new Captiva will be available with petrol
31st January 2006.
With its American brand name, the
all-new Chevrolet Captiva
to be introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show next month,
will be built by GM's South Korean arm, GM Daewoo
Auto and Technology.
It is the Korean brand's first SUV, to
be launched at home in the spring, before reaching the
European showrooms in summer (to be available in UK
showrooms in August).
With Captiva, the first diesel powered Chevrolet
specifically designed for Europe, the company tries to
take its product offensive to a new level.
4.6-metre long body can welcome 5 or 7
Tailored to European tastes, Captiva
will be available with an all-new two-litre, 150 hp,
common-rail direct-injection diesel. Like the petrol
engined version (2.4-litre, 16-valve four-cylinder), the turbodiesel
offers an optimised combination of performance with
economy. Captiva will also be the first model in Chevrolet’s
European range available with an electronic stability
The design of Captiva closely follows
the S3X concept that was shown first at the Paris Motor
Show in 2004. It is the first in a line of new Chevrolet
products for Europe featuring the company’s new-look.
will feature ESP, ABS, HBA, HDC and ARP
5 or 7 seats- Captiva measures
4.6m/1.8m/1.7m (length/width/height) with a wheelbase of
2.7m, which makes it tempting for growing families,
especially that it will be available in a choice of five
or seven seat configurations, with front or
all-wheel drive system.
Customers will have the choice between
front-wheel drive or an active-on-demand all-wheel drive
system. Depending on driving conditions, the rear axle is
instantly selected via an electromagnetic coupling to give
maximum traction through all four wheels.
The system also interacts with the ESP
and ABS systems, enhancing driver control of the vehicle
and safety margins. The ESP itself has additional
functions like HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), HDC (Hill
Descent Control) and ARP (Active Rollover Protection).
Engines - Two transversely
mounted engines will be available in Captiva. They include
the brand new, state-of-the-art common rail diesel engine
jointly developed by GM Powertrain and Italian company VM
Motori. In this application, the 16-valve unit offers 150
hp at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 310 Nm at 2000 rpm.
In the EC combined cycle, fuel
consumption is 37.2 miles per imperial gallon (7.6 litres
per 100 km). Automatic transmission will be available with
the diesel engine, delivering 32.8 mpg (8.6 litre / 100
km) on the combined cycle. This is the first application
of a family of diesel powertrains that will become
available in other Chevrolet products this year.
The petrol engine is a 2.4 litre
in-line 16-valve four-cylinder, delivering 142 hp at 5,200
rpm and a torque maximum of 220 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The
Captiva 2.4 combined fuel consumption is 28.5 mpg (9.9
litre / 100 km).
Suspension layout consists of a
MacPherson strut configuration in front and an independent
four-link design in the rear. Ventilated disc brakes are
standard on all four wheels. The standard wheel/tyre
combination is 215/70 R 16 tyres on 6.5J x 16 inch wheels
but larger variants will be available.
Full specification and price
information will be available at the global launch in
Geneva on 1st March 2006.