To help make your every journey as safe as it is enjoyable, Captiva 5 monitors on-road dynamics every moment you are driving. Everything from the vehicle's speed, lateral acceleration and rotation, to the steering wheel angle and brakeforce you apply.
When normal tolerances are exceeded, one or more active safety systems initiate non-intrusive counter measures to help you retain maximum control of the vehicle.
Traction Control System
TCS is designed to minimise wheel spin during acceleration. By recognising if either front wheel has sufficient grip and adjusting drive force and brakeforce accordingly. It helps reduce wheel spin when accelerating on wet and icy roads, and also in 'split' conditions, such as when a vehicle has two wheels on bitumen and two on a grave verge.
Electronic Stability Control
ESC constantly compares the vehicle's movements with the steering wheel angle to determine if the vehicle is moving in the direction you intend. If skidding appears imminent, ESC applies brake pressure to individual wheels as appropriate, and, if necessary, trims engine power. This dramatically increases turning and cornering safety, especially in evasive action situations.
Anti-lock Braking System
If wheel 'lock up' is detected under forceful braking, ABS momentarily reduces brake pressure at the affected wheel(s). This improves braking efficiency - reducing stopping distances on most surfaces - and helps the vehicle to remain steerable and directionally stable.
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
When a vehicle brakes, weight transfers to the front wheels. By regulating the brakeforce applied to each wheel, EBD helps ensure the best possible balance between front and rear brakes, which helps minimise stopping distances.
Electronic Brake Assist
In emergency braking situations, few drivers actually press the brake pedal firmly enough to achieve adequate braking performance. EBA is designed to sense how fast you hit the brake pedal in an emergency, and increase braking pressure to achieve the best possible braking performance.
Descent Control System
Activated with the touch of a button, The Captiva 5 Descent Control System uses engine control and automatic braking to limit downhill speed. A prerequisite for any truly capable off roader, it enables smooth, controlled hill decents and allows drivers to concentrate primarily on steering.