Chevrolet Captiva is a compact SUV car which has been developed by Daewoo, a subsidiary of General Motors and South Korea's third largest automobile company. The production of Captiva started back in 2006 based on the concept car Chevrolet S3X which was revealed in 2004. A crossover SUV segment is one of the trendiest segments in Phillippines automotive industry. This segment gets major young car enthusiasts which hunt for a vehicle that looks sporty and is furnished with diverse technology features. 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 Captive offers an aggressive sporty exterior complimented 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 touch screen monitors and center console can be defined as a clean and organized systems that offer utmost convenience to the driver and passengers. The screen displays driver oriented information along with navigation guidelines, letting 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 the design and convenience features, Captiva also offers great performance 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 turbocharged diesel engine delivering the power of 163 hp at 3,800 rpm and torque of 360Nm at 2,750 rpm. The other 2.4-litre gasoline engine variant produces 165hp at 3,800 rpm which is matched well with the torque of 229Nm at 4,600 rpm. Considering the safety features, Captiva offers an array of safety features which ensures optimum safety for all the passengers. The car is a perfect companion for the people and families who value space and functionalities upmost.
Offered in two variants, Chevrolet Captiva with its Multi-point Injection/ Gasoline E85 and Common Direct Rail Injection/Diesel B10 fuel injection system delivers the estimated mileage of 10 kmpl in the city and 12 kmpl in the highway. Additionally, Captiva is armed with a new Eco-Drive feature that helps to save fuel and transforms your ride into an eco-friendly one with just a click of a button.
Chevrolet Captiva features an upgraded turbocharged diesel engine that produces the maximum power of 163 hp at 3,800 rpm and torque of 360Nm at 2,750 rpm. The gasoline engine, on the other hand, delivers 165hp at 3,800 rpm that is matched well with the torque of 229Nm at 4,600 rpm.
Being capable on and off the road, Captiva powered with a turbocharged diesel engine can accelerate from 0-100kmph within the time frame of 11 seconds attaining the top speed of 190kmph to 200kmph.
The new Chevrolet Captiva showcases body features which closely related to a look of a bold and rugged SUV. It defines the above statement well with its contoured hood, projector headlamps parallel to an eye-catching grille that features the golden bowtie. The standard shape which was given to Captiva in 2006 alike Toyota Fortuner is now reformed with different aerodynamic structure overall. The rear view of the car has a large LED tail lights and squared-off tailpipes with the vast change in the tailgate. The upgraded Captiva is rather tall with an overall height of 1756mm, which might create difficulty in parking in underground facilities. The width measures to be 1849 mm while the length is measured at 4673 mm. Along the sides, the Captiva features extended wheel arches and simple character lines. However, a silver diffuser and narrow windows are the exciting features of Captiva.
The new Chevrolet Captiva offers considerable exterior measurements over the old model. It covers the length of 4673mm, width of 1850mm and height of 1756mm. The wheelbase of the car is measured as 2707mm with a ground clearance of 198mm.
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 with repositioned functions for easy operation. The new infotainment system is integrated with inputs like iPod, video, Bluetooth and GPS capabilities.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. For the entertainment purpose, it also offers music player ( Cd/MP3 and Bluetooth) with six high sound quality provides a pleasing experience.
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 to 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 fo creating extra luggage . It offers an ample of cargo space of 465-litres which can be extended up to 1565-litres after folding the last row seats. It also has fuel tank which measures to 65-litres that is perfect for long trips.
The new Chevrolet Captiva offers two engine options: 2.4-litre Gas AT LS and 2.0-litre diesel AT LS. The 2.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine gets bumped up to the maximum power of 163 hp at 3,800 rpm and torque of 360Nm at 2,750 rpm. The other 2.4-litre gasoline engine variant produces 165hp at 3,800 rpm which is matched well with the torque of 229Nm at 4,600 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. Additionally, it can reach to the top speed of 190 kmph to 200 kmph within the time frame of 11 seconds only. Chevrolet Captiva under the hood offers appreciable fuel economy and performance as compared with other vehicles.
Chevrolet Captiva offers a generic music systems available in the market which delivers high sound quality to all the 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 it to Bluetooth enables the driver to receive call 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.
Captiva with 17-inches aluminum alloy wheels and tires of 235/69 R17 102H TL BW HW3 dimensions offers a smooth and steady driving capability on 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. Captiva offers all-wheel drive with the 6-speed automatic transmission system. The soft ride suspension system helps in prolonging the stability on any road conditions
Armed with advanced safety features, Chevrolet Captiva offers Anti-lock braking system with Electronic brake-force distribution( EBD), traction control sytem, electronic stability program, hill descent control system which is a neat feature that 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 seatbelt with pre-tensioner. The reverse parking assist feature helps in assisting the driver while parking the vehicle. The vehicle is also loaded with disc braking mechanism that is effective to keep the vehicle under control.
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