The Chevrolet Captiva facelift gives the SUV a strong dose of aggression. The Captiva 2.2 A/T gets the Chevy family grille, redesigned clear lens projection headlamps, new alloys and a sharp feature line across the length of the SUV. The Captiva’s rear is defined by the vertical tail lamps and large tailgate, in addition to the chrome tipped twin exhausts.
The Captiva 2.2 A/T includes a powerful 2.2-liter engine that delivers 186.5bhp @ 3800 RPM and 424Nm @ 2000 RPM torque along with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Captiva 2.2 A/T also gets the level ride suspension system, which automatically maintains nominal ride height under differing load conditions.
The Captiva is a 5+2 seater with a cargo volume of 1,565 liters with seats folded down. The interior gets the jet-black treatment, with a number of cubby holes including a large area beneath the load compartment floor, a glove box cooler, a deep centre console bin, a rear centre console storage area and handy door bins. Other convenience features include bottle holders, small item/coin and cup holders, a parking ticket holder, an overhead sunglasses compartment, seatback pockets and a dual-compartment sliding driver’s armrest. The Captiva also features three 12-volt power outlets that are accessible to all passengers.
The Captiva offers an all-leather seating with an integrated 2-DIN CD/MP3 player with six speakers power mirrors, an eight-way power adjustable driver seat and an electronic climate control system with particle filter as standard. The third row gets an air conditioning vent. The Captiva 2.2 A/T also has rain-sensing wipers and a stylish sunroof.
The Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 A/T also gets a electric parking brake.
Chevrolet doesn’t skimp on the safety features for the Captiva 2.2 A/T with 6 Airbags – Driver and front passenger airbags, Seat side and Roof side Airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, and height-adjustable front seatbelts that come standard.
Mr. Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director of General Motors India, said: “The Captiva has been warmly welcomed in markets around the world due to its combination of distinctive styling, refinement, best-in-class safety, comfort and versatility and powerful yet frugal diesel powertrain. In India, it has established a clear niche for itself in the premium SUV segment. The Captiva is everything our customers across India have come to associate with the Chevrolet nameplate.
Prices are as follows
Captiva 2.0 MT INR 18,74,062/-
Captiva 2.0 Xtreme INR 19,48,347/-
Captiva 2.2 AT AWD INR 24,59,000/-
While the Thailand version gets headlamps that turn on automatically in low light situations the Indian version skips on this feature. We also wonder if GM India will give us the 7″ touch screen infotainment system. Check back for more updates.