New Captiva 2WD Delivers Segement Leading Fuel Efficiency
26 August 2008
GM Holden will offer the most fuel efficient entry in the medium SUV segment as part of a new choice of two-wheel-drive, diesel powered Captiva models.
Powered by the 2.0 litre diesel engine found in the Captiva AWD range, the manual transmission 2WD model will lead its segment with fuel efficiency (ADR081/01) of 7.2 litres per 100kms. The automatic returns an impressive 8.5 litres per 100km.
Priced from just $33,990* for the five-speed manual transmission and $35,990* for the five-speed automatic transmission, the Holden Captiva diesel 2WD models are $2,000 less than their AWD equivalents.
GM Holden’s Director of Marketing, Philip Brook, said the two new variants were great additions to the already successful Captiva range.
“For consumers who want all the benefits of a medium SUV but don’t need the performance of an AWD, the 2WD Captiva SX is the perfect solution,” Brook said.
“They get the sporty design, flexibility and turbo diesel power plus the fuel efficiency of a much smaller vehicle.”
The new five-seater 2WD Captiva will be available as an SX model which retains all the specifications of its AWD equivalent with Traction Control, Active Rollover Protection, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and six airbags including driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags as standard.
The 2WD Captiva SX with automatic transmission is on sale now, with the manual transmission variant scheduled to be in dealerships late September.
GM Holden is offering free side steps and roof mounted DVD player to any private customer who purchases a Captiva SX, CX or LX by 31 October 2008 or while stocks last.
*Recommended Retail Price – excludes dealer delivery and Government charges.
Holden Launches 2WD Captiva
26 August 2008
Holden has gone on the front foot against the Ford Territory and Toyota Kluger with a new, two-wheel-drive Captiva that’s the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the medium-softroader segment.
Holden has expanded its Captiva softroader range with a new, front-drive version that boasts segment-leading fuel economy.
The new variant is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine only for now and has a fuel consumption figure of 7.2 litres per 100km (8.5L/100km with auto).
It also means the mid-size softroader now matches key rivals such as the Ford Territory and Toyota Kluger in offering the option of either all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive.
The 2WD Captiva’s specification is based on the entry-level CX diesel 4WD but lowers the five-seater model’s starting price by $2000 to $33,990. Swapping the five-speed manual for a five-speed automatic lifts the price to $35,990.
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