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2013 Holden Captiva Gains 5 LTZ Model, New Six-speed Auto Across Range Photo:
 
 
TMR Team | Apr, 22 2013 | 9 Comments

Holden has boosted the appeal of its Captiva 5 SUV with a new LTZ model. There is also a new six-speed automatic transmission added as standard across the range.

Entering as the new top-shelf Captiva 5, the LTZ adds leather-appointed trim, heated front seats, eight-way power adjustment for the driver's seat, 19-inch alloy wheels and rain-sensing wipers.

The Captiva 5 LTZ is priced from $32,990 for the two-wheel-drive 2.4 litre petrol model, and $36,990 for the all-wheel-drive 2.2 litre turbodiesel (both prices exclude on-road costs).

Entry-level Captiva 5 models now wear an LT badge. New Snowflake Pearl and Sandy Beach paint options are also available as part of the model upgrade.

A mechanical upgrade of both Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 models sees the addition of Holden's new Gen II six-speed auto transmission, now fitted as standard.

The new transmission promises smarter shifts than the older unit, and diesel models also get a new final-drive ratio to improve drive quality (watch for TMR's review).

“Along with drive quality improvements from our new generation auto transmission and diesel final drive ratio, the upgrades give us a great opportunity to increase Holden’s presence in the booming SUV market, particularly at the smaller end of the market," Holden's Phillip Brook said today.

The Captiva 7 has been performing relatively well in the Large SUV segment, its 1082 March sales trailing the Prado (1343) and Kluger (1154)), and edging out the Territory (1059).

The Captiva 5 is well behind the best performers however, with 578 sales in March bettered by the Forester (973), X-Trail (1039), CR-V (1336), RAV4 (1528) and the top-selling CX-5 (1830).

 

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

Captiva 5

  • LT 2WD, 2.4L 4cyl petrol - 6spd manual - $27,990
  • LT 2WD, 2.4L 4cyl petrol - 6spd auto - $29,990
  • LT AWD, 2.2L 4cyl diesel - 6spd auto - $33,990
  • LTZ 2WD, 2.4L 4cyl petrol - 6spd auto - $32,990
  • LTZ AWD, 2.2L 4cyl diesel - 6spd auto - $36,990

Captiva 7

  • SX 2WD, 2.4L 4cyl petrol - 6spd auto - $32,490
  • SX 2WD, 2.2L 4cyl diesel - 6spd auto - $35,490
  • CX AWD, 3.0L V6 petrol - 6spd auto - $38,490
  • CX AWD, 2.2L 4cyl diesel - 6spd auto - $39,490
  • LX AWD, 3.0L V6 petrol - 6spd auto - $42,490
  • LX AWD, 2.2L 4cyl diesel - 6spd auto - $43,490

 
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