2011 Chevrolet Captiva facelift review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 , 08:09:06 byAngela

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Chevrolet Captiva facelift

The new Captiva SUV will be seen for the first time at the Paris Motor Show, with a new front end design, a range of enhancements to the interior and new engines and transmissions. Captiva will be one of four Chevrolet world premieres. The Captiva has won many friends for its exterior design since its launch in 2006, and with the new model it will get even better. A number of features are immediately noticeable when viewing the new Captiva: fresh, sporty exterior look with bold Chevrolet face, enhanced interior with up-market look and feel, adaptable interior with five or seven seats and excellent storage space, powerful and efficient engine line-up, front or all-wheel drive. The new engine line-up, one of petrol engine (2.4L) and two turbo-diesel variants (2.2L), incorporates a host of advanced technologies aimed at delivering an optimal balance of performance and fuel economy. The new 2.2 litres common rail turbo-charged diesel units will be available with either 163 or 184 hp outputs, while the 2.4-litre dual overhead cam gasoline unit with variable valve timing, is rated at 171 hp. The new Captiva's has been "enchanted" with new vehicle dynamics, improving cornering, roll characteristics and ride feel. With Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Braking Assist System (BAS) standard, as well as front, side and curtain airbags, the Captiva provides a high level of safety. Other wonders of the new Captiva are displayed from ice-blue back lighting and the 'wrap-round' design to audio system that includes Aux-in, USB-port and Bluetooth connectivity and Hill Start Assist, and an electric park brake with rear view camera for parking assistance. All of these wonders come at a price, soon to be reviled in Europe in spring 2011.