One step up from the entry point to the all-new Holden Equinox 2018 model range is the LS+, which is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, and only comes in front-wheel drive with a six-speed automatic transmission. A diesel option will be offered in 2018.

Just like the LS below it, the LS+ has 17-inch alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights, dual ISOFIX child-seat anchor points and 'Active Noise Cancellation'. The LS+ adds a leather steering wheel and power folding side mirrors.

As with the LS, the LS+ has a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, and six airbags - but unlike the base model, the LS+ adds the 'Holden Eye' camera safety system with auto emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning. Additionally, there’s blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and auto high-beam assist, and Holden’s 'Safety Alert' driver’s seat, which will vibrate to warn the driver of potential hazards.

All that extra kit adds $3000 over the price of the automatic LS model, making for a list price of $32,990.