Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Sporty SUV Ticks All the Boxes; Captiva's Evolution Continues and This Latest Incarnation Is the Best Ever

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Sporty SUV Ticks All the Boxes; Captiva's Evolution Continues and This Latest Incarnation Is the Best Ever

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I'D like to start this review with a rant -- something I have never done before, but believe it necessary.

Since when did owning an SUV mean you weren't fun?

Gone are the days when these vehicles had a strong 'soccer-mum' stigma. Last time I checked, my 'children' had four legs and were covered in fur.

A lot of your SUV's these days have adopted a sportier appeal, are packed with power and bring an impressive range of versatility to fit more than just 'the family' into the full equation.

Over the years, Holden Captiva has adapted and evolved to meet the needs of our lifestyle -- the busy worker, holiday maker, family chauffer, sports enthusiast, adventurer and everything in between.

Ticking all the boxes, the top of the line Captiva LTZ is an impressive specimen of SUV driving -- going above and beyond typical qualities you've come to expect.

Striking in carbon flash black, topped with chrome trimmings including front grille, wheels, door handles, side skirting and rear bumper as well as LED daytime running lights, gives this car an irrefutably eye-catching appearance.

It's wide, muscular stance is not only aesthetically pleasing but also provides a comfortable and stable drive.

Available in two wheel drive (LS model only) and active all wheel drive, including petrol and diesel options (diesel pictured), the Captiva is both fuel efficient and fun to drive.

Holden Captiva LTZ is loaded with layers of electronic and high-tech gadgets, including the MyLink infotainment system with 7" colour touch screen.

The system features phone projection featuring Apple Carplay and Android Auto functionality, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, enhanced voice control, Siri eyes free, hands-free calling, satellite navigation, access phone contacts, calendars, reminders, play lists and more.

Auxiliary ports and USB are also available for music streaming and phone charging and dual zone climate control. …

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