Holden has announced the latest change to its portfolio, as it introduced the freshened and facelifted 2016 Captiva. Notably, gone are the Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 designations, referring to seating arrangement, and instead one Captiva replaces both vehicles. Thus, five plus seven equals one; that’s Australian for math.
The design molds the looks from the Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 well, and benefits from quite a few GM parts bin cues (how many elements from the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox can you spy?). Up front, a new grille, sculpted fascia and LED daytime running lights round out a much more modern look that’s sitting quite well with us.
In the rear, changes are more subtle, but new taillamps sit as a prominent update along with an overall fresh look.
As for the interior cabin, much is also the same save for a new center-infotainment panel, which happens to be housing the latest version of Holden MyLink. The 2016 Holden Captiva also ushers in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Capability.
Holden says it will continue to offer this Captiva in both five- and seven-seat variants, which has proven to be a popular strategy for buyers. A host of powertrains and trims will be detailed at a later date.
The refreshed 2016 Captiva should make for a strong placeholder until new SUVs and crossover make their way down under from GM’s upcoming global CUV and SUV offensive.