The 2016 Holden Captiva went on show to the public for the first time yesterday, with both Holden and Star Wars fans flocking to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt for the special fan event.
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The Captiva was dressed for the occasion with livery depicting BB-8 by Sphero, the new robot set to make its debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, adorning the sides of the vehicle.

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The Holden and Star Wars association has some die-hard fans in a tizzy. One couple we spoke to had driven six-hours from Tamworth, equally excited to see both the Captiva and Harrison Ford.

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The front-end of the new Captiva has had a facelift, sporting a new grille, LED daytime running lights, and redesigned fog-light housing.

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Minor changes to the exterior include body-coloured wheel arches and side-steps. The interior has been freshened up with a new steering wheel and revamped dash featuring gloss black and satin silver finishes while updates to Holden's MyLink infotainment system add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

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The Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 model names have been retired and consolidated, it'll now be known simply as the Captiva, available as a five or seven-seater.

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It's been around for almost a decade, and Holden remains tight-lipped on what will replace the Captiva as Holden moves through the process of wrapping up Australian manufacturing and heading into unchartered territory as an importer only.

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But that's a couple of years away yet. The 2016 Captiva is due to go on sale mid-late January. Pricing is yet to be announced but is not expected to differ greatly from current pricing.