Chevrolet India has launched the 2012 Captiva SUV with prices starting at Rs. 18.74 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Variants and Prices
Chevrolet offers the new Captiva in three variants. The base manual variant Captiva 2.0 is priced at Rs. 18.74 lakh. The mid trim manual variant, Captiva 2.0 Xtreme is priced at Rs. 19.48 lakh. The top-end automatic variant Captiva 2.2 AT is priced at Rs. 24.59 lakh.
The new Captiva was showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The new Captiva comes with cosmetic updates in the styling front and also gets two engines: 2.0-litre diesel with manual gearbox and 2.2-litre diesel with automatic gearbox. Read more: 2012 Chevrolet Captiva photo gallery
The new Captiva has a bold Chevrolet bowtie split grille, large fog lamps and skid plates. The side profile, integrated turn indicators on outside mirrors and the muscular wheel arches give the new Captiva, a sporty road stance. The rear of the new Captiva largely remains unchanged.
The interiors of the new Captiva continue to have the same 2+3+2 arrangement as in the outgoing model. With both the rows folded flat, the luggage space is an enormous 1,565 litres.
The new Captiva gets a 2.2-litre turbo diesel motor that produces 186.5 Bhp of power and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The lower variants are powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel motor that puts out 148 Bhp of power and mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as in the outgoing model. Also read: 2012 Toyota Fortuner vs. Chevrolet Captiva: Which is the SUV for you?
The 2.2-litre engine makes the Captiva a bit more powerful than the Pajero Sport (by 6 Bhp) and the Fortuner (by 15 Bhp) but is less powerful than the Santa Fe.
The new Captiva gets features such as cruise control; third-row HVAC system, electric parking brake, rain-sensing wipers and sunroof. The top-end variant of the new Captiva gets six airbags which includes driver and front passenger airbags, seat side and roof side airbags.
The new Captiva also gets ABS and all four disc brakes. Comfort features include an eight way power adjustable driver seat, electronic climate control system, integrated 2-DIN CD/MP3 player with six speakers and tinted power windows.
The Captiva competes with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Hyundai Santa Fe. The Captiva base variant is cheaper than those of the Fortuner and the Santa Fe but pricier than the Ford Endeavour. Among the mid trims, the Captiva is cheaper than the Fortuner and Santa Fe but a bit more expensive than the Endeavour. Coming to the top-end variants, the Captiva is costlier than the Fortuner and Endeavour but cheaper than the Santa Fe. The following table shows the prices of the new Captiva and its rivals.
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Do see our Chevrolet Captiva Auto Expo video and share your thoughts on the new Captiva: