Refreshed 2016 Holden Captiva revealed… on-sale in 2016
The refreshed 2016 Holden Captiva has been revealed, replacing the Captiva 5 and 7 variants and offering both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
THE REFRESHED 2016 Holden Captiva will go on-sale next year (2016) and see Holden’s Captiva range simplified with this one model replacing the Captiva 5 and 7 variants (the one variant can now be had with either five or seven seats). The refreshed Captiva features a new-look front grille and fascia, LED running lights and tweaks to the interior too.
Holden has also announced the refreshed 2016 Captiva will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity (review here) “as well as a number of accessory options designed to ensure the large SUV supports customers’ active lifestyles no matter what their inspiration”.
Holden’s Electrical Group Engineering Manager, Joe Sawyer said Captiva’s all-new infotainment system allowed customers to remain fully connected with access to a world of applications with the touch of a button or voice command.
“Captiva’s new MyLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection technology is a class leading infotainment system allowing customers complete control in their car,” said Mr. Sawyer.
“Using the systems 7-inch colour touch screen, steering wheel controls and voice command technology, customers are able to send, read and reply to text messages and calls, access music and navigate using Apple/Google maps effortlessly.”
Key safety features including Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (although they’re both only available on the top-spec LTZ trim), as well as ISOFIX child seat compatibility and Park Assist. A rear view camera is standard. Holden hasn’t announced pricing yet.
Holden’s Executive Director – Sales, Peter Keley said, “Captiva is a practical and flexible SUV, designed for families on the go that need the space but also want to look good and enjoy their road trips”.
“Captiva’s new front grille and fascia give the car a strong presence on the road and the new body coloured cladding combined with LTZ’s 19-inch wheels give it a modern, clean look.
“Inside the car, Captiva’s new infotainment system with state-of-the-art Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has been designed to fit seamlessly into customers’ busy lives, keeping them connected at all times.
“Finally, whether customers need roof rails to carry the surfboard or a tow bar to pull the caravan, with our large range of genuine accessories, they can be confident that Holden has them covered.”
Holden will release pricing and full specifications closer to the launch in early 2016.