Connectivity focus for updated Captiva

Connectivity focus for updated Captiva

Holden are hoping a suite of new technology will help keep their updated Captiva SUV competitive – despite celebrating its tenth birthday.

The facelift includes a new front grille and fascia, LED daytime running lamps and revised interior design.

But the big news is inside, where the car is the first Holden launched to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto when it goes on sale this week.


New safety features, include side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert – on the top LTZ model – and a parking assist system.

Holden New Zealand’s Managing Director, Kristian Aquilina, says the new infotainment system will help keep the vehicle attractive.

“Captiva is a practical and flexible SUV, designed for families on the go. It blends that need for space, with a vehicle that looks exceptionally good on the road, and one that drives well too,” says Aquilina.

“But what we’re most excited about in this latest model, is the new MyLink infotainment system with state-of-the-art Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Not only does it make it easier for drivers to stay connected when they’re in the car, it’s a major safety advancement, ensuring the driver’s focus is on the road ahead.”

With the upgrade, gone is the Captiva 5 model, focussing now on what was the Captiva 7.

The range has carryover 2.2-litre diesel and 2.4-litre and 3.0-litre petrol engine options, all teamed to a six-speed automatic. The 2.4, available in LS trim only, is front wheel drive while the rest are all wheel drive.

The range opens at $40,990, and tops out at $54,990.

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