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The Chevrolet Captiva may nearly be approaching the decade old mark, but there’s still life in the Theta-underpinned SUV, it would seem – Australia is set to get a redesigned Holden version next year, and the 2016 Captiva for that market bears a different face than the ASEAN-spec facelift that appeared last year.

The Holden rework features a bolder looking fascia compared to the ASEAN car, with a new front grille and bumper to be found. Redesigned headlamps too, which feature LED daytime running lights, as well as new foglamps.

When it goes on sale, the new seven-seater will be a unitary offering that will replace both five-seat Captiva 5 (which is based on the Opel Antara) and seven-seat Captiva 7 models that were sold previously.

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The interior has also been spruced up, with a new, cleaner-looking centre console and three-spoke steering wheel to be found. Also on, a new seven-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as a reverse camera.

There’s no mention of powertrains, so the assumption must be that the existing mill lineup will be carried over. Currently, three engines are available for the Captiva in that market, a 165 hp/230 Nm 2.4 litre four-pot and 255 hp/288 Nm 3.0 litre SIDI V6 petrol (Captiva 7-only) as well as a 181 hp/400 Nm 2.2 litre turbodiesel.

Safety kit includes Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, as well as park assist and ISOFIX points.