A recent facelift saw the addition of a more aggressive nose, but the interior feels like a time machine with a radio straight from the ’80s.
The engine is underpowered but worse is the manual gearshift – it’s vague and requires the strength of a javelin thrower to shift the lever.
Despite its name the Captiva isn’t all that captivating any more.
PRICE R299 900
ENGINE 2,4-litre four-cylinder petrol, 123 kW, 230 Nm
PERFORMANCE: 0-100 km/h in 10,3 seconds; top speed 186 km/h; 9,2 litres/100 km