What do you think this is? An Isuzu MU-X? A Holden Trailblazer? Or perhaps its the new Holden Arcadia

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, asking this very curious question. A press release through Peter Kealey, Holden’s director of sales suggests the following about the soon to be released Holden Arcadia

“All-new Holden Acadia Begins Rigorous Family Testing As Holden Expects SUVs To Make Up 35% Of Sales

  • Holden’s incoming full seven-seat SUV, Acadia set to launch in Q4
  • Acadia begins local everyday driver testing following two years of local engineering input in Australia and the US
  • 16 Acadias to begin real-world testing in Australia and 14 in the US for next six months
  • 30 car fleet expected to accumulate almost 1.5 million kilometres”











If you weren’t looking that closely, you’d think that both vehicles represent the Isuzu MU-X or sister vehicle Holden Trailblazer. If you were very observant, you’ll know that the red vehicle is actually the 7 seater Holden Arcadia that’s due out in the last couple of months in 2018.

Fortunately or unfortunately for Holden, the Holden Arcadia comes fitted with a 3.6-litre petrol engine – no diesel. And that’s pretty strange in my world where most of the buyers of these large 7-seater SUV’s buy diesel. The only vehicle that comes to mind, that still maintains a petrol engine is the Nissan Pathfinder. Oh, so it’s got stop-start technology. Will this tech do anything to compensate for the hungry V6 engine?


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