Holden’s Korean SUV is an attractive buy, writes GRAHAMSMITH
THE boom in sales of SUVs from the start of the century meant it was only a matter of time before Holden got in on the act.
The Korean-sourced Captiva was launched in 2006 in the midst of Holden’s shift to Asia for most of its imported models.
If Holden diehards were keen for the brand to have an SUV they could love, others remained sceptical about the idea of Holden-badged South Korean cars.
Three years later, those fears have evaporated. And with a diesel engine now part of the offering, the Captiva offers something others can’t.
Four models were sold, including the five-seat SX, the seven-seat CX and LX, and the five-seat MaXX. airbags standard across the range, and curtain airbags optional on the SX and standard on all other models.
The Captiva also boasts a comprehensive array of driving aids, including electronic stability control and electronic brake-force distribution.
Early days: the oldest Holden Captivas, such as this 2006 LX, have done only 75,000km or so.