Holden has announced the introduction of a new fuel-efficient 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine on its all-new, high-tech SUV, Equinox, set to go on sale across Australia from early May. Available across the range, the 1.6-litre turbo diesel boasts an impressive fuel economy from just 5.6L/100km, while retaining strong power and torque of 100kW and 320Nm respectively. 

The third engine to be introduced in the Equinox range, the new 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and available in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive. Introduced in late 2017, the all-new Equinox now adds longer-range driving and improved fuel economy to an already impressive list of high-tech features including wireless phone charging and heated and ventilated front seats.

The family friendly, mid-size SUV is also practical, creating a life of ease with its built in hands-free power tailgate† and advanced park assist technology.  Equinox also boasts a segment first safety alert driver’s seat which gives drivers a small vibration to alert them of potential hazards.

“The new 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine boasts leading efficiency while remaining so smooth and refined, you forget you’re driving a diesel,” said Holden’s Executive Director – Marketing, Kristian Aquilina. “The turbo diesel joins the 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre turbo petrol engines currently sold in the range, meaning we’ve got an Equinox to suit every taste, and with our extended seven-year warranty, now is a great time to buy.”

Diesel Equinox will be available at Holden dealers nationwide from 4 May 2018 and offered with a seven-year/unlimited KM warranty plus seven years roadside assist*.

* seven-year/unlimited KM warranty offer until June 2018

Equinox Pricing (RRP)

LS+

$35,990

LT

$39,990

LTZ*

$47,290

LTZ-V*

$49,290

* AWD as standard
† Features in LTZ and LTZ-V models only

The NSW Government launched FuelCheck, an innovative website publishing live fuel prices in real-time. Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello said FuelCheck provides accurate, reliable, real-time information about fuel prices at every service station across NSW, and motorists can search for the best deal by location, price, fuel type or brand.

“Making petrol price information publicly available online is a game changer – it enables motorists to identify where the cheapest fuel is before they commence their journey,” he said. “FuelCheck is the first of its kind in Australia and will deliver a better deal for motorists by boosting competition and transparency in the fuel sector.”

We already have laws that dictate how service stations can display petrol prices on their roadside signboard. We are simply extending this obligation to say that when you change your prices on the forecourt, you also need to report them online. If the price at the pump does not match what is shown on FuelCheck, consumers can make a complaint directly to NSW Fair Trading. FuelCheck is currently in Beta version, and consumers are encouraged to provide feedback about the accuracy and functionality of the website to NSW Fair Trading.

The raw data is available for use by the community so that third party services can create their own apps and services, in accordance with the NSW Government’s commitment to open data. FuelCheck is accessible on any device connected to the internet, including smartphones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops at www.fuelcheck.nsw.gov.au