Holden has given the ageing Captiva yet another facelift to keep it fresh, allowing the model which first appeared here in 2006, to soldier on for a little longer.
The line-up now sees the square-set Captiva 5 bodystyle dropped from the range, with the softer Captiva 7 body continuing on on five and seven-seat versions, with the numeric tags dropped from the name.
From the front the 2016 Captiva features a redesigned fascia, with a more angular look, flanked by new headlights incorporating LED running lamps.
Top-spec LTZ models carry over their 19-inch alloy wheel design, with a new two-tone finish, and gain body-coloured body cladding for a more integrated appearance. Rear end styling carries over unchanged.
On the inside Holden has added a 7.0 inch MyLink colour touchscreen, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The centre-stack has been refinished to suit and a new three-spoke steering wheel has been fitted.
Safety is bolstered by the addition of blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert to the LTZ, while previously available features, including rear view camera, rear park sensors, and ISOFIX child seat anchorages remain.
“Captiva’s new front grille and fascia give the car a strong presence on the road and the new body coloured cladding combined with LTZ’s 19-inch wheels give it a modern, clean look,” said Peter Keley, Holden’s executive director of sales.
“Inside the car, Captiva’s new infotainment system with state-of-the-art Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto has been designed to fit seamlessly into customers’ busy lives, keeping them connected at all times.”
The full range of engines, pricing, and specifications will be revealed closer to the updated Captiva’s launch in early 2016. An updated Colorado 7 large SUV is also expected to join the line-up later in the year, seen here undergoing testing.
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