Chevrolet opened up an all-new vehicle market when it invented the SUV back in 1935. Drawing on this vast experience the company has developed its latest generation SUV, the Captiva, to meet the needs of a global audience with a focus on environmental awareness and added vehicle refinement.
The new Captiva typifies all that is great about Chevrolet, a long time South African favourite that is experiencing a resurgence based on a restatement of core values. Value for money, expressive design, and appeal as family vehicles offer an expression of the values for which the Chevrolet brand has become renowned over generations of motorists all over the world.
This latest generation global market Chevrolet provides an insight to the way forward for future models from this iconic brand. A clean sheet design, it offers appeal across global markets with an inbuilt sensitivity to increasing environmental awareness. The Captiva certainly displays the chunky, purposeful styling associated with a modern SUV, especially one from the world’s best loved SUV brand, but matches this to a range of efficient, latest technology drive train options for great fuel economy and engineering refinement.
The Captiva offers a superb value proposition in its segment. A plus is the 7-seat configuration that makes it unique in its price category. A definite benefit for the family motorist.
A choice of four models is offered powered by a 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, a 3.2 litre V6 petrol engine or a 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel engine. There is a choice of front wheel drive or all-wheel drive on the 2.4 litre model while the V6 and diesel models are offered with all-wheel drive only. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2.4 litre petrol and 2.0 litre diesel models while a 5-speed automatic transmission is fitted to the 3.2 litre V6 model.
Car-like dynamics make the Captiva well suited to a wide range of personal motoring requirements and lifestyles. In a leisure vehicle application the Captiva offers the functionality and added traction of all wheel drive. In an urban transport role it offers a spacious and more bold looking option to a typical family saloon or MPV where the front wheel drive configuration offers improved driving economy and lower acquisition cost.