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Holden has expanded the Captiva SUV lineup with the introduction of a Diesel’s 2.0-litre common rail turbo diesel engine. The Diesel variant is yet another indication that Australians are warming up to Diesel engines. The new Diesel Captiva produces 110 kilowatts of peak power at 4000rpm and 320 Newton metres of torque at 2000rpm and it complies with Euro IV emission standards.

The Captiva Diesel will be available in a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission with Active Select, depending on model.Of course the reason Diesel variants come out is due to lower fuel consuptions and at just 7.6 litres per 100km for the manual andthe automatic at 8.7 litres per 100km (ADR081/01), the Captiva diesel doesn’t disappoint.

Carbon dioxide emissions are also reduced, with the manual producing 197 grams per kilometre – or 25 per cent less emissions than the equivalent petrol engine. A diesel particulate filter will be offered to further reduce the level of particulates present in exhaust gases.

The Holden Captiva Diesel SX will be priced at $34,990 for the manual transmission and $36,990 for the automatic transmission. Whilst the top of the line Captiva Diesel CX and LX will retail at $39,990 and $42,990 respectively with automatic transmission.

Essentially you are only paying an extra $1000 premium for the diesel engine. GM Holden Marketing Manager Large Cars and SUVs, Philip Brook, said Captiva Diesel offered a point of difference because few brands in the mid-size SUV market offered diesel variants.

“Captiva Diesel could become the mainstream vehicle for diesel compact and mid-size SUVs, captiva burst out of the blocks in the sales race and we believe the diesel variant will be very popular as well. It gives plenty of performance and economy along with outstanding value for money.” Mr Brook said.

Captiva Diesel retains all the highlights of petrol models. They include:

  • An Active all-wheel drive system
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • Traction Control System
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Descent Control System (DCS)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Active Rollover Protection (ARP)

Colour selection
Captiva’s colour range is expanded to include the new exterior colour Dark Denim Gray.

  • Arctic White
  • Dark Denim Gray metallic
  • Mercury Silver metallic
  • Granada Black metallic
  • Merlot metallic
  • Midnight Blue metallic
  • Zest Metallic (not available in MaXX)
  • Chino metallic
  • Silverstone Grey metallic (exclusive to MaXX)

Metallic paint: $360

Selected Captiva accessories

  • Satellite navigation
  • Roof-mounted DVD
  • Mobile phone Bluetooth kit
  • Nudge bar
  • Rear cargo organiser
  • Roof luggage box
  • Car fridge
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Side steps

Holden Captiva Diesel recommended retail pricing. Excluding delivery and government charges

  1. Captiva SX (manual) $34,990
  2. Captiva SX ( automatic ) $36,990
  3. Captiva CX ( automatic ) $39,990
  4. Captiva LX ( automatic ) $42,990

On sale April 2007




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