GM Captiva has been around for many many years. We have grown from kids to adults and the Captiva is still in the game. It has been a while now since the might rugged SUV got any major upgrades. But now General Motors India launched MY 15 Chevrolet Captiva 2.2. This model gets some addition features and the company is confident that more potential customers will be interested in it.
The new Captiva 2.2 is a striking looking SUV. It has a very dynamic design and has new features. It has a boldly contoured hood, aggressive clear-lens projection headlamps and eye-catching signature Chevrolet grille. Together these features make the new SUV a head turner. The other additional features include a new Cluster Ionizer which generates ions to purify and deodorize cabin interiors and new Instrument Cluster for improved visibility among other attributes.
The Captiva is powered by a 2.2 liter diesel engine that produces 186 bhp of max power at 3800 rpm and puts out a peak torque of 400 Nm at 2000 rpm. The engine has immense power and the ginormous amount of torque helps it to pull out from any kind of terrain. The SUV is available in both manual and automatic transmission (6-speed) and is an AWD vehicle.
Undoubtedly, the Captiva has a rugged and bold appearance. The new model has a fresh new sporty and muscular exterior design. It runs on 235/65 R 17 tyres with alloy wheels. The wheel arches are huge which enhances the killer looks of the vehicle. There is a sharp feature line across the length of the SUV which adds to the masculinity of its stance. The Captiva has a strong rear end too. The bold coupe-style rear window treatment adds grace to the overall visual package. The large tailgate and stylish vertical LED tail lamps with indicators and reversing lamps contained in circular elements look fantastic. And the twin exhausts adds cherry to the cake.
As the Captiva is immense there isn’t any shortage of space inside the cabin. The 5 + 2 Flexi Seating arrangement can comfortably accommodate seven adults and can be transformed into an adaptable luggage carrier. The premium jet-black interiors feel nice. The seats are very comfy and are of leather. There is an integrated 2-DIN CD/MP3 player with six speakers provides an extremely pleasurable listening experience. Other features include cruise control, third-row heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, an electric parking brake, rain-sensing wipers, a stylish sunroof, a dual zone AC and a new instrument cluster. There is ample of storage compartments. There is a large wet/dry area beneath the load compartment floor, an illuminated glove box, a deep Centre console bin, a rear centre console storage area, handy door bins, bottle holders, small item/coin and cup holders, a parking ticket holder and seat-back pockets. Also tinted automatic windows, power mirrors, an eight-way power adjustable driver seat and an electronic climate control system are all standard.
In terms of safety equipments the Captiva has 6 Airbags – Driver and front passenger airbags, Seat side and Roof side Airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, and height-adjustable front seatbelts come standard. It also has a four-channel ABS with brake assist-equipped discs. The rigid high-strength body shell of the Captiva has been optimized to distribute crash forces over defined load paths to keep its occupants safe.
The Captiva 2.2 has been tuned to tackle any kind of terrain. The ride quality and handling characteristics are optimized for Indian conditions. The wide tyres along with a four-link independent rear suspension system and MacPherson struts suspensions upfront provide a great ride quality.
The new GM Captiva 2.2 could rejuvenate the career of the SUV in the Indian market. We already told above that it is available in both manual and automatic transmission. The price for the new model with manual transmission is Rs 25, 13,528/- and that of the automatic variant is Rs 27, 36,192/- (both prices are of ex showroom, Delhi).