Six months after the launch of the rest of the Equinox lineup, Holden added a diesel engine option for four of the five trim levels available.

The 100kW/320Nm 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine commands a $3000 premium over the equivalent LS, LT, LTZ, and LTZ-V petrol models. This results in $35,990 for the LS+, $39,990 for the LT, $47,290 for the LTZ, with the LTZ-V topping the entire Equinox range at $49,290.

Official combined fuel consumption drops to just 5.6L/100km in the two-wheel-drive LS+ and LT, while the all-wheel-drive LTZ and LTZ-V lift that number to 5.7 and 5.9L/100km respectively. All diesel models use a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.