Holden will showcase two new turbo diesel powered vehicles and the new mid-size sedan Epica at the 2007 Melbourne International Motor Show, starting tomorrow. Captiva Diesel will make its Australian debut, powered by a 2.0-litre common rail turbo diesel engine that produces 147 hp at 4000rpm and 236 lbs-ft of peak torque at 2000rpm.
Holden’s new Captiva SUV range has expanded to include a responsive and economical turbo-powered variant. Captiva Diesel’s 2.0-litre common rail turbo diesel engine is compliant with Euro IV emission standards.
It will be available with a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission with Active Select, depending on model, and comes at just a $1000 premium on the petrol variant. Captiva Diesel is very fuel efficient, with the manual variant returning 7.6 litres per 100km and the automatic 8.7 litres per 100km (ADR81/01).
The choice of five or seven seats, depending on model, continues to deliver a flexible and highly specified range that will appeal to the medium and compact-sized SUV market.
Captiva Diesel retains the intelligent active all-wheel drive system found on the petrol variants and contributes to Captiva’s versatile appeal. It is fully integrated into the ESP® and ABS systems, improving vehicle control and active safety.
The sporty and European styled Captiva MaXX, powered by the high-performance Australian-built Alloytec 3.2-litre V6 engine, will also be on display.