August 14, 2013: General Motors India has now introduced the facelifted Chevrolet Captiva with cosmetic changes both on the exterior and interior. But one major change given to the facelifted Captiva is the addition of new 6-speed manual gearbox transmission variant in the line-up, which is a rear-wheel driven version. The exterior changes include revised bumpers, new front grille, new LED tail lamps and newly designed 18-inch alloys. The lower variants of the car have received a new upholstery. Other changes include a larger infotainment screen, ambient lighting and heated rear seat. Price for both the Manual and automatic versions are kept the same.
Chevrolet India, the fully owned subsidiary of General Motors has a wonderful fleet of cars in the country's profitable car market. Among these, Chevrolet Captiva is their rugged SUV, which is doing wonderful sales for the company. It is available in two variants that are MT 2WD and AT 4WD. This utility vehicle is bestowed with a lot of comfort and safety features along with a powerful engine. This latest version comes with refurbished exteriors with a lot of striking features that gives it an attractive look. It has a robust with sleek overall body line, which is designed with an aggressive radiator grille. It is divided into two parts with a thick strip that has a prominent company’s emblem in the center. Apart from these, it also has radiant headlight cluster, body colored front bumper with a pair of fog lamps, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors and a large windscreen with a pair if intermittent wipers. Its side profile is dominated by sturdy wheel arches that have been fitted with a stylish set of alloy wheels. The top end variant also gets silver painted skid plates, an electric sunroof, roof rails and chrome belt line molding that adds to its aristocratic look. On the other hand, its spacious internal cabin is a perfect combination of comfort and luxury along with lots of safety features for enhancing the driving pleasure. It is incorporated with well cushioned seats, which are covered with premium black leather upholstery. The second row seats have split double foldable along with reclining function and these are integrated with automatic foldable head restraints. In addition to these, some of the sophisticated features include an advanced infotainment system with a few input options, 8-way adjustable driver seat, ambient lighting, cruise control, an efficient air conditioning unit with climate control and many other such aspects. There are a lot of protective features as well including six airbags, ABS along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, an electric parking brake, seat belts for all passengers and an advanced engine immobilizer. This SUV is powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-stroke diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2231cc. It has the ability to churn out a maximum power output of 184bhp along with a commanding torque of 424Nm at 2000rpm. The manual version is skillfully mated with a six speed transmission gear box, while other is coupled with a six speed automatic transmission gear box, which distributes the engine power to its all wheels.
The exteriors of this rugged SUV is quite stylish and fitted with a number of striking features that gives it a captivating look. The front fascia is designed with a bold radiator grille, which has been colored in matte black. It is divided into two parts by a thick horizontal strip, which has a prominent company’s badge embedded on it. This dual port chrome surrounded grille is flanked by a luminous headlight cluster that is incorporated with high intensity projector headlamps and side turn indicator. The body colored bumper has a wide perforated air dam, which is also finished in black color. It houses an air intake section that has been surrounded by a pair of round shaped fog lamps. The windscreen is made of toughened laminated glass and gives a wider view to the driver. It is also equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers, which have rain sensors as well . The side profile of this Chevrolet Captiva model series is quite sleek with chrome based grab type of door handles and chrome garnish on the window sill. The body colored outside rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable and integrated with side turn blinker. The sturdy wheel arches are equipped with an elegant set of 17 inch alloy wheels, which gives the side profile sporty appearance. These rims are further fitted with tubeless radial tyres, which have a superior road grip on any terrain. The AT 4WD trim has a panoramic sun roof and satin silver finished roof rails. The rear end is designed with a large windshield that has a defogger along with a wash and wipe function. It gets a sporty rear spoiler, which is integrated with a centrally located high mounted stop lamp. The boot lid is designed with a thick chrome strip and embedded with variant badging. The body colored bumper is equipped with parking sensors and a pair of bright reflectors, which adds to the safety quotient of this SUV. Apart from these, it also has printed antenna, chrome finished twin exhaust pipes and silver painted skid plates.
The overall dimensions of this seven seater are big enough to provide a relaxing journey to its occupants. The total length is 4673mm along with a width of 1870mm, which includes external rear view mirrors. The overall height is 1755mm and it has a large wheelbase of 2705mm, which ensures a spacious cabin inside. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 5.8 meters. It has a 465 litres boot compartment, which can be further increased by folding rear seat.
The insides of this rugged sports utility vehicle is designed luxuriantly and incorporated with a number of sophisticated features. The interiors are in a magnificent black shade with premium leather upholstery on the seats. It also has leather covering on the steering wheel, gear shift knob and parking lever tip. The seating arrangement is very relaxing and the second row seat has split double folding along with reclining function. The split collapsible third row seats have automatic fold down head rests that adds to the comfort. Its dashboard features AC vents, an illuminated instrument panel, a large glove box with cooling effect and a sporty steering wheel with multi-functional switches. It has an advanced driver infotainment system, which keeps the driver updated with various warning and notifications. It is equipped with low fuel warning light, digital tachometer, multi-tripmeter, external temperature display, average speed and so on. The company has given this SUV a lot of utility based aspects like front and rear center armrest with cup holders, cigarette lighter, a portable ashtray, remote fuel lid opener, front seat back pockets and a spacious boot compartment with rear parcel shelf. It has a couple of power sockets in first and second row for charging electronic devices. The tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel is quite responsive and makes handling convenient even in peak traffic conditions.
This Chevrolet Captiva model series is bestowed with a number of refined features, which are all four power windows with driver side auto down function, sun visors with vanity mirror and ticket holder, rear parking sensors, power adjustable outside rear view mirrors and so on. The cruise control maintains a steady speed as set by the driver on the highways. It has an efficient dual zone air conditioning unit, which has automatic climate control that regulates the cabin air. It also has side and rear AC vents for cooling the cabin quickly. The integrated 2-DIN music system supports radio with AM/FM tuner, CD/MP3 player along with eight speakers and Bluetooth connectivity for pairing mobile phones. It also has a multi-functional steering wheel, which is mounted with audio, call and cruise control buttons. The driver's seat can be adjusted in eight different ways, which helps the driver to select a comfortable sitting position depending on the height and weight of the person. Apart from these, it also has an electric parking brake, rain sensing wipers, a responsive power steering system with tilt and telescopic adjustment, a remote keyless entry, door puddle lamps, anti glare inside rear view mirror and many other features. more other things, which will entice the customers.
The plush internal cabin of this stunning SUV is quite spacious and can easily accommodate at least seven people. The wheelbase is quite large with ample leg room along with head and shoulder space to its occupants. Moreover, the knee room and elbow space is pretty good, which further adds to their convenience. In addition to these, its spacious boot compartment as well as large fuel tank makes it quite perfect for planning long trips.
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The engine of its MT 2WD variant is coupled with a six speed manual transmission gear box, which allows the SUV to attain a maximum speed in the range of 190 to 200 Kmph, which is rather decent. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 9.6 seconds from a standstill. On the other hand, the six speed automatic transmission gear box powers the engine to zoom toward a top speed of 195 Kmph. While it can accelerate from zero to 100 Kmph in about 11 seconds.
The manufacturer has incorporated all its variants with a powerful 2.2-litre, turbocharged diesel engine that has the capacity to displace 2231cc . It is integrated with a common rail direct injection system and available with a choice of six speed manual as well as automatic transmission gear box. This motor has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 184bhp at 3800rpm and at the same time, generates a peak torque output of 424Nm at 2000rpm. It has four cylinders that are further fitted with sixteen valves and is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration.
The engine of this utility vehicle is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the manual variant to deliver 11.3 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions, while 14.6 Kmpl on the highways. At the same time, the automatic version can generate 9.8 Kmpl within the city and its mileage goes up to 12.12 Kmpl on the bigger roads that is quite good for this segment.
Its diesel mill can churn out a maximum power output of 184bhp at 3800rpm in combination with a maximum torque of 424Nm at just 2000rpm.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
|2.2 MT 2WD
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.3||14.6||184bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|2.2 AT AWD
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|9.8||12.12||184bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
This stylish vehicle is blessed with an advanced 2-DIN audio unit that keeps its occupants entertained, while allowing them to listen to their favorite music. This system features a CD, MP3 player along with a radio tuner. It has a total of eight speakers available at front and rear, which offers best in-car entertainment. It also supports USB port, auxiliary input options along with Bluetooth connectivity using which, mobile phone can be paired to this unit. The controls of audio as well as Bluetooth are mounted on its multi function steering wheel, which makes it quite convenient for the driver to operate it. The owners can further customize its exteriors with attractive body decals, front mudflap set, a pair of 19 inch alloy wheels and a side step kit. Besides these, a few more interior features can also be added like privacy shades for side and rear windows, rear DVD system, velour floor mats, front seat net and a cargo tray.
The efficient braking system comprise of sturdy disc brakes which are fitted to both its front and rear wheels. It is further assisted by an anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution as well as brake assist, which improves this mechanism. On the other hand, its proficient suspension system helps in maintaining its stability on any road conditions, while ensuring a smooth driving experience. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, while the rear one gets a multi link along with level ride type of system. Both the axles are further loaded with twin tube gas pressure struts, which will boost this mechanism. It is incorporated with a hydraulic power assisted steering system that has tilt and telescopic adjustment function. This results in convenient handling, while making it easier for the driver to maneuver it with ease.
This sports utility vehicle is loaded with a long list of safety aspects. It is incorporated with an advanced anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution mechanism as well as brake assist, which improves its braking abilities. It also has electronic stability program as well as traction control system. There are a total of six airbags offered that includes dual front airbags, side air bags for front passengers as well as roof side airbags. These safeguards the passengers inside the cabin . There are seat belts available for all its occupants with pretensioners and load limiters at front. The vehicle is bestowed with a disc braking mechanism that is quite efficient and helps to keep it under control. It has reverse parking assist which assists in parking the vehicle safely. Apart from these aspects, the list includes an adaptive all wheel drive system, front and rear fog lamps, electric parking brake, automatic level ride suspension, rear defogger, active front headrests as well as day and night anti glare internal rear view mirror.
The manufacturer is offering this Chevrolet Captiva with a stylish set of 17 inch alloy wheels as standard, which enhances the look of its side profile. These sporty rims are further covered with 235/65 R17 sized tubeless radial tyres that provide a strong grip on roads. On the other hand, it is offered with a full size spare wheel fitted in the boot compartment along with other tools that are useful to change the tyre.
1. Spacious internal cabin with lots of leg space.
2. Acceleration and pickup is quite good.
3. It is offered with many comfort aspects.
4. Suspension mechanism is quite proficient.
5. Exterior features are very attractive.
1. Low ground clearance.
2. Mileage can be made better.
3. Ownership and maintenance cost is high.
4. After sales service is not up to the mark.
5. Diesel engine noise can be minimized.
|2.2 MT 2WD |
|23,13,107||23,54,229||24,92,673||23,54,229||24,77,607||23,54,229||23,97,481||Get On Road Price|
|2.2 AT AWD |
|25,23,047||25,67,901||27,13,234||25,67,901||26,96,775||25,67,901||26,15,175||Get On Road Price|
General Motors India has now silently introduced the Chevrolet Captiva facelift, and all the details have been updated on its official website. The same version was unveiled in Korea earlier this year. Essentially, the car remains the same; however, cosmetic updates both on the interior and the exterior, make it look refreshed.
Chevrolet has recently unveiled the redesigned Captiva sports utility vehicle at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and now the company has presented the restyled edition of the compact SUV in Europe for the first time. The vehicle is now available for UK buyers to order.
This week, the automobile market was buzzing with excitement because of the recent launches from the stables of Chevrolet India. For those who had a busy week and missed out on the latest happenings, a quick recap… Chevrolet Captiva saw a facelift this week followed by Chevrolet Cruze. Both cars were doing decently well, Cruze being one of the best sellers in its segment got even better. 2012 Chevrolet Captiva is now available at a starting price of Rs. 18.74 Lakhs for the 2.0 Manual and for the base model for 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, one will have to shed Rs. 13.85 Lakhs (Both prices mentioned Ex-Showroom New Delhi).