Holden’s Captiva is revamped, reissued

Choice of three engines

Choice of three engines

HOLDEN has given its Captiva SUV a whole new look with some major changes made to keep its place secure in the company’s and the country’s motoring world.

One of the biggest and most intelligent changes the company has made is to move away from the Captiva 5 and 7 names and configurations and have just one body shape. The new 2016 models will be simply be known as the Captiva. Everything available in the old models is still there with some useful improvements.

There is now a choice of three engines which, between them, cover the spectrum for SUV owners. There are three models — the entry-level LS used for the test drive, the LT and the upmarket star of the team, the LTZ with its leather seat trim and 19 inch alloys.

Engine options are a 2.4 petrol engine with 123kW of power at 5600 rpm, a 2.2 diesel with 135kW at 3800 rpm and 400Nm torque at 2000 rpm, and the big daddy of the team, a three-litre petrol power plant boasting 190kW of power at 6900rpm and 288Nm of torque at 5800 rpm.

The six-speed automatic transmission with active select is available on all three models.

Exterior changes include a striking new front grille and upper fascia, while the interior has been also been upgraded to be completely comfortable and user-friendly.

The new interior is extremely spacious. Holden tells us there is room for 50 shopping bags.

A high-tech MyLink infotainment system delivers through a seven-inch touch screen, while the technology piece de resistance is the auto phone technology that links Bluetooth with Apple’s Carplan and the Android auto phone systems. These will also operate the satellite navigation on the LTZ.

The Captivas have daytime LED running lights and receive a five-star ANCAP safety rating with the LTZ also having blind-spot detection and a rear cross traffic alert. They all have reversing cameras.

The 2016 Captiva comes with level ride suspension which, when the vehicle is fully loaded, will remain at the correct riding level for improved handling comfort and safety.

While there are a lot of changes and upgrades featuring in the 2016 Captiva, one thing that has not changed in the price. The LS starts at $38,490 with the price ticket going up to $54,990 for the LTZ Petrol.

What is there not to like about the new generation Captiva?

HOLDEN has given its Captiva SUV a whole new look with some major changes made to keep its place secure in the company’s and the country’s motoring world.

One of the biggest and most intelligent changes the company has made is to move away from the Captiva 5 and 7 names and configurations and have just one body shape. The new 2016 models will be simply be known as the Captiva. Everything available in the old models is still there with some useful improvements.

There is now a choice of three engines which, between them, cover the spectrum for SUV owners. There are three models — the entry-level LS used for the test drive, the LT and the upmarket star of the team, the LTZ with its leather seat trim and 19 inch alloys.

Engine options are a 2.4 petrol engine with 123kW of power at 5600 rpm, a 2.2 diesel with 135kW at 3800 rpm and 400Nm torque at 2000 rpm, and the big daddy of the team, a three-litre petrol power plant boasting 190kW of power at 6900rpm and 288Nm of torque at 5800 rpm.

The six-speed automatic transmission with active select is available on all three models.

Exterior changes include a striking new front grille and upper fascia, while the interior has been also been upgraded to be completely comfortable and user-friendly.

The new interior is extremely spacious. Holden tells us there is room for 50 shopping bags.

A high-tech MyLink infotainment system delivers through a seven-inch touch screen, while the technology piece de resistance is the auto phone technology that links Bluetooth with Apple’s Carplan and the Android auto phone systems. These will also operate the satellite navigation on the LTZ.

The Captivas have daytime LED running lights and receive a five-star ANCAP safety rating with the LTZ also having blind-spot detection and a rear cross traffic alert. They all have reversing cameras.

The 2016 Captiva comes with level ride suspension which, when the vehicle is fully loaded, will remain at the correct riding level for improved handling comfort and safety.

While there are a lot of changes and upgrades featuring in the 2016 Captiva, one thing that has not changed in the price. The LS starts at $38,490 with the price ticket going up to $54,990 for the LTZ Petrol.

What is there not to like about the new generation Captiva?

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