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THURSDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2006:
HOLDEN TO OFFER FOUR MODELS IN ALL-NEW CAPTIVA RANGE

Holden today announced it would offer four models across the range of its new Captiva sports utility vehicle, all powered by the Australian-built 3.2 litre Alloytec engine.

Holden confirmed the flagship Captiva MaXX model, based on the Opel Antara in Europe, would be introduced to provide two distinctive offerings under the same nameplate.

The Captiva lineup, to be introduced later this year, will include the SX, CX and LX models topped by Captiva MaXX.

All models will feature active all-wheel-drive, Descent Control System, cruise control and the acclaimed crash avoidance feature Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) as standard.

Side curtain airbags will be available across the range and standard on CX, LX and MaXX. Driver and front passenger airbags will be standard on all models, as will front and rear power windows.

Captiva’s 3.2-litre Alloytec V6 engine will deliver peak power of 169 kilowatts at 6600rpm (Captiva MaXX 167kW @ 6600rpm) and peak torque of 297 Newton-metres at 3200 rpm.

All Captiva models will have a five-speed automatic transmission, with Active Select at the gear shifter, as standard.

GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Denny Mooney, today said Captiva would give Holden a legitimate presence in the ultra-competitive SUV segment in Australia.

”Captiva has eye-catching appeal and extensive testing in Australia will ensure that it delivers Holden’s proven ride and handling requirements for local conditions,” Mr Mooney said.

“It has excellent interior flexibility, advanced safety technologies and offers a high level of specification across the range. Captiva represents an opportunity for Holden to make significant ground in the SUV segment.”

Other notable features include –

Seating - SX and MaXX have five seats with the 60:40 fold-flat split second row. The CX and LX models offer seven seats, in which the second and third seating rows fold flat to carry long or bulky loads. The second row is 60:40 split, the third row 50:50 split. SX and CX will offer cloth seating while LX and MaXX will offer leather-faced seating.

Cargo volume - SX, CX and LX offer 930 litres with rear seats folded and 1565 litres with the front passenger seat also folded. MaXX offers 865 litres with rear seats folded.

Wheels - SX and CX offer 17-inch alloy wheels while LX and MaXX have 18-inch alloy wheels. All models have 200 millimetres of ground clearance.

Audio entertainment – SX offers a single-disc player while CX, LX and MaXX offer six-disc players. All units offer MP3 compatibility.

Colors – Captiva has seven exterior colors and Captiva MaXX six exterior colors.

Pricing and full specifications and features will be released closer to launch.

ESP is a registered trademark of Daimler Chrysler AG

Power and torque figures as per ECE regulations

 
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