Chevrolet Captiva is a sports utility vehicle manufactured by South Korean automaker Daewoo and the same is sold by Chevrolet around the world. Captiva was only introduced in the Indonesia market a few years back and is currently running with a 2015 badge. Chevrolet Captiva has been derived from a lot of inspiration from 2004 revealed Chevrolet S3X concept and underpins GM Theta Platform underneath. Overall the car carries a sporty and elegant look only adding up to its appeal, and rightly explaining why it has always ranked high on Chevrolet sales chart. But its amazing features are not just restricted to its outer body and are carried forward to the cabin and safety front too. Enough said about looks and features, and moving on to its performance, the 2015 Captiva is blessed with two efficient engine options, one gasoline, and one diesel.
As mentioned above, Chevrolet Captiva is available in two engine options - a 2.0-litre diesel and a 2.4-litre gasoline mill. The 2.0-litre DOHC DBW with Variable Geometry Turbocharger and Intercooler diesel mill is further segregated into an all-wheel drive and front wheel drive option, both paired with six-speed automatic gearbox & generating same power and torque output of 163 PS at 3800 rpm and 400 Nm at 2000 rpm respectively. As for the 2.4-litre DOHC DBW with Dual Continuous Variable Cam Phasing mill, it comes paired with six-speed automatic gearbox supplying power to front wheels. Its power and torque figures read as 167 PS at 5600 rpm and 230 Nm at 4600 rpm. Further, Captiva is compatible to deliver an estimated fuel economy of 20 kmpl in city and 28 kmpl on highway.
2015 Captiva exterior can be explained in three words - stylish, sporty and elegant. A rare yet appealing combination that makes Captiva the eye-catcher it is. On to the front, is present dual-grille with Chevrolet logo resting stylishly in the middle, and then we have dual Projector Halogen headlamps with auto on/off function, front fog lamps and sleek hood with popped-out edges. On to the side, the car comes stuffed with chrome door handles, roof rails, chrome window molding, tinted windows, and side mirrors with power adjust, power folding and heated function. The rear like the front is captivating and surfaces features like LED combination taillight and a whole lot of chrome inserts on the trunk lid and dual exhaust pipe.
Chevrolet has taken full care in building a comfortable and well-equipped interior for Captiva. The driver's arena is bequeathed with an 8-way power with lumbar support and 2-way headrest seat; leather wrapped multifunction steering and an informative and high-tech instrument binnacle. Moving on the co-driver seat, it comes with 6-way manual with lumbar support, also, it has a 60:40 folding 2nd row and 50:50 folding 3rd row. On the entertainment front, the center console houses an ARKAMY 3D surround sound system with 8-speakers. Additional connectivity features include iPod, Phone sync Bluetooth, and CD/USB/ AUX connectivity.
When talking about safety, Chevrolet has not compromised even a bit. The 2015 Captiva comes equipped with all best-in-class safety features that one looks for in a car. To start with passive options it has ABS, EBD, PBA, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, immobilizer, rear park assist and side impact beam on offer. The active front, on the other hand, is guarded by features like dual and curtain airbags, ISOFIX provision, and seatbelts.
Overall Chevrolet Captiva is a great seven-seater with numerous convenience features, efficient braking, and handling system. The car only lacks on the overall ownership and maintenance cost that is very high in comparison to its competitors.