General Motors India have announced the launch of their much awaited new generation Chevrolet Captiva (2.2 AT) today. The new design cues, including the Chevrolet split grille and a new engine have been incorporated in an all new, top of the line 2.2 AT variant. Chevrolet is keeping the lower variants, powered by the old 2.0 VCDi engine untouched. The new automatic transmission is a six-speed unit, mated with a brand new 2.2 liter engine which delivers 186.5bhp of peak power at 3800 rpm (up from previous 150bhp) and 420Nm of peak torque at 2000 rpm (up from 320 NM) After the launch of the new Captiva, the variant lineup of the model in India, with ex-showroom Delhi prices stands 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/-
The most striking offering on the new model is the revamped front styling. The face of the car now sports the trademark spilt grille of the Chevrolet family. The lower bumper area has also been refurbished with a lower positioned number plate, restyled fog lamp housing and a faux diffuser beneath the bumper. In profile a sharp feature line across the length of the vehicle, along with subtle chrome highlights and a coupe-style rear window make the car look rather sporty.
At the rear, the design is dominated by a large tailgate and substantial vertical tail lamps with indicators and reversing lamps contained in circular elements. Below, the chrome tipped twin exhaust pipes look nice.
• Here’s the list of features on the new Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 AT
• The Captiva 2.2 A/T rides on the same wheel and tyre sizes as the older model at 235/65 R 17.
• New 5 + 2 Flexi Seating arrangement for seating seven adults, adaptable into a luggage carrier
• Fold-flat seating arrangement provides up to 1,565 liters of cargo volume
• New jet-black interior
• Cruise control
• Third-row HVAC vents
• Electric parking brake
• Rain-sensing wipers
• Remote-operated tailgate glass
• Storage compartments including a large wet/dry area beneath the load compartment floor, cooled glove box, a deep centre console bin, a rear centre console storage area, door bins, 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.
• Three 12-volt power outlets accessible to all passengers.
• All-leather upholstery
• Integrated 2-DIN CD/MP3 player with six speakers
• Tinted automatic windows
• Power ORVMs
• Eight-way power adjustable driver seat and
• Electronic climate control system with particle filter
• 6 Airbags – Driver and front passenger airbags, Seat side and Roof side Airbags,
• Front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters
• Height-adjustable front seatbelts
• Four-channel ABS with brake assist-equipped discs
• A re-tuned power steering system for quicker response and optimum driver feedback
• A recalibrated four-link independent rear suspension system and MacPherson struts up front
• Level ride suspension system, which automatically maintains nominal ride height under differing load conditions – a feature that offers assured road clearance as well as optimal ride quality for passengers.
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.”
New 2012 new generation Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 AT launched in India – images, specifications, review and details