Car news

26 June 2012

Launched: new Chevrolet Captiva

Gets a more powerful engine and some design tweaks
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It's raining SUVs here! Every car maker wants to get a pie of this lucrative and developing segment. Be it Renault with the Duster or Ford with the EcoSport or even Tata with the new Safari Storme.

Even Chevy didn’t want to stay back in the race and have come up with a more powerful and refined Captiva. The earlier 2-litre diesel block has now been replaced with a bigger 2.2-litre block that churns out 186bhp. That’s almost 38 more horses at your disposal. Torque has also gone up from 320 to 424Nm, which kicks in at as less as 2000rpm.

Among the new comfort and convenience amenities are cruise control, third-row heating, electric parking brake, rain-sensing wipers and a sunroof. The new Captiva incorporates features such as a remote-operated tailgate glass for quick access and large wet/dry area beneath the load compartment floor, a glove box cooler, a deep centre console bin, a rear centre console storage area and handy door bins.

On the exterior, the new Captiva gets boldly contoured hood, clear-lens projection headlamps and a new signature Chevrolet grille.

The new 2.2-litre engine will be on sale only in the AWD version at Rs 24.59 lakh. The 2-litre manual and the Xtreme are priced at Rs 18.74 lakh and 19.48 lakh respectively. All prices ex-showroom, Delhi.


Tags: chevrolet, captiva



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