8 ways the 2016 Holden Captiva is sure to impress

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The new Holden 2016 Captiva sports a number of new features that are sure to impress Holden lovers. Changes to the new Captiva include a merging of previous model names, seating changes, a facelift, new infotainment system and an impressive new dash. Read on to discover several ways the Holden Captiva is sure to impress customers in 2016.

1. Name and seating changes

This year Holden have kept it simple removing numbers from its name and calling the Captiva – just that, the ‘Captiva’ as opposed to Captiva 7 or 5. This follows Holden combining the previous Captiva 5 (mid-sized SUV) and Captiva 7 (large SUV) into a new entry-level 5-seat (Captiva LS) or top range 7-seat Captiva (LTZ).

2. The new Captiva (ex-7) has had a makeover

Holden has incorporated many of its essential family-friendly features into the new Captiva, which were available in models like the Commodore and Cruze.

The exterior changes (listed below) make for a stronger looking vehicle overall, with a contemporary and smooth new look.


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These are the main changes to the new Captiva:

Grille

  • Dual-port grille layout

Headlights

  • A new redefined shape
  • Integrated LED daytime lamps
  • Large fog-light bezels

Profile

  • Body-coloured wheel arch
  • Bottom sill cladding
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

Other Notable Features

  • Roof rails
  • Tow bar

3. An impressive new infotainment system

Customers can enjoy new control in terms of infotainment in the new Captiva. The vehicle boasts a new MyLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection technology.

Here’s what customers will be able to do with this high-tech system:

  1. Use a 7-inch touch screen to control their infotainment system
  2. Send, read and reply to text messages and calls while driving
  3. Easily access music and radio features
  4. Use Apple / Google maps easily
  5. Keep customers connected at all times to their busy lives
  6. Enjoy steering wheel controls
  7. Use voice command technology to get stuff done
  8. Satellite navigation via phone projection

4. Enjoy a modern new dash

Another feature of the 2016 Captiva that is sure to impress is a cleaner more modern looking dash including a new leather wrap steering well, glossy finish and black and a gorgeous silver satin trim. But the most impressive new feature on the dash is this image display for the Captiva is new infotainment system.


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5. New safety features for the family

Further to new Captiva has safety features which are very family friendly.

Here are five features on offer that families will love: 

  1. Side Blind Zone Alert
  2. Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  3. ISOFIX child seat compatibility
  4. Park Assist
  5. Rear reversing camera


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6. Versatile and compact

The new Captiva offers versatility in terms of its interior offerings. According to Holden here’s a summary of the kind of versatility on offer:

  1. Versatility off five or seven seats
  2. Up to 3 rows of easily adjustable seating
  3. Surprisingly compact yet spacious interior
  4. Refined handling
  5. Family pleasing technology
  6. Excellent maneuverability for a family-sized SUV
  7. Phone projection technology

7. Diesel and petrol versions

  1. 2.2L Diesel featuring a high-pressure common rail fuel injection, delivering thrilling smooth and quiet performance.
  2. 2.4L Petrol including a Variable valve timing, dual overhead cam powerplant (for the 2-wheel drive). The LS is “fast respond, slow to empty, fuel-efficient and a ‘joy to drive.’
  3. 3.0L V6 Petrol is a breakthrough design. SIDI Technology in the LTM LTC models brings the vehicle more smoother, greater power, increased fuel economy, Laura emissions, better towing capability and “effortless performance under all driving conditions.”

8. Three models to choose from

Holden offer three models in the Captiva. The LS, LT and LTZ. Here are the highlights of each model.

Holden Captiva LS - Highlights

Engine & Transmission

  • 3.0 litre V6 SIDI petrol engine  or 2.2 litre diesel engine
  • Active All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 speed automatic transmission with Active Select

Design & Technology

  • Phone projection featuring Apple® CarPlay™^ and Android Auto™~
  • 18” alloy wheels and front fog lamps
  • Electric sunroof
  • MyLink infotainment system with 7” colour touch-screen
  • Roof rails

Safety

  • Descent Control System
  • 6 airbags including side curtain airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ISOFIX rear child seat restraint

Holden Captiva LS - Highlights

Engine & Transmission

  • 3.0 litre V6 SIDI petrol engine or 2.2 litre diesel engine
  • Active All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 speed automatic transmission with Active Select

Design & Technology

  • Phone projection featuring Apple® CarPlay™^ and Android Auto™~
  • 18” alloy wheels and front fog lamps
  • Electric sunroof
  • MyLink infotainment system with 7” colour touch-screen
  • Roof rails

Safety

  • Descent Control System
  • 6 airbags including side curtain airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ISOFIX rear child seat restraint

Holden Captiva LTS – Highlights

Engine & Transmission

  • 3.0 litre V6 SIDI petrol engine or 2.2 litre diesel engine OPTIONAL
  • Active All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 speed automatic transmission with Active Select

Design & Technology

  • Phone projection featuring Apple® CarPlay™^ and Android Auto™~
  • 19” alloy wheels and leather appointed seat trim, heated in front
  • Electric Sunroof
  • MyLink infotainment system with 7” colour touch-screen

Safety

  • Blind Spot Alert
  • Rear and front park assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Electronic brake assist
  • ISOFIX rear child seat restraint

Pricing

The Captiva starts at $29,990 drive away.

For more information visit: Holden.com.au