Chevrolet Captiva is an SUV which has been developed by Daewoo, a subsidiary of General Motors and South Korea's third largest automobile company. The production model of Captiva was launched in the year 2006 and was based on the concept car Chevrolet S3X which was revealed in the year 2004. The SUV segment is one of the trendiest segments in Phillippines automotive industry and major young car enthusiasts hunt for a vehicle that looks sporty and is furnished with diverse technologies. It stands tall and wide with an outlook of a modern SUV on and off the road. If compared with the same segment cars like Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe and Mitsubishi Montero Sport, the Captiva proffers an aggressive sporty exterior complemented well with all rounded silhouette and an impressive ground clearance which can challenge any sort of road conditions. The seats on the inside provide an ample of room to accommodate 7 passengers at a time with additional space for luggage and grocery items. The touchscreen monitors and centre console are intelligently plotted to offer the utmost convenience to the driver and passengers. The screen displays the information with an integration of navigation system that guides you on your way to the destination and lets you concentrate on driving with no distractions. The Captiva is thoroughly handled like a sedan which gives you a feel of light and smooth driving. Accompanying to the design and convenience features, Captiva also offers smooth power which is in a class of its own when it comes to refinement and power. Under the hood, it offers an upgraded 2.0-litre DSL AT LS turbocharged diesel engine that delivers the power of 163 hp and torque of 360 Nm at 2750 rpm. The other 2.4-litre gasoline engine variant produces 165 hp of peak power which is matched well with the torque of 229 Nm at 4600 rpm. Considering the safety features, Captiva offers an array of safety features which ensure optimum safety for all the passengers. The car is a perfect drive for the people and families who value space and functionalities upmost.
Mileage and Fuel economy
Offered in two variants, Chevrolet Captiva is available with 2.0-litre turbo diesel and 2.4-litre gasoline engines. Both of these engines are decently efficient and delivers prove to be fuel efficient. The estimated mileage delivered by the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine counts to 10 kmpl in the city and 12 kmpl on highway. Additionally, Captiva is armed with a new Eco-Drive feature that helps to save the fuel and transforms your drives to an eco-friendly mode after just clicking on a button.
Chevrolet Captiva features an upgraded 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces the maximum power of 163 hp at 3800 rpm and a maximum torque of 360 Nm at 2750 rpm. The 2.4-litre gasoline engine, on the other hand, delivers 165 hp of high power that is matched well with the high torque counting to 229 Nm at 4600 rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup
Being capable on and off the road, Captiva is powered with a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine can accelerate from 0-100 kmph within an estimated time frame of 11 seconds attaining the top speed of 175 kmph to 182 kmph in different trim levels. the 2.4-litre gasoline engine also knocks out equally impressive acceleration and pick up numbers.
The new Chevrolet Captiva can be closely related to a bold and rugged SUV in appearance. With its contoured hood and projector headlamps parallel to an eye-catching grille that features the golden bowtie, it truly looks like a robust SUV. The standard shape which was given to Captiva in the year 2006 alike to the Toyota Fortuner is now reformed with different aerodynamic structure overall. The rear view of the car has large LED tail lights and squared-off tailpipes with a noticeable change in the tailgate. The upgraded Captiva is rather tall with an overall height of 1756 mm, which might create difficulty in parking in underground facilities. Along the sides, the Captiva features extended wheel arches and simple character lines which define its sportiness and accessibility on off-road terrains. However, a silver diffuser and narrow windows are the exciting features of Captiva. Moreover, the 17-inch alloy wheels take care of the stability and overall control even on off-roading trips.
The new Chevrolet Captiva offers considerable exterior measurements than the old model. It counts to 4673 mm x 1849 mm x 1756 mm (L X W X H) which is pretty decent for a 7-seater SUV. The wheelbase of the car measures as 2707 mm with a ground clearance of 198 mm for both variants.
The interior of the Chevrolet Captiva has been reformed to maximize the space and comfort level designed with a 5+2 Flexi seating arrangement to accommodate seven adults and cargo load easily. The entire centre console is equipped with trapezoidal A/C vents and repositioned functions for easy operation. The new infotainment system is integrated with inputs like iPod, Bluetooth and GPS compatibility. With more head and legroom for second-row passengers, the Captiva sounds more comfortable and relaxing on long journeys. The steering wheel is smooth and is armed with new controls that help in controlling the systems easily. The overall design of Captiva is logically placed and designed in a way to provide a comfortable sitting position along with the convenient features.
The car offers various convenience features like power windows on all the sides, cup holders for front and rear seat passengers, power door locks, power steering and climate control which helps in maintaining the climate at an equal level for all the passengers. The steering with mounted cruise control and other controls can also be adjusted according to the height of the driver. The touch screen displays clear information and navigation for the driver to concentrate on driving without any distractions. Along with this, the car is also armed with fuel economy indicator, documents and notes holder, bottle holder, rear cargo floor box, trunk light, vanity mirror and remote fuel lid opener.
Chevrolet Captiva is considered as the most spacious cars in its league offering a 5+2 seating arrangement which can accommodate seven passengers easily. Both the second and third-row seats can be folded for extra luggage. It offers an ample cargo space of 465-litres which can be extended up to 1565-litres after folding the last row seats. Some cabin compartments in the form of cup holders, glove box and door pockets are also given for the convenience of the occupants.
Engine and Performance
The new Chevrolet Captiva offers two engine options: C 140 2.4-litre Gas AT LS and C 140 2.0-litre diesel AT LS. The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine gets bumped up to the maximum power of 163 hp at 3800 rpm and a maximum torque of 360 Nm at 2750 rpm. The other 2.4-litre gasoline engine variant produces 165 hp of high power at 3800 rpm which is matched well with the high torque of 229 Nm at 4600 rpm. Both the engine variants are paired with 6-speed automatic transmission system with Eco-Drive Switch that helps to save the fuel with just a push of a button.
Stereo and Accessories
Chevrolet Captiva offers an essential music system which delivers high sound quality with all its 6 speakers. The advanced 2-DIN audio unit system is integrated with the CD, MP3, USB, Bluetooth and GPS navigation system. The system after connecting to Bluetooth enables the calls to be received via the music system so that the driver can fully concentrate on the diving. The radio channels can be controlled with the buttons mounted on the steering wheel. A 7-inch touchscreen completes this infotainment system while allowing navigation facility for convenient driving.
Captiva with 17-inch alloy wheels and complementing tires measuring 235/60 R17 offer smooth and steady driving capability on city roads and highways. Addition to this, it is also offered with a full-size spare wheel which is fitted in the boot compartment along with other equipment.
Braking and Handling
The car is equipped with Anti-Lock Braking System which helps in maintaining the traction control on slippery road surfaces and prevents the braking functionality of the car. It is standard on both the variants. The front and rear part have disc brakes along with the feature of Electronic parking brake system. Along with this, the car is also equipped with power brake system that smoothly stops the vehicle in case of the sudden force applied. The soft ride suspension system helps in prolonging the stability on any road conditions
Safety and Security
Armed with advanced safety features, Chevrolet Captiva offers Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution( EBD), Traction Control System and Electronic Stability Program for a stable and controlled drive every time. The hill descent control system which is a neat feature prevents the car from rolling back on a steep slope. Additionally, it is also equipped with front airbags and curtain airbags for the driver and passengers altogether. Captiva also provides front and rear fog lamps, driver seatbelt warning and front seatbelts with pre-tensioner. The reverse parking assist feature helps the driver while parking the vehicle. The vehicle is also loaded with disc braking mechanism that is effective to keep the vehicle under control.
- The car offers variety of convenience features
- The suspension and braking system are coherent
- Spacious interiors with comfortable seats
- Mileage can be improved
- The noise of the diesel engine can be minimized
- The overall ownership and maintenance cost is high.