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Large SUV battle lines drawn

Captive audience: The second-generation GMC Acadia made its debut at the Detroit motor show in January, and now Holden is preparing to finetune the model for sale in Australia from 2018, replacing the ageing Captiva.

Ford Edge, Holden Acadia large soft-roaders to shake up SUV class in 2018

Market Insight logo5 Sep 2016

By TERRY MARTIN

- One of the major battlegrounds between Ford and Holden has shifted from large sedans to large SUVs now that both brands have declared their hand with future models in recent weeks, announcing all-new entrants due to launch in 2018 in the high-volume segment.

- While Ford will offer the Edge as a belated replacement for the Australian-built Territory which reaches the end of the line next month, Holden last week revealed that it will replace the long-in-the-tooth Captiva with a lion-badged version of GMC’s Acadia.

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