2011 Holden Captiva Previewed In Chevrolet Captiva Update

Mike Stevens | 9 Comments


Holden's international stablemate Chevrolet has revealed a 2011 model-year update for its version of the global Captiva seven-seat SUV this week, offering a glimpse of what Australian buyers can likely expect for the Holden Captiva in the coming year.

On the styling front, the updated Captiva gets a new face with restyled headlights and a new front bumper, along with Chevrolet's updated grille design - most recently seen on the all-new Aveo last week, itself likely to replace the Holden Barina in 2011.

While the Chevy grille will give way to a face more suited to the local Holden flavour, the new headlights will likely transition to the Australian-delivered Captiva and should mesh well with the similarly-styled VE Series II Commodore lights.

Photos of the interior have yet to be released, although Chevrolet promises a cabin with upgraded surfaces and new upholstery options, along with an upgraded audio system featuring USB, aux and Bluetooth connectivity. There is also an electronic park brake, freeing space in the centre console for larger cup holders.

For the US market, the 2011 Captiva gains four new powertrains, all paired with manual and six-speed automatic transmissions.

Petrol engines include a 2.4 litre four-cylinder producing 127kW, along with a more powerful 3.0 litre V6 developing 192kW.

In Australia, the 2010 Captiva 7's petrol options are made up of the 3.2 litre Alloytec V6, producing 169kW, while a 2.4 litre petrol engine features in the Captiva 5, producing 103kW.

Diesel engines for the overseas 2011 Captiva will include a turbocharged 2.2 litre common-rail engine available in two guises, producing 121kW and 137kW respectively. The Australian-delivered Captiva 7 is offered with a 2.0 litre diesel engine producing 110kW.

With Holden last introducing an update to the Captiva in 2009, this latest refresh would likely arrive in Australia early to mid-2011, although Holden has yet to confirm its plans for the 2011 Captiva.

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  • MotorMouth says,
    5 years ago
    Given that Captiva's V6 is made in Port Melbourne, it might make sense for Holden to specify the same 3.0 SIDI V6 they now put into the Omega, just to keep servicing/parts as simple as possible.
  • says,
    5 years ago
    Is it me or does the front remind you of an outlander...
    • Adrian
      Adrian says,
      5 years ago
      My first thoughts exactly. Perhaps because the Outlander is doing well over there and Chev is getting jealous haha
  • 288gto
    288gto says,
    5 years ago
    If your gonna get one of these cars, then at least get something tonnes better, like a forrester of outback.
    • harlem says,
      5 years ago
      I thnk you'll find that the volume seller in the captiva range is the 7 seat petrol and diesel, something you dont get in a Subaru. Korean built yes, but I guess people see it as value for money and its also a pretty good looking thing. Not my choice, but you cant argue with VFACTS data
  • MotorMouth says,
    5 years ago
    A mate of mine has had a 2002 Forester since new and in the past 4 or 5 years has had to spend something like 10 grand on it. He also knows another Forester owner who has had all the same problems they have, so I wouldn't go near one. I also drove an older one last year [first model] and I'm pretty sure it is the worst car I've driven since I traded in my 1959 HIllman Minx in 1978. Applying the brakes in that thing [Forester] was like stepping on a brick [and only slightly more effective].
    The previous Outback was a decent thing but only a blind man could talk himself into the new shape. It's quite clever marketing on Subaru's part, though, because it actually makes the Tribeca look pretty good. I have no idea why Subaru do so well here, their cars are, for the most part, highly over-rated and nothing will convince me of the value of a water-cooled beetle engine - their 3.6 flat six drinks a lot more petrol than Holden's 3.0 SIDI V6, despite being in a much smaller/lighter car and without offering any real performance benefit.
    • Terri10 says,
      5 years ago
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      Not too sure that your personal dislike for and obvious uninformed bias aginst anything Subaru has any place on a Captiva blog.
      What we are talking about here is an UNGLY, INEPT, FUEL GUZZLING heapa. And that is the Captiva - put any badge other that Holden on the from of this GM Daewoo and nobody would have bought a single one.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    the front makes it look a lot more robust than the current model..like an SUV should.. in a way it looks a bit like an AWDi
  • says,
    5 years ago
    Would have bought one if the Opel Zafira OPC engines were part of this vehicle.
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