The Holden Equinox takes the place of the much derided, but high-selling, Holden Captiva.

It manufactured in Mexico and now sits in a different category – medium SUV.

At first glance is certainly looks better than its predecessor but is it on par with competitors like the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5 and Nissan X-Trail?

Exterior

Well, as mentioned the Equinox is visually more appealing. The more up to date SUV shape and elongated body replace the rounded off features of the uninspiring Captiva.

It tries to be more luxury-esque in its design, with the rear quarter window, Equinox lettering down the side panel and, in this case, sophisticated grey paint in a similar vein to a Jeep or Land Rover……almost.

Holden Equinox LT