• Feb 17, 2011
Holden Captiva Series II - Click above for high-res image gallery

Holden has unveiled its Series II Captiva in both five and seven-passenger configurations, and the company says that buyers can now enjoy greater power and fuel economy thanks to a range of new and refreshed engines. The Captiva 7 (shown above) will come packing either a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel lump or the same 3.0-liter direct-injection V6 found in the nose of the company's Commodore. Likewise, the Captiva 5 will be able to take advantage of that same oil-burning engine in addition to the standard 2.4-liter gasoline four-pot. All three engines will be mated to six-speed automatic transmissions.

The Australian arm of General Motors has also gone about resculpting the Captiva 7's front fascia, and buyers can now choose between a total of three different wheel sizes from 17 to 19 inches. Meanwhile, the new Captiva 5 is only available with 17 inch rollers. Interestingly, the Captiva 5 retains a different look that's very close to that of the now-departed Saturn Vue.

Holden has also baked-in a new heap of standard equipment, including an MP3-compatable CD player with AUX input, Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Hit the jump for the full press release and video.



[Source: General Motors]



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New Series II Holden Captiva makes a good thing even better

More performance punch, improved fuel economy, keen pricing
16.02.2011

The introduction of new-look Series II Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 models have given Holden's strong-selling SUV range even more widespread appeal.

High-performing new generation petrol and diesel engines matched to smooth six-speed transmissions and exceptionally competitive pricing are the big Captiva stories.

There's more power on tap across the range, complemented by fuel efficiency gains on all models.

The seven-seat Captiva 7 range now offers three new powertrain options including a price-leading 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol variant, a 2.2 litre turbo diesel and the Commodore-proven performance benefits of Holden's advanced, Australian-built 3.0-litre Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) V6.

Captiva 5 buyers get the choice of a turbo diesel powerplant for the first time while refinements to all Series II models deliver quieter cabins and improved ride and handling quality.

The makeover is accentuated by striking new design treatments and additional convenience features which include Bluetooth connectivity and wireless music streaming on all seven-seat models.

Captiva's safety features have also been enhanced with the introduction of six airbags as standard on all models, an electric park brake and Hill Start Assist technology to prevent "roll-away" on inclines.

Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mike Devereux, said updates to the Series II Captiva were intended to build on the strengths of an already successful model range in a growing market.

"The introduction of three powerful new generation engines, each providing a performance boost and fuel efficiency benefits will make compact and medium SUV buyers sit up and take notice," Mr Devereux said.

"That's on top of the fact that Captiva 5 and 7 continue to hit all the right notes in terms of good looks, high-ride comfort, safety features and flexibility.

"They're more well-specified than ever and our pricing structure means they remain excellent value for money with each recommended retail price $2000 lower than the previous model."


Performance and Fuel Economy

Three new Captiva engine choices – a 2.4 litre DOHC four-cylinder petrol with variable valve timing, 3.0 litre SIDI V6 and a 2.2 litre turbo diesel – each paired with six-speed transmissions, spearhead the Series II line-up.

The new powertrain combinations deliver fuel efficiency savings across the board while generating more performance punch than previous models.

The Captiva 7 range now includes a two-wheel-drive (2WD) model powered by a 2.4 litre four cylinder petrol engine. It delivers fuel economy of 9.1L/100km (ADR081/02) - the most fuel efficient petrol seven seater in its class, while producing 123kW of power and 230Nm of torque.

The new, perky 2.2 litre turbo diesel SX model, delivers fuel economy of 8.1L/100km, 135kW of power and 400Nm of torque – a 25 per cent increase on its predecessor.

All-wheel-drive (AWD) Captiva 7 CX and LX models offer a choice of the 2.2 litre turbo diesel or 3.0 litre SIDI V6 powerplants. The 3.0 litre V6 produces 190kW of power and delivers fuel economy of 11.3 L/100km.

Meanwhile buyers of the Holden Captiva 5 compact SUV may now choose between an AWD 2.2 litre turbo diesel model and a 2WD 2.4 litre four cylinder petrol model which offers 19 per cent more power than the engine it replaces.


Styling

The smart Series II Captiva 5 and 7 feature dynamic new front-end styling, dominated by bold facia treatments which delineate differences in character.

Captiva 7 sports a robustly assertive look with its new twin portal grill flanked by prominent fog lamps. Elongated prism style headlamps sweep back to wheel arches which now accommodate three wheel sizes -17-inch (SX), 18-inch (CX) and 19-inch (LX).

The bonnet surface is re-shaped and sculptured; turn signals are integrated into external mirrors; and a clear lens tail lamp design updates the rear end.

The more Euro-style compact Captiva 5 is set apart by a subtle new grille treatment with mesh detailing, echoed in the slim air intake below. Chrome-surround fog lamps make a stylish statement while tough five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels accentuate an athletic stance.


Interior

Featuring abundant space and a standard equipment list to match, all Series II Captiva 7 cabins include MP3 compatible CD players with auxiliary input, Bluetooth® for hands-free calling or music streaming, plus air conditioning, leather wrap steering wheel and cruise control.

The CX model ups the luxury factor even further with climate control, Sportec bolsters, driver information display and Rear Park Assist, while the range-topping LX adds leather appointed seat trim, Satellite Navigation, Rear View Camera, USB port and a 7-inch multifunction touch-screen.

Clever flush fold second and third row split seating, easily transforms the Captiva 7 from spacious seven-seat people mover to ample cargo carrier. Smart storage spaces are in abundance, including centre console and second row armrest compartments, front and rear cup holders, and front and rear door pockets.

The inclusion of the electric park brake also adds elegance to the interior by removing the bulky lever and creating space for a multi-purpose storage compartment.

The Captiva 5 cabin is also equipped with stylish features including a six-disc MP3 compatible CD player, semi-automatic climate control system, leather wrap steering wheel, front and rear park assist, cruise control, trip computer and driver information display as standard.


Safety and driving dynamics

Captiva's impressive array of active and passive safety technology is augmented at Series II with the inclusion of side impact airbags as standard across the range, bringing the airbag total to six.

An Electronic Stability Control system incorporates anti-lock braking, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, traction control, active rollover protection and the active AWD system which determines requirements for optimum traction.

Series II also sees the introduction of Hill Start Assist (HSA) technology across the Captiva range. It holds the vehicle on gradients of 3 per cent or steeper for 1.5 seconds after the brake pedal has been released, to assist in a smoother and safer drive away from standstill.

Captiva models are also fitted with a descent control system which maintains a slow speed for navigating steep downhill gradients.

Front and rear park assist comes standard on Captiva 5 while Captiva 7 CX features rear park assist and Captiva 7 LX combines rear park assist with a standard rear-view camera.

Re-tuned chassis dynamics and improvements to steering feel contribute to a more refined ride quality and sharper handling feel. A hydraulic control feature automatically adjusts the suspension to maintain a level ride height on the Captiva 5 Diesel and all Captiva 7 models.


Colour Selection

Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 SX, CX and LX are available in a choice of nine exterior finishes including three new colours exclusive to the Series II range. They are:

Olympic White
Ironite
Desert Sand*
Carbon Flash
Thunder Grey
Moulan Rouge Red*
Nitrate
White Pearl*
Midnight Blue

*denotes new colour


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  • 29 Comments
      • 3 Years Ago
      to bad they let this sucker go to waste in the US....I think it seemed fitting like they intended to do for Buick...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Definitely using some Vue cues there. Would be really nice to bring that diesel here and drop it in the 'nox/Terrain vehicles. And an all-new compact pickup.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Could this be the new CUV Buick is talking about?
      Hello GM. Is anybody home?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Agreed !
      Korean krap pseudo-Holden.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Captiva out-sells Territory.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stylists earn their keep by being different, at the expense of good taste. Monochrome
      might save it. All moving objects should have a linear feel.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a Saturn.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Well, the Captiva 5 is the same thing as the Opel Antara and the late second-gen Saturn Vue, so that's hardly surprising.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The Captiva shares its platform with the Antara/Captiva Maxx/now-defunct Vue, but utilises a different bodyshell and gets seven seats.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "MP3-compatable"

      Sigh.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't believe them. Their 3.0 V6 may be economical while idling... but because it produces so little torque... yo have to rev the nuts of it to get it to go anyway... burning much more fuel

      Ford's 4.0L I6 is much better comparatively.... and that doesn't even have Direct Injection.

      Territory will crush this thing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The captiva and opel antera (saturn vue) were always similar in exterior styling, but are two completely different cars. I believe the captiva is daewoo sourced while the antera is a joint opel/vauxhall project. This is just a mild refresh of the chevy/holden captiva. Also the captiva and antera coexist in the same markets
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Elmo the captiva for the Australian market is Daewoo sourced and Daewoo build quality :-/
        • 3 Years Ago
        While they are both on the theta PLATFORM, the captiva is mechanically identical to the korean developed daewoo winstorm from what I know... and has few if any mechanical similarities to the antera/vue
        • 3 Years Ago
        Te Captiva shares platforms with the Antera, not a Daewoo.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it me or it looks exactly the same as the Ford Territory?
      http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/08/2011-ford-territory-is-australian-for-suv/
        • 3 Years Ago
        Its just you.

        If you had to buy one of these the diesel is the only one you'd get, the Commodore engine can't pull the skin off a custard
        • 3 Years Ago
        Matt: There are no Commodore engines in Captiva.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I got Territory vibes too. Neither are particularly flattering refreshes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks a lot better than the Chevy version.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Captiva. I like the Equinox better than this.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The Captiva or the Equinox?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I kind of like the Vue cues on the front of the smaller one. But I much prefer the Equinox center stack. That Captiva 5 is an Equinox relative, right?

      I wonder how that 2.2L Diesel performs.
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