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.
The fully owned Indian subsidiary of the American car maker, General Motors, Chevrolet India has a wonderful fleet of cars in the country's profitable car market. Their fleet has automobiles, existing in almost all the segments of the Indian auto bazaar. This car maker is currently on the fifth position in the country and their cars are reputed for being fitted with fuel efficient engines and blessed with some top of the line functions. One of the most popular vehicles in the SUV segment of the car market is the rugged and masculine Chevrolet Captiva SUV, which has been doing wonderful sales for the company, since it was first launched in the year, 2008. The company has bestowed this SUV with a lot of new comfort and safety features along with a powerful engine. The company has now launched a new facelifted version of this SUV. There was only an automatic transmission based version in this model lineup, and now the company has added a manual transmission version as well, which is on offer for the customers. The exteriors of this Chevrolet Captiva Facelift have been refurbished and are looking refined and better than the outgoing version. They are robust yet graceful with a sleek overall body line. The nose of this car is bold and aggressive with a signature Chevrolet radiator grille that is divided into two with a thick strip, which has the company’s prominent Bow tie affixed on it. The dominant headlight cluster is powered with high performance lamps, while the front bumper has a pair of large fog lamps to enhance the visibility in any weather conditions. The side profile has got sturdy wheel arches, blessed with a stylish set of muscular alloy wheels, while the side turn indicator has been integrated in the outside rear view mirrors, which makes it look lively and energetic. The rear end has a twin tail pipe with chrome tips to add to the elegance of this SUV. Apart from all these, the silver painted skid plates, an electric sunroof, roof rails and the chrome belt line molding add to the aristocratic look of this new facelifted Chevrolet Captiva. The company has equipped both the variants of this SUV with a power packed 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder based VCDi turbocharged diesel engine, which has the ability to displace close to 2231cc along with a maximum power output of 186.5bhp and a mammoth maximum torque of 424Nm at 2000rpm, which is rather incredible. The manual version of this SUV is skillfully mated with a 6-Speed manual transmission gear box, while there is a six speed automatic gear box in the other version.
This SUV is certainly a perfect combination of comfort, luxury and driving dynamics along with loads of convenience and safety features for enhancing the driving pleasure of all the passengers. The company has also equipped some best in class comfort aspects, which will certainly amaze the customers. Some of these features include a sophisticated large infotainment system, heated rear seat, ambient lighting, cruise control, flexible yet comfortable seating of seven passengers that ensures ample leg room along with good shoulder and head space, 3rd row heating for enhanced comfort to the passengers, a powerful air conditioner with climate control for efficient cooling of the entire cabin space quickly, rain sensing wipers that add to the practicality of this SUV, a panoramic sunroof that adds to the classiness of this new facelifted Chevrolet Captiva, plush leather upholstery, illuminated key hole and a central console with silver finishing, eight way electrically adjustable driver seat, electronically adjustable external rear view mirrors, a music system with six speakers that also has USB and Bluetooth connectivity, power steering with mounted control buttons for the phone as well as the music system and many other such features. There are quite a lot of safety and protective features as well such as six air bags, which include dual front air bags for the front passengers, side air bags for the front passengers along with roof side air bags as well, a highly developed ABS with Brake Assist and electronic brake force distribution (EBD) mechanism, an electric parking brake along with a number of other protective features.
The features of this variant include seat belts with pretensioner and load limiter, front and rear fog lamps, six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, hill descent control and traction control system. Apart from these, it has a dual zone AC, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering system, cruise control, power windows, remote keyless entry, rain sensing wipers, sun shades with vanity mirror, instrument cluster with auto dimming function, armrest with storage box, reading lamps, cup holders, an illuminated glove box and silver finish on center console. Furthermore, it is also fitted with an in-car entertainment system featuring a 2-DIN music system with CD/ MP3 player, USB/Aux-in port and Bluetooth connectivity. This trim is powered by a 2.2-litre VCDi diesel engine that can displace 2231cc and it is paired with six speed manual transmission gear box. It can churn out 184bhp at 3800rpm along with 424Nm at 2000rpm....
This variant has all the aspects that are incorporated to the MT 2WD trim. It is also powered by the same 2.2-litre engine, but is mated with a six speed automatic transmission that sends torque to all the four wheels....
The company has equipped this masculine looking new facelifted Chevrolet Captiva with a performance packed 2.2-litre diesel mill for both the automatic as well as the manual versions. This engine has four cylinders along with sixteen valves along with the highly developed common rail direct injection fuel supply system. All these technologies put together make this SUV generate a healthy fuel economy. The company claims that the manual version of this Chevrolet Captiva SUV has the ability to produce close to 14.6 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions. While the same diesel mill with the automatic transmission gear box can produce a reasonably good mileage of close to 12.12 Kmpl , which is rather moderated for a powerful SUV of this stature.
The formidable new Chevrolet Captiva facelift has been fitted with a In-line turbocharged diesel mill. This 2.2-litre diesel mill also has been equipped with a total of sixteen valves along with a turbo charger as well. This power packed diesel power plant has the ability to generate an impressive 186.5bhp at 3800rpm in combination with a hammering maximum torque of 424Nm at 2000rpm, which is quite incredible for the Indian road and traffic conditions.
The acceleration and pickup segment is very important for any SUV due to its hefty weight along with many occupants, which it has to carry. The Chevrolet Captiva facelift versions are housed with a turbocharged 2.2-litre diesel mill, which generates an impressive power and torque output. The dual overhead cam shaft equipped diesel mill is said to attain a top speed in the range of 190 to 200kmph, which is quite incredible. On the other hand, this diesel engine has the capacity to propel this massive SUV from 0 – 100 Kmph in little over 11 seconds, which is rather exciting for all the occupants in this SUV.
The company has done the exteriors of this facelifted SUV series with flawless style and have also given it a lot of striking exterior changes, which make this latest Chevrolet Captiva facelift look distinct and up market. The designers of the company has given this admirable SUV a bolder front facade, which has a refurbished two part radiator grille that is divided by a thick horizontal stripe, which has the prominent company’s badge embedded on it. This large radiator grille is perforated and has been colored in matte black, which make it look modish. The new front dual port grille with chrome surround has been flanked with a set of large jeweled projection headlamps, which have been fitted with high intensity lamps. The front body colored bumper has revamped a little, but has a wide perforated air dam, which is also finished in a black color. This air dam has been surrounded with a pair of bright round shaped pair of fog lamps, which helps it look much neater and refined. The front wind screen is large and is made up of toughened laminated glass. The windscreen gives a wider view to the driver and is also equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers, which have rain sensors as well. The side profile of this facelifted Chevrolet Captiva is sleek and lustrous with chrome based grab type of door handles, chrome garnish on the window sill along with body colored outside rear view mirrors, integrated with side turn indicators add to the elegance of the sides. The sturdy wheel arches are quite big and the company has fitted them with a spanking new set of beefy 17 inch alloy wheels, which makes the SUV look sportier. These classy rims have been further equipped with tubeless radial tyres of size 235/65 R17, which have a superior road grip on any terrain. The roof has a few ribbed lines along with a large panoramic sun roof, which add to the urbane looks of this SUV. The roof also has been equipped with a pair of stylish satin silver color finished roof rails. The rear end gets a large wind screen, which has been equipped with a wash and wipe function along with a rear demister. This massive SUV also gets a spoiler, which has been integrated with a high mounted stop lamp in the center. The radiant tail lamp cluster is rather large and the boot lid gets a thick chrome strip, embedded with a large logo of the company on it. The rear bumper has been equipped with parking sensors and a pair of bright reflectors, which adds to the safety quotient of the SUV. The company has put in a lot of effort to make the facelifted Chevrolet Captiva SUV, a world class vehicle with some advanced features such as a printed antenna, twin rear exhaust pipe that have been finished with chrome, an aluminum insert in the rear body colored bumper loading area, silver painted skid plates along with other sophisticated aspects, which are extremely necessary for this powerfully built SUV.
The overall dimensions of the seven seater Chevrolet Captiva are big enough to provie a comfortable and relaxing journey to its occupants. The total length of this SUV is a mammoth 4673mm along with an overall width of 1870mm, which includes the protruding external rear view mirrors. The overall height of this massive SUV is 1755mm, while it also has a spacious wheel base 2705mm, which is quite remarkable and offers ample leg room along with pertinent leg and shoulder space as well. The cargo volume of this SUV is a whopping 1565 litres, which is quite good to take in a lot of things. The minimum turning circle diameter of this SUV model line up is about 5.8 meters.
The insides of this massive SUV has been done up luxuriantly and the company has incorporated quite a number of practical features, which will certainly entice the customers. The interiors are in a magnificent black shade with premium leather upholstery on the seats along with leather covering on the power steering wheel, the stylish gear knob and the parking brake area as well. The seating arrangement is very relaxing with a 5+2 flexible seating, which has a split double folding second row seats that also has a recline function as well. The split collapsible third row seats have automatic fold down head rests as well. These seats can be folded and adjusted to bring in a lot of luggage and other things inside this SUV with ease. The rear seat gets an arm rest with a cup holder, which will enhance the comfort of the back seat passengers. The front and second row head rests are four way adjustable, which can be positioned in accordance to the passengers. Then this SUV also has a brilliant driver infotainment system, which keeps the driver updated with many things pertaining to this powerful SUV. This Chevrolet Captiva Facelift has been given an illuminated key hole for the ignition, then there is a power outlet for the second as well as the third row passengers to charge their mobiles and other gadgets. This SUV has been given a modish silver finish on the center console and the speaker grille is also painted in silver colored shade to match the interiors of this vehicle. The IP upper box of this SUV comes with a lid, then there is a cigarette lighter and a portable ashtray as well in the SUV. The internal lighting system is very impressive with dual front reading lamps, an illuminated large glove box to store quite a few things in it. Then there are stainless steel door sill plates and a cargo room box as well in this Chevrolet Captiva SUV.
The company has bestowed this formidable SUV with a long list of practical and utility based comfort features, which will certainly astound the customers. The list of these best in class aspects includes a powerful and very proficient dual zone air conditioner unit, which has a climate control and cools the massive in-cabin of this SUV within at the earliest. There are also second and third row air conditioner vents, which will certainly add to the luxury of the passengers with uniform cooling across the entire cabin. The company has bestowed the SUV with a multi functional power steering wheel, which has mounted cruise controls along with other phone related and audio system related buttons, which add to the utility value of this SUV for the driver. The comfortable driver's seat can be adjusted in eight different ways, which will help the driver to select a comfortable sitting position depending on the height and weight of the person. It has been bestowed with a electric parking brake, a rain sensing wiper system for added utility for the driver, rear parking sensors for simplified parking of this massive SUV, a chunky and responsive power steering wheel with a tilt and telescopic steering column, all four power windows along with an electrically operated front window that has a driver side express down function for added benefit to the driver. The facelifted Chevrolet Captiva also has power adjustable outside rear view mirrors, integrated with side turn indicators and can be retracted with a press of a button from inside and are heated as well to avoid and mist on it during the winter and monsoon season. The company has given the SUV a remote operated flip up type of a tail gate, which makes it very easy for the buyers to keep and remove things. Other features include a remote keyless entry, two remote keys, front door puddle lamps, a dimmable instrument cluster and other displays and many more other things, which will entice the customers.
The interiors of this Chevrolet Captiva SUV are lavish with plush seats, which provide good leg room along with ample head and shoulder space to all the occupants. This roomy sports utility vehicle can take in 5+2 passengers and give them a very relaxing and luxuriant driving experience. These comfortable seats also have a four way lumbar support, which makes the driving experience extremely pleasurable. The front and rear knee room is also adequate along with ample elbow room for all the passengers as well.
The company has equipped the SUV with a power packed 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder based VCDi turbocharged diesel engine , which has the ability to displace close to 2231cc along with a maximum power output of an impressive 186.5bhp at 3800rpm in combination with a hammering maximum torque of 424Nm at 2000rpm, which is quite incredible for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This diesel mill comes skillfully mated with a 6-Speed automatic as well as a manual transmission gear box for the buyers to choose from.
The company has equipped this stylish facelifted SUV with an advanced audio unit to enhance the in-cabin entertainment quotient of the passengers. The SUV has been equipped with a music system that has an integrated MP3/CD player, a Radio FM tuner with six-speakers placed at strategic positions for better output. Then the music system also has has other input options such as a USB port along with a Aux-In input and Bluetooth connectivity that help pair the mobile phone to the music system. The multifunctional power steering wheel have been incorporated with mounted control buttons for the phone as well as the music system along with the cruise control options and many other such features as well.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The company has fitted the Captiva with a set of modish 17 inch light alloy wheels , which makes the SUV look sportier. These classy rims have been further equipped with tubeless radial tyres of size 235/65 R17 , which have a superior road grip on any terrain. Apart from this, the company has bestowed this SUV with a full size steel spare wheel of size 6.5 J x 16, which have been further covered with a tubeless radial tyre of size 215/70 R16, along with other tools to change the tyre in the boot compartment of this SUV.
The Captiva has been integrated with a powerful braking system along with a proficient suspension mechanism as well. The front as well as the rear wheels of the facelifted Captiva have been fitted with sturdy disc brakes, which keeps this vehicle under the control of the driver. Apart from this, the company has also equipped this SUV with a highly capable anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution mechanism as well as brake assist, which will further enhance the braking abilities of this SUV. On the other hand, the front axle of this SUV has been equipped with a McPherson strut type of a mechanism along with a twin tube gas pressure strut as well. While, the rear axle has been given a multi link type of a mechanism along with a level ride with the similar twin tube gas pressure strut. The power steering comes with a tilt and telescopic adjustment along with a hydraulic power assist steering system, which makes it easier for the driver to maneuver this hefty vehicle with ease on any road.
The list of safety features incorporated into the SUV includes six air bags (dual front air bags, side air bags for the front passengers, and roof side air bags), a highly developed anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist and electronic brake force distribution mechanism , an electric parking brake, automatic level ride suspension, all four ventilated disc brakes, front and rear fog lamps, a driver seat belt warning notification, height adjustable front seat belts along with a pre-tensioner and a load limiter, a rear defogger with a wash and wipe system, a day and night anti glare internal rear view mirror, an adaptive all wheel drive system along with a number of other protective features as well.
Chevrolet Captiva Pros :
1. Exterior appearance of this SUV is quite arresting.
2. Powerful engine with good acceleration and pick up.
3. Elegantly designed internal cabin with a lot of comfort features.
4. Efficient braking mechanism along with ABS and EBD.
5. Available in both manual and automatic transmission options.
Chevrolet Captiva Cons :
1. High cost of ownership and maintenance.
2. Engine noise and harshness can be reduced.
3. Fuel economy is not up to the mark.
4. Lesser ground clearance.
5. After sales service is not satisfying.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.3||14.6||184bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|9.8||12.12||184bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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