2011 Series II Holden Captiva 5 News

2011 The New Series II Captiva 5

Holden has launched the 2011 Series II Captiva 5. The 2011 Series II Holden Captiva is an AWD SUV with new disel engines and transmissions.

Holden has given its compact Captiva 5 SUV a boost in powertrain specification, along with smart styling and feature upgrades.

The sporty new Series II model now offers buyers the choice of an advanced 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine, teamed with a premium six-speed automatic transmission.

There’s also a new generation 2.4 litre four-cylinder powerplant which is 19 per cent more powerful than its predecessor.

The good-looking Euro-style Captiva 5 gets a distinctive new face and additional convenience and safety features. Among them are an electric park brake, a multi-function trip computer and side impact airbags, which bring the airbag total to six.

Further refinements include a smoother, quieter ride and improved handling characteristics.

Holden Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth, said the flexible five-seater Captiva 5 stood out in a crowded SUV market because of its good looks, compact exterior dimensions, versatility, high ride height and keen pricing.

“The features we’ve included at Series II make it an even better proposition for young drivers who know a great value package when they see one,” Mr Elsworth said.

“They’re now spoilt for choice between two high-performing, fuel-saving petrol and diesel engine options. Either way, they’ll come out in front.”

The new turbo diesel, six-speed automatic Captiva 5 option is equipped with electronically controlled active all-wheel drive (AWD). The 2.4 litre petrol-powered version offers buyers two-wheel drive with functionality with smooth six-speed automatic or manual transmission.

2011 New Series II Holden Captiva 5 interior

Performance and Fuel Economy

Holden Captiva’s new generation 2.2 litre four-cylinder diesel engine features high-pressure common rail and integrated turbo-charging technologies that deliver 135kW of peak power and a gutsy 400Nm of peak torque.

Fuel economy (ADR81/02) is an impressive 8.5 litres/100km.

A great balance of performance and fuel economy, the 2.4 litre four-cylinder DOHC petrol engine with variable valve timing (VVT) technology produces the strong combination of 123 kW of peak power and 230 Nm of peak torque.

Fuel economy (ADR81/02) is a competitive 9.1 litres/100km. Both engines meet Euro 4 emission standards.

Refinements to chassis dynamics, sound insulation and steering feel contribute to a smoother, quieter ride quality and more responsive handling attributes.

Design and Feature Highlights

The Captiva 5 Series II is set apart by a subtle new grille treatment with mesh detailing, echoed in a slim air intake flanked by fog lamps with striking chrome bezels.

Distinctive five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels complement Captiva’s athletic stance, raked profile, fast window shapes and sweeping shoulder line. There is a choice of nine exterior colour finishes.

Inside, the versatile five-seater is now equipped with a single-touch electric park brake – a premium cue more often reserved for luxury marques – located in the centre console.
There’s also the added convenience of a multi-function trip computer.

2011 New Series II Holden Captiva 5 interior

Occupant safety is enhanced with the inclusion of side impact airbags, which complement an impressive array of safety technology

An Electronic Stability Control system incorporates anti-lock braking, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, traction control, active rollover protection. The active AWD system determines requirements for optimum traction and a descent control system helps navigate steep downhill gradients.

Standard front and rear park assist increases manoeuvrability in tight spaces and acts as a practical preventative safety device.

Recommended retail pricing*

Series II Captiva 5

2WD 4-cyl M/T $27,990
2WD 4-cyl A/T $29,990
AWD Diesel A/T $33,990

* Excludes delivery and government charges

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.

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  1. new captiva 5 diesel 2.2 handles and performs great under all conditions auto trans is very smooth and the ride is great after 2,000 km trip it is a dream to drive averaged 8.2 litres per 100km over whole trip and looks fantastic

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