The Holden Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 crossovers will both see a set of upgrades for the 2013 model year. For the Captiva 5, a top-spec LTZ model is in order, offering a leather interior, heated front seats, eight-way electric adjustable driver’s seat, 19-inch alloy wheels and rain-sensing wipers. The entry-level model will be rebadged as “LT.”
For both models, there will be a new Gen II six-speed automatic transmission, while an improved final drive ratio for the diesel model looks to improve ride quality. Lastly, the 2013 Captiva range offers two new exterior paint colors – Snowflake Pearl and Sandy Beach. How captivating.
Meanwhile, the next-generation Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet/Holden Captiva are expected in 2015. The two crossovers, which are mechanically related but not identical today, will become a single global vehicle riding on GM’s next-gen compact vehicle architecture dubbed D2XX.