785 for the Denali trim. This car is expected to do exceptionally well in the Australian market due to its family-friendly packed features. The 2018 Holden Acadia is expected arrive in the market in mid-2018. Although details remain scanty, we expect it to arrive at the lower end as a front-wheel drive and then move quickly towards the premium all-wheel drive with time.