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by Matt Brogan

Holden will add a new Captiva five-seater, aptly named the ‘Captiva 5’, to its popular SUV range later this year.

Captiva 5 will offer an alternative to the seven-seat range and be powered exclusively by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that aims to compete directly with rivals including the Toyota RAV4, Nissan X-Trail and Honda CR-V.

Available as a 2WD with manual transmission or an AWD with automatic transmission, both models will feature a long list of features that includes dual front and side airbags, ESC with Traction Control, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, six CD tuner, cloth seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, cruise control plus front and rear park assist.

Holden Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Mr John Elsworth, said the introduction of the Captiva 5 meant Holden would better compete in the Compact SUV and Medium SUV segments.

“Captiva 5 is a compact SUV that will attract a different set of buyers than those who require the seven-seater,” Mr Elsworth said. “It is sure to appeal to couples and families with its attractive European styling, well specified equipment level and competitive price point.”

The Captiva seven-seater range will continue with the SX, CX and LX models.

Holden Captiva is one of Australia’s favourite mid-size SUVs, outselling the Ford Territory with 6,998 vehicles sold year to date, accounting for 15.1 per cent of the competitive medium SUV market.

Captiva 5 will go on sale in early December from $27,990 for the 2WD manual and $30,990 for the AWD automatic.

For a full review of the Holden Captiva, click here.




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