CAPTIVATING STUFF

As the Captiva gears up to pop a tenth candle in the birthday cake, Holden has also found time to tweak the look. The main change centres around the split grille also used on the Cruze, something that gives it a distinctive pout.

The split Captiva range 5 and 7 is gone, with the larger Captiva 7 body now used for all. But Holden has introduced a five-seat version pop to keep the all-important price point down. New gear includes Apple Carplay and Android Auto, while the range-topping LTZ picks up active safety features such as blind-spot warning.

There are no changes to drivetrains, though, which remain the underwhelming 2.4, the grunty 2.2 diesel and the thrashy 3.0-litre V6 from the Commodore.