Car reviews - Holden - Captiva - 5-dr wagon range
Holden's top-selling Captiva gets more power and better efficiency
17 Feb 2011
HOLDEN’S only current SUV, the Captiva, has been given a Series II makeover that might well cement the brand’s third best-selling vehicle – behind the Commodore and Cruze – as Australia’s top-selling SUV.
Three new powertrains – a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol, 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel and range-topping 3.0-litre petrol V6 – are at the heart of the transformation, aided by new six-speed manual and automatic transmissions and a raft of tweaks to the chassis and styling.
More powerful and fuel efficient across the range, the latest Captiva still comes in five-seat Captiva 5 and seven-seat Captiva 7 variants, but with a broader powertrain choice and sharper pricing.
But will the changes be sufficient to keep the dual-personality Holden family hauler on its upwards sales trajectory against a growing band of brash newcomers with murder on their minds?
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Captiva Series IReleased: October 2006
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GENERAL Motors’ Series I Captiva SUV was launched in Australia in October 2006, bringing to this country GM’s Theta platform – a mid-sized crossover base for a range of vehicles that also includes Chevrolet’s Equinox.
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