In order to increase the competition with other cars in the SUV segment, the Indian branch of General Motors had taken a decision to roll out its upgraded version of the Chevrolet Captiva in India this year. And finally, here it is.
The only change that the new Chevrolet Captiva gets this year is on the aesthetic side. The new model features an instrument cluster that seems to have undergone some levels of improvisation in order to make to improve the visibilty. Along with this upgrade comes in a new feature that has been rolled out exclusively for the Chevrolet Captiva 2015 model, which is the Cluster Ioniser, whose main function is to generate ions for the purpose of purifying and deodorizing the cabin's interiors.
On the mechanical side, this SUV continues to sport the same old 2.2 litre diesel engine that had been used on the previous variant. The engine, which has been mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission, is capable of churning out a maximum power of 187 bhp at 3800 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm at 2000 rpm. This time the SUV from Chevrolet also gets the All Wheel Drive (AWD) system. As a part ODF the safety features offered by the manufacturer, this SUV gets 6 airbags – driver and front passenger airbags, seat and roof side airbags. Besides these, the car also gets front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, and height-adjustable front seatbelts, which have been the same across all the Captiva models that have been launched so far and seem to have been made into a standardized feature on all its variants. Moreover, the car also features a four-channel ABS with brake assist-equipped discs.
At the launch ceremony, the President and Managing Director of General Motors India, Mr. Arvind Saxena said, “The launch of the all new MY 15 Captiva is in line with our business plan of capturing the all important SUV market and growing our market share. 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 created a niche for itself in the premium SUV segment. The Captiva offers what our customers across India have started associating with.”
The new Chevrolet Captiva seems to be quite an attractive package from its manufacturers. In India, the SUV has been launched at an estimated price range of Rs 25 lakhs to 27 lakhs.
Chevrolet Captiva MT Variant – Rs 25.13 lakhs
Chevrolet Captiva AT Variant – Rs 27.36 lakhs
- Engine: 2.2 litre diesel engine
- Maximum Power: 187 bhp at 3800 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 400 Nm at 2000 rpm
- Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission
- Estimated Price Range: Rs 25 lakhs to 27 lakhs
General Motors launches the new model of the Chevrolet Captiva in India
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