Holden Captiva LTZ
Holden cars have come and gone for more than 10 years but a car has been challenged by a rapidly changing market.
When Captiva first debuted in 2006, Holden sold more than 50,000 goods annually, while Mitsubishi still produced and sold 380. The Captiva rushed into service when Holden was caught without it. a big SUV – Adventra did not resonate while the Ford Territory took off.
LTZ tops the three-level Captiva range with seven seats, selects diesel or gasoline, and a series of major aesthetic changes compared to the LT between.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 6/10
For MY16, the Korean outpost of General Motors began building Capunchas with the headlights that looked more like ever from the VE Commodore, along with the more attractive version of the company’s double grille compared to the Cruze.
With a deep front bumper, chrome details, silver details and LTZ body cast, it looks almost modern, although Miss Piggy’s daytime running lights look like taillights.
Inside is a bit of time difference, with the last major update coming back several years ago, and including touch screen settings. The dash is bitty and the pillar is installed at an odd angle, the wiper is pointing up its fastest setting as if advising heaven for its action.
How realistic is the space inside? October 7
There is a ton of room here. If you are paying in cubic centimeters, you are doing quite well and LTZ is standard with seven seats on three rows. The rear seats can be folded 50/50 and provide enough space for children up to 150cm, and folk for short trips will not be too uncomfortable, although they will have to share the cup holder alone. With all the seats available, you already have an 87-liter boot that can fit in golf bags.
The middle row does not slip but has a smart flip and flip mechanism for easy access to the following row. While the aperture is not large, you can easily drag yourself in and sit yourself behind. The tiny central handrail holds two cups and the door will contain a can or small bottle. All three rows record a 12 volt power outlet.
Front seat passengers are treated with a pair of cup holders and a central control box under the handrail. The chair is slightly plump and adjusting the lumbar support does not help. That aside, the driving position is the right command for those who like that kind of thing.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with? 6/10
The LTZ is possible with a 3.0 V6 petrol engine, listed at $ 40,490, or our car’s 2.2-liter diesel for $ 41,490. At the time of writing (April 2017), the V6 engine was offered an incredible $ 35,990 cheap price including three years of scheduled service. Holden hopes that price will continue for a few months.
Standard on the LTZ is 19-inch wheels, 7.0-inch touchscreen, leather trim, body-colored side panels, sub-seats, stainless steel scratch-resistant panels, electric driver seats, LED daytime running lights, driver’s seats electric, electric windows and rearview mirrors, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control, free optional power sunroof, automatic headlights, keyless start and start lock, leather-wrapped steering wheel, three 12-volt power sockets (front, back and start) and a set of tire inflation.
The 7.0-inch touch screen is powered by Holden’s ‘MyLink’ software and pushes the sound to eight speakers, two more than the LS and LT. You can connect via Bluetooth or USB and you can activate Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission? October 7
The 2.4-liter diesel engine replaced the 2.0-liter unit a few years ago and looks much better. Developing a handy 135kW / 400Nm, this is a powerful tool in the mid-range segment, comprehensive shine for gasoline engines for torque and overall performance.
Power travels to the road through all four wheels via a six-speed gearbox, but in fact, it is primarily driven by the front wheel until everything becomes slow. Sadly, there is no starting point to reduce thirst.
All Capunchas are rated for towing 750kg unbound and 1500kg brakes.
How much fuel does it consume? 6/10
ADR combined cycle numbers appear at 8.5L / 100km, while our real world week at Captiva around the suburbs and in a bit of traffic brings 12.9L / 100km; quite higher than we expected. Our test car had many kilometers under its belt, so it definitely ran into.
What does it like to drive? 6/10
LTZ’s diesel engine combined with its custom-made AWD is the best engine of Captiva. I can’t imagine why you want V6 petrol to go farther in torque and not faster than 100km / h, as if it would be a consideration.
Diesel engines are hardly the last word in refining or features (for example, no starting stops) and six-speed auto, while old, still keep to themselves. The energy disturbance seems to be quite smooth and with the amount of water we throw in it, that’s a plus.
The steering wheel is strangely heavy like a hydraulic setup, but once you get used to putting a bit of muscle on it, you’ll be surprised to find Captiva handled properly, if not completely convincing. . At the kind of owner speed will be achieved, it is completely competent if unexpectedly strong. 19-inch wheels provide a bit of ride comfort (LS’s 17-inch alloy balloons are much more absorbent) but with more grip, no doubt about the AWD system.
However, the people in the back seat may not be as excited about driving as the driver, and that is a bit uncomfortable when coming back through bumps despite having an independent rear suspension. It is also noisy throughout, with diesel engines at speeds and road and wind noise varying depending on the surface.
It’s an old car and you can’t get rid of that. Step into a Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-9 or Hyundai Santa Fe and they feel much newer.
What safety equipment is equipped? What is safety assessment? 6/10
Like the rest of the range, LTZ has six airbags, ABS, traction control and stability, hill ramp control, brake force distribution, active rollover protection, brake assist and three ISOFIX points , in addition to the reversing camera. The addition of front parking sensors is LTZ’s exclusive safety item.
ANCAP awarded Captiva five ANCAP stars, the highest rating available in December 2011.
What is the cost to own? What warranty is provided? October 7
As with all new Holden, Captiva owners benefit from a three-year warranty / 100,00km and lifetime limited service.
Service visits are after nine months or 15,000km and until the fifth service costs $ 379. When you visit that Thursday, the price will rise to $ 439 until 120,000km when it jumps again. $ 960. After that, the price bounced around $ 400 to $ 600 for each service, with a surge. All prices are available on Holden’s website.
Diesel engine services are significantly more expensive than V6 petrol.
Roadside assistance is used for the first 12 months and you can renew or upgrade your insurance for additional costs.